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!
Richneck Road Trail
Located on Richneck Road in Newport News Park, the trail covers 8 miles of novice-level natural surface.
Riverview Farm Park
Riverview Farm Park is home to the Fantasy Farm Playground, a 30,000 sq. ft. community playground in an open area. Picnic areas and restrooms are conveniently located near the playground and soccer field. Use of the family sized picnic shelters is first come-first served. The large barn-shaped shelter, which is situated in the middle of the playground, is for general public use. A group shelter, located across the parking lot, can be reserved for special picnics and activities and will accommodate up to 100 people (for reservations call 888-3333 or visit www.nnparks.com/picnic.) A Concession Stand is open weekends throughout the summer. April through October. Another attraction at Riverview Farm Park is the two miles of paved multi-use trails surrounding the playground and soccer fields. In addition, a trail leading from the Riverview Farm Park Visitor Center (located at the end of City Farm Road) to the shore of the Warwick River also provides a beautiful setting for a leisurely walk. The Visitor Center is currently available (by reservation) throughout the week for groups requesting special interpretive programs.
Riverview Gymnastics Center
Riverview Gymnastics Center is home to the Flipateers and Superkids – competitive and show gymnastics teams. Some of the Center’s features include:A 9,200 square foot gymnastics area offering activity and instruction for preschool through competitive gymnasts- equipped with state of the art equipment, and a tumble trak. Two multi-purpose classrooms A balcony/multi purpose room with viewing glass overlooking the gym (currently being renovated with a hard wood flooring system to accommodate our dance program Two mirrored dance studios
In addition, this center also hosts a variety of aerobics, dance, and music classes offered through the Instructional Programs.
Riverview Gymnastics Center is located next to Riverview Farm Park off Riverview Parkway. Follow the brown and white signs to the Gymnastics Center.
Stoney Run Athletic Complex
Stoney Run Athletic Complex is a five field complex with lights and scoreboards on each field with a capacity of over 1,000 spectators. The complex is 228 acres and can be used for softball, baseball, soccer, field hockey and kickball. A concession building with restrooms and press box is positioned in the of the fields for easy access. There is a playground located inside the complex.
The Mariners’ Lake
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 late afternoons are reserved for observing the incredible wildlife that have made this urban oasis their home.. Visit The Mariner's Lake (formerly Lake Maury) and start creating your own memories today!