Parks, Recreation & Tourism

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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. Save $2.00 Off Car Admission to Celebration in Lights With Food Donation

    Save $2.00 off the regular car admission for Celebration in Lights with a donation of a non-perishable food item or pet food item. Donations accepted at the entrance. Read on...
  2. Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Holiday Hours

    Special holiday hours for pet adoptions so you can meet all the great animals who are looking for new homes. Read on...
  3. Celebration in Lights

    Drive through two miles of spectacular holiday light displays in Newport News Park Read on...
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