Welcome to the Portsmouth, Virginia Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism


To create life enriching experiences and beautiful environments in partnership with citizens, businesses and organizations.


To create a community where the benefits of recreation are recognized and valued through comprehensive quality programs, excellent facilities, and beautiful parks and open spaces.

Community Program Guide

Check out our newest events and programs for January – March of 2020.

Introducing ActiveNet Online Registration System

Sign up for Camps, leagues and other programs for the convenience of your own home!

Step 1:

Visit our ActiveNet link to create an account. We encourage you to do this yourself. This is an easy process and only needs to be done once!

Step 2:

After creating your account, you are ready to register for one of our many programs.

Step 3: