Welcome to the Portsmouth, Virginia Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services
To create life enriching experiences and beautiful environments in partnership with citizens, businesses and organizations.
To create a community where the benefits of recreation are recognized and valued through comprehensive quality programs, excellent facilities, and beautiful parks and open spaces.
WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR OUR 6 to SIX Program!
You haven't missed out yet! We are still accepting registration for our 6 to SIX Before and After School Program!
We are a childcare alternative sponsored by the Portsmouth Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services and the Portsmouth Public Schools is staffed by educational paraprofessionals and professional recreators. Services provided to students will include:
- Help with homework and educational projects
- Participation in active games and contests
- Instruction of crafts and recreational activities
- Breakfast and after school snack
Hours of Operation: 6 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Before Care 6 A.M. - 9 A.M.
After Care 3 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Operating during School Days and Early Release Days
One-time non-refundable $25 registration fee.
The monthly cost per child:
Before Care is $140.
After Care is $190
Combined Before and After Care is $245
Family Discounts for multiple children available.
Financial assistance may be available.
Douglas Park Elementary
Emily Spong Preschool
Hodges Manor Elementary (only before care services)
James Hurst Elementary
John Tyler Elementary
Mt. Hermon Elementary
Olive Branch Elementary
Park View Elementary
For more information, contact Carl Painter or Vivian Franks at 757-393-8481.