Parks & Outdoors

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Youth kayaking​​​​​Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation offers an abundance of parks and trails that allow for a variety of activities. If you want to have a nice, relaxing day at the park, whether it is to fish​, play sports, or have a barbeque, we have 265 parks to choose from, totaling over 4,000 acres of land!

Virginia Beach consistently ranks among the most “physically fit” cities in the nation within various publications. Much of this has to do with our devotion to providing as many fitness opportunities as possible. We have over 100 miles of city bikeways and trails, each trail different from the next.

For all of the dog lovers out there, we operate three dog parks, with plenty of open space, and comfortable amenities.

Virginia Beach is home to plenty of skaters, and we have three exceptional skate parks for skateboarding, BMX, and inline skating.

Need a location to hold a special event such as a family reunion, birthday party or wedding? Let us know! We offer a variety of rental opportunities within our parks to make your day as special as possible.​

We take special pride in our beautiful parks and facilities that provide enjoyment for residents and visitors alike. They are something we all come together to share, so we respectfully ask that you take as much pride in these parks as we do. Learn more about caring for our parks.

Discover New Parks with the free VB ParkFinder Mobile App!

ParkFinder screen shotVB 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!​​​

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