Main Office

801 Crawford Street

Portsmouth, VA 23704

Main Office: (757) 393-8481 | Fax: (757) 393-8265

Director: Mark Palamarchuck



  • Carl Painter, Recreation Superintendent
  • Clifton Jones, Recreation Supervisor – Athletics
  • Demontray Ryland, Recreation Program Coordinator
  • Michelle Eady, Recreation Superintendent
  • Tony Colden, Recreation Supervisor
  • Vivian Franks, Recreation Specialist
  • Angela Hollingsworth
    Recreation Activity Leader
  • Vernon Griffin
    Recreation Specialist
  • Sandra Burton
    Recreation Specialist
  • Clarice Lorenzini
    Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
105 Utah Street
(757) 393-5197

  • Cyndi Wyskiewicz,
    Environmental Horticulture, Unit Coordinator
  • Crystal Barber,
    Food, Nutrition & Health Agent
  • Greg Costanza,
    4-H Youth Development Agent
  • DeAnna Heggen,
    Program Assistant –Family Nutrition Program

Recreation Center Membership

All recreation center participants will receive a yearly membership card good for all City of Portsmouth recreation centers. Participants will be required to present their membership card eah time they use one of the recreation centers.

The membership will grant adults and seniors access to the gymnasium, game room, fitness center and other adult programs (excluding adult classes). youth membership will grant access to all youth programs including: homework assistance, active games, arts and crafts, sports, special events, and much more.

Membership Rates

Adults (18-54): $20

Youth (Up to 17): $10

Seniors (55 & Up): $5

Senior Fitness Classes

$17 every 3 months or $65 annually

Adult Fitness

$10 per class