Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Our 36 parks offer great recreational opportunities including boating and fishing.  You can reserve a picnic shelter 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.

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

Newport News Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program Guide Cover

See our program guide for seasonal information  on the programs, classes, and special events offered at our parks and facilities. 

The program guide is available online and can be picked up at any City library or recreation facility.


  1. Ella's Place with The Unifics

    On Sunday, January 22nd, join the celebration at Ella’s Place, pop-up jazz club, from 7:00 - 11:00 PM in City Center in Newport News and enjoy a performance by The Unifics. Read on...
  2. Ella's Place with Tamera Wellons

    On Saturday, January 21st, join the celebration at Ella’s Place, pop-up jazz club, from 7:00 - 11:00 PM, in City Center in Newport News and enjoy a performance by Tamera Wellons. Read on...
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