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 by April 15*(to receive PADVA swag). 
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!

*While the deadline to submit agency interest has passed, we still want to hear from you! Let us know what your agency is doing to celebrate by emailing the PADVA contacts (see below) or commenting under any PADVA posts on the VRPS Facebook page

Agencies/groups participating as of June 13, 2024:

  • Augusta County Parks & Recreation
  • Campbell County Parks & Recreation
  • Carroll County Parks & Recreation
  • Charles City County Parks & Recreation
  • Charlottesville Parks & Recreation
  • Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation
  • Christiansburg Aquatic Center 
  • City of Manassas Parks, Culture & Recreation
  • City of Manassas Park Parks & Recreation
  • Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks 
  • Danville Parks & Recreation
  • Fairfax County Neighborhood & Community Services
  • Fairfax County Park Authority
  • Fauquier County Parks & Recreation
  • Fredericksburg Parks, Rec & Events
  • Gloucester County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Goochland County Parks & Recreation
  • Greene County Parks & Recreation
  • Hanover County Parks & Recreation
  • Hopewell Recreation & Parks
  • James City County Parks & Recreation
  • King and Queen County Parks & Recreation
  • Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services
  • Louisa County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • 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
  • Richmond Parks, Rec & Community Facilities
  • 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 

 Thank YOU for supporting this year's 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]