July is Parks & Recreation Month!

This July, discover the power of play and adventure. For children and adults, play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions. Join us in one of our parks, recreation centers, athletic facilities, trails or waterways and celebrate Parks & Recreation Month.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. 

July 4th Celebration

Wednesday, July 4 | 4 - 10 pm​ | Mount Trashmore Park
Celebrate America’s independence with live music by Free For All​, delicious foods, and of course, booming fireworks! | Limited on-site parking available for $10​



Family Fun Nights

Mondays & Fridays | 6:30 - 8:30 pm​ | Recreation Centers
Join us for a free night of activities at Family Fun Night as we celebrate Parks and Rec Month! Activity highlights include swimming in our indoor pool, game rooms, arts & crafts, fitness classes, games, giveaways and more.​ These events are free and open to the public - no membership is required, registration is required to participate. Register online or at a rec center.

The first 150 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag filled with cool Parks & Rec goodies.

Those who attend three or more of the Family Fun Nights will be automatically entered to win either a FREE annual membership or TWO FREE Personal Training Sessions...so be sure to check out all we have going on for Parks & Rec Month!​​

View Family Fun Night event schedules below.

 Williams Farm

Monday, July 9 - Family Fun Night Schedule

​​​6:30 - 7:15 pm
6:30 - 7:15 pm
6:30 - 7:30​ pm
6:30 - 7:30​ pm
6:30 - 8:00 pm
6:30 - 8:00 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:45 - 7:45 pm
7:00 - 8:30 pm
7:15 - 7:45 pm
7:15 - 8:30 pm
7:15 - 8:30 pm
7:45 - 8:30 pm
Hot Shot Contest​
Family Pickle Ball
Snow Cones *while supplies last
Family Track Time (ages 9 - 13 with parent only)
Family Fun Activity Room (Board Games, Jumbo connect four, Giant Checkers and Jumbo Jenga)
Family Media Room: Sample Studio Recordings
Free Drop In Child Care (ages 2 - 8) and Arts & Crafts 
Family Ping Pong Challenge
Family Fun Pool Night (Rock wall , Slide and music on Spray Ground *weather permitted)
Free HIIT Class​
Family Fun Green Screen Photo Booth
2 Ball, Round the World
Family Badminton
Family Movie Theatre​ with Popcorn *while supplies last
Family Horse

 Bow Creek

Friday, July 13 - Family Fun Night Schedule

6:30 - 7:30 pm
6:30 - 8:00 pm
6:30 - 8:30​ pm
6:30 - 8:30​ pm
6:30 - 8:30​ pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
7:30 - 8:30 pm​
Basketball
Nerf Battle​
Open Gym
Inflatable, Craft tables and Face painting
Aikido
Board games, Video games, Table games and Legos
Personal trainers, BMI testing, Exercise demos
Free Drop In Child Care and Arts & Crafts
Open Swim, Slide, Shore Line
Pool Sports

 Bayside

Monday, July 16 - Family Fun Night Schedule

​​​6:30 - 7:15 pm
6:30 - 7:20 pm
6:30 - 7:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
7:15 - 8:00 pm
7:30 - 8:30 pm
7:30 - 8:30 pm
8:00 - 8:30 pm
#PowerKids (ages 8-11)
Swim Lesson
Free Body Pump Class
Human Foosball
Personal trainers, BMI testing
Snow Cones *while supplies last
Table Tennis Demos
Free Drop In Child Care and Arts & Crafts
Basketball Clinic (ages 6 & up)
Free HITT Class
Open Swim with Pool Toys
Open Gym

 Princess Anne

Friday, July 20 - Family Fun Night Schedule

6:30 - 7:30 pm
​​​6:30 - 8:00 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Popcorn *while supplies last
Sports Inflatable
Gym Games
Open Gym
Free Drop In Child Care and Arts & Crafts *first come, first serve (max 19 children)
Movie in the Pool
Snow Cones *while supplies last

 Seatack

Monday, July 23 - Family Fun Night Schedule

6:30 - 7:00 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
7:00 - 7:30 pm 
7:30 - 8:30 pm
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Pickle Ball
Open Rock Climbing & Rock Wall Games
Gaming (PS4, Wii, Foosball, Air Hockey and Ping Pong)
Dodgeball
Pool Games
Basketball

 Great Neck

Friday, July 27 - Family Fun Night Schedule

6:30 - 7:15 pm
6:30 - 7:30 pm
6:30 - 7:45 pm
6:30 - 8:30​ pm
6:30 - 8:30​ pm
6:30 - 8:30​ pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm
7:15 - 8:30 pm
7:30 - 8:30 pm
7:45 - 8:30 pm
Movie in the Pool, Float-A-Rama
Family Boot Camp
Badminton
LUDO Sport Demo Class
Craft tables and Face painting
Personal trainers, BMI testing, Exercise demos
Board games, Video games, Table games and Legos
Open Swim
Family Nerf Battle
Open Gym

Free Fitness Classes & Les Mills Launch Weeks

Join us for select FREE drop-in group fitness classes as well as the launch of new choreography for many of our hugely popular Les Mills classes throughout the month of July. Membership is not required for these free classes. View schedule



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 has on communities across the U.S. ​​