Planning, Design & Development

​​​​​​​Planning, Design & Development exists to create quality and safe recreational development and a sustainable City-wide environment through:

  • Efficient management of the Parks & Recreation Capital Improvement Program;
  • Responsive professional planning, design, and project management resources;
  • Asset man​agement of Parks & Recreation real estate and improvements;
  • Updating and implementation of the Virginia Beach Outdoors Plan and the Bikeways and Trails Plan;
  • Stewardship of Parks & Recreation natural resources.​

Current Projects

​Master Plans​

Design Standards

The Design Standards Manual ensures the consistent planning and implementation of amenities and features in the City’s parklands. The standards are meant to be consistent, safe, cost-effective, and sustainable elements that are easily maintained and managed system-wide.

Design standard drawing (.dwg) files are available upon request by emailing​.  ​​

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