Parks & Recreation

As a reward recipient for several state and national awards, the excellence that is exhibited in our Parks and Recreation facilities are rated second to none.  The expansion of our trails, kayak launches, partnerships with Suffolk Public Schools for Joint Use Facilities and our increased number of parks has provided recreation for all of our citizens regardless of age.  We are not limited by the growth that is anticipated for our City, but our continued growth inspires us to become even more creative in providing more ways for citizens and visitors to #play4life.  

The citizens in Suffolk understand the value and benefits of recreation and parks, both in their personal lives and to our community as a whole. As Suffolk continues to grow and people continue to say YesSuffolk, we remain a desirable place to live, work, retire and play, and the commitment of our recreation and parks staff is one of the driving factors of this success!


To be the national leader in connecting people through play.


To create memorable experiences through a culture of fun and customer service excellence.

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Highlight - Lone Star Lakes Master Plan
Staff is working on a plan for Suffolk’s largest park (See plan here).  The objectives of this planning process is to assess conditions, identify opportunities, document needs for facilities and programs, gather input,  and create an implementable plan.  If you are interested in providing comments regarding the park, please complete the Lone Star Lake Survey.

Highlight - Aquatics Center and Swimming Survey
As our Department continues to grow and we continue to provide our citizens with memorable experiences, please take a moment to complete the Aquatics Center and Swimming Survey.