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Resources for Residents

Resources for Residents

Isn't living in Downtown great? So much to do right out your front door. But wait, where was that post office again? Or the dog park -- which street is it on? Here's any-and-everything that you may need to know to make your life Downtown just a little bit easier.

If there's anything we've missed, feel free to contact us and let us know what you're looking for!

City of Norfolk

For information about City Services, from trash collection to utilities, visit the City of Norfolk's Resident Page.

Ghent Business District - Ghent Business Association

U. S. Postal Service
126 Atlantic Street
Norfolk, VA 23514-9998
Phone: (800) ASK-USPS

600 Church Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-629-2235

Norfolk Public Library
Norfolk Main Library
235 E. Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-664-7328

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
601 Children's lane
Norfolk, VA 23507
Phone: 757-668-7000

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA 23507
Phone: 757-388-3000

Civic League
Downtown Norfolk Civic League
Lelia Vann, President
Box 3655
Norfolk, VA 23512
Phone: 757-419-9161
Fax: 757-457-8393
Meetings: Every 3rd Monday of each month at the TCC Student Center, downtown, in the 5th floor conference room

Downtown Dog Park
Downtown's first dog walk opened to much excitement in 2016. A partnership between Marathon Development, the City of Norfolk and the Downtown Norfolk Council, the pocket park at 416 Granby Street accommodates Downtown's growing pooch population. Dogs can run, fetch and even sip from a puppy water fountain in the enclosed dog walk.

Norfolk's Department of Recreation, Parks and Open Space also manages dog parks in various other city parks and open spaces. These parks provide an area where dog owners can allow their dogs to run leash free, subject to certain park rules. Click here for dog park locations.

In addition to the numerous dog parks managed by the City of Norfolk, private opportunities are also available:
Bea Arthur Dog Park, 501 Front St.
This 1-acre dog park features a large expanse of lawn, double-gated entrance, a water station, a toy bin, a shaded picnic area, and an easy-access ramp for dog-paddling in the Elizabeth River. Managed by PETA.

Electric Car Charging Stations

Electric car chargers are available in the Waterside, MacArthur Center, Bank Street, and Town Point garages, thanks to a donation from electric car maker Tesla and reflecting the city’s commitment to providing environmentally-friendly transportation options. Chargers are both universal and Tesla-specific. Users are only charged the regular garage parking rate; once in the parking garage, there is no additional fee to use the chargers.