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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Chesapeake's Fix-It Fair is only a week away! Don't trash those pants that need a hem or necklace with a broken clasp - ...
05/07/2021

Chesapeake's Fix-It Fair is only a week away! Don't trash those pants that need a hem or necklace with a broken clasp - fix them instead! All repairs are FREE. Spaces for small appliances and bicycle repairs are now full. All items must be registered in advance by visiting www.CityofChesapeake.net/Fixitfair

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC
Keep Suffolk Beautiful
757 Creative ReUse Center

Chesapeake's Fix-It Fair is only a week away! Don't trash those pants that need a hem or necklace with a broken clasp - fix them instead! All repairs are FREE. Spaces for small appliances and bicycle repairs are now full. All items must be registered in advance by visiting www.CityofChesapeake.net/Fixitfair

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC
Keep Suffolk Beautiful
757 Creative ReUse Center

Spaces still remain for these Outdoor Programs, happening this weekend! Registration is required, but all are free! Sign...
05/06/2021

Spaces still remain for these Outdoor Programs, happening this weekend! Registration is required, but all are free! Sign-up by visiting https://bit.ly/3xRwBx5

05/06/2021
Historic Preservation Month: Episode 1 - Southern Chesapeake

Our first Historic Preservation Month trip takes us to Southern Chesapeake where we meet up with Chesapeake Historic Preservation Commission Commissioners Jennifer, Ervin, and Amelia to learn more about the Dismal Swamp, the Dismal Swamp Canal, and the Superintendent's House.

05/04/2021
Chesapeake Historic Preservation Month

Join the Chesapeake Historic Preservation Commission for Historic Preservation Month as we bring history to life in Chesapeake. New videos will air every Tuesday and Thursday in May!

Nominations are now being accepted for the Chesapeake Notable Yards Contest. Winners will be selected in each of the Cit...
05/04/2021

Nominations are now being accepted for the Chesapeake Notable Yards Contest. Winners will be selected in each of the City's School Districts. To submit a nomination visit https://bit.ly/3h2qS1w

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC

Nominations are now being accepted for the Chesapeake Notable Yards Contest. Winners will be selected in each of the City's School Districts. To submit a nomination visit https://bit.ly/3h2qS1w

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC

This week's job opportunities for Parks, Recreation and Tourism, May 3, 2021. To learn more and apply, visit https://tin...
05/03/2021

This week's job opportunities for Parks, Recreation and Tourism, May 3, 2021. To learn more and apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/43xnvwu4

Spring spruce up with new plants and flowers! This was a partnering project with Chesapeake Master Gardeners, Chesapeake...
05/01/2021

Spring spruce up with new plants and flowers! This was a partnering project with Chesapeake Master Gardeners, Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC, Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and other community volunteers.

Today is National Arbor Day, as celebrated by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Celebrate by signing up for an upcoming...
04/30/2021

Today is National Arbor Day, as celebrated by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Celebrate by signing up for an upcoming Tree Tour! Spaces are limited and registration is required. Sign-up at https://bit.ly/3vxJrPe

Today is National Arbor Day, as celebrated by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Celebrate by signing up for an upcoming Tree Tour! Spaces are limited and registration is required. Sign-up at https://bit.ly/3vxJrPe

Registration opens this Saturday for May's Nature Academy in Nature's Classroom program at the Arboretum. This program f...
04/29/2021

Registration opens this Saturday for May's Nature Academy in Nature's Classroom program at the Arboretum. This program fills quickly, save a spot for your child by visiting https://bit.ly/3u94Ttu

Registration opens this Saturday for May's Nature Academy in Nature's Classroom program at the Arboretum. This program fills quickly, save a spot for your child by visiting https://bit.ly/3u94Ttu

Create some memories with mom this Mother's Day. Her and Me Painting Workshop is for youth aged 6 - 14 and their special...
04/28/2021

Create some memories with mom this Mother's Day.

Her and Me Painting Workshop is for youth aged 6 - 14 and their special she - mom, aunt, grandma, etc. Together, they will create a masterpiece with step-by-step instructions.

Mom, You Rock is open for all ages to enjoy some outdoor rock painting with mom. Each registration includes a table and supplies for up to 6 people.

Advanced registration is required for both programs. Sign-up here: https://bit.ly/3nuFasP

Join the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers, this Saturday, at Northwest River Park's Equestrian Area. Have a telescope of you...
04/27/2021

Join the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers, this Saturday, at Northwest River Park's Equestrian Area. Have a telescope of your own? Come out an hour before the event begins and the Astronomers will help you configure it! This program is free and weather dependent. No registration is required.

Join the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers, this Saturday, at Northwest River Park's Equestrian Area. Have a telescope of your own? Come out an hour before the event begins and the Astronomers will help you configure it! This program is free and weather dependent. No registration is required.

Join our Park Naturalist on a guided Nature Walk at Battlefield Park, this Saturday, May 1 from 9 - 11 am. This program ...
04/26/2021

Join our Park Naturalist on a guided Nature Walk at Battlefield Park, this Saturday, May 1 from 9 - 11 am. This program is free, but registration is required. Sign up by visiting https://bit.ly/3tSnda4

Join our Park Naturalist on a guided Nature Walk at Battlefield Park, this Saturday, May 1 from 9 - 11 am. This program is free, but registration is required. Sign up by visiting https://bit.ly/3tSnda4

Spaces are still available for these youth art programs. All supplies are included in class fees. Register by visiting h...
04/23/2021

Spaces are still available for these youth art programs. All supplies are included in class fees. Register by visiting https://bit.ly/32NQPJH

04/22/2021
Seed Ball Craft

Happy Earth Day! Here's a fun craft to make gardening a little more exciting. This is great for all ages to enjoy. Aftrewards, visit one of Chesapeake's great parks for some fresh air, exercise, and time with the outdoors. Drop a photo in the comments below of your Earth Day adventure!

Join the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers, this Saturday, at Elizabeth River Park, for Saturday SUN Day. Observe solar flare...
04/21/2021

Join the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers, this Saturday, at Elizabeth River Park, for Saturday SUN Day. Observe solar flares and sun spots using their special telescopes. This program is free and weather dependent.

Join the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers, this Saturday, at Elizabeth River Park, for Saturday SUN Day. Observe solar flares and sun spots using their special telescopes. This program is free and weather dependent.

Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day with some outdoor creativity. Each reservation includes a table for 6 individuals, 6 roc...
04/20/2021

Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day with some outdoor creativity. Each reservation includes a table for 6 individuals, 6 rocks, painting supplies, and a 45 minute slot. Spaces are limited and advanced registration for this free event is required. Secure a table for mom by visiting https://bit.ly/3aq8xra

Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day with some outdoor creativity. Each reservation includes a table for 6 individuals, 6 rocks, painting supplies, and a 45 minute slot. Spaces are limited and advanced registration for this free event is required. Secure a table for mom by visiting https://bit.ly/3aq8xra

04/19/2021

Have some clothes in need of alterations? What about a bike that needs fixing? Sign-up for FREE repairs during our Fix-It Fair along with Keep Suffolk Beautiful, 757 Creative ReUse Center, and Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC

We're now accepting vendor applications for the 2021 Holiday Craft Show in November. All items must be handcrafted by th...
04/17/2021

We're now accepting vendor applications for the 2021 Holiday Craft Show in November. All items must be handcrafted by the vendor. For more information and to apply visit https://bit.ly/3eciZDs

We're now accepting vendor applications for the 2021 Holiday Craft Show in November. All items must be handcrafted by the vendor. For more information and to apply visit https://bit.ly/3eciZDs

Spaces still remain for upcoming sessions of MixxedFit at Deep Creek Community Center. Register today to reserve your sp...
04/16/2021

Spaces still remain for upcoming sessions of MixxedFit at Deep Creek Community Center. Register today to reserve your spot by visiting https://bit.ly/3aeB1UM

Spaces still remain for upcoming sessions of MixxedFit at Deep Creek Community Center. Register today to reserve your spot by visiting https://bit.ly/3aeB1UM

Thank you to the Tidewater Striders Club for recognizing Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism as the recipient of th...
04/16/2021

Thank you to the Tidewater Striders Club for recognizing Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism as the recipient of their Community Appreciation Award. The award was given for providing support during the pandemic and helping the Tidewater Striders offer safe races for the runners in Hampton Roads.

Paint and Sipz is returning, April 30, at Great Bridge Community Center. Youth will receive guidance as they create thei...
04/15/2021

Paint and Sipz is returning, April 30, at Great Bridge Community Center. Youth will receive guidance as they create their own masterpiece. All supplies are included in the program cost. Spaces are limited, register by visiting https://bit.ly/3geCKx8

Paint and Sipz is returning, April 30, at Great Bridge Community Center. Youth will receive guidance as they create their own masterpiece. All supplies are included in the program cost. Spaces are limited, register by visiting https://bit.ly/3geCKx8

Spaces are still available for the next sessions of Cheerleading Skills held at Deep Creek and Great Bridge Community Ce...
04/15/2021

Spaces are still available for the next sessions of Cheerleading Skills held at Deep Creek and Great Bridge Community Centers. Spaces are limited, register by visiting https://bit.ly/3tnAO9h

Spaces are still available for the next sessions of Cheerleading Skills held at Deep Creek and Great Bridge Community Centers. Spaces are limited, register by visiting https://bit.ly/3tnAO9h

Register today for the upcoming All Levels Yoga class at Western Branch Community Center. Stretch, tone, and feel your s...
04/14/2021

Register today for the upcoming All Levels Yoga class at Western Branch Community Center. Stretch, tone, and feel your stress melt away. Spaces are limited, sign up by visiting https://bit.ly/3e4AlSY

Register today for the upcoming All Levels Yoga class at Western Branch Community Center. Stretch, tone, and feel your stress melt away. Spaces are limited, sign up by visiting https://bit.ly/3e4AlSY

Spaces are still available for Engage & Play, for ages 6 - 12. This free program meets weekly at different parks from 3 ...
04/14/2021

Spaces are still available for Engage & Play, for ages 6 - 12. This free program meets weekly at different parks from 3 - 5 pm. Advanced registration is required and can be completed at any Chesapeake Community Center. Call 757-382-6411 for more information.

Spaces are still available for Engage & Play, for ages 6 - 12. This free program meets weekly at different parks from 3 - 5 pm. Advanced registration is required and can be completed at any Chesapeake Community Center. Call 757-382-6411 for more information.

04/13/2021
04/13/2021
Chesapeake - An Exceptional Place to Play!

Watch to learn about exciting plans for Chesapeake in this 2021 State of the City segment from Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Showcasing Chesapeake's history, new park development, and facility and park improvements are just some of the highlights. Director Mike Barber talks about these projects and more to further enhance and solidify Chesapeake's quality of life as an exceptional place to play!

A new session of Art and Creative Skills begins April 27. Students will use different art supplies to create unique and ...
04/13/2021

A new session of Art and Creative Skills begins April 27. Students will use different art supplies to create unique and colorful masterpieces. Spaces are limited, register now to reserve a spot by visiting https://bit.ly/2PXeDbi

A new session of Art and Creative Skills begins April 27. Students will use different art supplies to create unique and colorful masterpieces. Spaces are limited, register now to reserve a spot by visiting https://bit.ly/2PXeDbi

Spring is here and it's the perfect time to explore! Join our park naturalist, this Saturday, for a Flower and Fern Natu...
04/12/2021

Spring is here and it's the perfect time to explore! Join our park naturalist, this Saturday, for a Flower and Fern Nature Walk at Northwest River Park. The program is free, but registration is required. Save your spot by visiting https://bit.ly/3uEBrv6

Spring is here and it's the perfect time to explore! Join our park naturalist, this Saturday, for a Flower and Fern Nature Walk at Northwest River Park. The program is free, but registration is required. Save your spot by visiting https://bit.ly/3uEBrv6

Chesapeake Recycles Day is this Saturday!
04/12/2021

Chesapeake Recycles Day is this Saturday!

REMINDER: Chesapeake Recycles Day is coming up next weekend! The drive-thru event will take place on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at Chesapeake Square Mall (4200 Portsmouth Blvd). Learn more: www.CityofChesapeake.net/RecyclesDay.

Thanks to Friends of Indian River for their work on the Native Plant Garden at Indian River Park today during their Adop...
04/10/2021

Thanks to Friends of Indian River for their work on the Native Plant Garden at Indian River Park today during their Adopt-A-Park Volunteer event. It looks great! Visit Friends of Indian River to see more pictures and learn more.

The first full session of Xtreme Hip Hop for Kids is open for registration. Register now to save their spot, spaces are ...
04/09/2021

The first full session of Xtreme Hip Hop for Kids is open for registration. Register now to save their spot, spaces are limited. https://bit.ly/3s3Hw2J

The first full session of Xtreme Hip Hop for Kids is open for registration. Register now to save their spot, spaces are limited. https://bit.ly/3s3Hw2J

Preschool classes are back! Sign up for Mini Michelangelos (Ages 2-3.5) or Little Picassos (Ages 3.5-5). Both classes be...
04/08/2021

Preschool classes are back! Sign up for Mini Michelangelos (Ages 2-3.5) or Little Picassos (Ages 3.5-5). Both classes begin April 22. Spaces are limited to remain COVID safe, Register by visiting https://bit.ly/3wGO2Qz

Preschool classes are back! Sign up for Mini Michelangelos (Ages 2-3.5) or Little Picassos (Ages 3.5-5). Both classes begin April 22. Spaces are limited to remain COVID safe, Register by visiting https://bit.ly/3wGO2Qz

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1224 Progressive Dr
Chesapeake, VA
23320

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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Aurelia Hammack had a great time searching for Easter Eggs this morning, She even found a Golden Egg!
Would anyone like to add to this list? ❤️🎄
Attention CNAs in the Barco, NC area (local, per diem - not travel) How about some extra CA$H for the holiday season with per diem shifts? New Hire bonus for per diem CNAS in NC / Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Per Diem - Barco, NC Location: Barco, NC Base Pay: Up to $19/hr + COVID differential Shifts Available: 3:00pm-11:00pm & 11:00pm-7:00am (2nd and 3rd sh*ts) Setting: Long Term Care MUST BE LICENSED IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1 yr. LTC EXPERIENCE. MAS Medical Staffing is looking to add to its per diem team for upcoming assignments in Barco, NC - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). The ideal candidate will hold a current nursing assistant license and possess 1-3 years of experience. This individual will work with patients in a long term care setting. To apply: https://tinyurl.com/y2j8b7eb
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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.
My name is Toby and I am a disable veteran who had an accident in the military and now have a service dog who is up for the hero dog award in the service category. You see I suffer from PTSD, Seizures and TBi along with a broken back. and my Sasha is a rescue and was trained to replace my first service dog who just passed away. So I am asking if you will please go to www.herodogawards.org and vote for my Sasha she is the Tan Sasha in the Service Category and thank you for voting
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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