Kempsville Recreation Center, located just off Princess Anne Road, originally opened in 1977 as Virginia Beach's first community recreation center. Renovated in 2017, the 87,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features an indoor pool with a play structure and aqua track, an indoor track, a double gym with basketball courts and more.

Amenities & Activities

Get all the great benefits of a gym, plus access to all our recreation center amenities and activities:

  • Cardio equipment, circuit training, and free weights

  • Group fitness classes and personal training​

  • Indoor pool with zero-depth entry, six 25-meter lap lanes, two 1-meter diving boards, aqua track, leisure pool and water play components, ADA lift

  • Double gymnasium with two full-size basketball courts

  • 1/8-mile indoor walking/jogging track

  • Locker rooms (lockers are free)​ with family changing areas

  • Therapeutic Recreation program space

  • Early childhood classrooms and multipurpose rooms

Drop-In Group Fitness

Virginia Beach Recreation Centers offer a variety of drop-in group fitness classes to meet your busy schedule including Zumba®, Pilates, TRX®, tabata, yoga, SilverSneakers®, MixxedFit® and Les Mills BODYPUMP™, CXWORX™ and more offered at all seven locations.

Fitness instructor leading a class in a workout

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