Williams Farm Recreation Center



The unique design solution for the Williams Farm Community Recreation Center was the result of an extensive and fruitful community engagement process that involved the Newtown and Lake Edward Communities and focused on improving family recreation opportunities and creating a synergy with adjacent educational opportunities (Tri-School Campus) and open park space. The resulting vision was to create a “beacon of healthy and vibrant family recreation on the corner”. The community recreation center is a 70,993 square foot facility with amenities that include:

  • Multipurpose gymnasium
  • Large, unique indoor pool area with an indoor water playground, lap lanes, slide, and aquatic rock-climbing wall
  • Daycare classrooms
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Community meeting rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Various fitness spaces
  • An indoor perimeter track on the second floor, overlooking the pool and gym
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Outside playground
  • Outdoor sprayground (water play area)
  • Skate Park
  • Picnic Shelters & Restroom Facilities
  • Walking/ Jogging trail
  • General purpose play fields

2013
Best New Facility

Virginia Recreation and Park Society

2013
Honor Award

Virginia Beach Planning Commission
Public Facilities