The Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr. Seatack Recreation Center has been serving the historic Seatack community of Virginia Beach since 1988. The community center includes a six-lane indoor pool with lap lanes and a diving board, a fitness area, a multipurpose gymnasium, and the only indoor rock climbing wall in the park system. The multi-purpose room is available to rent for parties and small events with up to 47 people.

In 2012, the center was named for Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr., a leader in the Seatack community and founder of the Seatack Volunteer Fire Department, which was the nation’s only all-black fire department at the time of its formation.

Nearby the center is the 100-acre Marshview Park which features a dog park, four miles of multi-use trails and playgrounds.

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

  • Indoor pool with lap lanes, diving board, and ADA liftLocker (lockers are free)​ rooms and showers

  • Multipurpose gymnasium, sports wall, rock-climbing wall, and party room​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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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