Athletics & Recreation Sports

The Division of Athletics and Recreational Sports has moved to the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center. Hours of operations are Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm. Call 757-823-4304 for more information.

Athletic Leagues & Sports Instruction for All Ages

The Parks & Recreation Division of Athletics and Recreational Sports is currently operating inside the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Avenue. Athletic leagues and sports instruction for youth and adults are offered in partnership with private athletic associations. Offerings vary by season, so check this website regularly or view the latest edition of Good Times, the quarterly magazine of Parks & Recreation.

Weather Hotline

Call 757-664-6814 or text to 84483 for weather updates for the below sports:

  • Adult Softball "ADUSOFTBALL"
  • RBI Baseball and Softball "RBIBALL"
  • Youth Basketball "YTHBBALL"
  • Youth Football "YTHFOOTBALL"
  • Youth Soccer "YTHSOC"

Youth Sports

The Lakewood Athletic Office does not have teams but only assists individuals with finding athletic associations looking for players. You must be registered with a Parks & Recreation Athletic Association to play in any city youth recreation league.


  • Child can play on only one team, per sport, per season.
  • Must be a Norfolk resident.
  • Must meet all age and weight requirements (if applicable) as specified for the sport.
  • Must possess a current Athletic and Recreation I.D.Card issued by the City of Norfolk.
    • Beginning July 1, 2018, Athletic and Recreation I.D. Cards cost $20 each and are valid for one year from the date issued. Information will be made available at time of registration. Forms of payment included are check, money order, and VISA/MC credit/debit card. Cash is not accepted.

Additional registration fees as well as equipment and supply costs may apply and are determined by team's affiliate athletic association. For contact information for individual athletic associations or additional information about youth sports leagues, call 757-823-4304.

Basketball5 to 17January through March
Football5 to 14August through November
Indoor Soccer5 to 17November through December
Outdoor Soccer5 to 17March through May
RBI Baseball (PDF)5 to 15May through July
RBI Softball (PDF)8 to 12May through July

Adult Sports

Enjoy fun, yet competitive sports play designed for the athlete, former athlete, aspiring athlete or the not-so-athletic. Different leagues offer varying levels of competition. All leagues are open to ages 18 and older.

Spring 2022 Adult Softball Flyer Looking for some outdoor fun this spring? Come play some of America's greatest pastime on the diamond! Registration for our 2022 Spring Adult Softball Program for ages 18 and up is coming soon! 
The program consists of various skills and competition level leagues. 
Registration dates: February 7 - March 23 (or until all slots fill)
Game dates: April 23 - June 30 
For more information, contact the Norfolk Athletics Office 823-4304 or email