UPDATE: Elizabeth River Park Opening Ceremonies changed to April 30

The opening ceremonies for Elizabeth River Park will be held on Thursday, April 30.  The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has planned an afternoon and evening of entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks and an outdoor movie.  The festivities will start at 4 p.m. and should conclude around 10 p.m.  If you and/or your organization would like to participate please contact Josh Fisher or Mike Barber @ 382-6411.

Elizabeth River Park is located at 1400 Elizabeth River Way, Chesapeake, VA  23324. Phone: (757) 382-6411, Fax: (757) 382-8418,

From the Elizabeth River Park’s web site:

New and improved amenities will include:

  • Ship’s Store Combo Building with Restrooms and Covered Pavilion
  • Paved Parking Lots throughout
  • Multiple Shelters and Gazebos throughout the Park
  • Improved Docking Facilities
  • Additional Restroom Building near Playground
  • Dog Park
  • Large Gazebo with Stage with view of Waterfront
  • Numerous Benches along the Waterfront
  • Paved Trail placed around Park with ADA access

The Elizabeth River Park, located on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, has one of the most active boat ramps in the Hampton Roads area. Boaters are able to enjoy easy access to the Elizabeth River and the well-known “Hot Ditch” fishing zone. Boaters can launch and be at the hot ditch in a matter of minutes.

Adjacent to the park is the newly completed South Norfolk Jordan Bridge. This bridge is truly an engineering marvel, spanning the distance between Chesapeake and Portsmouth at a maximum height of 160 feet that allows for huge ships to pass under it.

Map to the Park

Categories: News, Things to Do

Snow day #2: No school again tomorrow

Historic South Norfolk Snowball FightKids and parents will have to deal with Chesapeake schools being closed again tomorrow.

As of tonight, this is from the city’s Snow Information page:

Chesapeake City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at City Hall. There will be no City Council Work Session this week.

Chesapeake Circuit Court opens at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday
Chesapeake General District Court CLOSED Wednesday
Chesapeake Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court CLOSED Wednesday

City offices, libraries and community centers open at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday

Chesapeake Public Schools CLOSED (Code Red) Wednesday


Categories: News, schools, South Norfolk

SNNW hosts 3rd annual Sweetheart Breakfast TODAY!

sweetheart breakfast

Click this image to go to the Facebook page for this event.

The South Norfolk Neighborhood Watch Group Inc. will host the 3rd annual Sweetheart Breakfast to be held on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14 at the South Norfolk Masonic Lodge, 1307 Ohio St., from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Free for any couple getting engaged at this event!

Enjoy Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Hot Buttery Pancakes, Sizzling Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Juice and Coffee. Proceeds benefit the South Norfolk Neighborhood Watch Group, Inc. and is used for community enhancement activities and projects.

Categories: News, South Norfolk, South Norfolk Neighborhood Watch

The South Norfolk Business Directory is up! Are you listed?

Click to go to the directory!

See the new South Norfolk Business Directory at SOUTHNORFOLK.US

SOUTHNORFOLK.US is here! This new business directory for South Norfolk that includes addresses, contact info and maps to the listings! Folks can review businesses and rate them with 1-5 stars. If your business is already listed, just register on the site and we will transfer control of your listing to you.

This is a free service. Everyone who has a business is invited to sign up and list their businesses. Listings can have logos and pictures… You could include whole menus, if you wanted!

Also, the site has been built to be “responsive.” That means it will work and looks good on PCs, tablets and phones. We have begun registering the site in the search engines so folks with smart phones will be served this page under special GPS services… or, in other words, if you are in South Norfolk, the site will know you are nearby!

Categories: News

Town hall meetings announced for 2015

There will be town hall meetings for citizens and city officials on the following dates:

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Great Bridge Primary School – 408 Cedar Road

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m
Indian River High School – 1969 Braves Trail

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Joliff Middle School – 1021 Joliff Road

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Deep Creek Elementary – 2809 Forehand Drive

Categories: News, South Norfolk

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