For one day only, enjoy FREE classes, activities and admission at Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Open House on Jan. 3

Monday, December 08, 2014

​Just in time for your New Year’s resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is hosting an Open House at all Virginia Beach Recreation Centers on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. This is your chance to visit any recreation center for free and see what we have to offer. You can also enter to win a $150 gift card. Each center offers a large indoor pool, weight room, cardio equipment, gymnasium and activities for all ages.

In addition to free admission, Bayside, Great Neck, Princess Anne, Seatack and Williams Farm Recreation Centers are offering free fitness classes, sport clinics, and leisure programs, including: 

  • Yoga, Zumba®, LesMills BODYPUMP and other fitness classes
  • Private conversations with personal trainers
  • Swim clinics for adults
  • Swimming lessons for youth
  • Inflatables, Nerf® battles and other activities for youth
  • And more! 

Activity times and schedules vary by location, and are available at You can also contact each facility for site specific schedules: 

The Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Open House is free and open to the public. A recreation center membership card is not required. Those under age 9 must participate with an adult. 

For more information about Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Open House, please contact any recreation center or Shannon Moore at

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation features a myriad of opportunities to get active. The department manages 265 city park sites, more than 4,000 acres of parks and natural areas, six community recreation centers, a municipal marina, a municipal tennis center and an athletic complex. The department’s year-round recreation opportunities include aquatic, fitness and outdoor programs, therapeutic recreation programs, inclusion services, community events, and adult sports leagues. Parks & Recreation is also the largest childcare provider in the city, operating before and after school programs, early childhood programs, and day camps when school is out of session.

Virginia Beach Parks & 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​.