Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Dedicated to providing a wide variety of healthy, wholesome activities, preserving and maintaining the city’s parks, facilities and open spaces.
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Time's almost up! The deadline to submit your photos for the 2022 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest is th...
09/03/2021

Time's almost up! The deadline to submit your photos for the 2022 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest is this coming Monday, September 6. Photos should showcase the beauty of Chesapeake and can feature landscapes, buildings, activities, and more. Any age can submit up to three photos by visiting bit.ly/2VDv9j9

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC
City of Chesapeake Government

Time's almost up! The deadline to submit your photos for the 2022 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest is this coming Monday, September 6. Photos should showcase the beauty of Chesapeake and can feature landscapes, buildings, activities, and more. Any age can submit up to three photos by visiting bit.ly/2VDv9j9

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC
City of Chesapeake Government

09/02/2021
The Day of Remembrance Ceremony and Concert will be held next Saturday, September 11. Join us at Chesapeake City Park's ...
09/01/2021

The Day of Remembrance Ceremony and Concert will be held next Saturday, September 11. Join us at Chesapeake City Park's 9/11 Memorial for the Ceremony at 8:30 am followed by a concert featuring Symphonicity and Daniel Rodriguez Tenor, the 9/11 Singing Policeman. Food trucks will be available onsite during the concert, which begins at noon. Both events are free, no registration is required.

City of Chesapeake Government
Chesapeake 9/11 Memorial

The Day of Remembrance Ceremony and Concert will be held next Saturday, September 11. Join us at Chesapeake City Park's 9/11 Memorial for the Ceremony at 8:30 am followed by a concert featuring Symphonicity and Daniel Rodriguez Tenor, the 9/11 Singing Policeman. Food trucks will be available onsite during the concert, which begins at noon. Both events are free, no registration is required.

City of Chesapeake Government
Chesapeake 9/11 Memorial

Registration opens tomorrow for September's Nature Academy in Nature's Classroom program, Feeling the Fall. Spaces are l...
08/31/2021

Registration opens tomorrow for September's Nature Academy in Nature's Classroom program, Feeling the Fall. Spaces are limited and fill quickly. Sign your child up at https://bit.ly/3DxxzS6

Registration opens tomorrow for September's Nature Academy in Nature's Classroom program, Feeling the Fall. Spaces are limited and fill quickly. Sign your child up at https://bit.ly/3DxxzS6

Symphony Under the Stars is this coming Sunday! Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music performed by the Vi...
08/30/2021

Symphony Under the Stars is this coming Sunday! Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music performed by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The event is free, refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking and Food Trucks open at 6 pm, the performance begins at 7:30 pm.

Symphony Under the Stars is this coming Sunday! Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music performed by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The event is free, refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking and Food Trucks open at 6 pm, the performance begins at 7:30 pm.

This week's job opportunities with Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. To find out more and to apply, visit https:...
08/30/2021

This week's job opportunities with Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. To find out more and to apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/43xnvwu4.

This Sunday is your final chance to paddle Oak Grove Lake!  Bring your canoe, kayak or SUP out to Oak Grove Lake Park. T...
08/26/2021

This Sunday is your final chance to paddle Oak Grove Lake! Bring your canoe, kayak or SUP out to Oak Grove Lake Park. This event is free. Boaters are required to bring their own PFD. Parking is limited. Youth 11 and under must be in a boat with an adult, youth 12 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult on the water. For more details visit https://bit.ly/38gc2yN

This Sunday is your final chance to paddle Oak Grove Lake! Bring your canoe, kayak or SUP out to Oak Grove Lake Park. This event is free. Boaters are required to bring their own PFD. Parking is limited. Youth 11 and under must be in a boat with an adult, youth 12 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult on the water. For more details visit https://bit.ly/38gc2yN

The Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will be at Northwest River Park, this Saturday, starting at dusk. The group meets in th...
08/25/2021

The Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will be at Northwest River Park, this Saturday, starting at dusk. The group meets in the park's equestrian area. Observe the night sky through a variety of telescopes. This event is free and no registration is required. It is weather dependent.

The Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will be at Northwest River Park, this Saturday, starting at dusk. The group meets in the park's equestrian area. Observe the night sky through a variety of telescopes. This event is free and no registration is required. It is weather dependent.

There are only a couple of weeks left to submit your entries for the 2022 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Conte...
08/24/2021

There are only a couple of weeks left to submit your entries for the 2022 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest! Photographs must be taken in Chesapeake, and can depict beautiful scenery, events, waterways, parks, community centers and more. For full contest rules and to submit your photos before the September 6 deadline visit bit.ly/2VDv9j9

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC
City of Chesapeake Government

There are only a couple of weeks left to submit your entries for the 2022 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest! Photographs must be taken in Chesapeake, and can depict beautiful scenery, events, waterways, parks, community centers and more. For full contest rules and to submit your photos before the September 6 deadline visit bit.ly/2VDv9j9

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC
City of Chesapeake Government

****Update:8/24/2021 – Work on the Camelot Community Center  Gymnasium has been delayed. The gymnasium will remain open ...
08/23/2021

****Update:8/24/2021 – Work on the Camelot Community Center Gymnasium has been delayed. The gymnasium will remain open until a later time. We will post updates when the work begins****

The gymnasium at Camelot Community Center will be temporarily closed for renovations beginning this Wednesday, August 25.

City of Chesapeake Government

****Update:8/24/2021 – Work on the Camelot Community Center Gymnasium has been delayed. The gymnasium will remain open until a later time. We will post updates when the work begins****

The gymnasium at Camelot Community Center will be temporarily closed for renovations beginning this Wednesday, August 25.

City of Chesapeake Government

08/22/2021

It was a great day on the lake while it lasted, but it's beginning to thunder. See you next Sunday, August 29, from 10 am to 4 pm at Oak Grove Lake Park for our last Sundays on the Lake for 2021. https://tinyurl.com/b6snx5ab

Registration is now open for the 55 & Better Pig Pickin' on Friday, September 17. Enjoy delicious BBQ, music, dancing an...
08/19/2021

Registration is now open for the 55 & Better Pig Pickin' on Friday, September 17. Enjoy delicious BBQ, music, dancing and door prizes. Reserve your seat before the deadline of September 10 by visiting https://bit.ly/3sy5rJC

Registration is now open for the 55 & Better Pig Pickin' on Friday, September 17. Enjoy delicious BBQ, music, dancing and door prizes. Reserve your seat before the deadline of September 10 by visiting https://bit.ly/3sy5rJC

Save the date for Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, September 5 at Chesapeake City Park. Bring a picnic blanket and en...
08/18/2021

Save the date for Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, September 5 at Chesapeake City Park. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a selection of music performed by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This event is free, food trucks will be on site to purchase refreshments.

Save the date for Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, September 5 at Chesapeake City Park. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a selection of music performed by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This event is free, food trucks will be on site to purchase refreshments.

The Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will be at Elizabeth River Park this Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm. Safely observe the sun...
08/18/2021

The Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will be at Elizabeth River Park this Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm. Safely observe the sun with their special telescopes and filters, witness solar flares, sun spots and more! This event is free and weather dependent. No registration is required.

The Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will be at Elizabeth River Park this Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm. Safely observe the sun with their special telescopes and filters, witness solar flares, sun spots and more! This event is free and weather dependent. No registration is required.

Spaces still remain for both Boxing Camps at Indian River Community Center. Youth will learn proper techniques and footw...
08/17/2021

Spaces still remain for both Boxing Camps at Indian River Community Center. Youth will learn proper techniques and footwork while building stamina, strength and endurance. Spaces are limited, register in advance by visiting https://bit.ly/37OXdmD.

Spaces still remain for both Boxing Camps at Indian River Community Center. Youth will learn proper techniques and footwork while building stamina, strength and endurance. Spaces are limited, register in advance by visiting https://bit.ly/37OXdmD.

New Event! Therapeutic Recreation's Hawaiian Luau includes dancing, games, and a delicious Hawaiian BBQ dinner. The regi...
08/17/2021

New Event! Therapeutic Recreation's Hawaiian Luau includes dancing, games, and a delicious Hawaiian BBQ dinner. The registration deadline is August 27 and the event will be held at Chesapeake City Park on Saturday, September 4 from 6 - 8 pm. Register by visiting https://bit.ly/3k0Bj5E

New Event! Therapeutic Recreation's Hawaiian Luau includes dancing, games, and a delicious Hawaiian BBQ dinner. The registration deadline is August 27 and the event will be held at Chesapeake City Park on Saturday, September 4 from 6 - 8 pm. Register by visiting https://bit.ly/3k0Bj5E

The Splash Park at Western Branch Community Center will be open starting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17! Admission to the ...
08/16/2021

The Splash Park at Western Branch Community Center will be open starting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17! Admission to the splash park is free with a Community Center membership. Operational hours may change with inclement weather. For more information and to plan your visit head to https://bit.ly/PRTsplash

The Splash Park at Western Branch Community Center will be open starting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17! Admission to the splash park is free with a Community Center membership. Operational hours may change with inclement weather. For more information and to plan your visit head to https://bit.ly/PRTsplash

***Update: 8/17/2021, Fun Forest at Chesapeake City Park is now open***
08/16/2021

***Update: 8/17/2021, Fun Forest at Chesapeake City Park is now open***

***Update: 8/17/2021, Fun Forest at Chesapeake City Park is now open***

This week's job opportunities with Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. To find out more and to apply, visit https:...
08/16/2021

This week's job opportunities with Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. To find out more and to apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/43xnvwu4.

08/15/2021

Sundays on the Lake has been cancelled due to the weather for the rest of the day. We’ll be back next Sunday!

Nominations are now being accepted for the Business Beautification Award. The award recognizes a business in Chesapeake ...
08/13/2021

Nominations are now being accepted for the Business Beautification Award. The award recognizes a business in Chesapeake that takes pride in the visual impression it leaves on the surrounding neighborhood and shows an awareness of the environment. Judging points will be awarded in the following categories: landscape, signage, litter control, and building appearance. Find out more details and submit a nomination by visiting www.CityofChesapeake.net/CEIC

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC

Nominations are now being accepted for the Business Beautification Award. The award recognizes a business in Chesapeake that takes pride in the visual impression it leaves on the surrounding neighborhood and shows an awareness of the environment. Judging points will be awarded in the following categories: landscape, signage, litter control, and building appearance. Find out more details and submit a nomination by visiting www.CityofChesapeake.net/CEIC

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC

Spaces are still available for Eco Art Camp, beginning August 23! Participants will turn "trash" into treasure, creating...
08/12/2021

Spaces are still available for Eco Art Camp, beginning August 23! Participants will turn "trash" into treasure, creating one of a kind pieces of art! Participants will use several recycled goods and materials to build their art pieces. Save a space for your child by visiting https://bit.ly/3iEHFIf

Spaces are still available for Eco Art Camp, beginning August 23! Participants will turn "trash" into treasure, creating one of a kind pieces of art! Participants will use several recycled goods and materials to build their art pieces. Save a space for your child by visiting https://bit.ly/3iEHFIf

Every Sunday in August paddlers can bring their own Canoe, Kayak, or SUP to paddle on Oak Grove Lake Park from 10 am - 4...
08/12/2021

Every Sunday in August paddlers can bring their own Canoe, Kayak, or SUP to paddle on Oak Grove Lake Park from 10 am - 4 pm. This event is free. Boaters are required to bring their own PFD. Parking is limited. Youth 11 and under must be in a boat with an adult, youth 12 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult on the water. For details visit https://bit.ly/3iFvdYZ

Every Sunday in August paddlers can bring their own Canoe, Kayak, or SUP to paddle on Oak Grove Lake Park from 10 am - 4 pm. This event is free. Boaters are required to bring their own PFD. Parking is limited. Youth 11 and under must be in a boat with an adult, youth 12 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult on the water. For details visit https://bit.ly/3iFvdYZ

The 55 & Better Division is searching for a low-impact aerobics instructor. If interested, contact them at 757-382-1333.
08/11/2021

The 55 & Better Division is searching for a low-impact aerobics instructor. If interested, contact them at 757-382-1333.

The 55 & Better Division is searching for a low-impact aerobics instructor. If interested, contact them at 757-382-1333.

New tennis classes have been added! Spaces are limited for these camps. Register your child by visiting https://bit.ly/3...
08/10/2021

New tennis classes have been added! Spaces are limited for these camps. Register your child by visiting https://bit.ly/3AmJb86

New tennis classes have been added! Spaces are limited for these camps. Register your child by visiting https://bit.ly/3AmJb86

This week's job opportunities with Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. To find out more and to apply, visit https:...
08/09/2021

This week's job opportunities with Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. To find out more and to apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/43xnvwu4.

08/07/2021

Fireside Chat scheduled for this evening at Northwest River Park, August 7, has been cancelled due to the weather.

Youth Fishing Day at Northwest River Park is cancelled for tomorrow, August 7, due to the forecasted inclement weather.
08/06/2021

Youth Fishing Day at Northwest River Park is cancelled for tomorrow, August 7, due to the forecasted inclement weather.

Youth Fishing Day at Northwest River Park is cancelled for tomorrow, August 7, due to the forecasted inclement weather.

The 2022 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest is now open! All ages may submit up to three landscape oriente...
08/06/2021

The 2022 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest is now open! All ages may submit up to three landscape oriented photographs taken in Chesapeake. Photos can feature parks and green spaces, events, athletics, and more. Winning photographers will receive $100. For contest rules and to enter before the September 6 deadline, visit: https://bit.ly/2VDv9j9

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC

The 2022 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest is now open! All ages may submit up to three landscape oriented photographs taken in Chesapeake. Photos can feature parks and green spaces, events, athletics, and more. Winning photographers will receive $100. For contest rules and to enter before the September 6 deadline, visit: https://bit.ly/2VDv9j9

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC

Save the Date for the 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony and Concert featuring Symphonicity and Daniel Rodriguez Tenor. Th...
08/05/2021

Save the Date for the 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony and Concert featuring Symphonicity and Daniel Rodriguez Tenor. The Ceremony will begin at 8:30 am at the 9/11 Memorial at City Park. The Concert will begin at noon at Bagley Stage. Food trucks will also be on site.

City of Chesapeake Government
Chesapeake 9/11 Memorial

Save the Date for the 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony and Concert featuring Symphonicity and Daniel Rodriguez Tenor. The Ceremony will begin at 8:30 am at the 9/11 Memorial at City Park. The Concert will begin at noon at Bagley Stage. Food trucks will also be on site.

City of Chesapeake Government
Chesapeake 9/11 Memorial

New Camp Alert! Field Hockey Camps have been added to our August offerings. Register in advance to save a space for your...
08/04/2021

New Camp Alert! Field Hockey Camps have been added to our August offerings. Register in advance to save a space for your child by visiting https://bit.ly/3lrWPTa

New Camp Alert! Field Hockey Camps have been added to our August offerings. Register in advance to save a space for your child by visiting https://bit.ly/3lrWPTa

The Chesapeake Criterium and Teeuwen Memorial Time Trials are this weekend. Visit www.BikeReg.com to register.
08/03/2021

The Chesapeake Criterium and Teeuwen Memorial Time Trials are this weekend. Visit www.BikeReg.com to register.

The Chesapeake Criterium and Teeuwen Memorial Time Trials are this weekend. Visit www.BikeReg.com to register.

Spaces remain for Adult Beginner Cardio Tennis, starting next week, at Greenbrier Sports Park. The class teaches the fun...
08/02/2021

Spaces remain for Adult Beginner Cardio Tennis, starting next week, at Greenbrier Sports Park. The class teaches the fundamentals of tennis and basic footwork, while incorporating high energy fitness and cardiovascular exercise. All levels are welcome to participate! Register by this Friday, August 6, by visiting https://bit.ly/37ej5aH

Spaces remain for Adult Beginner Cardio Tennis, starting next week, at Greenbrier Sports Park. The class teaches the fundamentals of tennis and basic footwork, while incorporating high energy fitness and cardiovascular exercise. All levels are welcome to participate! Register by this Friday, August 6, by visiting https://bit.ly/37ej5aH

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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(757) 382-6411

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Aurelia Hammack had a great time searching for Easter Eggs this morning, She even found a Golden Egg!
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The Lagoon at Oak Grove Park. About the most beautiful, hidden in plain sight spot that I know.
Is the sk8park open
Please keep an eye out for this young lady and her red car as well as her two dogs. https://www.facebook.com/100000063352598/posts/3555477241131019/
An update with what’s going on with the parks would be nice.
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Dogs came up to my family and others growling and these ladies won’t put them back on the leash. 
Is it ok to go kayaking in the locks?
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