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

OPERATIONAL ADVISORY

PLEASE BE ADVISED.  ALL CITY FACILITIES, INCLUDING CITY HALL, RECREATION CENTERS, MUSEUMS, AND OTHER BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH JUNE 10TH, IN AN EFFORT TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.  PUBLIC PARKS AND GOLF COURSES REMAIN OPEN, BUT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN USING ANY SHARED EQUIPMENT OR TOUCHING ANY SURFACE.  SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM OTHER USERS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. SCHEDULED EVENTS, INCLUDING FACILITY RENTALS, SPORTING EVENTS, AND ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ARE ALSO CANCELLED THROUGH JUNE 10th.   WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING TO NORMAL OPERATIONS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

PORTSMOUTH FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

In an effort to better serve our residents, we are combining our food service program times to make the process more efficient for our citizens.  Every Monday through Friday, starting Monday, March 30th and continuing until further notice, the City of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Public Schools are partnering to provide food program services for Pre-K through 12th grade students.  All meals will consist of bagged food for pick-up only (i.e. no eating at the sites).  The children must be present to receive a meal 

 

Portsmouth Public Schools will distribute Breakfast and Lunch from 10am to 12pm at the following sites:

Wilson High School (1401 Elmhurst Lane)

I.C. Norcom High School (1801 London Boulevard)

Breakfast and Lunch will be served from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the following sites:

Churchland High School (4301 Cedar Lane)

Churchland Primary (5700 Hedgerow Lane)

Churchland Elementary (5601 Michael Lane)

John Tyler Elementary (3649 Hartford Street)

Waters Middle (600 Roosevelt Blvd)

Cradock Middle (21 Alden Avenue)

The City of Portsmouth will distribute Breakfast and Lunch from 12pm to 2pm at the following sites:

Social Services Building (1701 High Street)

Neighborhood Facility Recreation Center (900 Elm Ave)

Cavalier Manor Recreation Center (404 Viking Street)

J.E. Parker Recreation Center (2430 Turnpike Road)

Cradock Recreation Center (308 Allen Road)

Grace Christian Church (3709 Elliott Ave)

Noble Street Baptist Church (100 Noble Street)

Grove Church (5910 W Norfolk Road)

 

We are also partnering with PRHA to distribute at Hamilton Place, Seaboard Square, Dale Homes, and Hope Village from 12pm to 2pm each day.  Social Services staff is also distributing in the Swanson Homes and London Oaks housing complexes each day.

 

 

     

    For additional information, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism at (757) 393-8481.

    OUR MISSION:

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

    OUR VISION:

    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

    The Community Program Guide is on hiatus until the Fall of 2020.  All spring events, April – June have been cancelled due to COVID-19 virus.  Programs will resume when it is safe to offer them again.  Please check the website and Facebook page for updates.

    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:

    Register!