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Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Chesapeake City Park
|Phone: 757-382-6411||Fax: 757-277-9365||Email: ContactPRT@cityofchesapeake.net|
|Address: 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320|
This 90-acre site has 60 acres of open space with the
- Dog Parks
- Horseshoe, Volleyball and Basketball Courts
- Outdoor Fitness Area
- Section and Picnic Shelter Rentals with grills
- Skate Park
- Robert G "Buddy" Bagley Stage: exquisitely-arched 60x40 wood-tone stage blends with a backdrop of trees, a perfect venue for outdoor concerts.
- Walking Trail: See our map Overview of City Park for the 3/4-mile walking loop or add your own variations
fora longer workout!
- Fun Forest Playground, the ultimate children's playground, imagination center and family adventure area!
FUN FOREST PLAYGROUND
Fun Forest Playground is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to ½ hour before sunset. Fun Forest is the ultimate children's playground, imagination center, and family adventure area! Originally built in 1995 by over 1,800 volunteers from private, public, and community sectors, and winner of the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society "Best New Facility in Virginia" award in 1996, the playground has an older children's area which encourages gross motor skill development, as well as areas for younger children. The playground is completely fenced in with one entrance/exit gate. Many of the attractions are handicapped accessible, with paved paths, slides, swings, picnic tables, and benches to accommodate wheelchairs.
Fun Forest Handprint Tile Walls
The Handprint Walls at Fun Forest were originally created in May of 1995 - 25 years ago! After ongoing attempts to maintain these walls and tiles over the years, weather and time have caused deterioration beyond repair. The Handprint Wall structures and tiles have been removed. There were approximately 1,200+/- tiles on the walls! The tiles have been photographed, assessed for condition, logged into a database, and are being stored.
To review an Excel spreadsheet of the tiles which is searchable by names that are displayed on the tiles, click here.
To review photos of the two tile walls and individual photos taken of the tiles that were removed, see below. Photos are not searchable by name.
FRONT WALL #1 - Wall and Tile Photos
BACK WALL #2 - Wall and Tile Photos
Families may claim tiles by sending an email to ContactPRT@cityofchesapeake.net or by calling 757-382-1321. Include as much information as possible including wall number (#1 or #2), tile and bin number (example = 50 D), name(s) on tile, and contact information (name, phone number and email address).
The Skate Park at City Park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to ½ hour before sunset. It includes a spine ramp, hip ramp, and three-quarter pipe. It also features a street area that includes a series of smaller ramps, and boxed platforms, and is open to participants who wish to use skateboards, in-line skates, and bikes. Participants must be over the age of 6, wear helmets, and have a City of Chesapeake Skate Park membership. Participants are required to display a current sticker at all times on their helmets. No sticker, no skating. Participants under the age of 10 must have a parent or guardian present at the skate park at all times.
Call 757-382-6411 for information about membership.
Current Membership Rates
|Resident Type||Annual Fees|
Electric and water services are in place to support outdoor events and large outings. Fees pertain only to reservations and not to drop-in use. Check out the Park Section and Shelter Rental Application for fees and policies. For other park information and to check availability, please call 757-382-6411.
View the City's rentable facilities and park amenities: