Get Outside Safely Campaign

Department Parks, Recreation & Tourism in partnership with the 

Renew Employee Wellness Program

Mr. Golden Sun is shining his light on us and encouraging us to come outside. While this may be inviting and fun, we want you to be safe! Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions for you and your family to Get Outside Safely.

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Wilderness Hike

Visit the Newport News Park map to create your own wilderness voyage.

Explore the trails below for exciting adventures, new discoveries, to breathe fresh air and to create memories with your friends and family. 

Be sure to stay at least six feet apart and not to gather in groups larger and ten.

Trail #1Discovery Center > Dam #1 Bridge > Twin Forts Loop > Dam #1 Bridge > Discovery Center
Trail #2 Discovery Center > Dam #1 Bridge > Sycamore Creek Trail > Bikeway > Long Meadow Trail > Twin Forts Loop > Dam #1 Bridge > Discovery Center
Trail #3Discovery Center > Shoreline > Swamp Bridge > Wynn’s Mill Loop > White Oak Trail > Dam #1 Bridge > Discovery Center
Trail #4Campsite Office > Bikeway > Campsite Office
Trail #5Corner of Jefferson Ave. and 6th St. > King-Lincoln Park Loop > Corner of Jefferson Ave. and 6th St

Tennis courts @ Huntington Park

The courts opened May 4th. In an effort to maintain social distancing, only every other court will be open.  Courts are able to be reserved and paid for onsite.


While NNPRT offices are closed for license processing, please follow all Virginia state regulations when it comes to fishing. There is no minimum age for fishing, however, the state requires a license for anyone 16 years of age or older.

 Virtual Physical Classes (Yoga, HIIT, Tai Chi)

Get moving. Take your workout outside. Visit the Parks & Recreation Facebook page for inspiration.


They are open for exercise only. So go for a walk, pick shells, and skip rope along the boardwalk.