Portsmouth Parks and Recreation

Portsmouth Parks and Recreation The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is dedicated to serving citizens and visitors by providing leisure time activities in education, recreation and travel.
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Operating as usual

Scenes from today’s Lunchtime Bike Ride, celebrating National Bike to Work Day.
05/21/2021

Scenes from today’s Lunchtime Bike Ride, celebrating National Bike to Work Day.

Public Notice: The main playground area at City Park will be closed from May 19-July 19 for replacement.  The smaller pl...
05/13/2021

Public Notice: The main playground area at City Park will be closed from May 19-July 19 for replacement. The smaller playground on the waterside of the park will remain open.

Public Notice: The main playground area at City Park will be closed from May 19-July 19 for replacement. The smaller playground on the waterside of the park will remain open.

04/27/2021

Neighborhood Facility is closed for the rest of the day while plumbing is being repaired.

The Portsmouth Senior's Station will host a COVID vaccination clinic on Monday, May 3rd at 2 PM especially for our senio...
04/27/2021

The Portsmouth Senior's Station will host a COVID vaccination clinic on Monday, May 3rd at 2 PM especially for our senior community. For details, visit our website: https://www.portsmouthparks.com/

The Portsmouth Senior's Station will host a COVID vaccination clinic on Monday, May 3rd at 2 PM especially for our senior community. For details, visit our website: https://www.portsmouthparks.com/

Portsmouth Parks and Recreation is celebrating Earth Day (official 4/22/21) for two weeks.  Check out all our activities...
04/21/2021

Portsmouth Parks and Recreation is celebrating Earth Day (official 4/22/21) for two weeks. Check out all our activities on the website. https://www.portsmouthparks.com/

Portsmouth Parks and Recreation is celebrating Earth Day (official 4/22/21) for two weeks. Check out all our activities on the website. https://www.portsmouthparks.com/

Timeline Photos
04/20/2021

Timeline Photos

Please make a note of these upcoming event cancellations. Stay tuned for commemorative or virtual events . . .

Free Movies in May.  Outside and socially distanced.  A great way to spend time with the kids.
04/19/2021

Free Movies in May. Outside and socially distanced. A great way to spend time with the kids.

❗️EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Join us Saturday nights for socially distanced movie nights! This May we will be showing The Croods: A New Age, Trolls World Tour, Sonic The Hedgehog Movie, and Onward.

Friday Night Mixers are back at Bide-a-Wee.  Come on out and join the fun.
03/24/2021

Friday Night Mixers are back at Bide-a-Wee. Come on out and join the fun.

Friday Night Mixers are back at Bide-a-Wee. Come on out and join the fun.

Here is a wonderful opportunity for those within our community who could benefit from it.
03/12/2021

Here is a wonderful opportunity for those within our community who could benefit from it.

Here is a wonderful opportunity for those within our community who could benefit from it.

Want to work for Parks Recreation and Tourism.  We're looking for some help.  It's a fun job and we're a pretty good bun...
02/25/2021
Recreation Aide II PT

Want to work for Parks Recreation and Tourism. We're looking for some help. It's a fun job and we're a pretty good bunch to work with. Applications now open.

Under general supervision, assists with the implementation of recreational activities and with the provision of the overall recreational programming efforts of the department. Reports to the Recreation Program Specialist. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Responsible for providing oversight and supervision ...

Good news!  Recreation centers will open on a limited basis beginning Wednesday, February 24th.  Gymnasiums, Weight Room...
02/21/2021

Good news! Recreation centers will open on a limited basis beginning Wednesday, February 24th. Gymnasiums, Weight Rooms, and Game Rooms will be open with limited access. Reservations are available online for one-hour blocks of time. You must have a current membership to make a reservation and to use any City of Portsmouth Recreation Center. For more info, visit our website portsmouthparks.com

Good news! Recreation centers will open on a limited basis beginning Wednesday, February 24th. Gymnasiums, Weight Rooms, and Game Rooms will be open with limited access. Reservations are available online for one-hour blocks of time. You must have a current membership to make a reservation and to use any City of Portsmouth Recreation Center. For more info, visit our website portsmouthparks.com

Here’s a great activity to entertain the kids and get them some exercise!  It’s also a great way for you to learn more a...
02/19/2021
Toads on High Street - VisitPortsVa

Here’s a great activity to entertain the kids and get them some exercise! It’s also a great way for you to learn more about some of Portsmouth’s small businesses.

Toads on High Street A Scavenger Hunt for Kids to Discover the Greatest Story Ever Toad How Many Places Can You Find Bufo? Today in Olde Towne, Bufo is meeting his special friend Ana, “You know where!” she said. Your task is to follow Bufo as he hunts for Ana. The inside pages show his […]

Reminder, the virtual meeting is beginning now.  Please join us.
02/04/2021

Reminder, the virtual meeting is beginning now. Please join us.

Your feedback is needed for the Master Plan for Portsmouth City Park. Virtual meeting happens Thurs., February 4, at noon. Details follow . . .

This is a great opportunity to tell us your vision for the future of the park!
01/28/2021

This is a great opportunity to tell us your vision for the future of the park!

Your feedback is needed for the Master Plan for Portsmouth City Park. Virtual meeting happens Thurs., February 4, at noon. Details follow . . .

Portsmouth Museums and Libraries announce virtual learning and exhibits in honor of Black History Month.  Check it out. ...
01/26/2021
Community Connection: Portsmouth Museums kick off Black History Month series

Portsmouth Museums and Libraries announce virtual learning and exhibits in honor of Black History Month. Check it out. https://www.wavy.com/hr-show/community-connection-portsmouth-museums-kick-off-black-history-month-series/

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Black History Month is just one week away. In keeping with the annual Black History Now program celebrating and honoring the rich history and culture of Portsmouth, t…

Here are some great ideas to protect our environment.
01/20/2021

Here are some great ideas to protect our environment.

This is a wonderful service available in our community.  The Up Center
01/15/2021

This is a wonderful service available in our community. The Up Center

01/08/2021
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

A big Thank You to Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

This week, we worked with the Portsmouth Parks and Recreation Senior Station, Portsmouth Task Force on Aging, and the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office to provide contactless drive-thru holiday meals to 90 clients from the Senior Station's congregate program. The seniors received a hot meal, dessert, holiday gifts, personal essential items, community resources and services. Great work everyone!

This is a great new public art offering in Portsmouth.  Bring the kids and enjoy a COVID-safe outdoor activity.
12/16/2020

This is a great new public art offering in Portsmouth. Bring the kids and enjoy a COVID-safe outdoor activity.

The Toads are now on HIgh Street! Stop by the visitor kiosk at High Street Landing and pick up your Toads on High brochure to discover the location of the toads. Great activity for the kids and it's all outside.

Two Free Events this Saturday.  Get out those costumes and trick or treat early.  Then head over to the Atlantic Union B...
10/20/2020

Two Free Events this Saturday. Get out those costumes and trick or treat early. Then head over to the Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion and catch a showing of the Adam's Family. It's a great family outing.

Address

801 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA
23701

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(757) 393-8481

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Sunset today. Portsmouth City Park 2/7/21
This event will be held outdoors. Don't miss it.
Make a paper plate fish. Keep your kids challenged. Best for kids 4-12. Brought to you by the J.E. Parker Recreation Center.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1694172244058707/ Portmouth Soccer Club Summer Soccer Bash Save the date: 7/20/19 11a-3p Volunteers and Vendors needed!
Can i say how much i have enjoyed Sunset Thursdays. I want to let the Ptown staff know what a wonderful classy job they have done all season... So sorry we only have one week left... SALUTE
Youth Soccer Registration
Enjoyed listening to band Tidewater Drive at Portside.
Good morning! Just want to put this out there for the Summer RAYS programs...to inform the staff that the kids would be taken to the pool on 2 separate days after majority of parents have picked up their kids already is inconsiderate! I have watched children crying and disappointed after learning of the news upon arrival to the site this morning. I understand the circumstances call for safety measures to be put in place, but let's be proactive and not reactive. The number of kids hasn't changed that much since last week. Let's do better on behalf of the kids!
Love the guide that came in the mail!