Flying Kites at Mt Trashmore
  • Parks & Recreation

    Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting our coastal environment.

  • Parks & Recreation

    Welcome to Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

    Get ready to discover the incredible wonders of Virginia Beach with Parks & Recreation. Get lost in a world of outdoor fun, with swimming, fishing, hiking, and biking surrounded by Virginia's breathtaking natural beauty.

    Take your wellness journey to the next level at our seven cutting-edge recreational centers, where you can unleash your inner athlete in state-of-the-art fitness centers or make a splash in our indoor pools and aquatics facilities. With an exciting array of programs and activities for everyone, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation offers unforgettable experiences that will create legendary memories for a lifetime.

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    Recreation Centers

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    Parks & Outdoors

    Discover our parks and outdoor offerings.

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    Learn more about upcoming events and summer programs happening right in your backyard.


    Find a Park

    Discover our parks with the free VB ParkFinder mobile app!​

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    2023 NRPA Gold Medal Finalist

    We are proud to have been selected for the third year in a row as a finalist for the National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

    Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of community members, staff members, and elected officials. VBPR was one of four finalists in Class 1 (population 400,000+): Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, Hillsborough County Parks, and The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

    NRPA Award Winners

    Accredited by CAPRA

    Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. CAPRA stands for the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.

    But what does that actually mean? It means we're meeting, or exceeding, standards maintained by park and recreation leaders and strengthening the value of the programs, facilities, and experiences we provide to our community.