Active Lifestyles


Working with our Coalition partners, we are striving to Increase Physical Activities, which includes ensuring that everyone has reasonable opportunities and access to recreational options. Then, we will encouraging utilization of these opportunities.

We have a work team, chaired by Jocelyn Pearson from Virginia Cooperative Extension, working in partnership with many Coalition members including Chesapeake Parks and Recreation, the YMCA, the Lifestyles Center, Chesapeake Schools, ODU, Boys and Girls Clubs, Chesapeake Trails Commission, the Girl Scouts ,and the Wellness Commission. This team is working with community members, civic leagues, and other agencies to identify opportunities to engage our youth, seniors, families, and others in leading a more active and healthy lifestyle.


At present, the team is working on developing an interactive GIS map that will be housed on our and our partner agencies websites so that residents have easy access to locating the many venues, events, and providers in our area. Meanwhile, check out our IDEA FARM for fun activities that you can do with your group, family, or yourself to become more active.

If interested in joining this team or provide feedback on this topic, please email us at or check the calendar for the next meeting and join us.