Warm your Heart with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Get your blood pumping with healthy activities this February

Friday, January 27, 2017

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation loves providing our citizens, participants, and recreation center members a variety of activities that foster family traditions and promote healthy lifestyles. Save the dates below to share the love with us.

Visit VBgov.com/Parks for more info:

Archery Demo Day 
(Feb 4 | 1 to 3 pm | ages 6 & up - 6 to 16 must have a parent or guardian present | Bayside Rec Center)
Ever wonder if you could shoot a bow and arrow and actually hit the target? Come give it a try! All equipment is provided and no experience is needed; our skilled instructors will show you exactly what to do. For information, email outdoors@vbgov.com or call 385-2990.​

A Recreation Center membership or day pass and registration is required unless otherwise noted.

Visit VBgov.com/RecEvents for more info and to register:

Forever Young Valentine's Day Dance
(Feb 8 | 10 am to 1 pm | ages 55 & up| Bayside Rec Center | $8)

Feel the flush in your cheeks at our annual Valentine's Day celebration with music and dancing, good food, lovely prizes, and the ultimate Forever Young king and queen contest. Register today!

Daddy Daughter Dance
(Feb 10 | 6 to 8 pm | ages 3 & up | Great Neck Rec Center | $10)
Fathers and daughters will create lasting memories together at this fun Valentine's themed event. There will be light snacks, a Valentine craft, and of course - dancing! Register by February 3.

Valentine's Day Cookies
(Feb 13 | 6 to 7 pm | ages 5 to 10 | Princess Anne Rec Center | $9)
Get into the Valentine's Day spirit by baking and decorating your own cookies. Keep them or give them as a treat for someone special! Register by February 6.

Racquetball Tournament
(Feb 18 | 9 am to 5 pm | ages 18 & up | Bayside Rec Center | $25)
Grab a racquet and join us for round robin play followed by a single elimination tournament. Three divisions will be offered: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Register by February 10.

Family Nite Hike
(Feb 24 | 8 to 9 pm | ages 5 & up | Stumpy Lake Natural Area)
Bring your family and a flashlight to explore the park in the dark with us. Hear the sounds of the evening wildlife under the stars on this guided adventure. *Free event; no membership needed, but pre-registration is required. For information, email Outdoors@VBgov.com or call 757-385-4461.

Water Polo Clinics
(Various dates & times in Feb | ages 10 to 18 | $16)
Do you like basketball, soccer and swimming? Then try water polo! These clinics will introduce you to the basic skills of this physically challenging and exciting sport. This is the perfect jumping off point to get involved in our water polo league, so check it out! Register now for your preferred date and location.

Athletic League Registrations
Visit VBgov.com/Sports for more info:

Spring Coed Adult Sand Football
What better way to spend a Sunday morning than down on the beach with your best pals playing a blood-pumping game of sand football? Register now through February 12 for our spring adult league for ages 18 and up. In this non-contact league we offer two levels of competition – beginner/intermediate and advanced. Games are played in two 40-minutes haves, 6 on 6 with a minimum of two females on the field during play.

Youth Girls Softball
Girl power! Register your child February 11 or 18 at various locations throughout the city (online registration may also be available for most Recreation Associations). Practice starts: March 15 for the season which runs from mid-April to late June.

Adult Spring Softball
Batter up! Register your team online February 13 to March 5 for our spring season. Participants must be at least18 years old. Individuals who are looking to join a team can contact the City-Wide Athletics Office at 757-385-0458 for more information (placement is not guaranteed.) Divisions offered include men's, women's, men's church, coed, coed church, and coed public service (government). The season runs from April through July.

Hiring Information
Visit VBgovcareers.com for more info:

Recruiter Meet & Greet
(Feb 2 | 2 to 3 pm | Great Neck Rec Center | Feb 3 | 3 to 6 pm | Princess Anne Rec Center)
Looking for a job? Come meet our recruiters! We will be answering questions about all of our available part time positions such including personal trainers, after school programs, summer and youth  camps, clerical and front desk staff, park staff positions, groundskeepers, fitness instructors, lifeguards, aquatic instructors and special needs program assistants. Ask questions and find out what it takes to be a top candidate!

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 VBgov.com/parks or call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBparksrec