September 18, 2020

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Since the 1960s the Larkspur neighborhood in Virginia Beach, VA has been a close knit community of almost 800 homes with an active civic league and neighborhood pool.

It is within walking distance of Kempsville Greens Golf Course, Mount Trashmore  Park, and the Kempsville Recreation Center. It also brags easy access to I-264 and Virginia Beach’s vibrant central downtown district.

The neighborhood features large treed lots, increasing property values, and a desirable school district.

The Civic League Board of Directors and committees is listed under the “About Us” tab.  We offer a warm welcome to the new members, and those returning members as well!!


Updated 5/7/2020 – In mid-April we forwarded on a request for volunteers to help make masks for health care workers in Hampton Roads!   That group of volunteers grew to 1,300, and has produced over 19,000 masks for healthcare workers.   The group now aims to produce 20,000 masks for others who serve us all, including Food Bank, emergency shelters, cancer centers, hospice programs, residents of public housing, case workers for Child/Adult Protective Services, and homeless populations (just a partial list).   If you can help, please click here to go directly to that posting or on the “Ways To Help …” tab on the menu bar above.  ****


UPDATE – Since putting out the below we have heard that a similar thing happened on McGregor on Easter weekend.  On Saturday night before Easter Sunday, several mailboxes were victims of theft on McGregor, Glen Eagle, Buffer, Heather, Hoylake, and Hagan.  It happened between 8 and 10 pm.  Mail that had been delivered was scattered on all of these streets belonging to the houses nearby.  A couple of thoughtful residents picked it up and went around on Easter Sunday returning what mail they could.  It was reported to the police nonemergency line and also put on Larkspur next door.

(Copy from email sent to the neighborhood email list on 5/7/2020)
We received the below from one of our neighbors.  Although this was outgoing mail, that could likely have been just a matter of timing.    We’ve heard of this happening in the past, but with stimulus checks still being mailed and desperate times for many, a little bit of extra vigilance does not hurt.

Larkspur Civic League

——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Stolen mail
Date: Thu, 7 May 2020 10:22:11 -0400

Subject: Stolen mail

Neighbor on Player Lane had outgoing mail stolen from box today. Guy in black truck. Can you send email to all?  Thanks

**** Since we were discussing and voting on pool property maintenance, the LSRC board has come up with a pretty cool idea.  To relieve the stress of staying in, and to provide an alternative to cooking, they have arranged for food truck vendors to serve from the LSRC parking lot on Wednesdays, and Fridays or Saturdays. Most require pre-order on-line.  There is a different vendor each time. 
As we receive word on the various food truck offerings, we will forward that info via email to those in the neighborhood on our email list.
Thanks  LSRC!!!


For the Apr 2020 Newsletter, we mailed a postcard to every street address in our Larkspur Neighborhood.  The postcard gives a brief summary of upcoming events and invites everyone to download a copy of the full newsletter from this site.  If you did not receive a postcard, please let us know via the “Contact Us” feature on this website.   You may view or download your copy of the newsletter from the “About Us” tab, or from this link  –  Apr 2020 Newsletter.


For Seniors, or those supporting Seniors – Check out the Seniors Programs Tab under Announcements   Virginia Beach Programs For Seniors