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Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Celebrates Grand Opening of Pungo Ferry Landing Park with Ribbon Cutting on November 23

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is proud to officially celebrate the grand opening of the new Pungo Ferry Landing Park​. The site is formerly home to the old Captain George's restaurant, and sits on a 20 -acre park located on the North Landing River, a major leg of the Intercoastal Waterway. The land was purchased in 2015 through the city's Open Space Program which designates funding for the acquisition and development of properties for recreational use. The park features a boat ramp, fishing area, canoe/kayak soft launch, boat trailer parking, and a small picnic area. City officials will gather to recognize this incredible new addition to the Virginia Beach park system that provides a wonderful opportunity for water access and recreation for those in the southern end of the City.   

Who:               Mayor Will Sessoms
                       Councilwoman Barbara Henley
                       Michael Kalvort, Director, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

What:              Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

When:             Wednesday, November 23 at 10 am

Where:            Pungo Ferry Landing Park, 2272 Old Pungo Ferry Road, Virginia Beach, VA

Members of the media are welcome and invited to attend.

​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