​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Red Wing Park property was acquired by the county in 1879 and was formerly known as the "Old City Poor Farm." It was developed into a park by the City in 1966 and is now home to many gardens, including the Reba S. McClanan Fragrance Garden, established through the joint efforts of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach, and the Miyazaki Japanese Garden.


  • Five picnic shelters with charcoal grills
  • Tennis courts
  • Pickleball courts
  • ​Basketball court
  • Two volleyball courts
  • Handball/racquetball court
  • Two playground areas
  • Therapeutic cradle swing seats
  • Shared-use paths
  • Miyazaki Japanese garden
  • Bee City USA® Pollinator Garden
  • Picnic areas with charcoal grills
  • Dog park​
  • Open fields
  • Vending machines
  • Public restrooms
  • Wooded area
  • Cornhole boards

Shelter Reservations

For shelter reservations, please call (757) 385-PARK (7275). ​

Bee City Pollinator Garden

​Bee City USA® Pollinator Garden

In June 2021, in honor of National Pollinator Month, Parks & Recreation dedicated a new Bee City USA® Pollinator Garden at Red Wing Park. The new garden, a healthy habitat with a rich variety of native plants, was designed to sustain pollinators like bees, butterflies, and moths that are responsible for fertilization, seed, and fruit production.

In 2020, Virginia Beach became a Bee City USA affiliate, joining many other cities and campuses across the country to unite in improving their landscapes for pollinators. The Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation led efforts to accomplish this certification, which not only supports bees but all native pollinators.

Bee City USA® is an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, with offices across the country. Bee City USA's mission is to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitats, rich in a variety of native plants and free of insecticides.