Parks, Recreation & Tourism

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HRSD Q&A Regarding Proposed SWIFT Project & Land Purchase

Virtual Recreation Opportunities:

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Our 36 parks offer great recreational opportunities including boating and fishing. You can reserve a picnic shelter for your special family gathering or enjoy award winning festivals. Our sports programs and facilities challenge both the novice and experienced athlete. We offer programs and classes for all ages including before/after school programs. Discover the history of Newport News at our museums and historical sites. The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center offers classes, performances, and exhibits.

Our Mission:
To enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Newport News through the provision of high quality facilities, programs and services that are safe, accessible and appealing.

Watch a video about everything Your Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department offers for you and your family!

The Student Freedom Pass allows youth 17 years old or younger to ride HRT Buses for free (this program replaced the "Ride On" program).

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism FY 19 Annual Report Cover