Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Offers Special Discount to Military Families in May

Thursday, May 12, 2016

During National Military Appreciation Month in May, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is celebrating and honoring all those who have served and are currently serving, as well as their families. A military ID (active duty, retiree, or dependent) or DD-214 must be shown to receive the offers below. Details can be found by visiting

Free Admission to Virginia Beach Recreation Centers

During Military Appreciation Week from May 16-22, members of the military and their families will receive free admission to all six Virginia Beach Recreation Centers. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy the cardio/weight training areas and group fitness studios. Families will appreciate the indoor swimming pools, large gymnasiums and game rooms.

Buy One Hour, Get One Free on Kayak Rentals

Explore the waterways of Munden Point Park, Little Island Park, and Stumpy Lake Natural Area. Pay for an hour and get an extra hour of paddling for free! Life jackets and paddles will be provided with rentals. View rental hours at for dates and times.

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to honor our service members. This very important month honors, remembers, recognizes and appreciates all military personnel; those men and women who have served throughout our history and all who now serve in uniform and their families as well as those Americans who have given their lives in defense of our freedoms we all enjoy today. For more info on National Military Appreciation Month, visit


About Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City’s coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that create a sense of community. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, visit or call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at Find us on Facebook at