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Youth Programs Newsletter | July 2014 |

July is Parks & Rec Month!


July is Parks and Rec Month  

You are at the heart of what we do, which is why we want to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with you this July! Get in on the fun with these special events and offers:


Movie in the Pool: Nut Job

Friday, July 18 | 6 - 8 pm | Princess Anne Rec Center
Enjoy a special feature while floating in the pool! Membership or day pass needed, no additional cost.

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Beach Party

Beach Party on the Sprayground

Saturday, July 19 | 2 - 4 pm | Williams Farm Rec Center
Get soaked and have a blast at our sprayground! We'll have contests, games and plenty of fun! Membership or day pass needed, no additional cost.  


Sunday, July 20 | 1 - 4 pm | Princess Anne Rec Center
It's a day of huge, fun floats that are so big the pool is devoted just to them! Enjoy Claw Daddy, Splat!, Sky Totter, or Space Mountain. Membership or day pass needed, no additional cost. 


Shade Play

Sunday, July 20 | 1 - 4 pm | Great Neck Rec Center

Want to get out of the sun for awhile? Enjoy some beach fun indoors with games like corn hole and water volleyball plus sno-cones and popcorn. Membership or day pass needed, no additional cost.


Two for Tuesday at All VB Rec Centers 

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.


BOGO Rentals at Munden Point Park

Rent one hour, get one hour free on canoe and kayak rentals all month long at Munden Point Park.


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Birthday Party Packages Available at VB Rec Centers

Birthday Party Leave the headaches of planning your next party to us! You can enjoy the party while we handle all the details. All parties include cake & ice cream (or pizza), beverages, plates & napkins, balloons, and staff to help run the event from start to finish with organized activities. You select the flavors and decorations for the cake & ice cream (or pizza) and the colors (or theme) for the party supplies and balloons.

Parties can be held on Friday evenings or weekends. Price is based on the type of party and the number of children who attend. Recreation center rules apply - but a membership is not needed! 
Learn more about our birthday party options
BONUS! Book your recreation center party by August 30 and get a FREE sno-cone, popcorn or cotton candy add-on! Mention this offer at the center's front desk to redeem.
Mount Trashmore Has Your Golden Ticket to "Wonka"!
Friday, July 18 | 7 pm | Mount Trashmore Park | Presented by Checkered Flag Volkswagen

Willy Wonka Sweeten the start of your weekend at Mount Trashmore Park on Friday, July 18, for the third evening of our Summer Movie Night Series featuring the 1971 classic film, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (rated G, 100 minutes). Join the sugar rush with this family movie about a boy named Charlie who wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric candy factory of all time along with some interesting characters he meets along the way. 
Get your Oompa-Loompa on with fun activities that take place prior to the movie beginning at 7 pm, including a chance to win a Best Costume Award for anyone who dresses up as his or her favorite "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" character. Follow us on Facebook for your chance to find a Golden Ticket and win prizes!  

Movie begins at sunset. Be sure to check out local eats from Coastal Kettle Corn and Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes! Also, save the date for the last Movie Night event on August 22 featuring the Disney Pixar film, "Ratatouille." #MovieInThePark


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SK8R Bash Applications Available Now
Competition: Saturday, October 18 | Williams Farm Skate Park
Do you have kids who like to skateboard? SK8R Bash, our annual amateur skateboard competition takes place Saturday, October 18 at Williams Farm Skate Park. Competition forms are available here. Entry fee is $25 and includes a competition t-shirt. Prizes are awarded to top finishers in each division. Space is limited, so get those forms in early to secure a spot!
Check out a highlights video from last year's event.
The Elves are Back!
It looks like some elves have returned to Virginia Beach and made themselves at home in some of our City parks! Tiny doors have been spotted in trees at Great Neck, Bayville Farms and Red Wing Park. If you and your family stumble upon any of these doors, take a photo and post it to our Facebook page so others can share in the elfin magic!

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is a proud landlord of the Tiny Door Project.
Reminder: Youth Football & Volleyball Registration

Saturday, July 12 | Sites & Times Vary


Volleyball Court Organized 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 12. Sites and times vary by rec association, but are available here

Practice will begin in August and games begin in September. Rec associations will charge a player registration fee and the sports offered may vary.  


Don't know which recreation association you belong to? Find it here.

Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closures


All Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, Owl Creek Tennis Center and administrative offices
will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. City parks will be open! 

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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