Give to a Project

Community projects throughout Virginia Beach need your support! With your help, we can protect our coastal environment and encourage healthy lifestyles. When you donate to support a Parks & Recreation project, your contribution goes directly toward making that project a reality.

 Capital Improvement Projects

​​​​​Capital Improvement Projects Funded by the Foundation:

  • ​ADA-Approved Wheelchair Ramp at the Princess Anne Recreation Center pool valued at $10,000

  • Kempsville Preschool Playground at Kempsville Recreation Center to support the preschool program valued at $20,000

  • Bench and Tree​ Buddies Program: ​77 benches values at $46,123 have been installed and 72 trees valued at $21,528 have been planted throughout the park system

 Funded Programs

Programs Funded by the Foundation:​

  • Scholarships for low-income youth to take swim lessons, attend summer camp, participate in after-school programs, and obtain recreation center memberships
  • Specialized beach wheelchairs for Therapeutic Recreation Programs
  • Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) placed at Great Neck Park, the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility, and Woodstock Park
  • Portable sound system and rolling scoreboards for the Red Wing Lake Golf Course​
  • Computers for Early Childhood Development
  • Waterway access environmental and water safety signage
  • Transportation for the Seatack Youth Empowerment Program 

 Fundraising Activities

Fundraising Activities:

  • Golf Tournament – Each Spring and Fall, the Foundation hosts a golf tournament. To date, over $65,000 has been raised and used to fund ongoing programs. ​

Community Initiated Fundraisers

Some of our most successful projects have been initiated by members of the community. If you have an idea, let us know by contacting the Foundation at​

  • ​Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser – To celebrate the opening of their new location at Lynnhaven Mall, Chipotle Restaurant sponsored a fundraising night for the Foundation. 100% of the evening's proceeds went to the Foundation. $1,750 was raised in just a three hour period and everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner.
  • Pleasure House Point – A partnership between the Trust for Public Land, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the City of Virginia Beach, and the local community was developed to protect the largest undeveloped parcel of land on the Lynnhaven River from being converted to high-density development.
  • Waterway Signage – Signage was funded in partnership with Patagonia, Lynnhaven River NOW, Wild River Outfitters, and Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. These signs are posted at waterway access points to orient paddlers to the surroundings and to stress environmental stewardship and the use of proper safety gear and practices.
  • Park Improvements - The Cape Henry Rotary Club recently donated $5,000 to update Lynnhaven Colony Park. The picnic tables will be replaced with new tables, including one that is ADA accessible. In addition, a live oak tree will be planted and a new bench will be placed next to the Cape Henry Trail. The projects are part of the Foundation’s Parks Plus and Bench & Tree Buddies programs.​