Parks & Recreation

Summer Camp Registration opens March 1!

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


Department Closings/Postponements

  • 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 34 people at a time. 
  • Administration Office- Closed to the public
  • Basketball Courts- All basketball courts are closed

Suffolk Fine Arts Commission Grant

The Suffolk Fine Arts Commission's Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 will be announced in Spring 2021. 

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.

Check back here in Spring 2021 for more information. 

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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