Recreation, Parks & Open Space
Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution, the following recreation centers and indoor pools will temporarily close Monday, January 11 until Monday, February 8:
- 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
Fee-based classes already in session will continue virtually, beginning January 13. These include fitness classes, and private music and art classes.
Certified personal trainers will offer individual virtual sessions, beginning January 18. Certified therapeutic recreation specialists will offer individual wellness services to patrons with disabilities.
Questions? Please contact the sign-up location for your fee-based classes, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Lambert’s Point - (757) 423-1088
- Norview - (757) 441-1440
- Huntersville - (757) 664-7434
- East Ocean View - (757) 441-1785
- Berkley - (757) 441-1912
- 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
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 Norfolk.gov/COVID19.
COVID-19 Refund Policy
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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!
Virtual Activities - Downloads
Combine all of the sheets to create one poster. A new coloring sheet will be provided weekly
- FY 2020 RPOS Annual Report (PDF)
- Overview of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) structure (PPT). Physical copies are available for public review at each department facility.