Woodstock Park Improvement Project

Woodstock Park is getting a makeover! Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) has entered into a strategic partnership with HRSD. This $32 million groundbreaking project will deliver a multi-use facility that serves both Virginia Beach's community needs and the region's infrastructure demands. The partnership allows VBPR to carryout significant park renovations and share the costs with HRSD, ultimately saving taxpayer dollars.

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 About the Project

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) is part of a strategic, mutually beneficial partnership with HRSD that is bringing exciting changes to Woodstock Park! This $32 million groundbreaking program will deliver a multi-use facility that serves both Virginia Beach's community needs and the region's infrastructure demands. By combining these facilities, HRSD can fulfill its regulatory commitments and VBPR is improving a popular recreational facility sooner for residents and community members.

During this two-year project, HRSD and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation will renovate Woodstock Park, including the pavilions, parking, park restroom, and playground as well as building a cutting-edge skate facility for all skill levels on top of a 5.2 million gallon offline wet weather storage tank. Building an underground tank in this area of Virginia Beach allows HRSD to safely hold excess wastewater and rain/groundwater in the system until elevated conditions in the sewer system subside. The partnership also allows VBPR to carry out significant park renovations simultaneously and share the costs with HRSD, ultimately saving taxpayer dollars.

 Construction Timeline

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 Skate Park Info

Woodstock Skate Park Design Plans

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Virginia Beach is home to beginner, intermediate, and professional level skateboarders and bike riders who are passionate about their sport.  The community's input was crucial in the development of this skate park. Construction of the skate park is set to begin mid-September 2020.

As you enter from the parking lot into the main entrance, the skate park experience begins in the lower level of this 30,000-square foot skate park.  This level features a well-rounded mix of transitional and street elements. The street course area contains features like custom ledges, rails, hips, wall rides, an A-frame ledge,  and a long-curved transition wall catering to all skill levels and disciplines of riders. This area is highly visible and includes shade structures for viewing and resting, as well as native plantings.  You can also access the back area of this level and the upper-level street course using the connector sidewalk, without crossing the rideable area and interrupting the users.  This area includes shaded viewing spots and features an intermediate to high-level rail, stair sets, a quarter pipe with extension, banks, and ledge runs from the top level down to the second level.  ADA compliant access and stairs provide accessibility to the upper level of the park. The upper level is wide open for warming up, flat skating, and performing technical tricks. This level features unique skateable art pieces, a bank to ledge, a china bank with hip, and varying flat ledge and flat rail setups. There is an additional entrance to this level and the snake run and bowl areas as you enter from the north side of the parking lot via sidewalk and stairs.

Combining public input and survey data, Team Pain designed a two-level bowl with a waterfall, five corners, and two hips. It is 5 1/2 to 6-feet tall in the shallow end and 9-feet tall in the deep end featuring tile and pool coping all the way around.  The snake run starts at the upper level and winds down the side of the park through a 4 to 5-foot elevation change featuring five different hips to hit, ending in a 6-foot deep bowl with extensions on both sides. Public input helped shape the snake run based on the flow and speed desires of local park users.

PUBLIC INPUT AND THE DESIGN PROCESS

From the information gathered during the skatepark design input meeting in November 2019, Team Pain developed four concept designs for the skatepark and a variety of bowl configurations. After a short presentation of these concepts by Tim Payne, attendees at the design review meeting held on February 18, 2020, were given plans of each concept and broken up into small groups to discuss and make suggestions. This allowed Tim and James Covington (another member of Team Pain) the opportunity to interact with each group and hear their feedback. After the breakout sessions, the group came back together, and Tim presented the insights that he and James had gathered from the group discussions. This feedback, along with what was gathered online, was used by Team Pain to create the final skate park design.

Woodstock Skate Park Final Design Renderings (click on images to view larger)

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Woodstock Skate Park Design Concepts (click images to view larger)
*Preliminary Design Concepts Presented at Workshops
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 Contact Info

  • ​Ema​il: fun@vbgov.com 
  • Phone Number: 757-385-1100
  • Media Inquiries: Julie Braley | JBraley@vbgov.com​
  • Engineering Consultant: Hazen and Sawyer, PC
  • Contractor: Crowder Construction Company​
  • Skate Park Design: Team Pain

 Alternative Park Sites & Amenities

During the park closure, a temporary dog park will be located at Providence Park, 952 Reon Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464. Other nearby amenity alternatives include:

  • Tennis courts – Lark Downs Park (800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23464​)
  • Playgrounds – Woodstock Cove Park (5913 Woodhaven Court., Virginia Beach) and Providence Park (952 Reon Drive., Virginia Beach)
  • Skate Parks – Williams Farm and Mount Trashmore, visit VBgov.com/skatepark​ for locations. Access to skate parks are FREE. ​ ​
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