City of Suffolk

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Sports & Recreation


134 S. Sixth StreetSuffolk, VA 23434 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Department of Parks and Recreation is to provide the resources and opportunities for leisure activities for the citizens of Suffolk.


The Support Services Division

The Support Services Division is responsible for revenue development, fiscal management and special events. They develop and implement a comprehensive marketing plan for all of the department's programs, special events, classes, activities and facilities. This division also publishes the tri-annual "Don't Hesitate... Recreate!" leisure guide.

The Parks, Gateways, & Facilities Maintenance Division

This division is responsible for the maintenance and operation of 21 community parks, four regional parks, recreation and rental facilities and maintenance of the City's gateway corridors. This includes preparing ball fields, maintaining grounds, grass mowing, building maintenance, and custodial services.

The Recreation Services Division

The Recreation Division plans and implements recreational and leisure programs for all ages, including: athletics, leagues, tournaments and municipal pool operations. Since 1974, this division has sponsored programs for senior citizens and has operated the Senior Service Center in downtown since 1979. It has managed the Suffolk Art Gallery for over 16 years, bringing Suffolk citizens exhibits, visual art classes and performing artists. The division's summer enrichment program, after school programs and outdoor camps serve children ages 6-15 throughout Suffolk.


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