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.
Recreation centers are closed until at least June 10, 2020, per the Governor’s executive order. This will continue to be reassessed and could be extended. All rec center programs are canceled through June 10.

Parks remain open, however, ALL playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts are closed. Per the Governor’s executive order, anyone using the parks must maintain 6-feet of social distancing, refrain from being in groups of more than 10, and adhere to all facility/amenity closures. 

*For the latest updates on Parks & Rec closures and cancellations due to the Coronavirus, visit our Facebook page or the City’s emergency information page​. Sign up for our email newsletter​ for messages pertaining to specific programs.​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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
  • 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 ​
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sunrise basketball every Monday from 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  
  • Sunrise soccer every Wednesday from 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.​
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 Hours of Operation


Recreation CenterFront Desk
 Monday - Thursday5:00 am - 9:30 pm*6:00 am - 9:00 pm
 Friday5:00 am - 9:00 pm*6:00 am - 8:30 pm
 Saturday9:00 am - 5:00 pm*9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Sunday11:00 am - 5:00 pm*11:00 am - 4:30 pm​

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

 Child Care

Drop-In Child Care is ​available! Enjoy your workout knowing your child is well-supervised and having fun.​


  • Open to children ages 2-8 years old 
  • Both parent and child will need a valid membership or day pass (two-year olds are exempt from membership​)
  • Parent must remain in the center


  • $5 per child per visit​; or​​
  • $20 per child for a monthly pass; requires a credit/debit card and written n​otice to cancel


  • M​onday - Thursday:​ 8:00 - 11:00 am & 4:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 - 11:00 am
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • ​Children can stay in Drop-In Child Care for up to 2 hours per day​​​

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