Are you looking for something fun to do with your family, in search of a way to stay healthy and fit, or just simply interested in learning a new skill or socializing with others? Hopewell Recreation and Parks offers a wide range of programs, activities, and special events designed to improve the overall health and well-being of the community. Take a look around and learn more about our award winning programs and events! 

Program Staff:

Community Programs Supervisor



Aquatic Programs Supervisor

Brad Flynn, AFO


Athletic Programs Supervisor

Sherry Leech, CYSA


Recreation Programs Manager

Tabitha Martinez, CPRP



Most programs offered by the department require advance registration, except for large special events. Registration is accepted online using the Eventbrite platform. Please note that a convenience fee is charged in addition to the registration fee for each program. Simply follow the links on this page to the Eventbrite registration page for each activity. Hopewell Recreation and Parks reserves the right to cancel any program at any time as a result of inclement weather, low registration, or other extenuating circumstances. For additional information on program registration, please call (804) 541-2353 to speak to a customer service team member. 

HRP is for the Entire Community!

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the foundation of public recreation and parks. HRP remains committed to bringing the same opportunities to all citizens of Hopewell through enriching and quality recreational programming. We strive to remain flexible and responsive to the needs of an increasingly diverse community and we celebrate the opportunity to assist with fostering positive outcomes through recreation.   

Instructors Needed

Hopewell Recreation and Parks is always in search of contractual instructors to lead new and exciting programs!  If you have an idea for a program and would like to learn more about becoming an instructor, please complete the form below.

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Special Events

Check out all of the amazing community events happening soon! Unless otherwise posted, all community events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required. 

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Light Up the Night

Don't miss Hopewell's largest Christmas celebration including the annual parade, grand illumination ceremony, and downtown winter festival to mark the start of the holiday season. 

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Winter Wonderland

This fun winter festival is recommended for children ages 3-6 and features a variety of sensory-friendly, low impact, and adaptable activities for children of all abilities.  

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Community Activities

Explore these fun ways to get active in the community! 

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Wonder City Ice Skating

Check out our synthetic "ice" skating rink for a ton of fun at Mathis Park. The rink will operate on Fridays at Saturdays throughout the season. Skating passes are available for purchase online. 

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Hopewell Tour of Lights Decorating Contest

Do you go all out with your Christmas decorations? Whether you love the "tacky" look of multicolored lights and inflatable Santas or are more of a white light and greenery kind of person, we want to see what you've got! 

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Visit with Santa

 Skip the long lines and big crowds at the store. Schedule your private family visit with Santa today! Santa will maintain physical distance from all participants. Face coverings are required. 

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Hopewell Recreation and Parks offers hundreds of activities and classes throughout the year. Classes are designed for specific age groups and interests. Most require advance registration. To learn more and to register online, please visit our Eventbrite page for full class listings. 

Hopewell Community Center

100 W. City Point Road

Hopewell, VA 23860


T: (804) 541-2353