Portsmouth City Logo

Portsmouth Waterfront
Skip Navigation Links




Margaret ThorneWelcome to the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services. Our vision for the City is that it is the healthiest place to live in Hampton Roads. We will achieve this vision by providing parks and open spaces that foster community pride and enjoyment; well-balanced recreation opportunities that encourage an active lifestyle; and community-focused programs that contribute to the positive development of youth, adults and families through involvement, partnership and collaboration with citizens and community organizations.

Life is fun - let's enjoy it together!
Margaret Thorne


Come Out And PlayThe Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services presents Recreation for Generations. Please bear in mind that sometimes program dates, activities and times may change. Please call ahead to verify scheduled activities to be certain you are not disappointed.

Download the Fall Recreation for Generations Newsletter (PDF)


Recreation Master Plan

A copy of the Master Plan, adopted by the City Council in June 2012, is here for your information.



City of Portsmouth, Virginia · All Rights Reserved · Portsmouth City Hall · 801 Crawford Street · Portsmouth, VA 23704 · 757-393-8000