Parks & Recreation

Summer Beach and Pool Schedule

Beach guards are on duty at Community Beach Park only, through Labor Day weekend. Hours are 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Friday - Sunday. Sarah Constant Beach Park and Ocean View Beach Park will not have beach guards on duty. Patrons will swim at their own risk. 

  • Community Beach Park (700 E. Ocean View Avenue)
  • Sarah Constant Beach Park (300 W. Ocean View Avenue)
  • Ocean View Beach Park (100 W. Ocean View Avenue)

Indoor pool operations will remain the same. Indoor pools are closed 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. for cleaning.

  • Southside Aquatics Center Pool: Tuesday & Saturday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Huntersville Pool: Wednesday & Friday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Northside Pool: Monday & Thursday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Norfolk Nighthawks

On Friday and Saturday nights, come get your ball on and more! July 1 - October 15, programming includes basketball, employment opportunities, professional development, G.E.D. program enrollment, healthcare services, financial literacy and MORE! For young adults 18+. Click here for more information.

Boxing is Back!

The Team Norfolk Boxing Program has a new temporary location! Stop by the Park Place Multi-Services Center, 606 W. 29th St., for boxing training and more! 

Program Hours:

Monday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Beginning boxing classes are at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Team Norfolk Boxing practice is at 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. Future programming will include warrior fitness, low impact cardio classes, therapeutic recreation classes and more. 

Ballentine Park Ribbon Cutting - July 14 (New Date)

We are excited to announce the following ribbon cutting hosted by Councilwoman Mamie B. Johnson.

July 14: Ballentine Park Playground & Fitness Area, 2415 Ballentine Boulevard, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Splash Pads are OPEN!

Cool off this summer at one of our splash pads! Closes Sept. 4.

  • Locations:
    • Norview Community Center Splash Pad (6380 Sewells Point Rd.)
    • Shoop Park Splash Pad (2400 Shoop Ave.)
  • Hours:
    • M-F 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Enhanced Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center

Parks & Recreation and Norfolk Public Library recently hosted virtual and in-person public input meetings for an enhanced Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center with a library component. Check out the survey findings and meeting presentation. The March 24 in-person public meeting can be viewed here.

We are Hiring!

Want to join the Parks & Recreation team? We have various part-time and full-time positions available. Opportunities include competitive pay, health benefits, paid-time off and more. Click here to view available positions.

Summer Camp is Back!

Registration is open online and in-person at our recreation centers during regular operating hours. Learn more...

  • Norfolk Explorers
    • June 27—August 19
    • 8:00am—6:00pm 
    • Youth Ages: 5-12 
    • Cost per child: $150
  • Norfolk Navigators
    • Dates: July 5—August 19 
    • 8:00am—6:00pm 
    • Teens Ages: 13-16 
    • Cost per teen: $50.00

50% discount for all Power up eligible participants. Valid Facility Use card is required at registration

Registration Packet

Parent Handbook

New Department Name

We are proud to announce a new department name. We are officially Norfolk Parks & Recreation.

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Open Recreation Centers

Hours of Operations: Mon. - Fri. 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The following facilities are open Monday – Saturday:

Berkley Community Center*

Huntersville Community Center

East Ocean View Community Center**

Norview Community Center

Lakewood Dance and Music Center (M-TH only)

Lambert's Point Community Center

Titustown Community Center (M-F only)

Titustown Visual Arts (M-TH only)

Horace C. Downing Senior Center (M-F, 9AM-4PM)

**This facility is open for senior programming (ages 50+), M-F, 9AM-12PM.

The remaining centers are open during the days noted*:

Bayview Community Center: Mondays 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Tuesdays - Fridays 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Crossroads Community Center: Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays - Fridays 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Fairlawn Recreation Center: Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Mondays - Tuesdays, Thursdays - Fridays 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center: Mondays-Fridays 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sherwood Forest Recreation Center: Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Mondays - Wednesdays, Fridays 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Tarrallton Recreation Center: Fridays 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

*These facilities are also open on select days for the after school program, 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

NEW Programming - Esports

We now offer year-round Esports tournaments and leagues for youth and adults. Sign up today! 

Additional Updates

  • Outdoor pools, and splash pads will remain closed until further notice.
  • City-wide boat ramps are open.
  • Northside skate park, neighborhood parks and public tennis courts are open

Nationally Recognized

Parks & Recreation is proud to announce its national accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies. This ensures we will continue to provide quality recreational services that enrich the lives of Norfolk’s residents.

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