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!
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! Learn more about fishing in Newport News. And if you're looking for a place to take your furry friend for some adventure, learn more about our Pet-Friendly Places in Newport News.
You'll definitely need a rest after all this exercise! If so, learn more about camping in Newport News and 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.
Ivy Farms Park
This neighborhood park offers a playground.
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...
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 summer weekends). Special events held on an outdoor stage during summer.
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....
"Set your course" (37 degrees 1' N, 76 degrees 27' W) for Leeward Marina, conveniently located on the historic James River at the base of the James River Bridge. From this centralized location, you will find easy access to Hampton Roads Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. Leeward Marina has floating docks with full length finger piers for easy and safe mooring of vessels up to 43 feet. Three concrete seawalls provide protection from severe weather. Each of our 200 wet slips is equipped with water and electrical hookups.