Virtual Rec Center

Stay active and engaged with interactive activities and resources for all ages to do at home, online, outdoors.
COVID-19 Response:  For the latest information on operational and safety standards, see Parks & Rec FAQ and visit VBgov.com/reopen for rec center reopening guidelines.

​Featured Activities & Events

Hidden Treasures Video Series

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Virginia Beach is full of natural hidden treasures. Our team of outdoor experts share the unique wildlife, flora and fauna tucked within our city parks and natural areas that might surprise you. Learn more 





​Activities For Everyone

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 Fitness & Wellness

Fitness at Home

From Zumba and Barre, to HIIT and yoga, work out in real-time with your favorite Parks & Rec or Silver Sneakers instructors via Facebook Live or previously recorded classes. Or tune in to free Les Mills On Demand classes including kid-friendly workouts to keep the kiddos moving. Join our Facebook Fitness Group to connect with a community who shares your fitness and wellness goals.  
 

Parks & Rec Group Fitness

Fitness for Kids

Les Mills On Demand

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Silver Sneakers

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Water Safety Tips & Instruction

 Teen Lounge

Teen Lounge

​SYEP 10 Minute Tips

syep-10-minute-tips.jpgSYEP Ten Minute Tips Watch these quick tips regarding financial empowerment and workplace readiness skills from area professionals and leaders. 

Beginning Nov. 19 through Jan. 18, we'll showcase a new video and topic each week. Following each video, take the quiz for a chance to win prizes including Amazon gift cards and more! Learn more


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MYLA Challenge & Quarantine Survival Guide

The Mayor's Youth Leaders in Action (MYLA) challenge you to TRY SOMETHING NEW. To participate, add a picture of you trying something new to Instagram and use the hashtag #MYLAQuarantineChallenge or tag @myla_vb. Check out the MYLA Quarantine Survival Guide for inspiration. 

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Kellam High Senior/MYLA Member Uses Prom Money to Help Elderly

Emma Boone is a member of our Mayor's Youth Leaders in Action (MYLA) pro-gram and recently became a shining example on how to promote the values of service and volunteerism. Boone and other volunteers have found ways to spread kindness amidst the health crisis by using their prom and spring break money to shop for elderly neighbors. Read More

Connectedness and How-To Videos















 Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation

Virginia Beach Parks & Rec Inclusion & Therapeutic Recreation programs connect individuals with specials needs and their families. We also promote awareness of disabilities, diversity, and acceptance. We strive to continue being a resource for our community through virtual programming and other ways to support individuals and families. Stay connected and join our Facebook group.


Virtual Programs

Explore our virtual Therapeutic Rec programs and free resources designed for participants of all skill levels and abilities to keep them engaged, active, and connected with friends. Classes are offered for all ages and run 6-8 weeks including free programs and special events like Lunch Bunch, Social Hour, Lip Sync Battle, Bingo Bonanza, and Book Buddies! All activities are conducted via Zoom video conferencing and facilitated by program supervisors.

Social Stories 

Designed exclusively by our very own Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Specialist, Social Stories help to explain concepts like the Coronavirus to individuals with autism and early childhood age children and have garnered local and national attention from school systems and other organizations.



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Understanding what is happening in the world is difficult for anyone, but for kids and people with disabilities, it can be especially tough. .Jordan Vaughan, Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation employee, works with people who have disabilities and developed Social Stories as resources to help them comprehend the COVID-19 pandemic better. Read the WVEC article and download the social stories








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 Free Games 

 Community Priorities

Parks & Rec Community Priorities 

Get to know Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and our community priorities that guide how we work for our residents each and every day. Check out the videos below to learn more.