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, Fido Field Dog Park in Riverview Farm Park 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.