Parks & Recreation

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

Go Skate Day - June 21

Artist Call GSD Flyer

Go Skate Day 2022 is June 21, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Northside Park. We are looking for volunteer artists to create custom skateboard decks. These decks will raffled off as free prizes during the event. For more information, email parksrecevents@norfolk.gov to sign up.

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.

New Department Name

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

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After School Program

The S.O.A.R. After School Program is available for Norfolk Public Schools students in grades K - 8. Register here.

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)

**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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