Bow Creek Recreation Center

Virginia Beach, VA



The 50-year-old Bow Creek Community Recreation Center was demolished in December 2013 to make way for a new community center. In March 2015, the 68,000 sq. ft. replacement facility celebrated its grand opening with world-class amenities and top-notch programs and classes.

The design team took great pride in its sustainable practices with the goal for LEED certification. A geothermal mechanical system provides the recreation center with substantial energy savings. The team utilized products and materials to provide a quality indoor air environment for fitness and wellness activities. Moreover, the team pursued exemplary performance points for on-site stream restoration to treat Bow Creek neighborhood storm water runoff.

Pool Type

Indoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Facility Audit

Design Services



Completed 2015


Moseley Architects

Project Amenities

The decision to modernize was based on citizen input, current recreation programming trends, and increased recreation center utilization. The new $23 million center features an indoor swimming pool, expanded cardio/weight training area with group fitness studio, indoor double gym, youth game room, meeting rooms, and classroom space for early childhood programs. Also included in the design is a separate golf pro shop, snack bar, and a golf cart storage facility.

5,000 sq. ft. Indoor Leisure Pool

¾ meter diving board

Drop slide

Four 25-yard lap lanes

Zero entry

Kiddie slide

Deep water aquatic exercise equipment

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