Portsmouth Parks, Pools and Playgrounds

Pokey Smokey II is back!

Come out and enjoy a ride on our historic Pokey Smokey II Train.

Every Saturday & Sunday (weather permitting) our train will run from 11 am – 3 pm.
Infants: Free
3 years and older: $2
For more information call our main office 757-393-8481.

Portsmouth City Park

Portsmouth City Park is located at Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701 and is open year round from dawn to dusk.

Please contact 757-393-8481 to reserve a shelter at our beautiful park.

Our park offers a multitude of things:
  • Fishing Pier
  • 3-pier boat ramp
  • Sailboat launch area
  • Small watercraft beach
  • Skateboard park
  • ‘The Links’, a 9-hole golf learning center, lighted driving range, and natural putting course (757-465-1500)
  • State of the art playgrounds
  • Lighted tennis courts
  • Friendship Gardens Wedding Area
  • 5 shelters with picnic tables and grills
  • A priceless waterfront view

Shelters, Amphitheater, Meeting Room & Wedding Reservations

Available in 3 sizes: Single, Twin & Triple.
Reservations are confirmed when contracts are signed and fees paid in person, at Portsmouth City Hall.
Weekday rates are slightly lower, and non-resident rates slightly higher.
Shelter reservations are accepted from March until the end of October.
The rest of the year, ALL shelters are first-come, first-served.
Reservations for the season will be accepted beginning the first week in January.

Half Day

Monday-Friday
8 AM – 3 PM
Portsmouth Resident $15/Non-Resident $25
Saturday & Sunday/Holiday
8 AM – 3 PM
Portsmouth Resident $30/Non-Resident $40

All Day

Monday-Friday
8 AM – 8 PM
Portsmouth Resident $25/Non-Resident $40
Saturday & Sunday/Holidays
8 AM – 8 PM
Portsmouth Resident $50/Non-Resident $75

Half Day

Monday-Friday
8 AM – 3 PM
Portsmouth Resident $45/Non-Resident $65
Saturday & Sunday/Holiday
8 AM – 3 PM
Portsmouth Resident $65/Non-Resident $80

All Day

Monday-Friday
8 AM – 8 PM
Portsmouth Resident $80/Non-Resident $120
Saturday & Sunday/Holidays
8 AM – 8 PM
Portsmouth Resident $120/Non-Resident $150

Half Day

Monday-Friday
8 AM – 3 PM
Portsmouth Resident $100/Non-Resident $125
Saturday & Sunday/Holiday
8 AM – 3 PM
Portsmouth Resident $125/Non-Resident $150

All Day

Monday-Friday
8 AM – 8 PM
Portsmouth Resident $175/Non-Resident $225
Saturday & Sunday/Holidays
8 AM – 8 PM
Portsmouth Resident $225/Non-Resident $275

Friendship Garden

$25 + $150 Security Deposit (Total of $175)

Friendship Garden Wedding Package

(includes Friendship Garden, Pavilion, Display Room)

$150 + $150 Security Deposit (Total $300) 4 hr. max, 2 additional hours can be purchased for $100

Display Room & Pavilion

$150 + $150 Security Deposit (Total $300) 4 hr. max

Display Room ONLY (30 people) 

$30/Hr. + $100 Security Deposit 4 hr. max

 Pavilion ONLY (120 people)

$150 + $150 Security Deposit (Total $300) 4 hr. max

Portsmouth Splash Park – Free Admission

Splash Park, Portsmouth, Virginia

Portsmouth Splash Park – 900 Elm Avenue

-Glass containers, food and drinks (bottled water excluded) are not permitted. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead due to limited capacity. *Proper swimming attire required*

Hours of Operation: Currently Closed 

Cavalier Manor Pool & Portsmouth Sportsplex Pool

Cavalier Manor Pool – 404 Viking Street
Portsmouth Sportsplex Pool – 1801 Portsmouth Blvd.
Cost is $1 for admission. Glass containers, food and drinks (bottled water excluded) are not permitted. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead due to limited capacity. *Proper swimming attire required*

Hours of Operation:Currently Closed

Paradise Creek Nature Park

Paradise Creek provides the rare opportunity to enjoy a restored Elizabeth River – first-hand. This 40-acre, waterfront park will teach generations what it takes to bring back the health of an urban river, once presumed dead. Two miles of trails lead the visitor through an urban forest under revitalization, 11 acres of new tidal wetlands, and past industrial partners all doing their part to bring back your home river.

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For more information, contact Marjorie Mayfield Jackson at 757-399-7487 or mmayfield@elizabethriver.org, or visit www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com/

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

 Our mission is to conserve the last parcel of wilderness in the Hoffler Creek watershed for environmental education, research, and recreation consistent with good stewardship.

Hours of operation: 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Mondays

Visit today: 4510 Twin Pines Rd, Portsmouth, VA ‎ 

Contact Us: (757) 686-8684

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Pokey Smokey II

Date: Starting April 29, 2017, Saturdays & Sundays ONLY.
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Infants-Free
3 & Older- $2.00 per person

Athletic Areas | Playgrounds | Skateparks

CAVALIER MANOR RECREATION CENTER

404 Viking Street | Outdoor Basketball, Football, Softball, Baseball, Tennis, Playground Equipment, Outdoor Pool and Walking Path

CHARLES PEETE
2400 Elliott Avenue near Deep Creek Blvd. | Baseball

CHURCHLAND ELEMENTARY
5601 Michael Lane | Outdoor Basketball, Football, and Baseball

CHURCHLAND PARK
Rivershore Road and 4200 Cedar Lane | Outdoor Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, and Playground Equipment

CITY PARK
7 CPL. J.L. Williams Avenue | Tennis, Picnic Shelters, Playground Equipment and Boat Ramps, Skatepark, Golf Course and Gardens

COTTAGE PLACE
1919 County Street | Outdoor Basketball

CRADOCK MIDDLE
21 Alden Avenue | Softball

EBONY HEIGHTS

Tyre Neck Road and Fawkes Street | Outdoor Basketball, Picnic Shelter, and Playground Equipment

FOUNTAIN PARK
601 Broad Street at Woodrow Street | Baseball and Playground Equipment

GEORGE WASHINGTON PARK
4117 George Washington Hwy at Parkside Place | Skate Park – ramps and elements for skateboarders and bikes (no pegs)

HODGES MANOR Elementary
1201 Cherokee Road | Soccer

HIGHLAND BILTMORE FIELD
2700 Elliott Avenue near Deep Creek Blvd. | Softball, Playground Equipment

HIGHLAND & LANSING PLAYGROUND
1535 Highland Avenue at Lansing Avenue | Outdoor Basketball and Playground Equipment

HUNT MAPP ATHLETIC FIELDS
3701 Willett Drive | Softball and Baseball

JEFFERSON STREET AND EIGHTH STREET
Playground Equipment, outdoor court

J.F. KENNEDY CENTER
12 Grand Street | Outdoor Basketball and Softball

J.E. PARKER RECREATION CENTER
2430 Turnpike Road | Baseball, Playground Equipment

JOHN TYLER FIELDS
3649 Hartford Street | Soccer

MAPLEWOOD PARK
3235 Portsmouth Blvd. at Truxton Avenue | Outdoor Basketball

MT. HERMON PARK
901 Florida Avenue | Outdoor Basketball and Playground Equipment

NEIGHBORHOOD FACILITY
900 Elm Avenue | Playground Equipment, Splashpark

SIMONSDALE ATHLETIC AREA
132 Byers Avenue | Outdoor Basketball, Softball, and Baseball

SCOTTS CREEK PARK
Northside at Constitution Ave. | Walking Paths, Sensory Garden, Creek Over Look