July is Parks & Rec Month - 2020

July is Parks & Rec Month and you’re invited to learn more about who we are. We've come up with several ways to help you celebrate.

​Each July since 1985, America has celebrated Parks and Recreation Month, a program of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks, recreation, and conservation have on communities across the U.S. ​​​ With more than 280 parks and 7 incredible community recreation centers; there is no shortage of ways to play in Virginia Beach!​ Below are a few special activities happening in July. ​  ​

300 logo.jpgTest your Parks & Rec IQ

Take our online trivia quiz and enter to win “A Night on the Town” which includes an overnight stay at the Hyatt Place at Town Center two vouchers for a 20/21 event from Zeiders American Theater, a cookbook and $50 gift card from Tupelo Honey restaurant. The second-place prize is a $100 Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation gift card.




Virtual Passport.jpgBarks & Rex Bingo

Check off some fun adventures by connecting with friends, family, and our local environment with "Barks & Rex Bingo." With outdoor and at-home options, get active with us and complete this Parks & Rec Month Bingo Challenge for a chance to win a FREE picnic shelter rental at one of our gorgeous parks! Second place will win a sweet swag bag! To enter for your chance to win the prizes, download your bingo card and then submit it when you’re done! Winners will be contacted by email. 


tshirt thumbnail.jpgWear Parks & Rec with pride

Support the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation by purchasing a commemorative t-shirt! These special custom-designed shirts are available only through July 20, choose from multiple styles and colors.

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300 logo.jpgOur community priorities 


To know us is to love us! Get to know Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and our community priorities that guide how we work for YOU each and every day. 






Protecting the Environment
See the Parks & Rec staff in action and learn about what we do to protect the environment.
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Learn about how we promote healthy
lifestyles for all ages and abilities. 
Ensure the Stewardship of Funds, Facilities & Public Lands
Watch how improving and maintaining existing parks, playgrounds, and rec centers positively impact lives and our community.
 Check out how we make our community inclusive by providing access to parks and recreation for all residents - physically, economically and socially.