Virginia Beach announces park and facility reopenings, event cancellations

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — On Friday, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation announced the continued reopening of certain facilities and programs as well as cancellations of a few summer and fall events.

Park Facilities

The following are now open for public use:

  • Basketball and volleyball courts at City parks
  • All playgrounds including those large destination sites at Mount Trashmore Kid’s Cove, Bayville Farms Park, and Grommet Island
  • The Fishing Pier at Little Island Park has been open for use
    • Fees resumed July 9

Athletic Play and Field Use

The Sports Management Unit has the following updates on athletic play and field use:

  • Athletic fields at Red Mill Farms, Lynnhaven Park, Bayville Farms Park, and Oceana Park have been approved to increase from 50% capacity to full capacity for local practices and play starting July 22.
  • The department has been approved to offer youth flag football, youth fastpitch softball, and adult slow-pitch softball for the fall and is awaiting approval to offer adult coed sand football at the oceanfront.
  • Youth volleyball and youth tackle football will not be offered this fall.

Special Events Cancellations

  • The Party at the Pier event originally scheduled for August 28 at Little Island Park
  • The Water Lantern Festival originally scheduled for October 10 at Mount Trashmore Park

Programs and Pools

Beginning as early as July 20:

  • Increased reservations for lap swim will be available
  • Aquatracks, family swim, water exercise classes, and diving boards will be in use
  • Some senior-focused fitness programs
  • Personal training
  • Walking tracks at Kempsville and Williams Farm will be open

Reservations for most of these activities will begin on Friday, July 17 to start the following week.

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