Major Improvement Projects & Plans

Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Adopted by Norfolk City Council in spring 2012, the Parks & Recreation Master Plan serves as a twenty-year guide for enhancements to Norfolk's park system and recreation amenities. Through research, citizen surveys and a needs assessment, it was determined that there are eight focus areas, or "sub-systems" for improvement:

City of Norfolk Recreation Master Plan

  • Athletic fields
  • Bikeways and trails
  • Community and recreation centers
  • Community character
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Parks
  • Programs
  • Water access

These focus areas were grouped into an overarching vision to "Refresh, Reconnect and Refocus" Norfolk's recreation and park system. Implementation of the plan has begun and will continue contingent on funding sources and partnerships that become available throughout the next twenty years.

We invite you to view either the full master plan (PDF) or the executive summary (PDF).

Heller & Heller Consulting - Assessment Presentation

The Parks & Recreation Assessment of Management Organization Presentation (PDF) and Report (PDF) by Heller & Heller (April 9, 2019).