Play All Day VA (PADVA)

What is Play All Day VA (PADVA)?
A statewide initiative to celebrate the longest day (the summer solstice) through PLAY! The mission is to provide FREE programs and services for the community from sunrise to sunset. The goal is for citizens to get involved in community programs that highlight what P&R represents!

Why statewide?
PADVA aims to:
1) further the reach and reiterate Parks & Recreation’s purpose within communities
2) provide an opportunity to expand play and involve VRPS member agencies
3) encourage collaboration among localities
4) highlight NRPA’s pillars – Health & Wellness, Equity and Conservation
5) provide a platform to evaluate statewide trends

How to participate:
1) Hype up PADVA and rally agency support!
2) Register your agency's participation here.
3) Review toolkit information (links below). 
4) Program FREE activities/facility access for June 20, 2024.
5) Market and promote your event to your community!

Click HERE to submit your agency's participation by April 15, to ensure you're included to receive PADVA swag for giveaways!

Agencies/groups participating as of April 10, 2024:

  • Augusta County Parks & Recreation
  • Carroll County Parks & Recreation
  • Charles City County Parks & Recreation
  • Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation
  • Christiansburg Aquatic Center 
  • City of Manassas
  • City of Manassas Park Parks & Recreation
  • Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks 
  • Danville Parks & Recreation
  • Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services
  • Fauquier County Parks & Recreation
  • Fredericksburg Parks, Rec & Events
  • Gloucester County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Goochland County Parks & Recreation
  • Greene County Parks & Recreation
  • Hopewell Recreation & Parks
  • James City County Parks & Recreation
  • King and Queen County Parks & Recreation
  • Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services
  • Madison County Parks & Recreation
  • Nelson County Parks & Recreation
  • Orange County Parks & Recreation
  • Portsmouth Parks & Recreation
  • Powhatan County Parks & Recreation
  • Pulaski County Parks & Recreation
  • PWCS Aquatics Center
  • New Kent County Parks & Recreation
  • Reston Camps/Reston Association  
  • Reston Community Center
  • Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Spotsylvania Parks & Recreation
  • Suffolk Parks & Recreation
  • Town of Ashland
  • Town of Herndon Parks & Recreation
  • Town of Warrenton
  • Waynesboro Parks & Recreation 

 Check back as this list will continue to grow as we get closer to PLAY ALL DAY VA! 

PADVA Resources:


Sarah O'Reilly, M.S., CPRP
Program Coordinator, James City County Parks & Recreation
[email protected]

Joy Johnson, M.S. Ed., CPRP
Marketing Coordinator, James City County Parks & Recreation
[email protected]