Rentals & Reservations
Athletic Fields, Picnic Shelters & Open Spaces
*Effective April 19, permits and reservations are available for picnic shelters and athletic fields ONLY. Stay tuned for additional updates for other facilities.
SevenVenues is issuing permits for limited Recreation, Parks and Open Space properties, in addition to other City property. Please see the chart below for permitting contacts.
SevenVenues can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Except Safety Closures (ROW Permit)
Pending Parking Administrative Policy
|ALL||Case by case basis|
|DEVELOPMENT AND/OR REAL ESTATE PARCELS||ALL||X|
Town Point Park & Ocean View Beach Park
|DOWNTOWN (PATROL 1, GREEN SECTOR)|
All types of eligible outdoor City property)
City-Wide (all eligible City property)
No shelter nor Amphitheater rentals
Designated RPOS and/or NPS property combined with another City of Norfolk department's public property:
|ATHELETIC FIELDS, COURTS & STRUCTURES|
All RPOS & NPS Property
|X||All athletic activities and use of all RPOS fields, courts and athletic structures.|
|COMMUNITY PARKS||Events that require the use of all permittable areas (not including athletic fields) and no athletic events can be scheduled.|
Large scale neighborhood reunions Combined Properties.
|Any quantity of community park shelters and/or open space unless event uses full capacity of all permittable areas (not including athletic fields) or is combined with another non-RPOS City property.|
|Only Amphitheater rentals (requires rental of 3 shelters) and no other events can be scheduled.|
No pending shelter permits or reservation. All amphitheater rentals take all 3 shelters off-line.
|Any quantity of community park shelters, athletic fields and/or open space.|
|Combined Properties.||Any quantity of community park shelters, athletic fields and/or open space.|
Bay Oaks has no open spaces available for permit and reservation.
|NPS EXTERIOR GROUNDS|
Operating hours: M-F 6pm to sunset, weekends
|Large scale neighborhood reunions.|
|All non-NPS use of NPS grounds open space and/or athletic fields outside of NPS hours unless combined with another non-RPOS City property|
|Combined Properties.||All neighborhood active and passive parks and open space unless combined with another non-RPOS City property|
Sand Beach Property/Water Ways
|X||All sand beach property, adjacent waterways and use of aquatic facilities. Email Daniel.Jones@norfolk.gov.|
Indoor Facility & Outdoor Grounds
|Large scale neighborhood reunions.|
|All indoor and outdoor use of recreation facilities unless combined with another non-RPOS City property.|
|CEMETERIES||X||RPOS partnered events only.|
Call (757) 441-2653
|PROPERITES NOT LISTED (i.e. DOG PARKS, BOAT RAMPS, GRASS MEDIANS, etc.)||Not eligible for event use.|
Please click on the menu below to get more information about Fields, Open Space, Recreation Facilities, Shelters, Pools & Beaches and Weddings at the Beach.
Norfolk offers a number of athletic fields for rental. All rentals of fields are coordinated through the Division of Athletics and Recreational Sports, located inside of the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center. Fields are unavailable for rental during the off-season, November 30 through February 28.
Call 757-823-4304 and staff will assist you in selecting the most appropriate field for your event.
Athletic Field Rental Fees
|Small Field||$50 per day||$75 per day|
|Large Field||$75 per day||$105 per day|
|Field Lights||$40 per night||$40 per night|
Several Norfolk recreation facilities have been made available for rental. Each recreation center processes their own rentals. Contact your recreation center of choice for availability and rental options. The rental of a recreation center does not include adjacent fields and open spaces. For rental of these spaces, please see the fields and open space rental fee information.
Recreation Center Rental Fees
|Small Conference Room||$25 per hour||$40 per hour|
|Large Conference Room||$50 per hour||$75 per hour|
|Multi-purpose Room||$50 per hour||$75 per hour|
|Gym||$75 per hour||$115 per hour|
There are five major parks in the City of Norfolk:
In these parks, picnic shelters can be rented out by residents and non-residents. Picnic shelters at Norfolk beach parks are offered on a first-come, first served basis. Shoop Park picnic shelter is offered on a first-come, first served basis. The use of generators is permitted at all picnic shelters. No power is provided.
Rentals are available April 1 through October 31. November 1 through March 31 is the off-season. Shelters can be rented in the off-season; however, park restrooms are closed. Please note that Lakewood can only be rented from 2 to 7 p.m. during the months of September and October. Reservations can be made no earlier than January 1 of the same year.
Shelter Rental Fees
|Half-Day - Large Shelter (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 to 7 p.m.)||$100||$200|
|Full Day - Large Shelter (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)||$125||$250|
|Change of date fee (non-refundable)||$15||$15|
An application fee ($25 residents, $50 non-residents) is included in the rates listed above.
The applicant must provide a completed Facility Use Application (PDF) and additional forms and full payment. Fees are non-refundable. Reservations must be made at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. Accepted forms of payment include Visa or MasterCard, checks or money orders made out to Norfolk City Treasurer.
In the event that the City must cancel a rental due to unforeseen circumstances (closure of the facility, severe weather, etc.) every effort will be made to make other accommodations for the lessee within that rental season. Please note that in the event of inclement weather (heavy wind, rain, or storms) refunds will not be issued for picnic shelters.
Wedding ceremonies are permitted on the sand at Norfolk's three beach park properties (Community Beach, Ocean View, Sarah Constant). To obtain a permit for a beach wedding ceremony, please email Dan Jones with your preferred date, location and number of guests. Our team will contact return your information with additional information.