Rental Information

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​​​​​​​​​​​Virginia Beach Recreation Centers offer great spaces at amazing rates! There are plenty of options to choose from such as rooms, gymnasiums and pool rentals to meet a variety of needs. With seven​ convenient locations throughout the city, affordable rates and plenty of parking, a recreation center ​may be the ideal location for your next meeting, birthday party, team party, reception, shower, reunion, training, wedding, gym activity, religious service, or other events. Party packages​​ are also available.

*Birthday Party pricing may vary depending on party type, room selection, number of guests and additional amenities. For more information on Party Packages, please contact us at PRParty@vbgov.com, complete a party interest form or visit the Party Rentals page. To rent a room for a Birthday Party or event please contact your preferred recreation center. For more information, you can also view the room rental and party package comparison chart. 

 Rental Rates

Room Type 
Rental Fees
  • ​Room Rental 
​$41-$108 per hour and per room depending on location and space requested

  • ​Gym Rental 
​$90-$121 per hour depending on location
*Gym friendly activities only as determined by the department staff
  • ​Pool Rental
​$25-$39 Per Hour & Per Lane (3 lane maximum)
*All rental fees are per hour. Increments of less than 1 hour will not be prorated. Hourly rental fees are applied to set-up time, event time and clean-up time.

*The renter may request the following: 6’ tables, card tables, trash cans, chairs, coat racks, podiums. Subject to availability.

**Provision of facility space does not entitle participants to free use of other recreation center program areas. A membership card or a daily pass must be purchased for use of the other areas in the rec center. Group fun packs can also be purchased for groups, but are only valid for the same one-day visit by all individuals. Youth day passes are $5 each and adult day passes are $7 each. A minimum group of 10 is required.
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 Make a Reservation

​​​Call or visit the recreation center of your choice:

​Reservation Hours
​Reservation Timeframes
​Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.​January 1 – April 30 begin on November 1
​Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
​May 1 – August 31 begin on March 1
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
September 1 – December 31 begins on July 1
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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  • A rental contract, work order (if applicable) and full payment is required to complete a reservation. 
  • Facility usage and/or rental is only available during normal operating hours.
  • Facility use requires a minimum of 24-hour advance notice, more time may be required depending on needs.

 Refund/Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at the time of the reservation. Please make checks payable to Treasurer, City of Virginia Beach. *We do not accept American Express or Discover.

  • Refunds are given with (7) days of written notice of cancellation. 
  • Only dates are offered for cancellation requests made inside of (7) days, no refunds.
  • Fees are not refunded for any missed rental days for rentals consisting of multiple dates.
  • Fees will be issued for any time space is occupied past the agreed rental time, even if it's less than a one hour increment. Payment for late exit is due immediately prior to leaving the facility.


 Rules, Prohibited Items & Activites

​Rules

  • All participants shall comply with all laws, ordinances, or regulations adopted or established by Federal, State, or local governmental agencies or bodies, and all rules and regulations as provided by the Center.
  • Group representatives are responsible for the conduct of the group participants and the overall cleanliness of the room.
  • Approved facility/room capacity cannot be exceeded.
  • Groups composed of persons under the age of 21 without adult supervision are ineligible for facility rental. Renter must be 21 years of age and present for the duration of the rental period.
  • Storing of materials in advance of rental must have prior approval.
  • All property and materials pertaining to the rental will be removed at the conclusion of the assigned used period. 
  • The space will be free of trash and spillage - trash should be properly disposed of. City is not responsible for items left on the premises.
  • The facilities are under video surveillance for security purposes. Parks and Recreation reserve the right to inspect the premises during usage.
  • Restitution may be required as a result of damage to City property.
  • The Department reserves the right to require liability insurance or security personnel.
  • Corporate users must be in good standing with the State Corporation Commission (SCC).


Prohibited Items & Activities 

  • Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • All City buildings are smoke-free environments.
  • Soliciting funds and fundraising are not permitted on City property.
  • No decorations shall be placed in or on any areas of the facility without approval prior to the date of rental. 
  • Posters, fliers, photos and decorations may not be affixed to the walls, lights, ceilings, or doors. The Center reserves the right to remove all unauthorized materials.
  • No cooking, grilling or frying of any kind is allowed. Burning candles and open flames are not permitted. Only birthday candles and sterno cans for chafing dishes are allowed. 
  • Use of the kitchen is limited to the warming of foods that have been cooked and prepared elsewhere.
  • Entry to reserved space prior to the scheduled time of use is not permitted.
  • Removal of City property from the buildings or premises is prohibited.
  • Amplified sound and/or live music is not permitted unless approved in advance.

 Pool Rules & Rental Info

​Pool Rental Information

  • Liability insurance is required.
  • Exclusive use of the entire swimming facility is not permitted.
  • Lifeguard services appropriate to the number of participants shall be provided and is included in the rental fee.
  • Maximum of 12 swimmers for each 25 yard/meter lane.
  • Only participants are allowed in the pool area. Spectators are not permitted on deck.
  • If applicable, the renter shall certify in writing that instructors are qualified with appropriate water safety certification.
  • If applicable, equipment must be cleaned prior to being placed in the pool (1/4 cup bleach to 1-gallon water solution may be required). City staff may inspect all equipment prior to use.

Pool Rules

  • 1 parent in swim attire and in the water for every 3 children under the age of 9 is the required ratio.
  • Guests must be able to swim without assistance or use of flotation devices when in the deep end.
  • Appropriate swim attire required. Bathing suits and swim trunks. Athletic shorts and T-shirts not permitted. Guests should bring own towels.
  • Inflatables and water toys not permitted.
  • Coast Guard-approved life jackets for non-swimmers recommended. Limited supply on-site. Children wearing an approved flotation device must remain within arm’s reach of a parent/guardian in the shallow end.
  • Lockers are available free of charge. 
  • Bags and personal items not permitted on the pool deck.
  • The renter is responsible for damaged property.

 Room Rental & Party Package Compairsion Chart

​Amenity Type
               ​Room Rental 
​                  Party Package
​6' Tables,  Chairs & Trash Cans
                       ​X
                            ​X
Upon request, a ​podium and coat rack can be available 
                       ​X


​Set-up & break down of tables and chairs *does not include clean-up

                       ​X

                            ​X
​Party staff will help set-up, decorate, facilitate activities,  and clean-up
       
                            ​X
​Pizza or Cake & Ice Cream; selected beverages
​                            X
​Plates, Napkins and Tableware
                            ​X
​Balloons 
                            ​X

For more information on Party Packages, please contact us at PRParty@vbgov.com or complete the party interest form. To rent a room for a Birthday Party or event please contact your preferred recreation center.

Contact Information

 For More Information

​Please call the center of your choice to inquire about rentals: 

Bayside Recreation Center
(757) 385-5930​

Bow Creek Recreation Center
(757) 385-5960​

Great Neck Recreation Center
(757) 385-5940

Kempsville Recreation Center
(757) 385-5970​

Princess Anne Recreation Center
(757) 385-5950


Seatack Recreation Center
(757) 385-5920
 
Williams Farm Recreation Center
(757) 385-2950​