Parks and Recreation


2024 AquaVenture Season Begins Saturday

May 23, 2024

AquaVenture opens Memorial Day weekend, and Summer Recreation Camps are underway!

Surf Feature Testing

Apr 30, 2024

Testing took place on the surf feature at the North Fork Whitewater Park!

Warren Cook Playground Officially Open

Apr 15, 2024

Warren Cook Playground is officially open!! Thank you to Parks and Rec staff for all your hard work!

2024 Swimming Lessons

Apr 10, 2024

Group swimming lesson signups are Monday April 15th. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. More info HERE: 

Volunteers Needed for Clean the Fork Day

Apr 10, 2024

Volunteers are needed for the 7th annual Clean the Fork Day scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2024. Volunteers are asked to arrive at North Fork Outfitting, located at 205 North 2nd Street, at 10:00 a.m.…

East Prospect Street Closure

Mar 13, 2024

Beginning Monday, March 18th, East Prospect Avenue will be closed from 1st Street to Cottonwood Street for the construction of the Johnson’s Park Project.  The contractor will be removing a portion of the street along Prospect from 1st to Oak and along the west side of Oak Street.  

East Prospect Avenue from 1st Street to Cottonwood Street, and Oak Street from Nebraska Avenue to Prospect…

Central Park Power Outage

Feb 20, 2024

Due to damage sustained to the electrical junction box serving Central Park, residents and visitors are advised of a temporary power outage in the park vicinity. The outage is necessary to facilitate repair works and bring the electrical infrastructure up to code.

The outage is expected to last for several weeks, during which time the old power lines will be buried within Central Park. If…

Christmas Tree Recycle Program To Take Place

Dec 20, 2023

The 35th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program kicks off next week. Area residents and businesses are asked to bring any live Christmas trees to the northwest corner of the parking lot at Norfolk Fire Division Training Center (302 E. Benjamin Ave.) starting December 26, 2023 through January 13, 2024 to be recycled. 

Recycled trees are scheduled to be chipped into mulch for use in city…

City Recipient of Private Donation

Dec 19, 2023

The City of Norfolk will be expanding its recreation options, thanks to a generous private donation. During Monday’s Norfolk City…

Ta-Ha-Zouka Park Back Stop Completed

Dec 07, 2023

The newly constructed backstop at Field 2 in Ta-Ha-Zouka Park has been completed!!