Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting our coastal environment; ensuring all residents – regardless of their physical, social, and economic circumstances – can access the programs that are offered. 

Through this work, the Parks & Recreation impacts the quality of life for our community by improving the physical and mental well-being of Virginia Beach residents.

About Parks & Rec

  • Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation manages 293 city park sites, more than 7,000 acres of parks and natural areas, seven community recreation centers, a municipal marina, and an athletic complex.

  • Year-round recreational opportunities are offered that include aquatic, fitness, and outdoor programs, therapeutic recreation programs, inclusion services, community events, and adult sports leagues.

  • Parks & Recreation is the largest childcare provider in the city, operating before and after-school programs, early childhood programs and day camps when school is out of session.

  • Parks & Recreation provides landscape management and maintenance for municipal buildings, public schools, park sites, and designated roadways.