Parks & Recreation

Summer Camp Registration opens March 1!

Department Openings

  • The Cypress Park Pool will be opened on Saturday, June 12.

To join our virtual fitness classes, visit us on facebook!

Suffolk Fine Arts Commission Grant

The Suffolk Fine Arts Commission's Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 is now open! 

The purpose of this 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. 

Key info:

  • Application must be submitted by July 30, 2021 by 5:00pm.
    • Faxed or emailed applications are not acceptable. 
    • Mail or deliver applications to:

Suffolk Fine Arts Commission

Attn: Michael Frickanisce, SFAC Liaison

134 South 6th Street

Suffolk, VA 23434

Download and complete an application here: Grant Application Button Opens in new window

Blackwater River Park Project

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!   

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