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Parks and Playgrounds

Portsmouth Splash Park is a newly developed fifteen apparatus interactive aquatics play area for all citizens of Portsmouth. Partnership efforts between the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services have made this a summer "must do" for the young and the young at heart.

Hours of Operation: Splash Park opens weekends only beginning Memorial Day Weekend,

  • May 23 through June 15th - Saturday & Sunday - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • June 17th - Tuesday - Sunday - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

FREE admission. Personal chairs, glass containers, food and drinks (bottled water excluded) are not permitted. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead due to limited capacity.

The Portsmouth Splash Park is located at 900 Elm Avenue. For more information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services office at 757-393-8481.

Portsmouth Splash Park

 

Portsmouth City Park is open year round from dawn to dusk. The Park offers a 3-pier boat ramp, sailboat launch area, and small watercraft beach, ‘The Links’, a 9-hole golf learning center with lighted driving range and natural putting course (757-465-1500), state of the art playgrounds, lighted tennis courts, Friendship Gardens, shelters with picnic tables and grills and a priceless waterfront view.

Picture of playground

Reservations (Shelters, Amphitheater, Meeting Room & Wedding Packages)
Shelters are available in 3 sizes. Amenities vary according to shelter size. Reservations are confirmed when contracts are signed and fees paid. Contracts and payment may be made in person at Portsmouth City Hall. Weekday rates are slightly lower, and non-resident rates slightly higher. Shelter reservations are accepted for March until the end of October. Other times of the year, ALL shelters are 1st come, 1st serve. Reservations for the season will be accepted beginning the first week in January.

Weekend & Holiday Rates Singles
(20-30 people)
Twin
(40-60 people)
Triple
(100 – 250)
Dawn to Dusk $50 $120 $225
Dawn to 3:00 pm $30 $65 $125
3:30 pm to Dusk $30 $65 $125

For more information on shelter reservation and wedding packages, please call 393-8481.
Equipment rentals are available and park attendants are scheduled daily.
7 single tables along the Elizabeth River are available everyday on a 1st come, 1st serve basis.


City Park Tennis Courts

Tennis courts are open to the public from daily from Dawn to Dusk.


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Pokey Smokey II

The train in temporarily out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Operational Schedule:
Saturday & Sunday Only September 6 - October 26, 2014, 10 AM - 7 PM
Haunted Train Rides: October 25 & 26, 2014 from 6 - 9 PM

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Playgrounds have been installed in Parkview, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland Park near the
Middle School, Port Norfolk Fountain Park, Cavalier Manor Recreation Center, J.E. Parker
Recreation Center and Highland Biltmore Ball field. Please enjoy!

 


PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS and ATHLETIC AREAS

JEFFERSON STREET AND EIGHTH STREET
Playground Equipment, outdoor court

CAVALIER MANOR RECREATION CENTER
404 Viking Street Outdoor Basketball, Football, Softball, Baseball, Tennis, Playground Equipment, and Walking Path

CHARLES PEETE
2400 Elliott Avenue near Deep Creek Blvd. Baseball

CHURCHLAND ELEMENTARY
5601 Michael Lane Outdoor Basketball, Football, and Baseball

CHURCHLAND PARK
Rivershore Road and 4200 Cedar Lane Outdoor Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, and Playground Equipment

CITY PARK
Regional Park including Golf Course and Gardens, 7 CPL. J.L. Williams Avenue Tennis, Picnic Shelters, Playground Equipment and Boat Ramps

COTTAGE PLACE
1919 County Street Outdoor Basketball

CRADOCK MIDDLE
21 Alden Avenue Softball

CRADOCK RECREATION CENTER
4300 George Washington Hwy Football, Baseball, and Playground Equipment

EBONY HEIGHTS
Tyre Neck Road and Fawkes Street Outdoor Basketball, Picnic Shelter, and Playground Equipment

FOUNTAIN PARK
601 Broad Street at Woodrow Street Baseball and Playground Equipment

GEORGE WASHINGTON PARK
411 George Washington Hwy at Parkside Place Skate Park

HODGES MANOR Elementary
1201 Cherokee Road Soccer

HIGHLAND BILTMORE FIELD
2700 Elliott Avenue near Deep Creek Blvd. Softball, Playground Equipment

HIGHLAND & LANSING PLAYGROUND
1535 Highland Avenue at Lansing Avenue Outdoor Basketball and Playground Equipment

HUNT MAPP ATHLETIC FIELDS
3701 Willett Drive Softball and Baseball

J.F. KENNEDY CENTER
12 Grand Street Outdoor Basketball and Softball

J.E. PARKER RECREATION CENTER
2430 Turnpike Road Baseball, Playground Equipment

JOHN TYLER FIELDS
3649 Hartford Street Soccer

MAPLEWOOD PARK
3235 Portsmouth Blvd. at Truxton Avenue Outdoor Basketball

MT. HERMON PARK
901 Florida Avenue Outdoor Basketball and Playground Equipment

NEIGHBORHOOD FACILITY
900 Elm Avenue Playground Equipment

SKATE PARK AT GEORGE WASHINGTON PARK,
4117 George Washington Hwy, ramps and elements for skateboarders and bikes (no pegs)

SIMONSDALE ATHLETIC AREA
132 Byers Avenue Softball, and Baseball

SCOTTS CREEK PARK
Northside at Constitution Ave Walking Paths, Sensory Garden, Creek Over Look

 

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