Kempsville Recreation Center

​Kempsville Recre​ation Center, located just off Princess Anne Road, originally opened in 1977 as Virginia Beach's first community recreation center. The new Kempsville Recreation Center opened in June 2017 and is an 87,116 square foot state-of-the-art facility.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Get all the great benefits of a gym, plus access to all our recreation center amenities and activities:

  • Cardio equipment, circuit training and free weights
  • Group fitness classes and personal training​
  • Indoor pool with zero-depth entry, six 25-meter lap lanes, two 1-meter diving boards, aqua track, leisure pool and water play components, ADA lift
  • Double gymnasium with two full-size basketball courts​ 
  • 1/8-​mile indoor walking/jogging track
  • Locker rooms (lockers are free)​ with family changing areas
  • Therapeutic Recreation program space
  • Early childhood classrooms and multipurpose rooms ​


*All schedules subject to change

 Hours of Operation

Day of the Week
Recreation Center

Monday - Thursday
5 a.m. - 9 p.m.

​5 a.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. *

Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. *

​*All program areas close 15 minutes prior to the building closing.

Please see our Facility Closures schedule for special hours including holidays and maintenance. 

 Virtual Tour