Parks & Trails

Chesapeake has more than 80 public parks spread throughout the city that are available for most everything from a leisurely walk in secluded nature to large-scale special events. Ranging in size from smaller neighborhood parks to the city's larger parks, park amenities may include open play areas, age-specific playground equipment, sports courts, picnic shelters and tables, dog parks, horseshoe pits, ball fields, and trails.

Throughout the park system, there are over 31 miles of multi-use trails for walking, jogging, cycling or just to relax and enjoy nature. There are also a number of leisurely water activities available including fishing and crabbing, boat ramps and piers, as well as unique opportunities with canoes, paddle boats, and kayaks.

Chesapeake City Park is home to the award-winning Fun Forest playground, a farmer's market, and an outdoor concert venue. The City's largest park, Northwest River Park, offers a 66-site campground, cabins, miniature golf course, and an equestrian area, including eight miles of natural horse trails and a horse ring.

City Tours - Jump on Board!

While we're not able to offer our City bus tours at this time (tour dates are postponed), our City Tour Guide below provides many details, history, and amenity information about our parks and facilities. Flip through it for a virtual tour or visit the parks on your own!

Changes to Parks / Facilities Availability

We have provided a webpage listing upcoming changes to facilities and parks to increase awareness of events (public and private) scheduled in our municipal parks where attendance may affect traffic, parking, and facilities. View upcoming changes here. For further information, please give us a call at 757-382-6411.