Newport News Park

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  • Newport News Park
    • 13560 Jefferson Avenue
      Newport News, VA 23603
      Highway Exit: 250B from I-64
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    • Phone: 757-886-7912
      Fax: 757-886-7981
      Email: Contact us
      Website: Visit us


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.

Additional Information

  • Associations / Options
  • Archery
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hiking
  • Horse Show

Upcoming Events

  • 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
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