Rental Information

​​​​​​​​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.

 Birthdays & Special Occasions

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Party Packages Information 

We'd love to host your next party! Parties can be held on Friday evenings or weekends. You can enjoy the party while we handle all the details. 


Reservations need to be made two or more weeks in advance. No deposit is required. Full payment is due at the time of booking.  Rooms are not held until registration and payment have been completed.  A Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership is not needed, but recreation center rules apply. Please also note our facility closures when planning your party.  ​

Birthday party pricing may vary depending on party type, room selection, number of guests, and additional amenities. For more information,  contact us at or your preferred recreation center

​Themed Party Packages​

All birthday parties include pizza (or cupcakes & ice cream cups), beverages, plates & napkins, tableware, balloons, and party staff.  Party staff will help set up, and clean up. You select the food/drink options and the colors for the party supplies and balloons.​​ All party packages are scheduled for two-hour time blocks that will start off with one hour of the main center activity (swimming pool, game room, climbing, etc.) followed by the remaining time in the party room for games, activities, and food/refreshments.

Birthday Party
All Ages | Available at all centers
Your child and party guests will spend two hours in the party room where we'll provide age-appropriate activities and games along with refreshments. 
Cost: 5-10 kids: $215, each additional 5 kids add $25

Rockwall Climbing Party

Ages 6 & older | Available at Seatack
Hold on tight for this party because it's going to rock! All climbing gear and equipment will be provided. Athletic clothing and closed-toe athletic shoes are required. Staff will set up and coordinate all activities.
Cost: 5-10 kids: $325, each additional 5 kids add $25

Game Room Party

Ages 3 & older | Available at Bayside, Bow Creek, Great Neck & Princess Anne
With an interactive game zone, pool tables, air hockey tables, table tennis & video games, & more! Our game rooms will offer up a challenge for everyone! Game room amenities vary by site. 
Cost: 5-10 kids: $325, each additional 5 kids add $25

Nerf® Battle Party

Ages 8 & older | Available at Bayside & Kempsville
Get your adrenaline pumping! Like paintball, but without the mess, Nerf® blast games include capture the flag and team elimination where participants take cover using inflatable barricades and compete for the win. After an hour of Nerf® blast games in the gym, you'll spend an hour in the party room for games, activities and refreshments. Staff will set up and coordinate all activities. 
Cost: 5-10 kids: $375, each additional 5 kids add $25

Pool Blast Party

All Ages | Available at all centers
You and your guests will enjoy their time splashing in the pool in both the shallow and deep-end swim areas. Some sites offer amenities like an aquatic climbing wall, splash pad, diving board, or pool slide. Pool amenities vary by site. There is a required pool ratio of 1 adult to every 3 children under the age of 9 years old swimming.  
Cost for Bow Creek, Kempsville​ & Williams Farm Recreation Centers: 5-10 kids: $275, each additional 5 kids add $25
Cost for all other centers: 5-10 kids: $235, each additional 5 kids add $25

Special Occasion Party Packages

Available at Great Neck and Bayside Recreation Centers

Leave the headache of planning your next party to us! We provide the space, balloons, tables, drinks and tableware. Setup and cleanup will be done by a staff member. Parties are 2 hours long and can be held on Friday evenings until 8 pm, Saturdays or Sundays until 4 pm. The price is determined by the number of guests who attend. Two-week advance registration is required, please contact​ for more information.​

Special Occasion Party packages include:

  • Balloons
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Coat Rack
  • Ice
  • Disposable Table Covers
  • Utensils, Plates & Cups
  • Announcement Board
  • Water Pitchers
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Lemonade/Tea Decanter​

To enhance the party more, customers can add (for an additional fee):

  • ​White Table Covers
  • White Chair Covers
  • One two-piece sterno set
  • Coffee with Service​

Feel free to bring your own themed or prepared decorations ahead of time for staff to add to the room! A staff member will be available to assist throughout the party as a runner to assist with refilling decanter, keeping the food table clean, and assisting whatever additional assistance you may need.​

Small Room Special Occasion Party Package

​20 ≥ Guests ​$250
​21 - 30 Guests ​$275
​31 - 48 Guests ​$300

Large Room Special Occasion Party Package

​20 ≥ Guests ​$325
​​21 - 30 Guests ​$350
​31 - 48 Guests ​$375​

 Room Rentals

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, and 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. Youth day passes are $8 each and adult day passes are $10 each. ​​

 Make a Reservation

​​​Call or visit the recreation center of your choice or complete the online rental interest form.

​Reservation Hours
​Reservation Timeframes
​Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
​January 1 – April 30 begin on November 1
​Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
​May 1 – August 31 begin on March 1
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
September 1 – December 31 begins on July 1
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • 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.

 Rules, Refunds & Cancellations


  • 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.

Refunds & Cancellations

Payment is due in full at the time of the reservation. Please make checks payable to the 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.

 Pool Rentals

​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.

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