Norfolk Recreation, Parks & Open Space

Norfolk Recreation, Parks & Open Space Norfolk Parks & Recreation is dedicated to providing wholesome, enriching and diverse quality of life programs, events and facilities for our citizens to enjoy.

Please note that this page is primarily for communication regarding city recreational events or community activities. To ensure your concern is resolved more swiftly, contact Norfolk CARES directly at (757) 664-6510. Norfolk Parks & Recreation owns & operates:
18 Recreation Centers
Lakewood Dance & Music Center
Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center
Titustown Visual Arts Center
Vivian C. Mason Teen Cen

Please note that this page is primarily for communication regarding city recreational events or community activities. To ensure your concern is resolved more swiftly, contact Norfolk CARES directly at (757) 664-6510. Norfolk Parks & Recreation owns & operates:
18 Recreation Centers
Lakewood Dance & Music Center
Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center
Titustown Visual Arts Center
Vivian C. Mason Teen Cen

Operating as usual

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not! “The Lorax” Norfolk Police De...
10/25/2021

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not! “The Lorax” Norfolk Police Department #norfolkva

#norfolkparkrangers #trunkortreat

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not! “The Lorax” Norfolk Police Department #norfolkva

#norfolkparkrangers #trunkortreat

Seniors! Our Fall Festival is coming up this Wednesday at 10a.m. at East Ocean View Community and Senior Center. Activit...
10/25/2021

Seniors! Our Fall Festival is coming up this Wednesday at 10a.m. at East Ocean View Community and Senior Center. Activities include bingo, artwork, sweet potato pie eating contest, costume contest, pumpkin carving demonstrations, live music and more! Call 757-441-1785 to register today! #NorfolkVA

Seniors! Our Fall Festival is coming up this Wednesday at 10a.m. at East Ocean View Community and Senior Center. Activities include bingo, artwork, sweet potato pie eating contest, costume contest, pumpkin carving demonstrations, live music and more! Call 757-441-1785 to register today! #NorfolkVA

Fun for the entire family. Join us at the Five Points Park & Plaza Groundbreaking! #NorfolkVA
10/23/2021

Fun for the entire family. Join us at the Five Points Park & Plaza Groundbreaking! #NorfolkVA

10/23/2021

Come join us at the Five Points Intersection (Norview Ave. and Chesapeake Blvd.) for the Five Points Park & Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony, 11am - 2pm. Remarks start at 11:30am. FREE outdoor games, giveaways and more! #NorfolkVA

Congrats to the winners of our Fortnight Tournament last week! Our next tournament is November 12. Visit https://www.nor...
10/22/2021

Congrats to the winners of our Fortnight Tournament last week! Our next tournament is November 12. Visit https://www.norfolk.gov/5094/Esports for more Esports information. #NorfolkVA

Congrats to the winners of our Fortnight Tournament last week! Our next tournament is November 12. Visit https://www.norfolk.gov/5094/Esports for more Esports information. #NorfolkVA

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? We have a Lifeguard Development Program that will teach you all the skills y...
10/22/2021

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? We have a Lifeguard Development Program that will teach you all the skills you need! The program is FREE for #NorfolkVa residents.

We train all ages! From young adults age 15 to seniors!

Norfolk Aquatic staff will evaluate your current skill level and coach candidates to reach American Red Cross Lifeguard Program entry levels.

Program Curriculum includes:

Swimming stroke improvement
Retrieving and towing diving bricks from deep water
Treading in deep water
Entries from pool deck
Introduction to water rescue skills
Use of rescue tube

For class times and meeting locations, email Stephen Rego, Norfolk Lifeguard Development Program Leader, at [email protected].

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? We have a Lifeguard Development Program that will teach you all the skills you need! The program is FREE for #NorfolkVa residents.

We train all ages! From young adults age 15 to seniors!

Norfolk Aquatic staff will evaluate your current skill level and coach candidates to reach American Red Cross Lifeguard Program entry levels.

Program Curriculum includes:

Swimming stroke improvement
Retrieving and towing diving bricks from deep water
Treading in deep water
Entries from pool deck
Introduction to water rescue skills
Use of rescue tube

For class times and meeting locations, email Stephen Rego, Norfolk Lifeguard Development Program Leader, at [email protected].

#NorfolkVA is hiring! We have lifeguard, equipment operator, recreation specialist, groundskeeper and more positions ava...
10/22/2021

#NorfolkVA is hiring! We have lifeguard, equipment operator, recreation specialist, groundskeeper and more positions available at Parks & Recreation. Apply today! Visit norfolk.gov/jobs.

From accounting to 911 dispatch, equipment operator to public safety, clinician to lifeguard, Team Norfolk needs YOU!

Offering competitive wages and strong retirement packages, excellent health benefits including wellness programs, and a diverse and welcoming workforce, come see why the City of Norfolk was chosen as a 2021 Best Place to Work in Local Government.

Visit www.norfolk.gov/jobs.

10/22/2021

Trunk or Treat is tomorrow, 10/23 at 5:30pm at Military Circle Mall. We will see you there! #NorfolkVA #getoutandplay

Stay up-to-date will all things #NorfolkVA!From volunteer opportunities to an alert that your bulk waste was picked up, ...
10/21/2021

Stay up-to-date will all things #NorfolkVA!

From volunteer opportunities to an alert that your bulk waste was picked up, we've got the resources you can use.

Visit Norfolk.gov today!

#NorfolkVA is a place that welcomes everyone and the City offers something for all!

From volunteer opportunities to an alert that your bulk waste was picked up, we've got the resources you can use.

Get involved. Get informed. It’s Your Norfolk, Your Life!

www.norfolk.gov
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Have you heard? A civic plaza and park are coming to the #NorfolkVA Five Points intersection (Norview Ave. & Chesapeake ...
10/20/2021

Have you heard? A civic plaza and park are coming to the #NorfolkVA Five Points intersection (Norview Ave. & Chesapeake Blvd.). Join us for a groundbreaking this Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. Enjoy outdoor games and giveaways!

Have you heard? A civic plaza and park are coming to the #NorfolkVA Five Points intersection (Norview Ave. & Chesapeake Blvd.). Join us for a groundbreaking this Saturday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. Enjoy outdoor games and giveaways!

Attention seniors! Our Fall Festival is right around the corner on Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at East Ocean View Commu...
10/19/2021

Attention seniors! Our Fall Festival is right around the corner on Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at East Ocean View Community and Senior Center. Activities include bingo, artwork, sweet potato pie eating contest, costume contest, pumpkin carving demonstrations, live music and more! Call 757-441-1785 to register today! #NorfolkVA

Attention seniors! Our Fall Festival is right around the corner on Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at East Ocean View Community and Senior Center. Activities include bingo, artwork, sweet potato pie eating contest, costume contest, pumpkin carving demonstrations, live music and more! Call 757-441-1785 to register today! #NorfolkVA

Do you know college students looking for internships next summer? The Norfolk Emerging Leaders (NEL) program is back! Ap...
10/18/2021

Do you know college students looking for internships next summer? The Norfolk Emerging Leaders (NEL) program is back! Applications are beings accepted for the summer 2022 Executive Internship program. Students will get hands-on experience in public service working with various city departments. Internships are for 10 weeks, 40-hours per week and $14 per hour. Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/norfolk/jobs/3201473/nel-executive-intern. #NorfolkVA

Do you know college students looking for internships next summer? The Norfolk Emerging Leaders (NEL) program is back! Applications are beings accepted for the summer 2022 Executive Internship program. Students will get hands-on experience in public service working with various city departments. Internships are for 10 weeks, 40-hours per week and $14 per hour. Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/norfolk/jobs/3201473/nel-executive-intern. #NorfolkVA

10/13/2021
#NorfolkPD Trunk or Treat 2021!

We are excited to partner with Norfolk Police Department to bring you Trunk or Treat on Oct. 23 at 5:30pm at Military Circle Mall. We will see you there! #norfolkva

We need your feedback! We are renovating the North Foxhall Park. We want to get feedback from the community on what amen...
10/13/2021

We need your feedback! We are renovating the North Foxhall Park. We want to get feedback from the community on what amenities are best for this park. Renovations will begin in the next few months.

Survey link: https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/77/Issue_11167

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!

Questions? Email [email protected].
#norfolkva #getoutandplay

We need your feedback! We are renovating the North Foxhall Park. We want to get feedback from the community on what amenities are best for this park. Renovations will begin in the next few months.

Survey link: https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/77/Issue_11167

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!

Questions? Email [email protected].
#norfolkva #getoutandplay

Norfolk RPOS Team took part in this year’s 32nd Annual Virginia Children’s Festival at Town Point Park. There were thous...
10/05/2021

Norfolk RPOS Team took part in this year’s 32nd Annual Virginia Children’s Festival at Town Point Park. There were thousands of kids across the Hampton Roads area that participated in fun family activities. Check out the pictures! Be sure to be on the look out for next year’s event. #norfolkva #GetOutAndPlay

Fall Festival is coming up and we want to see you there! Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at East Ocean View Community and S...
10/01/2021

Fall Festival is coming up and we want to see you there! Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at East Ocean View Community and Senior Center. Activities include bingo, artwork, sweet potato pie eating contest, costume contest, pumpkin carving demonstrations, live music and more! Call 757-441-1785 to register today! #NorfolkVA

Fall Festival is coming up and we want to see you there! Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at East Ocean View Community and Senior Center. Activities include bingo, artwork, sweet potato pie eating contest, costume contest, pumpkin carving demonstrations, live music and more! Call 757-441-1785 to register today! #NorfolkVA

We need your feedback! We are renovating the North Foxhall Park. We want to get feedback from the community on what amen...
10/01/2021

We need your feedback! We are renovating the North Foxhall Park. We want to get feedback from the community on what amenities are best for this park. Renovations will begin in the next few months. Visit https://www.opentownhall.com/11167 to take the survey.

Questions? Email [email protected].

We need your feedback! We are renovating the North Foxhall Park. We want to get feedback from the community on what amenities are best for this park. Renovations will begin in the next few months. Visit https://www.opentownhall.com/11167 to take the survey.

Questions? Email [email protected].

10/01/2021

Check out our very own Morgan DeWeese from Keep Norfolk Beautiful! #NorfolkVA

Arbor Day is TOMORROW, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at Lafayette Park. Activities include FREE tree adoption, tree climbing, a plan...
10/01/2021

Arbor Day is TOMORROW, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at Lafayette Park. Activities include FREE tree adoption, tree climbing, a plant sale and more! Help us expand the #NorfolkVA tree canopy!

Arbor Day is TOMORROW, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at Lafayette Park. Activities include FREE tree adoption, tree climbing, a plant sale and more! Help us expand the #NorfolkVA tree canopy!

If you weren’t able to attend last Friday's Drive-in Movie Night, check out what you missed. Over 150 cars in attendance...
09/27/2021

If you weren’t able to attend last Friday's Drive-in Movie Night, check out what you missed. Over 150 cars in attendance to watch Boss Baby 2. There were games, prizes and concessions available throughout the evening. If you want to participate in more fun activities, check out our website www.norfolk.gov/play for upcoming programs, classes and activities. #NorfolkVA #getoutandplay

Special thanks to the Norfolk Master Gardeners, neighbors and volunteers for pulling weeds, removing vines, trimming tre...
09/24/2021

Special thanks to the Norfolk Master Gardeners, neighbors and volunteers for pulling weeds, removing vines, trimming tree branches and picking up debris at Bay Oaks Park! #norfolkva #loveourcity

Are you interested in ballet, tap, jazz, voice or strings? We have classes available for youth and adults at the Lakewoo...
09/23/2021

Are you interested in ballet, tap, jazz, voice or strings? We have classes available for youth and adults at the Lakewood Dance and Music Center, 1612 Willow Wood Drive. Sign up today! Call 757-441-5833 for more information. Register at https://norfolkfun.norfolk.gov/.

Are you interested in ballet, tap, jazz, voice or strings? We have classes available for youth and adults at the Lakewood Dance and Music Center, 1612 Willow Wood Drive. Sign up today! Call 757-441-5833 for more information. Register at https://norfolkfun.norfolk.gov/.

Join us for a FREE Family Movie Night, drive-in showing of Boss Baby: Family Business! SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE!• REGIST...
09/21/2021

Join us for a FREE Family Movie Night, drive-in showing of Boss Baby: Family Business! SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE!

• REGISTER NOW! Visit www.familymovie.eventbrite.com.

• Friday, September 24, at the Military Circle Mall parking lot by the former Cinemark, 880 N. Military Highway, Norfolk.

• Arrival time 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

Before the movie, grab something to eat from a food vendor or browse the shops in the mall. Enjoy trivia, games, and more!

Families will be physically distanced in the parking lot. Bring a few lawn chairs or stay in your car and enjoy the show! #NorfolkVA Norfolk Festevents Norfolk Police Department

Join us for a FREE Family Movie Night, drive-in showing of Boss Baby: Family Business! SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE!

• REGISTER NOW! Visit www.familymovie.eventbrite.com.

• Friday, September 24, at the Military Circle Mall parking lot by the former Cinemark, 880 N. Military Highway, Norfolk.

• Arrival time 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

Before the movie, grab something to eat from a food vendor or browse the shops in the mall. Enjoy trivia, games, and more!

Families will be physically distanced in the parking lot. Bring a few lawn chairs or stay in your car and enjoy the show! #NorfolkVA Norfolk Festevents Norfolk Police Department

Attention college students! The #NorfolkVa Emerging Leaders program will start back up next summer! Apply today for a 10...
09/21/2021

Attention college students! The #NorfolkVa Emerging Leaders program will start back up next summer! Apply today for a 10-week internship in public service. Full-time opportunities are available; 40 hours per week/$14 per hour. Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/norfolk/jobs/3201473/nel-executive-intern.

Attention college students! The #NorfolkVa Emerging Leaders program will start back up next summer! Apply today for a 10-week internship in public service. Full-time opportunities are available; 40 hours per week/$14 per hour. Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/norfolk/jobs/3201473/nel-executive-intern.

Effective today, select recreation facilities have NEW hours:Hours of Operations: Mon. - Fri. 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Sat....
09/20/2021

Effective today, select recreation facilities have NEW hours:

Hours of Operations:
Mon. - Fri. 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The following facilities are open Monday – Saturday:
Berkley Community Center
Huntersville Community Center
East Ocean View Community Center
Norview Community Center
Lamberts Point Community Center
Titustown Community Center (M-F only)

The remaining centers are open during the days noted*:
Bayview Community Center: Mondays
Crossroads Community Center: Tuesdays
Fairlawn Recreation Center: Wednesdays
Sherwood Forest Recreation Center: Thursdays
Tarrallton Recreation Center: Fridays

*These facilities are also open M-F for the after-school program, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Effective today, select recreation facilities have NEW hours:

Hours of Operations:
Mon. - Fri. 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The following facilities are open Monday – Saturday:
Berkley Community Center
Huntersville Community Center
East Ocean View Community Center
Norview Community Center
Lamberts Point Community Center
Titustown Community Center (M-F only)

The remaining centers are open during the days noted*:
Bayview Community Center: Mondays
Crossroads Community Center: Tuesdays
Fairlawn Recreation Center: Wednesdays
Sherwood Forest Recreation Center: Thursdays
Tarrallton Recreation Center: Fridays

*These facilities are also open M-F for the after-school program, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Dogs Stretch Their Paws at Norfolk International Airport! 🐾 😊Boy Scout, Emmett Moorhouse approached Parks & Forestry Ope...
09/20/2021

Dogs Stretch Their Paws at Norfolk International Airport! 🐾 😊

Boy Scout, Emmett Moorhouse approached Parks & Forestry Operations of Recreation, Parks & Open Space for his Eagle Scout project. Emmett is a 15-year-old sophomore at Maury High School, and a member of the Troop 1, Boy Scout troop in Norfolk.

Moorhouse came up with the idea to create a dog park at Norfolk International Airport for traveling pets to get fresh air and exercise in between flights with their owners. Parks & Forestry provided and delivered 25 cubic yards of mulch needed to complete the project. The dog park is located to the right of the United Airlines departure terminal.

Great job Emmett! #norfolk

09/20/2021

9/22 TRAINING MEETUP CANCELLED.

There will not be a 5k training meetup on 9/22.

If you are interested in meeting on 9/29 at the Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center on Newport Ave. at 5:30 PM, comment below or contact Susan at [email protected].

Have you received your #COVID19 vaccine? Get the Moderna vaccine at Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church on tomorrow, ...
09/17/2021

Have you received your #COVID19 vaccine? Get the Moderna vaccine at Gethsemane Community Fellowship Church on tomorrow, Sept. 18, 1pm - 4pm. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED! WALK UPS WELCOME! #VaccinateNorfolk

The Norfolk Department of Public Health is offering free COVID-19 Moderna vaccines on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church, at 1317 E. Brambleton Ave., in Norfolk.
This one-time clinic will offer to the public the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (first and second dose) for anyone 18 and older. No appointments are needed and walk ups are welcomed.

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220 Boush St.
Norfolk, VA
23510

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Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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(757) 823-4391

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Please note that this page is primarily for communication regarding city recreational events or community activities. If you have a concern please contact Norfolk CARES directly at (757) 664-6510. The Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space owns & operates: 18 Recreation Centers Lakewood Dance & Music Center Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center Titustown Visual Arts Center Vivian C. Mason Teen Center Barraud Park Boxing Center 3 Indoor Swimming Pools 3 Outdoor Swimming Pools Northside Skate Park Therapeutic Recreation Center 3 Neighborhood Service Centers 4 Computer Resource Centers 3 Public Beaches 2 Senior Centers 8 Cemeteries Over 136 Parks, Playgrounds & Open Space areas Norfolk RPOS offers courses in several areas to include: Dance/Music Visual Arts Aquatics Tae Kwon Do Tennis Technology Education Senior Programming Therapeutic Recreation Health & Fitness A complete listing of courses can be found at www.norfolk.gov/goodtimes.

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Please repaint the parking lines at the Haven Creek boat ramp. Cars without trailers are parking where they please and making it very hard for boaters to safely back their trailers down the ramp. The car-only parking spots should be revised so that the handicap spots take the first 2 regular spots eliminating the 2 current handicap spots closest to the ramp. This will allow boaters more room to maneuver safely. These pictures are from Sunday 11/29.
Northside Skate Park is overdue for an upgrade. Pump track
Any news on when Pools will open??
When will the park's (Northside) reopen?
Do you have the pool schedule for January for the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center? The last one posted on the website is for October. Also, on the membership brochure, what does "power up" mean with regards to the member fee?Thanks!
This, please. Northside Skate Park is overdue for a facelift, and additions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/skatersover50/permalink/2423245974451421/
I'm glad to see the mural at Lakewood Dance and Music Center getting some promo in the newsletter. I just don't understand why the upcoming dance and music recitals weren't mentioned. (?)
Tried out the new outdoor Ninja Course and Sprint Track at Lafayette Park! Loved the outdoor starters and timers! GREAT addition to this park! WAY TO GO PARKS & REC!!!
Love the newly resurfaced tennis courts at Northside! Thank you Norfolk!
More pics from the OV Ride for Bike Month escorted by the Norfolk Police Dept.
Bike Month Ride to OV escorted by the Norfork Police Department.