Start a friendly competition at one of our many recreational venues. We offer a variety of sports, from tennis, baseball, and gymnastics to softball, basketball, disc golf, and more. You can even 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.
Bringing a team to town? When it comes to team sporting events, Newport News is ready to play ball! Having hosted the National Senior Olympic Games (Tennis & Swimming), the National AAU Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments, the week-long AAU Junior Olympic Games three times and the annual Boo Williams Nike Invitational Basketball Tournament, the city offers a number of world-class venues and the expertise to make your next sporting event a hit!
An Achievable Dream Tennis Center
This indoor athletic center is one of many quality athletic facilities in the City of Newport News. This facility consists of four indoor tennis courts that can be converted to three indoor basketball courts on a hard-court surface. This surface is lined for basketball and tennis but may be...
Anderson Park / Peterson's Yacht Basin
Anderson Park is home to the historic Monitor-Merrimack Overlook. It was at this site on March 9, 1862, that the Battle of the Ironclads took place. In addition to its history, the park also features ballfields, basketball, a boat ramp, saltwater fishing, beach access, picnic shelters, a playground and public restrooms.
This neighborhood park features basketball, freshwater fishing, trails, and a playground.
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
The Midtown Community Center is a multi-purpose center with 80,415 sq. ft. of recreation space, including a 500-seat natatorium with a 50-meter indoor pool, 10 competitive scored and timed lanes, a 3-meter diving board, two 1-meter diving boards, and a 14-foot diving well...
Deer Park is located on Jefferson Avenue, just south of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, in the center of the city. The park has two entrances: at Robinson Road and at Groome Road. White-tailed deer used to be raised on a game preserve in this area before the land was dedicated as a public park; hence, the name "Deer Park." While white-tailed deer are no longer found here, Deer Park still has much to offer...