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

Pix in the Parks Photo Contest

Enter our Pix in the Parks (with Barks!) photo contest for a chance to win a $500 Lidl Gift Card (two runners-ups will win a 4-pack to the Virginia Aquarium). ENTER HERE. ​


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 featured classes at each Rec Center's Family Fun Event below. View Schedule​



Family Fun Night Connect 4Family Fun Events

Various Dates in July | Recreation Centers & Princess Anne Athletic Complex
Join us for free activities at our Family Fun Events as we celebrate July is Parks & 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 100 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag filled with cool Parks & Rec goodies.

Those who attend FOUR of the Family Fun Events 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 Event schedule of activities below.

 Kempsville

Friday, July 5 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Fun Event Schedule

  • ​Open Swim - Pool
    • Appropriate swim apparel required
    • Every 3 children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Open Exercise - Weight Room
    • Ages 12 & 13 with a parent or legal guardian
    • Closed toe athletic shoes required
  • Open Play - Game Room
  • Open Play - Gymnasium
    • Appropriate closed-toe athletic shoes required
  • Kempsville Birthday Celebration - Aquatics Classroom
    • Birthday cake - while supplies last
  • Facility Tours - Lobby
    • Tours are given every 15 minutes
  • Party Package Setups - Meeting Rooms
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FREE SWAG

The first 100 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag f​illed with cool Parks & Rec goodies!


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 Williams Farm

Wednesday, July 10 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Fun Event Schedule

6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts - Youth Game Room
  • Spray Ground Fun - Outdoor Spray Ground
    • Weather permitting
    • Every 3 children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Appropriate swim attire required
  • Family Ping Pong Challenge - Teen Game Room
  • Free Sno-Cones - Room 1 (while supplies last)
6:30pm-7:15pm
  • 3 Point Shootout - Gymnasium
    • Athletic closed toe footwear required
  • Pickleball - Gymnasium
    • Athletic closed toe footwear required
6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Sample Studio Recordings - Media Room
6:30pm-8pm
  • ​Fun & Games - Room 1
7pm-8:30pm
  • Movie Theater - Room 2: "The Secret Life of Pets"
    • Popcorn - while supplies last
7:15pm-8:30pm
  • Badminton - Gymnasium
    • ​Athletic closed toe footwear required
7:30pm-8:30pm
  • Les Mills Family Fitness Challenge* - Gymnasium
    • Athletic closed toe footwear required
    • Ages 12 & up
  • Modern Glow Line Dancing - Group Fitness Studio
    • Athletic closed toe footwear required
    • Ages 13 & up
  • Green Screen Photo Booth - Media Room

FREE SWAG

The first 100 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag f​illed with cool Parks & Rec goodies!


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 Bow Creek

Friday, July 12 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Fun Event Schedule

6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Crafts & Activities w/ inflatable - Rooms 2 & 3
  • Party Package demo feat. Nerf Blast - Aquatics Classroom
  • Open Basketball - Gymnasium
6:45pm-7:45pm
  • Les Mills Zumba Party - Group Fitness Studio
    • Closed toe athletic footwear required
    • Ages 12 & up
7:00pm-7:30pm
  • Canon Ball Contest - Pool 
    • Proper swim attire required
    • Every 3 children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Bully Buster & Women's Self-Defense Demo - Rooms 4 & 5​
    • Please wear loose fitting clothing
7:30pm-8:00pm
  • Splash Ball - Pool
    • Proper swim attire required
    • Every 3 children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult

FREE SWAG

The first 100 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag f​illed with cool Parks & Rec goodies!

 Bayside

Monday, July 15 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Fun Event Schedule

6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Human Foosball - Gymnasium
    • Must be at least 42' tall
    • Socks preferred
  • Free Sno-Cones - Lobby (while supplies last)
  • Arts & Crafts - Drop-In Child Care Room
  • Float-a-Rama - Pool
    • Appropriate swim apparel required
    • Every 3 children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult
6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Les Mills BodyPump - Group Fitness Studio
    • Ages 12 & up
    • Closed toe athletic shoes required

FREE SWAG

The first 100 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag f​illed with cool Parks & Rec goodies!

 Seatack

Friday, July 19 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Fun Night Schedule
  • Carnival Games, Ping Pong and More - Gym 1
    • Appropriate closed toe athletic footwear required
  • Rock Climbing Wall - Gym 2
    • ​Appropriate closed toe athletic footwear required
  • Games and Showcases for Programs, Activities and Events - Multipurpose Room
  • Open Swim, Inflatable Pool Floats, Water Basketball - Pool
    • Proper swim apparel required
    • Every 3 children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult​​

FREE SWAG

The first 100 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag f​illed with cool Parks & Rec goodies!

 Princess Anne

Saturday, July 20 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Family Fun Event Schedule

  • Open basketball - Gymnasium
    • Proper closed toe athletic footwear require
  • Inflatables - Gymnasium
    • Socks required
  • Party Package Demo Setup - Rooms 1 & 2
  • Craft Corner - Lobby
  • Free popcorn (while supplies last​)
  • Float-A-Rama - Pool
    • Proper swim apparel required
    • Every 3 children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult
FREE SWAG

The first 100 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag f​illed with cool Parks & Rec goodies!

 Princess Anne Athletic Complex

​​​Tuesday, July 23 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Family Fun Event Schedule

4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Soccer Goal Shots
  • Punt, Pass & Kick Field Goals
  • Giant Soccer Game
4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Pick-Up Flag Football Game
5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Pick-Up Soccer Game​

FREE SWAG

The first 100 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag f​illed with cool Parks & Rec goodies!


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 Great Neck

Friday, July 26 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Family Fun Event Schedule

6:30pm-7:15pm
  • Les Mills Family Boot Camp - Gymnasium
    • Appropriate closed ​toe athletic footwear required
6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Badminton - Gymnasium
    • Appropriate closed toe athletic footwear required
  • Free Sno-Cones - Room 1 (while supplies last)
  • Free Popcorn-Room 1 (while supplies last)
  • Float-a-Rama - Pool
    • Appropriate swim apparel required
    • Every 3 children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult
7:30pm-8:30pm
  • Nerf Battle - Gymnasium
    • Appropriate closed-toe athletic shoes required

FREE SWAG

The first 100 people registered will receive a FREE Swag Bag f​illed with cool Parks & Rec goodies!


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