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Newport News Park

One of the largest municipal parks (7,500+ acres) east of the Mississippi River, Newport News Park offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, biking, mountain biking, picnicking, paddleboating, canoeing, archery and freshwater fishing. Year-round camping is available at 188 campsites, most of which include grills, electrical hook-ups and concrete pads. Each campsite loop has a separate facilities building with hot showers and restrooms. The Park also includes an 18-hole championship disc golf course and a 30-acre aeromodel flying field. Boat and bicycle rentals are available and there is a and camp store. Fishing licenses (available at many area sporting goods stores) are required for Virginia residents and non-residents 16 years or age and older. The Discovery Center has hands-on activities, historical artifacts and nature displays, is located in the park, across from the Dam No. 1 Bridge. Floral gardens, include the Japanese Peace Garden with an authentic tea house. Newport News Park is part of Virginia’s Birding and Wildlife Trail.

Additional Information

Sports

  • Archery
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Show

Other

  • Handicapped Accessible

Upcoming Events

  • Campin' Kids    Aug 30;  4 p.m.
  • Hayrides    Aug 30;  7 p.m.
  • Bird Walks    Sep 7;  7 a.m.
  • Story and a Walk    Sep 10;  10 a.m.
  • Bird Walks    Sep 21;  7 a.m.
  • 41st Annual Fall Festival of Folklife    Oct 4 — Oct 5;  10 a.m.
  • Story and a Walk    Oct 8;  10 a.m.
  • Bird Walks    Oct 19;  7 a.m.
  • 12th Annual Virginia Fall Classic    Oct 25;  9 a.m.
  • Story and a Walk    Nov 12;  10 a.m.
  • Click here to view more information on these events.

Map

 

Newport News Park
Address
13560 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23603

Highway Exit: 250B from I-64

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Contact Information
Phone:  757-886-7912
Fax:  757-886-7981
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