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Youth Programs Newsletter | July 2013 |
Dance the Night Away at Latin Fiesta!

Friday, August 16 | 7 - 10 pm | Mount Trashmore Park


Dancing Salsa ConcertSpice up your night with the ultimate Latin experience right here in the heart of Virginia Beach! Bring the whole family out and get ready to dance the night away at Mount Trashmore Park as Tropical Storm plays a mixture of music featuring Salsa, Merengue, Bomba & more.


Latin Fiesta is the final event in our Party in the Parks series. This event has free admission; food and drinks will be available for purchase from on-site vendors.


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Think Inside the Box for Youth Fitness 


BoxingHave you considered boxing as a way to get your child active? At Kempsville Rec Center, we are proud to offer Boxing Fitness, a unique blend of defensive and offensive fundamentals taught in a non-contact, non-competitive, small-group setting. It's a fantastic way for kids to burn off some summer energy, improve quickness and agility and build confidence through athletic challenge. 


This class is great for both young men and women age 8 to 16. It's held in our boxing gym and taught by certified USA Boxing coaches that are passionate about the sport and the well-being of the students. 


The next session begins August 5 and meets Monday and Wednesday nights from 5-6:30 through August 28. The cost is $49. You can register online or in person at any recreation center. Contact Fitness Team member Chuck Thomas at (757) 474-8492 or for more details.

Get a Job That's Fun!


OST StaffLooking for a part-time job? Join our team! Have fun while you work and know that you are making a difference in your community. We're regularly hiring for these positions:

 - Lifeguards

 - Swim Instructors

 - Out-of-School Time Programs Staff

 - Park Staff

 - Recreation Center Staff

 - Fitness Class Instructors

 - Special Needs Support Staff 


Position information and applications are available online at Click on 'Search Postings' to see current openings.

Register this Saturday for Youth Football & Volleyball

Saturday, July 13 | Sites & Times Vary


Youth FootballOrganized athletics are offered through the City-Wide Athletic Office in conjunction with volunteer recreation associations for youth 10 years old through 18 years old and attending K-12 schools.

Youth football and volleyball registration will take place on Saturday, July 13. Some recreation associations offer additional sports as well as additional registration dates. Check your association's website for more information. Don't know which recreation association you belong to? Find it here.

Practice will begin in August and games begin in September. Recreation Associations will charge a player registration fee and the sports offered vary by area.

Two for Tuesday Offered at All Rec Centers in July!


Kids SwimmingAs part of our celebration of National Parks & Recreation Month this July, we're offering a Two for Tuesday special for our recreation center members. Each Tuesday in July, members can bring one guest to any recreation center for free! If you already know how much our recreation centers have to offer, this is the perfect time for you or your child to introduce a friend to our amenities and services.


Bring your guest with you to the front desk of the recreation center and they'll be issued a one-day pass. Not yet a member? Learn more!

Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closures

Bow Creek Recreation Center is closed for a long-term modernization project


Don't forget that your membership is good at all Virginia Beach Recreation Centers! If your usual center is closed for maintenance, take the opportunity to visit another center. Use this locator to help you find one!

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If your child requires additional support, we can help. Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services.
We welcome your comments and questions. Feel free to email us at
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