Office of Community Recreation
Contact our Office at 757-868-3580 What's Open Update:
Odd Road Community Center: Reservations for Private Users to hold events up to 10 people at the Odd Road Community Center. Please call 868-3580 for more information. Civic and Community Groups may resume meeting at the Odd Road Community Center. However group meetings must be limited to 26 (Effective April 1) persons per event only due to the current Executive Order 72. Please call 868-3580 to complete reservations requests.
Picnic Shelters: Reservations for use of Picnic Shelters for resident use - limit of up to 50 people at any gathering.
Playgrounds are open. Please remember to use hand sanitizer and keep your distance from others to limit the spread of germs.
Online Registration Now Available
Once COVID-19 restrictions are eased and a wider variety of programs can be offered, our office is proud to announce that patrons now have the ability to register for programs online using our new online portal. Here is the link to get you started. Each person/or household should begin by setting up an account for all of your transactions with our department.
Summer programs- COMING SOON! We will post dates and registration information here as soon as it's ready!
Poquoson Pool will open but will be in accordance with current COVID-19 Executive Orders. More Information on this coming soon.
We are hopeful this information will be available as we get closer to Memorial Day. We plan to open the Poquoson pool for swimming, Barracuda swim team, host Sailing camps, and more. We are still working through many of the still in place Executive Order restrictions that are required for operations from the State of Virginia. These orders currently restrict the number of people that can use the pool at any one time at the municipal pool. These restriction includes both operations for swimming lessons, open swim and other programs.
Poquoson Pool is hiring Lifeguards: Download an application here and return it to Gretchen.Gochenour@poquoson-va.gov
LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS-- GET TRAINED SO YOU CAN WORK THIS SUMMER!
Class will be a mix of online learning and skill practice.If you are a successful candidate and become a hired lifeguard at the Poquoson Pool during the summer of 2021 the Cost of the Class will be REIMBURSED for FREE to successful hires.Initial Cost: $175 residents $185 Non-residents Must be 15 by the start of class.Dates of the Class: Swim test: Sat. May 22 9am-12noon Skills Sessions: Wed. May 26 2:30-7pmThurs. May 27 2:30-7pmFri. May 28 2:30-7pmSat. May 29 7am-1pm
Required Swimming Skills test includes a 300 meter swim. Swim in front crawl or breast stroke, this 300 meters. A 4 minute treading water, and a brick dive. Must pass skills test to proceed with the course
Get Trained & Get Hired at Poquoson Pool this summer– hires must be 16 years of age and successfully complete application screening requirements & hiring process for reimbursable training fee.
FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE
(This course will allow you to apply for your concealed carry permit in Virginia)Learn firearms safety, law and familiarization of handguns and ammunition, how to handle a weapon safely, and laws regarding use of firearms in self-defense. This one evening course will cover many do’s and don’ts for carrying a weapon for self-defense. As part of the course those students who wish to later apply for a concealed handgun permit may take a written test, and upon successful completion of the test, a certificate will be provided that will allow them to apply for a Virginia Concealed Weapons Permit with the local court. No gun ownership required. If you have a gun do not bring it to class until the instructor instructs you to do so. Class open to anyone age 21 or older. This course meets one evening. Time: 6-9pm. Location: Municipal Building Cost per student: $55 residents/$65 non-residents. Each course limited to 6 students.
Dates Open For Registration: May 13 and May 19 Register