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!


Agencies/groups participating as of Feb. 23, 2024:

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

  • Augusta County Parks & Recreation
  • Charles City County Parks & Recreation
  • Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation
  • City of Manassas
  • Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks 
  • Fredericksburg Parks, Rec & Events
  • Gloucester County Parks, Recreation & Tourism 
  • Greene County Parks & Recreation
  • Hopewell Recreation & Parks
  • James City County Parks & Recreation
  • Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services
  • Nelson County Parks & Recreation
  • PWCS Aquatics Center
  • New Kent County Parks & Recreation
  • Reston Camps/Reston Association  
  • Reston Community Center
  • Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Suffolk Parks & Recreation
  • 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:




Questions? 

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]