Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park is a renovation of the former Princess Anne Park site located at the corner of Princess Anne and Dam Neck.
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​​This park serves as a gateway to the Princess Anne Commons corridor. The park is home to the Light Garden sculpture by internationally-known artist Dale Eldred, which was originally located at the former Virginia Beach Pavilion. The sculpture consists of sun-refraction glass panels arranged in a clustered fashion to resemble a grove of trees. Blue lighting elements produce a cloud-like feel for night illumination. The work was acquired in 1983 and was one of the first pieces of art funded by the Percent for Art program.
 
Meadow management practices have been implemented at this park, which appears as grassy, native vegetation instead of meticulously manicured lawns. By employing these natural buffers in the park setting, the park fosters important environmental and cost-saving benefits.

 Amenities

  • ​Playground
  • Shared-Use Path - .63 mile
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Public Art
  • Public Restrooms (Open Daily May 1 - October 31)

 Hours of Operation

2020 Park Operating Hours

​Dates ​Hours
​January 1 - February 5 ​7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
​February 6 - March 7 ​7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
​March 8 - April 5 (Daylight Savings Time) ​7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
​April 6 - May 6 ​7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
​May 7 - August 5 ​7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
​August 6 - September 2 ​7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
​September 3 - September 16 ​7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
​September 17 - October 7 ​7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
​October 8 - October 30 ​7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
​November 1 - November 30 (Daylight Savings Time begins November 1)  ​7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
​December 1 - December 31  ​7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • Park operating hours indicate the times when facility parking lot gates, restrooms, offices, and other park amenities are opened and closed daily. All times are subject to change without notice or as posted and are dependent on scheduled special events and rentals at the facility.
  • All unstaffed community and neighborhood parks are available for use from sunrise to sunset daily. All day-use parks are posted as no trespassing after dark.
  • Parks and park facilities with lighted amenities will stay open until 11:00 p.m. between April 1 and November 30 to support city-sponsored leagues and programs as well as scheduled events and rentals.​​​