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.

Introducing ActiveNet Online Registration System

Sign up for 6 to Six, camps, leagues and other programs for the convenience of your own home!

Step 1: Visit our ActiveNet link to create an account. We encourage you to do this yourself. This is an easy process and only needs to be done once!

Step 2: After creating your account, you are ready to register for one of our many programs.

Step 3: Register! There are 3 ways to register for your selected program. 3 Ways to Register:

1 – Register Online: The benefits of this are that you get immediate confirmation of payment, and program registration – and all from the comfort of home. Please be aware that ActiveNet requires a valid email address in order to register online.

2 – Register in person: At Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Main Office inside City Hall – 801 Crawford Street. Cash, credit/debit cards, checks and money orders are accepted.

3 – Register by phone: Call 393-8481 to register with a credit card by phone. Please have your program information ready and please create an online account prior to calling if possible to speed your registration process and to ensure correct information.

Step 4: Confirm registration: If you registered online or in person, you should receive an immediate receipt or by email. If not, you may check the status of your registration anytime by logging into your account. From there you can print your receipt or receive your receipt by email. If you cannot access your account call 393-8481 and our staff will be happy to assist you!

Step 5: Enjoy your program! We love to hear your feedback. If you have any suggestions on how we can better serve you, please let us know. Thank you, Portsmouth Parks Recreation & Leisure Services Staff.