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!
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...
Denbigh Community Center
This is a 52,800 square foot facility with a double gymnasium surrounded by an indoor walking track, seven multi-purpose rooms, a full-service concession stand / café, a Fitness Room, a Dance Room, and an Early Childhood Center, an outdoor playground surrounded by exercise equipment, and an interactive splash fountain.
Fairways at Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run
Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run offers two courses: the Deer Run Course, awarded a 4-star rating in Golf Digest's Best Places to Play, and the Cardinal Course, currently rated 3.5 stars. Clubhouse with dining facilities, driving range, putting greens, pro shop, and PGA pros. Cardinal Course - Yards: 6,645; Rating: 72.3 and Slope: 125 from back tees. Deer Run Course - Yards: 7,206; Rating: 74.4; and Slope: 132 from back tees. The 6,400 square-foot Pavilion can host up to 300 people. For smaller groups of up to 75 people, Anniebell's Restaurant is perfect.
Fido Field Dog Park
Located in Riverview Farm Park, Fido Field is a great place for you and your dog to socialize and exercise. Our goal is to provide a safe and well-maintained park for you and your dog to enjoy.
Located at the southeastern end of Newport News Park, in York County, Harwood's Mill is a 265-acre freshwater reservoir containing bass, pickerel and a variety of sunfish. Boat and motor rentals available weekends from Memorial Day through October. It is adjacent to hiking trails, picnic shelters, and a 5-mile mountain bike trail. Launching for private watercraft (electric motors only) available year-round. For mountain biking information, click here.