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 sevenvenues@norfolk.gov.


PERMITTING RESPONSIBILITIESSEVENVENUESRPOS
PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
Except Safety Closures (ROW Permit)
ALLX
PARKING LOTS
Pending Parking Administrative Policy
ALLCase by case basis
DEVELOPMENT AND/OR REAL ESTATE PARCELSALLX
FESTIVAL PARKS
Town Point Park & Ocean View Beach Park
ALLX
DOWNTOWN (PATROL 1, GREEN SECTOR)
All types of eligible outdoor City property)
ALLX
EXPRESSIVE ACTIVITIES
City-Wide (all eligible City property)
ALL
No shelter nor Amphitheater rentals
X
COMBINED PROPERTIES
Designated RPOS and/or NPS property combined with another City of Norfolk department's public property:
  • Public Right-of-Way
  • Parking Lots
  • Development/Real Estate Parcels
  • Elizabeth River Trail
ALLX
ATHELETIC FIELDS, COURTS & STRUCTURES
All RPOS & NPS Property
XAll athletic activities and use of all RPOS fields, courts and athletic structures. 
COMMUNITY PARKS
  • Lafayette Park
  • Lakewood Park
  • Tarrallton Park
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. 
  • Barraud Park
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.
Combined Properties.
Any quantity of community park shelters, athletic fields and/or open space.
  • Northside 
  • Poplar 
  • Bay Oaks
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.
Combined Properties. 
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
NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS
Active Parks
Passive Parks
Combined Properties. All neighborhood active and passive parks and open space unless combined with another non-RPOS City property
AQUATICS
Sand Beach Property/Water Ways
Aquatic Facilities
XAll sand beach property, adjacent waterways and use of aquatic facilities. Email Daniel.Jones@norfolk.gov.
RECREATION/COMMUNITY CENTERS
Indoor Facility & Outdoor Grounds
Large scale neighborhood reunions.
Combined Properties. 
All indoor and outdoor use of recreation facilities unless combined with another non-RPOS City property. 
CEMETERIESXRPOS partnered events only.
Call (757) 441-2653
PROPERITES NOT LISTED (i.e. DOG PARKS, BOAT RAMPS, GRASS MEDIANS, etc.)Not eligible for event use. 


Prior to submitting a rental application (PDF), please review the complete rental policy (PDF).


Please click on the menu below to get more information about Fields, Open Space, Recreation Facilities, Shelters, Pools & Beaches and Weddings at the Beach.

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  4. Pools & Beaches
  5. Weddings

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

Field TypeResidentNon-Resident
Small Field$50 per day$75 per day
Large Field$75 per day$105 per day
Field Lights$40 per night$40 per night