Outdoors & Recreation
No matter what kind of outdoor activities you are looking for, Newport News offers it all! What's more, our moderate climate coupled with our excellent location (conveniently near Williamsburg, Yorktown, Hampton, Norfolk, and a short drive to Virginia Beach) makes Newport News the perfect place to explore. Discover the exhilarating experience of mountain biking, a romantic paddleboat or canoe ride or a challenging round of championship golf. Enjoy the chance to meet a variety of wild furry friends and the opportunity to relax and watch a peaceful picnic at sunset, overlooking the mighty James River. These endless photographic opportunities and more await you in one or more of our 32+ parks. Click here for a complete listing.
Want more? Stroll one of our beaches, go bird watching, disc golfing or try your luck at catching some salt or freshwater fish in our lakes, reservoirs or the Chesapeake Bay, where you'll find some of the best fishing in Virginia! Click here for more information on fishing in Newport News. And, if you're looking for a place to take your furry friend for some adventure, one of our dog parks in Newport News is the place to go!
You'll definitely need a rest after all this exercise! If so, reserve one of our 188 modern campsites at Newport News Park. At 7,711 acres, it is one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi River.
Looking for a place to have your wedding? Enjoy a perfect wedding setting at our Rose Garden at Huntington Park or at any one of our many outdoor spaces. Call 757.886.7912 for more information or view a list of Newport News wedding locations.
Located at the southeastern end of Newport News Park in York County, Harwood's Mill is a 265- acre freshwater reservoir containing bass, pickerel and a variety of sunfish. Boat and motor rentals available weekends from Memorial Day through October. Adjacent to hiking trails, picnic shelters and a 5-mile mountain bike trail. Launching for private watercraft (electric motors only) year-round.
Huntington Park-Beach, Rose Garden & Tennis Center
The Huntington Park Tennis Center offers many activities on our 20-lighted outdoor hard courts. Site of the regional and state USTA Junior and Adult tournament and also the site of the AAU Junior Olympic Games tennis competition. Seating capacity: 150 at each of the three main courts....
Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort
The Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort is a traditional 18-hole championship golf course built in 1990 and designed by Tom Clark. We offer our guests a full-service clubhouse, driving range and pro shop. Also available are banquet facilities, hotel with restaurant, pool and tennis courts. Yards: 6,888; Rating: 73.4 and Slope: 130 from Blue tees. Meetings of up to 200 people can be accommodated.
Overlooking the Hampton Roads waterfront at the east end of Newport News, King-Lincoln Park features tennis, basketball, picnicking, playgrounds, a saltwater fishing pier and an interpretive center (open weekends in summer months). Special events are held on an outdoor stage during the summer months.
For decades the local community has treasured this scenic lake, hiking its trails, marveling at its statues, skipping rocks across its shore. Early mornings are spent listening to its whispering waves and the soft plunk of a fishing lure sinking beneath its tranquil surface. The sweet sound of laughter ripples across its surface as you laugh with your buddies over “the one that got away.” Whether a die-hard fisherman or just in need of a relaxing day, visit Lake Maury and start creating your own memories today.