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First Landing State Park

2500 Shore Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 412-2300

Region: North End, Virginia Beach

Description

First Landing State Park is located on Cape Henry in North Virginia Beach. This 2,888 acre park offers a wide range of activities for visitors. You can go swimming, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, or enjoy a picnic when you visit First Landing. Regardless of how long you can stay, for a few hours or for a full day, you can have a nice time visiting the park. You can also stay in the park overnight, at a campsite or in one of in one of the park's cabins. By planning an overnight stay you can escape the busier pace of the more heavily developed areas of Virginia Beach yet still remain in close proximity to all that the local area has to offer.

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You will see this flier in a Virginia State Park beginning this weekend. Find out what else you need to know before you go by clicking here: http://ow.ly/ejxO50zUBxv
Today we remember all who gave their lives for our country. “Thank you” doesn’t seem like enough.
Parks to Kids Day on FACEBOOK Virginia State Parks, Saturday, May 16. Start with a paddle at 9 a.m. and join us every hour until we tell you a story and tuck you into your tent at 8 p.m. Details here: http://ow.ly/oQkz50zGFvK
Next Saturday, May 16, rain or shine, join us for virtual National Parks to Kids Day. Special programming on Virginia State Parks from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. including a statewide virtual picnic at noon. http://ow.ly/KYob50zBzIU Look for more details this week. #ParkstoKids
Kids Virtual Art Gallery Hey kids! We miss you! If you miss us, too, and are age 17 or under show us some love and create a drawing, painting, or other work of art of your favorite thing in your favorite Virginia State Park. Let your memories inspire you to create a boat, an animal, a sunset or even a Park Ranger. With your parents permission and help: please take a high-resolution photo of your art work and email it as an attachment to parkstokidsartvsp@gmail.com. Please make sure you include your first name, your age, and a little bit about your art. All submissions are due by Wednesday, May 13, 2020. We will put it all together into a Virtual Art Gallery and share it on Parks to Kids Day, May 16.
Our staff are missing offering programs in our parks but we are still bringing them to you virtually! A little something for everyone! Here is our virtual programs guide for this week. Monday through Friday at noon on our main Facebook page: Virginia State Parks. If you miss the video at noon, you can find it on the page as a post later. May 4: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park All Dressed Up – Unraveling the Civil War Uniform Part 1 To many, uniforms look the same, but Ranger Lee helps us decode the complex information hidden in plain view. May 5: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park All Dressed Up – Unraveling the Civil War Uniform Part 2 Ranger Lee explores the uniform symbols and colors that helped organize the military units of the Civil War and continue to do so today. May 6: Natural Bridge State Park Under the Bridge Ranger Elizabeth investigates the geological wonder known as Natural Bridge. May 7: York River State Park Bass and Croaker Take a peek into the York River tanks as Ranger John identifies the differences between these important and tasty fish. May 8: Belle Isle State Park Ranger Mark Talks Oysters Ranger Mark takes us to the boat launch to check out Belle Isle State Park's oyster baskets and explores the importance of these bivalves to the Chesapeake Bay. You can find our previous programs on YouTube with a playlist along with some other activities here: http://ow.ly/knme50zvz2q PS - This picture is BQ (before quarantine).
The fourth in Jessica's backyard birding series gives great tips on how to identify the bird's you see. Get the tips here: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/blog/backyard-birding-bird-identification
Join us every hour on our main Facebook page Virginia State Parks for special world-wide Earth Day activities and information including a Facebook LIVE event with Ranger Rebecca at noon! We might be sheltering in place but EARTH DAY 50 is digital and the biggest ever!
Great family programming every day this week at NOON on Virginia State Parks: Monday: Caledon State Park, Nature Adventures - take a video hayride through the park, wetlands and find fossils on the beach. Tuesday: Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, Learn about Appalachian Culture demonstrated by artisan represented in the Museum's Artisan Gallery. Wednesday: Westmoreland State Park, Redbud Trees and Honeybees - Discover the beautiful and important redbud tree with Ranger Susan. What kind of flowering trees do you have in your neighborhood? Thursday: Bear Creek Lake State Park, Diversity is the heart of Community - A more diverse forest is a healthy forest. Ranger Tom takes a short hike through the woods to discover the trees of the forest. What kind of tree are you? Friday: Pocahontas State Park, Ask A Ranger. You'll find them at noon on our main page and the page for the park that hosts the program.
We have a great line-up of programs coming to you Tuesday through Friday at noon on our Virginia State Parks Facebook page. Tuesday 3/31 - from Ranger Grayson at James River State Park learn how (and why) to make a Mason Bee house Wednesday 4/1 (no foolin') - the staff from Chippokes Plantation State Park will tell the stories of the women who lived at the park through fashion Thursday 4/2 - Ranger Ariel from Staunton River State Park will present "Buggin' Out" Friday 4/3 - Ranger Rebecca and staff at Pocahontas State Park will do a Facebook LIVE presentation of "Critter Scene Investigation" Stay at home and enjoy a virtual program for the whole family! The local park page will also have the post (the Facebook LIVE will post after the event).
Fly like an eagle - - keep one wingspan apart from other people.
If you’re hitting the trails for recreation and to relieve stress ...
A word on social distancing ... Pictured: Fairy Stone State Park Children's Fishing Clinic
Virginia State Parks are open for day-use activities. Effective Friday, March 27 overnight facilities and restrooms will be closed through April 30. The closure includes all cabins, campgrounds, camping cabins and yurts, as well as restrooms and bathhouses. Updates are available at http://ow.ly/26GJ50yVQNf If you have a reservation, it will be canceled and refunded automatically. Reservations for May 1 and beyond are still being accepted. All programs and events are canceled through April 30. Day use facility rentals will also be canceled and refunded through April 30.
Virginia State Parks are open! Current information on what we are doing to keep our visitors and staff safe as we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation can be found here: http://ow.ly/a23O30qpHAv Pictured: Pollinator meadow hike at Shenandoah River State Park
Hit the trails with one of our rangers on March 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. as we venture through the maritime forest and delve deep into what makes First Landing State Park so special. For more information, please call 757-412-2300 or visit https://vasp.fun/2x59e8j
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Wednesday June 3rd, 2020

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First Landing State Park is hiring maintenance rangers, contact rangers and housekeepers. Call 757-412-2300 for more information or to apply. ... See MoreSee Less

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10 dollars an hour, Oh gee when do I start? LOL

Sunday May 31st, 2020

First Landing State Park

Tune in on our main Virginia State Parks page every weekday at noon to continue our virtual programming series. This week:

Monday: Build an owl with Ranger Marty from James River State Park.

Tuesday: AmeriCorps Member Ashley from New River Trail shows us why sometimes we need to look down to see the things above us.

Wednesday: Ranger Doretha from Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park demonstrates how to make tiki torches by upcycling items.

Thursday: We'll head back to Wilderness Road State Park for part 2 of the Blacksmithing demonstration

Friday: TBA

Don't forget you can find all of our programs and other resources here: ow.ly/WWCY50zV4xc
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Saturday May 30th, 2020

First Landing State Park

You will see this flier in a Virginia State Park beginning this weekend. Find out what else you need to know before you go by clicking here: ow.ly/ejxO50zUBxv ... See MoreSee Less

You will see this flier in a Virginia State Park beginning this weekend. Find out what else you need to know before you go by clicking here: http://ow.ly/ejxO50zUBxv

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Just so happy that overnight camping is back ⛺

Monday May 25th, 2020

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Today we remember all who gave their lives for our country. “Thank you” doesn’t seem like enough. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we remember all who gave their lives for our country. “Thank you” doesn’t seem like enough.

Thursday May 14th, 2020

First Landing State Park

Parks to Kids Day on FACEBOOK Virginia State Parks, Saturday, May 16.

Start with a paddle at 9 a.m. and join us every hour until we tell you a story and tuck you into your tent at 8 p.m. Details here:
ow.ly/oQkz50zGFvK
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Parks to Kids Day on FACEBOOK Virginia State Parks, Saturday, May 16. Start with a paddle at 9 a.m. and join us every hour until we tell you a story and tuck you into your tent at 8 p.m. Details here: http://ow.ly/oQkz50zGFvK

Comment on Facebook Parks to Kids Day on...

Miss our State Parks😰. Nature is my Sanity

Monday May 11th, 2020

First Landing State Park

We have a great week of VIRTUAL programs scheduled. FInd each one on our main Facebook page (Virginia State Parks) at noon. You will find a recorded version after the premiere.

5/11/2020 Pocahontas State Park - Solar Oven S'mores - Join Ranger Rebecca and learn how to harness the power of the sun to make s'mores.

5/12/2020 - Wilderness Road State Park - Blacksmith Basics, Nailed It! - On the colonial frontier there were no big box stores. You needed to have the right skills in your group to survive and thrive. Rangers Cadle and Fultz demonstrate the skills to make nails.

5/13/2020 - Natural Tunnel State Park - Invasive Species - District Resource Manager Jordan Blevins gives us and introduction to invasive species and why they are important to know. He teaches us to identify several different species.

5/14/2020 - Natural Tunnel State Park - Innovative Invasives - Ranger Rachel demonstrates how to turn invasive species into beautiful homemade paper.

5/15/20 - Bear Creek Lake State Park- Who Built It? - Ranger Sarah puts on some waders and explores a beaver dam.

5/16/20 -Parks to Kids Day 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All our virtual programs are also available on YouTube here:
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Sunday May 10th, 2020

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Saturday May 9th, 2020

First Landing State Park

Next Saturday, May 16, rain or shine, join us for virtual National Parks to Kids Day. Special programming on Virginia State Parks from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. including a statewide virtual picnic at noon. ow.ly/KYob50zBzIU Look for more details this week. #ParksToKids ... See MoreSee Less

Next Saturday, May 16, rain or shine, join us for virtual National Parks to Kids Day. Special programming on Virginia State Parks from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. including a statewide virtual picnic at noon. http://ow.ly/KYob50zBzIU Look for more details this week. #ParkstoKids

Tuesday May 5th, 2020

First Landing State Park

Kids Virtual Art Gallery

Hey kids! We miss you! If you miss us, too, and are age 17 or under show us some love and create a drawing, painting, or other work of art of your favorite thing in your favorite Virginia State Park. Let your memories inspire you to create a boat, an animal, a sunset or even a Park Ranger.

With your parents permission and help: please take a high-resolution photo of your art work and email it as an attachment to [email protected]

Please make sure you include your first name, your age, and a little bit about your art. All submissions are due by Wednesday, May 13, 2020. We will put it all together into a Virtual Art Gallery and share it on Parks to Kids Day, May 16.
... See MoreSee Less

Kids Virtual Art Gallery Hey kids! We miss you! If you miss us, too, and are age 17 or under show us some love and create a drawing, painting, or other work of art of your favorite thing in your favorite Virginia State Park. Let your memories inspire you to create a boat, an animal, a sunset or even a Park Ranger. With your parents permission and help: please take a high-resolution photo of your art work and email it as an attachment to parkstokidsartvsp@gmail.com. Please make sure you include your first name, your age, and a little bit about your art. All submissions are due by Wednesday, May 13, 2020. We will put it all together into a Virtual Art Gallery and share it on Parks to Kids Day, May 16.

Monday May 4th, 2020

First Landing State Park

Our staff are missing offering programs in our parks but we are still bringing them to you virtually! A little something for everyone!

Here is our virtual programs guide for this week. Monday through Friday at noon on our main Facebook page: Virginia State Parks. If you miss the video at noon, you can find it on the page as a post later.

May 4: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park
All Dressed Up – Unraveling the Civil War Uniform Part 1
To many, uniforms look the same, but Ranger Lee helps us decode the complex information hidden in plain view.

May 5: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park
All Dressed Up – Unraveling the Civil War Uniform Part 2
Ranger Lee explores the uniform symbols and colors that helped organize the military units of the Civil War and continue to do so today.

May 6: Natural Bridge State Park
Under the Bridge
Ranger Elizabeth investigates the geological wonder known as Natural Bridge.

May 7: York River State Park
Bass and Croaker
Take a peek into the York River tanks as Ranger John identifies the differences between these important and tasty fish.

May 8: Belle Isle State Park
Ranger Mark Talks Oysters
Ranger Mark takes us to the boat launch to check out Belle Isle State Park's oyster baskets and explores the importance of these bivalves to the Chesapeake Bay.

You can find our previous programs on YouTube with a playlist along with some other activities here: ow.ly/knme50zvz2q

PS - This picture is BQ (before quarantine).
... See MoreSee Less

Our staff are missing offering programs in our parks but we are still bringing them to you virtually! A little something for everyone! Here is our virtual programs guide for this week. Monday through Friday at noon on our main Facebook page: Virginia State Parks. If you miss the video at noon, you can find it on the page as a post later. May 4: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park All Dressed Up – Unraveling the Civil War Uniform Part 1 To many, uniforms look the same, but Ranger Lee helps us decode the complex information hidden in plain view. May 5: Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park All Dressed Up – Unraveling the Civil War Uniform Part 2 Ranger Lee explores the uniform symbols and colors that helped organize the military units of the Civil War and continue to do so today. May 6: Natural Bridge State Park Under the Bridge Ranger Elizabeth investigates the geological wonder known as Natural Bridge. May 7: York River State Park Bass and Croaker Take a peek into the York River tanks as Ranger John identifies the differences between these important and tasty fish. May 8: Belle Isle State Park Ranger Mark Talks Oysters Ranger Mark takes us to the boat launch to check out Belle Isle State Parks oyster baskets and explores the importance of these bivalves to the Chesapeake Bay. You can find our previous programs on YouTube with a playlist along with some other activities here: http://ow.ly/knme50zvz2q PS - This picture is BQ (before quarantine).
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