Parks & Recreation Centers

The Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism operates over 20 parks in the City, including Newport News Park, the largest municipal park on the East Coast, with more than 8,000 acres of woods, fields, and trails in addition to a reservoir system for boating and fishing. Furthermore, the City has 11 recreation centers which host a variety of seasonal activities including volleyball, swimming, basketball, indoor soccer, wrestling, cheerleading, and gymnastics. Additional facilities throughout the City are used during the year to host 18 School Age programs, 17 summer programs, and nine seasonal centers. For more information call 926-1400.