See the updated plans for the new Kempsville Community Recreation Center

Visit the display booth and talk with planners 5:30 pm - 8 pm, Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Kempsville Community Recreation Center’s lobby

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

​(Virginia Beach, VA) - Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation is excited to share the latest plans for the replacement of Kempsville Community Recreation Center, located at 800 Monmouth Lane in the heart of Kempsville. This recreation center opened in 1977, and is the City of Virginia Beach’s oldest -- and second most busy -- recreation center. 

Stop by Kempsville Community Recreation Center’s lobby Thursday, October 23 between 5:30 pm and 8 pm to see the plans, review renderings, and talk with our planners and staff. Unable to stop by at that time? These plans will remain on display at Kempsville Community Recreation Center through December, and will be available online at  

These plans include a double gymnasium; an indoor track; a large fitness room; and an indoor swimming pool with zero-depth entry, play structure with sprays and a kiddie slide, and a six lane 25-meter pool with two 1-meter diving boards. This new recreation center will also boast therapeutic recreation program space, seven multi-purpose rooms, early childcare classrooms, and parking enhancements.

The existing Kempsville Community Recreation Center is scheduled to close late December 2014. The facility will be demolished in 2015 and the new recreation center is scheduled to open late 2016.

For more information about plans for Kempsville Community Recreation Center’s replacement, please contact Rob MacPherson at  or (757) 385-1100.

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 or sign up for our email newsletters at Find us on Facebook at​.