This page will indicate 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. See section below under "Events/Programs/Rentals" for specific listings. Parks will be open to the public during these events/programs unless otherwise specified below.
City-observed Holidays at times also affect the availability at our centers and specialty facilities. See the listing of city observed holidays.
Bells Mill Park
- Beginning August 1 (and subsequent Mondays) practices, with meets on September 7, 14, 22, (28), October 5, 12, (19) at 5:30 p.m. and October 1, November 5, 11, 12 at 9:00 a.m. - High School Southeastern District Cross Country practices and meets. See schedule.
- October 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - 6th Annual Atlantic Coast High School Cross Country Invitational
- October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - AutumnFest and Arbor Day Ceremony
Chesapeake City Park
- September 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Coastal Virginia Walk to End Alzheimer's
- October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - 2nd annual Kars4Kids Charity Car Show
- October 5 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Great American Food Fest. The following facilities will be closed on Wednesday, October 5, 2022: Fun Forest (beginning at noon), Horseshoe Courts, and Basketball Courts. All facilities will reopen to the public on Thursday, October 6, 2022.
- October 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Chesapeake Wine Festival 2022. The following facilities will be closed on Saturday, October 8, 2022: Skate Park, Horseshoe Courts, Basketball Courts and all Dog Parks. All facilities will reopen to the public on Sunday, October 9, 2022.
- October 16 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Praise Him in the Park at Bagley Stage
- October 22-23 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Chesapeake American Indian Festival
- October 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Grassfield High School fall concert at Bagley Stage
Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
- September 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Rock the Beat 5K and Kids Fun Run
Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library / Community Center
- September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Black Ink
Oak Grove Lake Park
- September 17-18 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Weekends on the Lake
- Camelot Community Center - The gymnasium will be temporarily closed due to gym floor replacement. Projected closure is September 12 - October 2 and is expected to reopen on October 3. All other rooms and sections of the center will remain open during this time.
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For up-to-the-minute Parks, Recreation and Tourism event cancellations and postponements, visit our department Facebook page.
Additional Information: 757-382-6411