Cancellations & Closings

COVID-19 Updates:

Our main office is now open to the public, Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You may also contact us by phone at 757-926-1400 or email us directly at our Parks and Recreation email.  

Changes in operations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (updated 8/24/2021)

All operations are currently open and operating normally, unless otherwise noted below:

  • Huntington Park Tennis Center is only accepting credit card payments at this time.
  • Lee Hall Mansion and Endview Plantation are open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Virginia War Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Recreation Centers are open with restrictions and limited hours.
  • Youth Programs has limited program offerings and restricted enrollment.  
  • The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter requests that all patrons wear masks when visiting the shelter for adoptions, reclaims and surrenders.

Weather Closings/Cancellations Policies:

In the case of inclement weather, park visitors are asked to call 757-888-3333 for updates before visiting a park facility.  If the City has remained open, visitors can also call 757-926-1400 for more information.

Program Changes:

When it is announced that Newport News Public Schools are closed or delayed but the City of Newport News is operating on normal business hours, the following programs may be impacted:

  1. Athletic Programs
  2. Instructional Classes
  3. Active Lifestyle Programs
  4. Youth Programs

The closing and cancellations of Athletic Programs will be decided on a case by case basis, and may be impacted by field conditions.  For cancellation information, please call 757-591-4892.