This web 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. In order to receive an event permit, organizers must have submitted a COVID safety plan along with their permit application for the safety of the participants and general public.
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.
Bells Mill Park
August 14 - Oscar Smith High School Tiger Trot 5K (park will remain open to the general public)
Chesapeake City Park
July 23 - Rock the Park Concert and Art Show
Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
August 8 - Teeuwen Memorial Time Trials, Sunrise – 1:30 p.m. (trail will be closed to the general public)
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