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Recreation, Parks & Open Space

Special Announcements:

The Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center Indoor Pool is closed due to extreme temperatures. The outdoor pool will remain open until 8pm.

The Norview Community Center splash pad is currently closed due to mechanical issues. Stay tuned for more updates.

Check out our Gold Medal Award Finalist Video!

#GetOutandPlay - New RPOS Newsletter

We have a NEW bi-monthly newsletter to keep you informed with all things RPOS! Check out our most recent addition!

Parks & Recreation Month - July 2019

July is Parks and Recreation month. Come #getouandplay and get fit through one of these FREE classes sponsored by the Blocker Norfolk YMCA. Each class is at the Ocean View Beach Park Pavilion. No registration required

Parks & Recreation Month - Free Classes

Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball Tournament - July 26

Come get your dodgeball on at this adult co-ed dodgeball tournament. Participants must be 18+. Register your team by July 22nd. You must wear your best glow attire!

Event Flyer

Registration Form - Due 7/22


Waiver Form

Fly Norfolk Aerospace Camps Offered Free to 1,400 Norfolk Children

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) and the City of Norfolk, VA have teamed to offer a robust STEM education program throughout Norfolk’s nine-week Parks and Recreation summer camp.  The program’s mission is to reach the 1,400 students who will be participating in summer youth programs, and to provide them with age-appropriate education and career exploration in aerospace. 

Fly Norfolk Release and Program Details

Norfolk's Dept. of Recreation, Parks and Open Space is proud to announce it has been awarded 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.

An overview of the Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) structure can be found here. Physical copies are available for public review at each department facility.

RPOS Assessment of Management Organization Presentation and Report by Heller & Heller (April 9, 2019).

Click here for the FY 2018 RPOS Annual Report.

Check here for a listing of holiday closures of RPOS facilities. 

Contact Us
Darrell Crittendon
Darrell Crittendon, CPRP

401 Monticello Ave.
Suite 420
Norfolk, VA 23510
Ph: 757-823-4291

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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