This web page will indicate major changes of availability to the general public at the City of Chesapeake's parks and recreational facilities, to include community centers and specialty facilities. Examples of such changes could be due to major renovations or repairs, city major events or other large-scale activities or programs, large rentals, etc. These changes could affect parking, traffic and/or other amenities.
City-observed Holidays at times also affect the availability at our centers and specialty facilities. See the listing of city observed holidays.
November 12, 2020 -
- Baum Road boat launch is closed until further notice.
January 6, 2021 -
Milling and repaving of the entire Dismal Swamp Canal Trail began on November 23, 2020 and work will continue through late January 2021 weather permitting. During this project, one lane sections will be closed for all recreational usage. A portion of the trail will remain accessible for pedestrian use during the process. Trail users are asked to be extremely cautious near the construction activity areas and around uneven and unmarked pavement. Please observe physical distancing guidelines while utilizing the trail.
- Fish stocking at Northwest River Park (Lake Lesa) took place on January 6, 2020.
- Great Bridge High School tennis courts have been resurfaced and are now open for play.
You may receive notifications through Chesapeake Alert for major changes in parks and facilities due to renovations, repair or major events by signing up here.
For up-to-the-minute Parks, Recreation and Tourism COVID19-related event cancellations and postponements, visit our department Facebook page. For more related city information, visit www.CityofChesapeake.net/COVID19.
Additional Information: 757-382-6411