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Woodstock Park in Virginia Beach to close for two years

The Woodstock Park Improvement Project will include several improvements, including a 5.2 million-gallon wet weather offline storage tank and a new skate park.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A popular family park in Virginia Beach will close for two years to undergo extensive renovations.

The Woodstock Park Improvement Project will include several improvements, including a 5.2 million-gallon wet weather offline storage tank and a new skate park.

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The underground storage tank is meant to reduce the risk of sewer overflows during heavy rain. A design session for the new skate park to allow for the public's input is planned for this fall.

Other improvements include new pavilions, playground equipment, a family restroom, and improved parking.

Woodstock Park should reopen by summer 2021, weather and construction permitting.

During Woodstock Park's closure, the city said nearby alternatives include:

  • Temporary dog park – Providence Park (952 Reon Dr., Virginia Beach)
  • Tennis courts – Lark Downs Park at Kempsville Recreation Center (800 Monmouth Ln, Virginia Beach)
  • Playgrounds – Woodstock Cove Park (5913 Woodhaven Ct., Virginia Beach) and Providence Park (952 Reon Dr., Virginia Beach)
  • Skate Parks – Williams Farm and Mount Trashmore, visit VBgov.com/skatepark for locations.