**It is unknown at this time if there will be any special mandates from Governor Northam regarding Halloween and trick-or-treating. In Suffolk, trick-or-treating is for those ages 12 and under and trick-or treating in Suffolk ends at 8:00 PM. by City Code. We are aware as advised by the Western Tidewater Health District of information on the following website: www.halloween2020.org which provides tips and information to celebrate in safe, fun, unexpected ways this year due to COVID-19 where citizens can check their local risks on a color-coded map and get suggestions on how to safely celebrate during these unprecedented times.**
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Recreation Centers - ONLY Fitness Centers at East Suffolk Recreation Center and Whaleyville Recreation Center are open. All other recreation center amenities are closed.
Suffolk Art Gallery- Open to the public. Masks are required while inside the gallery and visitation is limited to 45 people at a time.
Administration Office- Closed to the public
Cypress Park Pool is now open.
Basketball Courts- All basketball courts are closed
Summer Camp Program Updates: Select camp locations to begin June 29 with limited capacity
Suffolk Fine Arts Commission Grant
The Suffolk Fine Arts Commission announces the availability of funds for its Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Grant Program. The purpose of the Grant Program is to increase community access to high quality art to include, but not limited to, visual and performing arts. The program is open to any organization or individual whose project promotes this purpose in the City of Suffolk. This Grant is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Suffolk Fine Arts Commission will review all Grant requests and determine the number and amount of Grants to be awarded.
The Suffolk Fine Arts Commission is now accepting Grant applications. The submission deadline is Friday, July 31. Applications must be mailed or delivered to Michael Frickanisce, Suffolk Fine Arts Commission Liaison, at the Suffolk Parks & Recreation Administrative Office, 134 South 6th Street, Suffolk, VA 23434, no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 31. Faxed or emailed applications are not acceptable.
You may retrieve the application here, or request by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Parks and Recreation has received preliminary approval for two grants to work with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation in order to purchase and subdivide 338 acres of property located on the Blackwater River. The City would develop a portion of the property as a public park with water access to the Blackwater River. CLICK HERE to learn more.
As a recipient of several state and national awards, the excellence that is exhibited in our Parks and Recreation facilities are rated second to none. The City of Suffolk Parks and Recreation Department is a fully accredited agency achieving 100% of the standards for best practices! We officially join the ranks of one of the 100 best Parks and Recreation agencies in the nation!