Local (Open) Playgrounds For Kids in Hampton Roads

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Playgrounds Opening in Phase 2 in Hampton Roads Virginia

One thing I know has been difficult for our family is that the playgrounds have been closed. I don't know about your active family but my kids could use a few hours on the monkey bars to use up some of their cooped-up energy!

Here are some updates on what playgrounds are currently open, and links so you can easily check on the status of locations that aren't yet open. As always if you head out to play, please be safe and take precautions as outlined by local and state governmentAlso, check local Museum Opening Updates!


Chesapeake: Playgrounds are open! Read the details HERE.

Hampton: Playgrounds are closed, as there is no way to sanitize them between uses or to keep children from close contact with each other. Read the details HERE.

Newport News: Parks, trails, golf course, tennis courts, dog park, skate park, campground and fishing piers are open. Playgrounds are not open. Read the details HERE.

Norfolk: Basketball courts, playgrounds and picnic shelters will also reopen July 1 for public use. Playgrounds and picnic shelters are not sanitized or disinfected. The public is encouraged to practice good hygiene before and after use.  Indoor, outdoor pools and splash pads will remain closed.  Read the details HERE.

Portsmouth: All City Parks remain open. However, playgrounds are closed as we cannot keep the equipment sanitized and it is not a safe activity. Read the details HERE.

Suffolk: Playgrounds are closed to the public until further notice due to the City’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need for social distancing. All other amenities within the parks including, but not limited to, skate parks, dog parks, tennis courts, kayak and boat launches, and trails will remain open for public use. Read the details HERE.

Virginia Beach: Parks and all park amenities are now open for use including playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, dog parks and skate parks. This includes community parks as well as the larger destination playgrounds like including Grommet Island at the Oceanfront, Kid’s Cove at Mount Trashmore, Little Island, Red Wing. As a reminder, surfaces are not sanitized and users should exercise caution and follow CDC guidelines. Read the details HERE.

Yorktown: Effective Friday, June 5, all playgrounds and basketball courts are now open. Certain restrictions apply. Look for posted signs with rules for use. Read the details HERE.

Does your Active Child love to play Outside??? Find your local Hampton Roads playground on our list (broken down by city).

Are we missing your favorite playground? If we don't have it listed it is because we don't know about it - listings are free! Please submit additions to this listing HERE.


In our current survey, so far the local favorites are (you can take the 3 question survey here!):

1. Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach

2. Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake

3. Bluebird Gap Farm, Hampton

4. Grommet's Island, Virginia Beach

Check out our List of Playgrounds For Kids In Hampton Roads!


Local Playgrounds in Hampton Roads VA

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