Recreation Center Events

​​​​​There’s more to explore at our recreation centers than just our gyms, pools and fitness rooms! We also offer a wide variety of exciting events and programs for all ages. Registration is required for some events, so sign up early to ensure you don’t miss out! Most events require a recreation center membership or day pass, unless otherwise noted.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 March

​​3 Point Contest

Wednesday, March 27 • 6 - 8 pm | Williams Farm Rec Center 
Ages 12 - 17 •  Come out and test your skills in our 3 pointer competition. Event is free. Contact rec center for details.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Friday, March 29 • 6 - 8 pm | Williams Farm Rec Center 
Ages 12 - 17 •  Event is free. Contact rec center for details.

Parent's Night Out 

Friday,  March 29  • 5:30 - 8:30  pm | Bayside Rec Centers
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders

Get Buckets!

Friday,  March 29 • 6 - 9  pm | Princess Anne Rec Center
Ages 12 - 17 • Basketball Tournament: Game played in a Round Robin or Double Elimination format. Event is free but registration is required by March 26. • Register online 

 April

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  April 5​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Kempsville Rec Centers​​​
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Date Night Paint Night

Friday,  April 5 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | ​Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Whether you're a couple looking to spend quality time together or just friends looking for something fun to do, Date Night, Paint Night is all about having a great time while getting creative and trying your hand at painting a piece of art.​​ Register ​online • $19​​​​​​​​​

Trip to Richmond Mural Art

Saturday,  April 6 • 8 am - 5​ pm | ​Williams Farm Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Join us for a downtown Richmond tour of 2 mural art locations, a movie viewing at the Byrd Theater, restaurant lunch in Carytown, and a walk at the Richmond flood wall to view the city skyline.​​ Register o​nline • $32

​Once Upon A Prom

Saturday,  April 6 • 9 am - 4​ pm | ​Bayside Rec Center
Ages 16 - 18 • Any person attending a high school prom is welcome to come try on beautiful dresses! Pick out a dress and take it home for your special event! Must show current high school ID to receive dress. One dress per person. If you are interested in donating a gently used, clean dress please contact (757) 385-5930 or drop off at Bayside Recreation Center by April 4. More info

April Pool's Day

Saturday,  April 6 • 11:30 am - 1​ pm | ​Williams Farm Rec Center
Ages 5 - 14 • Virgina Beach Parks & Recreation is raising community awareness about the prevention of drowning for children. Each child will participate in a swim lesson, learn pool and beach safety, and perform basic water rescues. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the Water Safety Council and USA Swimming. Swim suit is required for participation. Register by April 3.​ Register o​nline • No Membership or Day Pass required

April Pool's Day

Sunday,  April 7 • 11:30 am - 1​ pm | ​Bow Creek & Kempsville Rec Centers
Ages 5 - 14 • Virgina Beach Parks & Recreation is raising community awareness about the prevention of drowning for children. Each child will participate in a swim lesson, learn pool and beach safety, and perform basic water rescues. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the Water Safety Council and USA Swimming. Swim suit is required for participation. Register by April 3.​ Register o​nline • No Membership or Day Pass required​

Float-A-Rama

Sunday,  April 7 • 2 - 4​ pm | ​Princess Anne Rec Center
Ages 3 & up • It’s a day of huge, fun floats that are so big the pool is devoted just to them! Enjoy shallow and deep end floats like Submarine, Sky Totter or Space Mountain. No additional cost. Recreation Center Membership or day pass is required. ​​​

Nerf Turf Battle

Wednesday,  April 10 • 6 - 8​ pm | Kempsville Rec Center​​​
Ages 7 - 13 • Spend the evening defending your turf in this 2 hour Nerf battle.  Register online • $10

Learn Through Play - Preschool Egg Party

Saturday,  April 13 • 10 am - 12​ pm | ​Bayside Rec Center
Ages 2 - 5 • Join us for a story, craft, games, snacks and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Register online • $7​​

Princess Anne Spring Carnival

Saturday,  April 13 • 12 - 2​ pm | ​Princess Anne Rec Center
Ages 1 - 8 • An Eggcelent Lineup of Swimming Pool Egg Hunts, Earn Eggs with Activities in the Gymnasium, Inflatables, Face Painting, Crafts,Raffles & Great Prizes to Fill You with Eggcitment to Welcome Spring! Register online • $​5 - No Membership or Day Pass Required​

Therapeutic Recreation & Tidewater Autism Society present: SPLASH

Saturday,  April 13 • 2 - 3:30​ pm | ​Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 5 to 21, families with autism ​ Free water safety event for individuals ages 5 to 21 with autism. Parents/Care Provider are welcome to participate alongside their family member. Experience both in water and on land water safety scenarios while learning basic skills to stay safe around aquatic environments. Scenarios include pool rules, boating safety, and assisting others using basic techniques. Swim suits are required. Register today​

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  April 19​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Williams Farm Rec Centers​​​
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  April 26​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Bayside Rec Centers​​​
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 May

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  May 3​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Kempsville Rec Centers​​​
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Date Night Paint Night

Friday,  May 3 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | ​Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Whether you're a couple looking to spend quality time together or just friends looking for something fun to do, Date Night, Paint Night is all about having a great time while getting creative and trying your hand at painting a piece of art.​​ Register ​online • $19​​​​​​​​​

Learn Through Play - Preschool Egg Party

Saturday,  May 4 • 10 am - 12​ pm | ​Bayside Rec Center
Ages 2 - 5 • Join us for a story, games, snacks and a craft project for your mom. Register online • $7​​​

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  May 17​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Williams Farm Rec Centers​​​
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  May 24​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Bayside Rec Centers​​​
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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