Sand Replenishment of Ocean Park Beach Scheduled for Spring 2020 Won’t Happen

The following email update was provided by City Staff explaining the reason the planned beach replenishment of Ocean Park beaches won’t be happening this Spring.


The City received three bids on April 7, 2020 for the beach nourishment of Ocean Park Beach. Unfortunately, all bids were over 50% higher than the available budget for the project. The primary driver as to why the bids came in significantly higher than the available budget is due to industry capacity related to the high demand for dredging along the east coast and the Gulf of Mexico for the next six months. No additional funding has been identified and not likely in the immediate future given the uncertainty in the proposed City budget. Therefore, a contract cannot be awarded based on the bids received.

Public Works staff has recommended rebidding the project with a longer period of performance to incentivize more favorable bids based on the available budget for Ocean Park Beach. A final determination on rebidding the project is pending. Please contact Mr. James White for additional information.


James White, City of Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Boat Church 10:30am Sunday Service to Honor Victims of 5.31.19 Shootings

Here is another opportunity to remember the victims of 5.31.19.

Dear Friend,

We are so excited to join together on Sunday for the First Ever Virginia Beach Boat Church!

We have moved to a NEW LOCATION at First Landing State Park at the East End of the Narrows near Crystal Lake. Come by boat which you can launch at the west end of 64th Street, or you can walk and attend on the beach next to the boat ramp. Look for the pontoon boat stage with a pink “Boat Church” banner.

It will be a beautiful service and a chance to come together to pray and remember those who lost their lives one year ago to the day at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center shooting. Join this service led by Trinity Church Pastor Randy Singer and two other great local churches, with special guests Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer and former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and others for this unique opportunity for fellowship.

See all the details attached. Please share this flyer with family and friends! You can also find us on Facebook at Virginia Beach Boat Church and Instagram @VirginiaBeachBoatChurch.

In the case of inclement weather, notice will be posted by 10pm Saturday evening on Facebook.

Be there to Worship on the Water at the Narrows off First Landing State Park, each Sunday from May 31 – September 6, 2020 at 10:30am.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Liz Seidel

Administrative Assistant
Virginia Beach Boat Church
Location:First Landing State Park, Sunday May 31-September 6, 2020
Find us on Facebook: Virginia Beach Boat Church
Find us on Instagram: @virginiabeachboatchurch


We Remember – Honoring the Victims on the Anniversary of the 5.31.19 Shootings


The City of Virginia Beach is planning several opportunities for residents to remember the victims and their families this weekend as we mark the anniversary of the awful events of 5.31.19.

Please visit the Love for VB website for a full list of events –

Additional remembrance activities can be found at the VB Strong Center website –

Some of the weekend highlights include:

Friday 5.29.20 

  • Wear Blue in remembrance
  • Observe a moment of silence at 4:06pm

Saturday 5.30.20

Sunday 5.31.20

  • 4:06 Online Remembrance Ceremony.
  • Leave your porch light on blue/white in remembrance



“Science shows that face coverings are an effective way to prevent transmission of the virus, but wearing them is also a sign of respect.”

View Executive Order here:

  • Personal care and grooming businesses

  • Essential and non-essential brick and mortar retail including grocery stores and pharmacies

  • Food and beverage establishments

  • Entertainment or public amusement establishments when permitted to open

  • Train stations, bus stations, and on intrastate public transportation, including in waiting or congregating areas

  • State and local government buildings and areas where the public accesses services

  • Any indoor space shared by groups of people who may congregate within six feet of one another or who are in close proximity to each other for more than ten minutes.