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Local (Open) Playgrounds For Kids in Hampton Roads

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 government.  


Chesapeake: All parks and trails are OPEN. Park amenities including playgrounds, dog parks, skate park, outdoor fitness equipment, outdoor restrooms, and playing courts are open. Northwest River Park – boat and bicycle rentals, mini golf and disc golf are open. Athletic Fields with no more than 2 spectators per player. Read the details HERE.

Hampton: Playgrounds are OPEN! Hampton has reopened city playgrounds, which have been closed since late March due to the coronavirus. Residents should use their own judgment, as the city is unable to sanitize park equipment after each use. Please make sure to wash and sanitize your child’s hands frequently. Playgrounds located at schools are open only for school children when schools are in session. They are open to the public at other times. Read the details HERE.

Newport News: Parks, trails, golf course, tennis courts, dog park, skate park, campground and fishing piers are open. Special events, playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic shelter rentals, athletic programs and senior centers are CLOSED or canceled. Read the details HERE.

Norfolk: Playgrounds, basketball courts and picnic shelters are OPEN but they are not sanitized or disinfected. Stay Healthy! Practice good hygiene & hand washing after use. Outdoor pools, and splash pads will remain closed until further notice. School parks will remain closed until further notice. City-wide boat ramps are open. Northside skate park, neighborhood parks and public tennis courts are open. As of November 2, 2020 select indoor pools will be open, reservations are required. 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. Large picnic shelters are also closed but you may use the smaller shelters. We recommend you sanitize the table benches before using. Fishing piers, walking trails, tennis courts and golf courses are open for use.  Please note the special rules in place at all golf courses.  Signs are posted at the entrance to each course. The Pokey Smokey is not running. Pools and the Splash Park will not open until the Governor lifts the Stay at Home order and deems public pools to be safe for all Virginians. Please use all of our facilities with caution and maintain a safe distance from other people in our parks. All park and recreation programs are canceled until further notice. Read the details HERE.

Suffolk: Playgrounds at Suffolk Parks & Recreation are OPEN – playground equipment is not disinfected and should be used at your own risk. 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. Additionally, all outdoor basketball courts are closed. Read the details HERE.

Virginia Beach: Parks and all park amenities are now OPEN for use – However, at this time the playgrounds at Mount Trashmore including Kids Cove are closed until further notice. For all other locations playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, dog parks and skate parks are open. 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: Parks remain OPEN but with social distancing. Certain restrictions apply. Look for posted signs with rules for use. Social distance of six feet apart at all times and ten feet for basketball courts. 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).

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Local Playgrounds in Hampton Roads VA