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Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation invites you to Visit a Park Day on October 2

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Visit a Park Day is Friday, October 2, and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is inviting YOU to join us for a guided tour of one of our park system’s hidden gems! Located just west of the Lesner Bridge and south of the Chesapeake Bay, Pleasure House Point Natural Area is 118 acres of water, tidal marsh, sandy shores and maritime forest. This high-profile property was once being considered for a large waterfront development, but with the help of The Trust for Public Land, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the surrounding community, the City has preserved one of the largest undeveloped parcels of land on the Lynnhaven River for generations to come. Take a guided tour of Pleasure House Point on Friday, October 2 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with one of our knowledgeable park staff to hear about the area’s rich history, vegetation and wildlife. Participants should wear proper attire and footwear, as much of the walking will be done on sand. Additionally, an optional tour of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center will be available following the walk. Both the guided walk and the tour of the Brock Center are free and open to the public. RSVP here and bring a friend!


Can’t make the tour? We encourage everyone to explore the bounty of incredible Virginia Beach parks and natural areas such as the recently renovated Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area, Marshview Park, Red Wing Park, Stumpy Lake Natural Area or Munden Point Park. Discover new parks with the free VB Park Finder app available for download in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Guests can even earn a free Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation t-shirt by following Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (@VBParksRec) on Instagram and posting a photo of their time at the park using #VBParksRec. Eligible photos must be posted on Friday, October 2. Get outdoors and enjoy all that our park system has to offer!



About Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
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: 757-711 Virginia Relay), or visit Get Parks & Rec in your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletters at Find us on Facebook at