Recreation, Parks & Open Space

Broad Creek Legacy Park Ribbon Cutting - May 15 at 11 a.m.

Broad Creek Invite V4

Join us for remarks and a ribbon cutting for Broad Creek Legacy Park on May 15 at 11 a.m. A FREE tree planting station will be onsite, to include fruit and vegetable seeds, potting soil and pots. Fresh fruit and refreshments will be served.

The following recreation centers and indoor pools are open, effective March 1.

  • Huntersville Community Center
  • Lambert's Point Community Center
  • Berkley Community Center
  • East Ocean View Community Center
  • Norview Community Center
  • Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Southside Aquatics Center
  • Huntersville Pool*
  • Northside Pool

Additional Updates

  • Face masks are REQUIRED in all RPOS facilities and offices.
  • Playgrounds, basketball courts and picnic shelters are open but they are not sanitized or disinfected. Stay Healthy! Practice good hygiene & hand washing after use.
  • Picnic shelters in city-wide parks are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are not being permitted at this time.
  • Outdoor pools, and splash pads will remain closed until further notice.
  • School parks will remain closed until further notice.
  • City-wide boat ramps are open.
  • Northside skate park, neighborhood parks and public tennis courts are open

Kayak Launch Update

  • The Lavalette Kayak Launch has been removed due to water damage.

Beach Guidelines

The city reopened public restrooms. The following restrictions remain in place:

  • Keep 6 feet apart – unless family
  • No gatherings of more than 250 people
  • No group sports (football, soccer, volleyball, etc.)
  • No alcohol
  • No tents or groups of umbrellas

Lifeguards are on duty at Ocean View Beach only. Beachgoers at Sarah Constant Beach and Community Beach Park must swim at their own risk. Trash collection on the beach will continue. Norfolk Police will continue their beach patrols. Beachgoers are encouraged to lock their vehicles and to keep bags and other valuables out of plain sight in their cars.

For more information on COVID-19 city operations, visit

Nationally Recognized

Norfolk’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Open Space 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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