Accept, Include, and Be Kind!

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation joining with other city departments to celebrate Unity Week Oct. 13-19

Friday, October 11, 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – October is Bullying Prevention Month and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) is taking part by celebrating its second annual Unity Week from October 13-19. After a successful launch in 2018, VBPR is teaming up with other city departments including Libraries, Cultural Affairs, Human Services, the Volunteer Office, the Communications Office, and the Virginia Aquarium to spread the message even further. The purpose of the week is to promote the inclusion and acceptance of all individuals in our community. Activities will be happening throughout the city and will culminate with a unity celebration at Mount Trashmore on Saturday, October 19 from noon to 3 p.m. that will include live performances, dance, yoga, food trucks, children's activities, participating community organizations and more.

Some fun ways to get involved with the unity movement include:

  • Share a special recipe that represents your unique culture or heritage by participating in our online recipe exchange. Find a shared recipe that someone else has submitted and treat your taste buds to a new flavor outside of your comfort zone!
  • Take a picture with the traveling "Be the I in Unity" banner to post online. The schedule of banner locations can be found on the website.
  • Participate in a free group fitness class at one of the recreation centers.

​To learn more about Unity Week, view the entire schedule of activities, or find out how to get involved, visit Citizens can also share their own unity messages on social media by using #VBunity. 


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 to be the national leader in providing enriching and memorable lifelong experiences. 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



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