Monday, December 11, 2023

This park will be closed. Here’s what’s going on

VIRGINIA BEACH — Woodstock Park (5709 Providence Rd.) will be closing June 3 as a two-year renovation project begins.

HRSD and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation have joined together to complete the Woodstock Park Improvement Project “that will mean exciting changes for the community,” including a wet weather offline storage tank and a brand new skate park facility, city officials said.

The project is scheduled to be completed summer of 2021, weather and construction permitting.

HRSD is constructing a 5.2 million-gallon offline storage tank in Woodstock Park under a new cutting-edge skate facility.

An underground storage tank in that area will reduce the risk of sanitary sewer overflows during heavy rain events by temporarily holding conventional wastewater combined with storm water that migrates into wastewater pipelines until elevated conditions in the pipeline subside.

VBPR has partnered with HRSD to complete improvements to the park as a whole during the process, including new pavilions, playground equipment, a family restroom and improved parking, officials said.

There are number of opportunities for community feedback and engagement throughout the project.

A public information open house was recently held in April at Kempsville Recreation Center.

The wheeled-sports community will play an integral part in shaping the skate facility and will have the opportunity to weigh in on options during a design session in fall 2019.

The project consultant team has enlisted Team Pain, a skate park specialist to help design the skate park, officials said.

During the park closure, nearby amenity alternatives include:

  • Temporary dog park – Providence Park (952 Reon Drive)
  • Tennis courts – Lark Downs Park at Kempsville Recreation Center (800 Monmouth Lane)
  • Playgrounds – Woodstock Cove Park (5913 Woodhaven Court) and Providence Park (952 Reon Drive)
  • Skate Parks – Williams Farm and Mount Trashmore, visit​ for locations.

Updates on the Woodstock Park Improvement Project throughout the construction process can be found online on HRSD’s website or the city’s website.

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