Virginia Beach Recreation Centers to Undergo Annual Maintenance This Fall

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Please note that each of the following recreation centers will close for a week this fall in order for staff to perform preventive maintenance and minor repairs to the Virginia Beach recreation centers. Maintenance dates are staggered to minimize the impacts to our customers. But don’t forget that a Virginia Beach Recreation Center membership grants you access to all 6 of our recreation centers, so you can still get your workout in while your favorite recreation center is undergoing maintenance!


The pool at Seatack Recreation Center, located at 141 S. Birdneck Road, will be closed for renovations starting Monday, August 22, 2011. The pool is scheduled to reopen in late November. Additional classes and Seatack’s swim team practices will be held at Great Neck Recreation Center.


Great Neck Recreation Center, located at 2521 Shorehaven Drive, will be closed Monday, August 29, 2011 and will reopen Tuesday, September 5, 2011. Other renovations will take place while the building is open to the public:

  • Lobby renovations continue through late September or early October 2011. Sections of the lobby will not be accessible.
  • Between Monday, August 29, 2011 and Monday, September 19, 2011, the pool, weight room, racquetball courts, and group fitness room will be closed. The gym, adult game room, youth lounge, dance studio, and youth game room will remain open. Most of the cardiovascular equipment will be relocated to the gym during this time.
  • Between Tuesday, September 20, 2011 and Friday, October 29, 2011, the gym will be closed.

Princess Anne Recreation Center, located at 1400 Nimmo Parkway, will be closed Monday, September 12, 2011 and will reopen Monday, September 19, 2011. Other work is also scheduled for Princess Anne:

  • The pool will be closed Monday, September 12, 2011 and will reopen Monday, October 3, 2011.
  • The lobby is scheduled to be renovated as well. Work will begin after Great Neck’s lobby renovations are complete.

Kempsville Recreation Center, located at 800 Monmouth Lane, will be closed Monday, September 26, 2011 and will reopen Monday, October 3, 2011. In addition:

  • The gym will be closed Wednesday, September 14, 2011 and will reopen Monday, October 3, 2011.

Bayside Recreation Center, located at 4500 First Court Road, will be closed Monday, October 10, 2011 and will reopen Monday, October 17, 2011. The pool will be closed Friday, October 7, 2011 and will reopen Friday, October 21, 2011.


If you have any questions about our annual maintenance, please email or contact our Recreation Operations Coordinators:

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