Recreation, Parks & Open Space

COVID-19 Refund Policy

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space has cancelled or postponed select programs and classes. Read more...

City to Close All Dog Parks and Some Parks at Sunset

All dog parks, Northside skate park, small neighborhood and school parks and picnic shelters will close on March 26 at sunset and remain closed until further notice. Read more...

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.

Gold Medal Award Finalist Video

Norfolk Recreation, Parks & Open Space was named one of four finalists for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) conference on September 24th, in Baltimore. The Gold Medal Award represents the highest level of recognition for parks and recreation across the country. Norfolk is the only Hampton Roads city to receive this designation to date. Go Team RPOS!

#GetOutandPlay Newsletter

Check out our bi-monthly newsletter to stay informed with all things RPOS!

March 2 (PDF)

February 18 (PDF)

February 3 (PDF)

January 21 (PDF)

January 6 (PDF)


Virtual Activities - Downloads

Coloring sheets

Combine all of the sheets to create one poster. A new coloring sheet will be provided weekly

Coloring Sheet #1 (PDF)
Coloring Sheet #2 (PDF)
Coloring Sheet #3 (PDF)
Coloring Sheet #4 (PDF)

DIY projects

Tissue Paper Flowers
Sock Bunny (PDF)
Make Your Own Mask (PDF)
Crayon Wax Resist  (PDF)

Helpful Resources