Attend SK8R Bash for Live Music & Skate Competition!
Saturday, October 8, 10 am to 5 pm | Presented by VB Parks & Recreation and WRV
It's back! After a one-year hiatus, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and WRV have teamed up again to bring the best skateboard competition in the area! Roll out for some nose-grinding action at our action-packed skateboard competition at the 24,000 square foot Mount Trashmore Skate Park.
This event is free and open to the public with onsite parking. In addition to the skateboard action, you'll also enjoy live musical performances by local talent Subtle Skeptics and Coastland. Conquer the rock-climbing wall and check out the Invincible Me? XTreme Games, hosted by the Mayor's Youth Leaders in Action for fun interactive games and free prizes for youth ages 14 & up!
Also sponsoring this event is CHKD Sports Medicine, the region's only comprehensive sports medicine program exclusively for athletes 21 and under.
Registration Cost: $25 (Event Day Registration: $30, if space is available) Sign up today!
- Helmets are required; elbow and knee pads are recommended
- Applications accepted on first come, first serve basis until categories are full; space is limited
- Registration status confirmed by email
- Competitors receive contest t-shirt
- Prizes in each category
- Parents must sign for participants under age 18
- Proof of age may be required
Each competitor will be given a :30 second intro-run, and then placed in a 10 - 20 person Jam Session. The top 8 from each category will be placed in a final jam. Divisions and schedules are listed on the registration form.
City Receives $500,000 For Pleasure House Point Property
As part of a large conservation effort to permanently protect the entire Pleasure House Point property located within the Lynnhaven watershed, the City of Virginia Beach has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation. The grant will help the city acquire 82 acres of coastal wetlands and marine forest.
The property is identified in the Virginia Conservation Lands Needs Assessment as highly threatened by development. The acquisition of Pleasure House Point has been identified as a top priority in the City of Virginia Beach's Comprehensive Plan.
Efforts to protect the largest undeveloped parcel of land on the Lynnhaven River (122 acres) began in 2010 through a partnership with Trust for Public Land, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the City of Virginia Beach. The Trust for Public Land initiated a plan to purchase the property and sell parcels to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the City of Virginia Beach.
The project has strong local support from community. Organizations and individuals have rallied to raise funds to ensure the entire property is preserved as natural area, rather than having a portion commercially developed. The Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Foundation is participating as the designated 501(c) (3) organization for fundraising activities.
Green Teens Can Earn Community Service Hours
Teens in grades 7-12 can help the environment while earning community service hours through Project Green Teens. Project Green Teens is a volunteer group of teens who strive to improve the environment and the mindset of the Virginia Beach community. These green teen leaders find and complete projects that make a difference in our parks, neighborhoods and schools.
Meetings are held monthly with projects identified by the team. Upcoming projects include participating in a clean-up on Fisherman Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, educating others about the environmental impact of plastic bags at the Old Beach Eco Market on October 15, conducting environmental audits of schools, and participating in a dumpster dive.
There is no cost to join Project Green Teens, although a permission slip must be signed by a parent. For more information, visit VBgov.com/pgt, Facebook.com/ProjectGreenTeens, or contact Caryl Thompson at cthompso@VBgov.com.