Athletic Facility Reservations & Rentals

The Department of Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism has several baseball, softball, soccer and multi-purpose open play fields that can accommodate various athletic activities located on City property and in parks, as well as gymnasiums located in the community centers. Scheduled programs administered by the City and School teams have priority. When City facilities are not scheduled, they can be made available for use by groups or teams.

The application system is designed to help streamline the communication and maximize the scheduled use of the facilities, to better serve all of the community. Once all documents and the applications have been submitted and approved, staff will review and allocate the facilities that could be available for your group, beginning with use in March for fields and year-round for gyms.

Fall Rentals: August 1 to November 30

  • Applications Accepted: June 1 to 15 (Initial Consideration)
  • Applications received after June 15 will be based on availability.
  • Applications will be reviewed in July and then ongoing.

Spring Rentals: March 1 to June 30

  • Applications Accepted: January 1 to 15 (Initial Consideration)
  • Applications received after January 15 will be based on availability.
  • Applications will be reviewed in February and then ongoing.

Further Information

All inquiries for dates outside of the Spring and Fall rental dates above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Submission of an application, regardless of date of submission, does not guarantee approval.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Documents to Review Before Completing Application

Documents Needed to Complete Online Application

Application will not be reviewed and processed until the documents are received by the City. They may be uploaded within the online Application or email them to Athletics.

  • Certificate of Insurance - Copy of certificate required
  • 501(c)(3) - Copy of non-profit tax identification number 501(c)3 or equivalent. Required if applying for a school site.
  • Roster(s) - Last season's rosters and player information, then - after current registration is complete - final rosters and player information prior to beginning of the current season.
  • Schedule(s) - Projected schedule of field usage to include all specific dates and times (Please note: Before the actual season begins, a final game and practice schedule must be submitted.)

Athletic Field Rental Rates

ClassWith or Without LightsResident or Non-ResidentRental Rate
IField OnlyResident$40 ($15 per hour)
IField OnlyNon-Resident$70 ($30 per hour)
IField with LightsResident$60 ($25 per hour)
IField with LightsNon-Resident$110 ($50 per hour)
IIField OnlyResident$60 ($25 per hour)
IIField OnlyNon-Resident$110 ($50 per hour) 
IIField with LightsResident$85 ($35 per hour)
IIField with LightsNon-Resident$160 ($70 per hour) 

Rental Application

Insurance Required with All Athletic Facility Applications

All athletic facility use requests require that the group or organization furnish a Certificate of Insurance to show the following:

Commercial General LiabilitySeparate or CombinedKind of Liability
$1,000,000Each Occurrence Bodily Injury
$2,000,000General AggregateBodily Injury
$500,000Each Occurrence Property Damage

Or a combined single limit of $1,000,000.

Coverage is to include Products Liability, Personal Injury and Fire Damage Legal Liability. The Certificate shall certify that the policy has been endorsed to name as an additional insured, Chesapeake Public Schools, 312 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, and the City of Chesapeake, 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, with respect to the use of school premises. The use of city-owned property requires only the City of Chesapeake as an additional insured.