Williams Farm Community Recreation Center, Skate Park and Park Ribbon Cutting to be held at 4 pm, Friday, October 26, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mark your calendars for the opening of Virginia Beach’s newest recreation center, skate park and park! The ribbon cutting ceremony for Williams Farm Community Recreation Center and Park will be held at 4 pm, October 26, 2012. Located at 5252 Learning Circle, the Williams Farm Community Recreation Center and Park is located off Newtown Road, between Diamond Spring and Newtown Elementary Schools.

The Williams Farm Community Recreation Center is a 71,000 square foot innovative facility like none other in Virginia Beach. The large indoor pool will be loved for its indoor water playground, 150-foot curving slide (which goes outside the building before returning into the pool), outdoor sprayground, and a rock climbing wall. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the spacious cardiovascular, free weight, and fitness class areas, as well as the indoor track which overlooks the pool and gym.  Other features include an outdoor sport/play area, a multimedia area for teens, classrooms for our preschool programs, and meeting rooms.

Williams Farm Skate Park is a 25,000 square foot skate park with urban street plaza elements like steps and rails, a vert ramp/bowl component, and a flow park.

Williams Farm Community Park is a 30-acre park that opened in 2008. It features large central space for athletic play, an asphalt multi-use path, and parking. The park will also have restrooms, picnic shelters, a park office, and paths that connect to the neighborhoods.

Be one of the first to see Virginia Beach’s newest facility by attending the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, October 26, 2012. For more information, please visit www.VBgov.com/WilliamsFarm or email fun@VBgov.com

For details about the construction of the Williams Farm Community Recreation Center and Park, please contact Brian Solis at bsolis@VBgov.com or  (757) 385-1109. For more information about the ribbon cutting ceremony, contact Amy Woodson at awoodson@VBgov.com or (757) 385-0415.

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.