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.

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.

Highlight - Suffolk Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

Please be advised, Suffolk Planning Commission received comments on this matter at their regularly scheduled public meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at, 442 W. Washington Street, Suffolk, Virginia.  City Council is scheduled to consider the matter at their regularly scheduled public meeting on September 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the same location.  Should you have any questions pertaining to this matter, please feel free to contact Michael Kelly, project manager with the Suffolk Department of Parks and Recreation at (757) 514-7258.

Find a copy of our Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan here.