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 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. It is located in the park, across from 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.
- Associations / Options
- Disc Golf
- Handicapped Accessible
- Horse Show
- 44th Annual Fall Festival of Folklife: Oct 7-8; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- 15th Annual Virginia Fall Classic: Oct 20-22
- Bird Walk: Nov 5
- Bird Walk: Nov 19
- 25th Annual Celebration in Lights: Nov 23 - Jan 1; 5:30 - 10 p.m.
- Bird Walk: Dec 3-17