Kempsville Recreation Center

​Kempsville Recre​ation Center opened in 1977 as Virginia Beach's first community recreation center. After more than 37 years of serving the community, Kempsville closed its doors to make way for a newer, more modern center.​ ​The new Kempsville Recreation Center is a 87,116 square foot state-of-the-art facility that will open on Thursday, June 29 at 11 am.​

Grand Opening Weekend | June 29 - July 2

Opening Ceremony | Thursday, June 29 at 11 am

Following the ceremony, the new Kempsville Recreation Center will be free and open to the public for tours and use through Sunday, July 2.

  • Thursday, June 29 | 11 am (Opening Ceremony) - 9:00 pm
  • Friday, June 30 | 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 1 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 2 11:00 am - 5:00 pm​​

Saturday, July 1​ Activities Include: 

  • Tours
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Face Painting and Kids Activities Corner
  • Food Trucks​
  • Group Fitness Demonstrations and Open Swimming​
  • Basketball Shootout, Inflatable Foosball and Sports Demonstrations
  • Senior health screenings by Healthways​
  • Free ​children's vision testing by​ Lions Club​
  • Other vendors include:​ Ident-A-Kid, ​Parks & Recreation Foundation and Kemps​​ville Recreation Association

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Membership Information

Skip the lines and join now! Membership provides access to all Virginia Beach Recreation Centers. You can purchase your membership online at the link below or in person at any center. 

Kempsville Recreation Center Amenities

  • 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
  • 1/8-​mile indoor walking/jogging track
  • Locker rooms with family changing areas
  • Therapeutic Recreation program space
  • Early childhood classrooms and multipurpose rooms ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Schedules

 Hours of Operation

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Recreation CenterFront Desk
 Monday - Thursday  6:00 am - 9:30 pm*  6:00 am - 9:00 pm
 Friday  6:00 am - 9:00 pm*  6:00 am - 8:30 pm
 Saturday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm*  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Sunday11:00 am - 5:00 pm*11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Prior to 8:30 am, the gym, pool and weight room are adult only unless specified by the program unit. 

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

 Child Care

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

Eligibility

  • 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

Rates

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

Hours 

  • Monday - Thursday:​ 7:45 - 10:30 am & 4:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Friday: 7:45 - 10:30 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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 Rules

Contact Information
​​​Join the Rec Centers!

​Rates as low as $98/year for adults and $37/year for kids.​ Monthly memberships available.​

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