Monday, July 28, 2014

Swansboro Indoor Swimming Pool to Be Renovated


 
The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities is closing the Swansboro Indoor Swimming Pool, at 3160 Midlothian Turnpike, for renovation. The extensive facility renovations will begin on Monday, August 4, 2014 and the facility is expected to reopen in December 2014.

The facility renovation will consist of comprehensive upgrades to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units. Other improvements will include interior painting, new wiring, piping, a pool dehumidification unit and a domestic watering system.

Swansboro aquatic programs will be transferred to the Bellemeade Indoor Swimming Pool, 1800 Lynhaven Avenue, with the exception of the Richmond Racers Swim Team. Relocation for the swim team will be made at a later date.

For more information, please call (804) 646-5733.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

City to Offer Free Swim Lessons


The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will offer free swim lessons at eight of the city’s pools beginning on Tuesday, July 15. Classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 5 to 12 and Friday evenings for ages 13 and up. Both classes will focus on water safety skills and basic aquatic skills. Session one will operate from Tuesday, July 15 through Thursday, July 24 for the youth classes and Friday July 18 through Friday August 8 for the adult classes. Session two will operate from Tuesday, August 5 through Thursday, August 14.

Dates
Ages
Times
Pool Locations
July 15, 17, 22, and 24
5-12 years
11 – 11:45 a.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
July 15, 17, 22, and 24
5 -12 years
11:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
July 15, 17, 22, and 24
5 -12 years
6-6:45 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
July 15, 17, 22, and 24
5 -12 years
6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
July 18, 25, August 1,8
13 and over
6 – 6:45 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville




August 5, 7, 12, and 14
5-12 years
11 – 11:45 a.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Hotchkiss, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
August 5, 7, 12, and 14
5 -12 years
11:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Hotchkiss, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
August 5, 7, 12, and 14
5 -12 years
6-6:45 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Hotchkiss, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville
August 5, 7, 12, and 14
5 -12 years
6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Battery Park, Bellemeade, Blackwell, Fairmount, Hotchkiss, Powhatan, Randolph, and Woodville

“This is a great opportunity to learn water safety and fundamental aquatic skills that everyone should know and will be used for years to come.” said Dr. Norman C. Merrifield, director of Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities.


Registration for session one will begin on Monday, July 7 at 5 p.m. at each pool site. Registration for session two will begin on Monday, July 28 at 5 p.m. at each pool site. Addresses for each pool site can be found here. For more information, please call (804) 646-5733 or email Alethea Tyler at alethea.tyler@richmondgov.com

Monday, June 30, 2014

Independence Day Closing



In observance of Independence Day, City government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014. City offices will reopen at regular business hours on Monday, July 7, 2014.

The Independence Day closings include all branches of the Richmond Public Libraries and all City community centers, which will reopen on Monday. City pools will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

Refuse collection will not be performed on Friday as the city’s Solid Waste Management Division will also be closed.

The East Richmond Road Convenience Center and Hopkins Road Transfer Stations are also closed on Friday, July 4. Each facility will resume its normal schedule on Saturday, July 5.

For more information on City services and schedules, please visit www.RichmondGov.com.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Movies in the Park: Friday, June 27


Join Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities this Friday, June 27 at Broad Rock Sports Complex, 4835 Old Warwick Road at 8 p.m. to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 rated PG Animated.
 
The movie will start around 8:30 p.m. or when it gets dark. Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the movie. Free sodas to the first 200 attendees.
 
Sponsors: The CW Richmond, Bounce TV, 106.5 The Beat and Pepsi.
 
Call 804-646-5733 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Movie in the Parks Begins Friday, June 20!

 
 
Join Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities this Friday, June 20 at Byrd Park (near Fountain Lake), 600 south Boulevard at 8 p.m. to see Despicable Me 2 rated PG Animated.
 
The movie will start around 8:30 p.m. or when it gets dark. Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the movie. Refreshments will be on sale. Free sodas to the first 300 attendees.
 
Sponsors: The CW Richmond, Bounce TV, 106.5 The Beat and Pepsi.
 
Call 804-646-5733 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Parks and Recreation Starts Summer Off With a Splash!




Looking for something to do this summer? The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities is sure to have an event or program to kickstart your summer along with great activities for everyone in your family!

Beginning on Saturday, June 14, all City pools will be open for City residents. Week day hours are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with free swim available from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and adult and family time from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Weekend hours for the outdoor pools are noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

On June 16, the USDA Summer Meals for Kids begins serving at more than 140 sites across the City of Richmond, City of Petersburg, Chesterfield, and Hanover counties. The Summer Meals for Kids Program provides children and teens (up to the age of 18) nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners during the summer months.

On Friday June 20, City residents have an opportunity to participate in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson and be a part of history! A 30 minute lesson will teach participants the basics of how to swim will be held at Randolph Pool, 1401 Grayland Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No pre-registration is required.

Also on June 20, residents are invited to join the department for the start of the 2014 Movies in the Park Series at Byrd Park beginning at 8 p.m. A full schedule of the movie series is available at http://richmondvirginiaparks.blogspot.com/2014/06/movies-in-park-2014.html.

Monday, June 23 marks the beginning of the department’s youth summer camps and the CarMax Summer League. Both the “Fantasy Island” summer camp for ages 6 to 11 and “Generation Z” teen camp for ages 12 to 14 are full day camps that operate from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are also specialty camps such as soccer, tennis, and Lego that are available as half day camps. The CarMax Summer Basketball league games will be held at Pine Camp Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road, with games being played Monday through Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.

For more information on all of the events, please call (804) 646-5733 or visit our website at www.richmondgov.com/parks

Friday, June 6, 2014

Movies in the Park 2014


Join the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities our 2014 Movies in the Park series!

Our first movie of the year will begin on Friday, June 20 at Byrd Park, 600 S. Boulevard, 23221.

For more information or updates, please visit our Facebook page.