Virginia Beach is home to 265 parks and park facilities, encompassing over 4,000 acres, including neighborhood and community parks, metro parks, signature parks, natural areas, waterway accesses, trail linkages, open space preservation areas and park athletic facilities. Each park is unique and offers something for everyone, from wide open spaces to playgrounds, picnic shelters, and ballfields.
Parks are open from 7:30 am until posted closing time. Parks with lighted amenities stay open until 11 pm* for most of the year.
*11 pm closing time does not apply to shelter reservations. Shelters are for day use only.
A natural area is a municipal preservation area whose primary purpose is to preserve the indigenous vegetation and wildlife in order to serve as green infrastructure and as a scenic environment for Virginia Beach residents to enjoy. Natural areas include areas for protection and management of the natural/cultural environment with recreation use as a secondary objective. Recreational use might include passive recreation activities such as hiking, birding, and environmental education, but may also include public waterway access improvements, public fishing opportunities, and trail connections.
Discover New Parks with the free VB ParkFinder Mobile App!
VB ParkFinder allows you to search for parks and facilities by name, proximity and specific features like playgrounds, ball fields, kayak launches and more. At home or on the go, you can find the nearest park, get driving directions, view hours and see available amenities. The app even allows you to share your park visit with family and friends on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to check out the built-in event calendar!