Celebrate July is Parks and Recreation Month with Special Offers and Events

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation is vitally important to your quality of life. We offer active and passive activities, provide memorable experiences for our residents and visitors, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of our community and Hampton Roads. We impact each and every one who lives, works or plays in Virginia Beach! You are at the heart of what we do, which is why we want to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month this July with you! 

With Two for Tuesday, a Virginia Beach Recreation Center member may bring one guest for free every Tuesday during the month of July!  If you already know how much the Virginia Beach Recreation Centers have to offer, this is the perfect time to introduce a friend to our amenities and services. 

Looking to enjoy the sun and the beach? Check out Little Island Park. As an added bonus, the first 50 cars to park at Little Island Park on weekends in July will receive a free promotional item. 

Rent one hour, get one hour free for canoe and kayak rentals at Munden Point Park during the entire month of July (subject to equipment availability; first come, first served);

We have some special events planned for you, too: 

  • ​Bring the whole family to our annual July 4th Celebration, 4 pm - 10 pm, Friday, July 4, 2014 at Mount Trashmore Park. Enjoy the local musicians playing live music, delicious foods, and of course, booming fireworks! Free children’s activities and games, including inflatables, will be available. Free admission; limited onsite parking is $5.
  • Enjoy a movie under the stars with Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Friday, July 18, 2014 at Mount Trashmore Park. This is part of our Summer Movie Night Series, presented by Checkered Flag Volkswagen. Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable and watch the big screen. Concessions will be available for purchase. The movie begins at sunset. 
  • Get soaked and have a blast, literally, at the Beach Party on the Sprayground, 2 pm - 4 pm, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Williams Farm Recreation Center. We’ll have contests, games and lots of fun! A Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership or day pass is required. 
  • Come inside, get some shade, and enjoy fun beach games like cornhole, kan jam and water volleyball with Shade Play in Great Neck Recreation Center, 2 pm - 4 pm, Sunday, July 20, 2014. 

Check out VBgov.com/July for additional event details, and a comprehensive list of other Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation facilities to visit. There are bound to be hidden gems that will surprise you! 

For more information about how Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month this July, please contact Tracey Gauthier at TGauthie@vbgov.com or (757) 385-0445.

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up for our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VBParksRec​.