Suffolk encouraging residents to visit local parks and rec facilities this July

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jul 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-02 15:13:49-04

Suffolk, Va.- “OUT is IN” is the theme this July as Suffolk Parks & Recreation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) encourage everyone to visit local parks and recreation facilities.

The parks and facilities run by Suffolk Parks & Recreation offer ample opportunities to go OUTside, get INspired, change your OUTlook and get INvolved. Suffolk Parks & Recreation and NRPA suggest a picnic in the park or holding a meeting outside instead of sitting at the dinner table or sending an email as ways to incorporate going out as a part of your daily routine.

Fishing at Lone Star Lakes Park or walking the trails at Bennett’s Creek Park are more suggestions, Suffolk Director of Parks & Recreation, Lakita Watson, offers for citizens to enjoy.

Parks & Recreation staff invite residents to join in one of these upcoming “OUT Is IN” programs:

July 7 to July 11, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day- Keep an eye out for the Roving Ranger.  A park employee will stop at different park sites around the City to show visitors skins, bones, paw prints and more from different animals that inhabit Suffolk.

July7 – Lake Meade Park (201 Holly Lawn Parkway)

July 8 – Lone Star Lakes Park (401 Kings Highway)

July 9 – Sleepy Hole Park (4616 Sleepy Hole Road)

July 10 – Bennett’s Creek Park (3000 Bennett’s Creek Park Road)

July 11 – Suffolk Art Gallery (118 Bosley Avenue)

July 9, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Parks & Recreation staff will be at the Children’s Learning Garden at Sleepy Hole Park, 4616 Sleepy Hole Road.

July 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – The Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Avenue, will hold a Seed Paper Craft for kids. Registration is required.

July 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – The Suffolk Police Department hold a family boating safety course for adults and children 8 years and older at Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina, 110 East Constance Road. Registration is required.

For more information or to register for programs, please contact Suzette Vida, Outdoor Recreation Specialist, at (757)514-7262,

Shakedra Knight