Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS)

COVID-19 Important Updates

Effective immediately, visitors to city buildings are required to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Indoor group sports are prohibited at this time in RPOS facilities.

Patrons must wear a face covering while exercising and pool use will be limited to one swimmer in each lane. City staff will continue to provide enhanced cleaning for high-touch areas. Read more...


After School Program

The S.O.A.R. After School Program is available for Norfolk Public Schools students in grades K - 8. Registration opens on Monday, August 30 at 10 a.m. Register here.

We need lifeguards!

Apply for a lifeguard position at one of our #NorfolkVA beaches and indoor pools. Interviews are held weekly. Visit to apply.

Effective September 20, the following centers* have NEW hours:

Hours of Operations: Mon. - Fri. 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Max capacity is 40 people within a 3-hour time period.

The following facilities are open Monday – Saturday:

Berkley Community Center

Huntersville Community Center

East Ocean View Community Center

Norview Community Center

Lamberts Point Community Center

Titustown Community Center (M-F only)

The remaining centers are open during the days noted*:

Bayview Community Center: Mondays

Crossroads Community Center: Tuesdays

Fairlawn Recreation Center: Wednesdays

Sherwood Forest Recreation Center: Thursdays

Tarrallton Recreation Center: Fridays

*These facilities are also open M-F 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

  • All visitors who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask. Visitors who have not been fully vaccinated are asked to wear a face covering.
  • Playgrounds, basketball courts and picnic shelters are open but they are not sanitized or disinfected. Stay Healthy! Practice good hygiene & hand washing after use.
  • 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

Kayak Launch Update

  • The Lavalette Kayak Launch has been removed due to water damage.

Splash Pad Update

  • The Shoop Park splash pad is currently open.

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.

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