OPCL Looking for Help

Ocean Park Civic League is looking for volunteers! The Ocean Park Civic League is gearing up for 2022 after a busy summer and will be in need of your help and dedication. The nominating committee is in the process of finding and collecting names for available Board seats and Committee member appointments. Elections will be… Continue Reading →

Fall Fest for Ocean Park on Saturday!

Come join your neighbors at Froggies from 5pm – 8 pm on October 30th for great food and drink! Games and crafts for kids! It is free for all OPCL members! (You can also pay your 2021 dues at the door! ) Or you can renew or join online: Join/Renew OPCL. Ocean Park Tshirts and… Continue Reading →

Letter to the Community from President Danny Murphy:  October 17, 2021 RE: Marlin Bay Development Request for Withdrawal from City Council Agenda I would like to sincerely thank everyone for your diligent and unstinting labors to preserve and protect the character of the Ocean Park neighborhood over the past year or so. While the withdrawal… Continue Reading →

Calling All Ocean Park Residents!

Come to the Fall Fest at Froggie’s on Saturday, October 30 from 5- 8 pm! Come and visit with your neighbors! Meet new neighbors! Free to OPCL members! (You can pay your annual $20 membership at the door! Email to check if your membership is current). Catered dinner! Beer! Wine! Games and Crafts for… Continue Reading →

Marlin Bay Development Withdrawal Requested

The owners of the property where the Marlin Bay Apartment complex was proposed have sent a letter to the city withdrawing the project from the City Council agenda. We support their request to withdraw the application and we thank the owners and the developer for listening to the community’s concerns and reconsidering the potential redevelopment… Continue Reading →


Voting day is Nov 2nd! Ocean Park is Precinct 17 and the polling location is at the Bayside Recreation Center.For your consideration and Vote: Governor Lt. Governor Attorney General 83rd District  House of Delegates (State level) Commonwealth’s Attorney Sheriff, City of Va Beach Commissioner of the Revenue Treasurer Bond Referendum: “Shall the City of Virginia… Continue Reading →

Beach Replenishment Plans

At Thursday’s General Meeting, OPCL President Danny Murphy gave an update on the beach replenishment project with information from Jim White, Coastal Section Project Manager in the Public Works Department. The timeline for Ocean Park to start receiving sand will be after the USACE Norfolk District No Hopper Dredging restriction ends on November 15, 2021…. Continue Reading →

Fair is Fair?

Spotted this week: Cheryl McLeskey, the owner of the Marlin Bay property and John Peterson, the developer of the Marlin Bay project, talking with council members at the Marlin Bay site. We have sent requests to meet with each member of the City Council so that we can talk with them about the community’s perspective… Continue Reading →

Don’t Change the Rules

The core of residents’ concern is the density of the project. It is too many people in too small a space. Interestingly the high rises in Ocean Park were built before the Comprehensive Plan and the Shore Drive Design Guidelines were adopted by the City Council and before the council established the Bayfront Advisory Council…. Continue Reading →

Signs of the Times: Ocean Park and Shore Drive Communities Stand Together!

If you would still like a sign, you can email Please remember to include your street address: house number and street name. Write to our City Council members today to explain why you are opposed to this overdevelopment! Go to No Way Marlin Bay for more information.


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