Parks and Recreation


Re-Tree Program Provides Reimbursement for New Trees

Jan 11, 2023

Residents who plant a new tree can receive reimbursement for that tree thanks to a new program. The Re-Tree Program offers 100% reimbursement (up to $100) for the purchase of trees that are planted in locations in or near a terrace (up to 12 feet from back of curb).

“Because terrace trees help prevent runoff and protect infrastructure, provide shade and cooling, and beautify our community…

Check Presentation Recognizes Beautification Efforts

Nov 22, 2022
Lower Elkhorn NRD Board of Director Mark Hall and Nathan Powell, Parks and Recreation Director


The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District…

Work Coming Along on North Fork Project

Oct 27, 2022

Left to right: Pat Boyle, Tony Emme, John Prouty, Todd Waldera- General Manager of Spencer Quarries,…

Embrace Park Closure

Oct 17, 2022

Embrace Park will be closed a portion of the day Wednesday, October 19 for maintenance. During this time, City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation staff will be working on taking the shade structures on the equipment down.

The park will reopen to the public approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call the City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation Division…

City Adding to Skate Park with Donation

Oct 13, 2022


Mayor Josh Moenning, Nathan Powell-Parks and Recreation Director, and PJ Evans-Assistant Director of Recreation


Trees Planted Along Corridor

Sep 15, 2022

A variety of trees were recently planted as part of beautification efforts along the South 7th Street corridor from Madison to Pasewalk Avenue.

Funding for the trees was provided through a partnership with…

Groundbreaking Held For Riverfront Project

Aug 02, 2022

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning in Johnson Park, officially recognizing the beginning of the North Fork Riverfront Project after six years of planning and fundraising.

At its core, the North Fork River Restoration project includes the removal of a 6’ drop structure and a 6’ spillway at the bridge on First…

AquaVenture Adjusting Hours

Aug 01, 2022

With school right around the corner and staff heading back to college, AquaVenture’s last regular day will be August 7th (11:30 am – 7:30 pm).

Good news is that AquaVenture will stay open for the remaining weekends in August with the adjusted hours of 11:30…

Groundbreaking To Be Held For Riverfront Project

Jul 26, 2022

A groundbreaking ceremony for the North Fork Riverfront Project is set for Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Johnson Park. The project includes river restoration, infrastructure enhancements, and the complete reconstruction of Johnson Park.

At its core, the North Fork River Restoration project includes the removal of a 6’ drop structure and a 6’ spillway at the bridge on First Street…

Girl Scouts Help Plant Tree

Jul 01, 2022

A group from Girls Scouts Troop 50464 assisted in planting a tree at Skyview Park last week.  These Girl Scouts are working toward their BREATHE badge, which requires a connection with trees, their production of oxygen, and ability to sequester pollutants from the air we breathe.