Parks, Squares & Plazas

Monitor Merrimac Overlook Park, located on 16th Street near Walnut Avenue, will be temporarily closed to vehicles due to construction in the area. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) is undertaking a project to replace an existing 36 inch sewer line that has corrosion issues. The new sewer line will run from Monitor Merrimac Overlook Park along 16th Street to Jefferson Avenue. A new sewer pipe will also be placed underneath Salter’s Creek, and that will be accomplished with a horizontal directional drill. The park will remain open to foot traffic.  Fishermen are encouraged to use the Wavescreen Fishing Pier located at King-Lincoln Park, 600 Jefferson Avenue. We appreciate your understanding. Please call 757-888-3333 with questions



COVID-19 Updates: See here for opening/closing/cancellation information

Parks and Park Facilities Updates-

(updated 4/23/21)


ALL Park Trails & green spaces

ALL Picnic Shelters 

  • Reserved shelter pricing: shelter $50, large shelter $100, group shelter (19 & 20 )  $150

Archery Range (online class required)

Basketball courts

Bike Way & Rentals

Boat Rentals (at Campsite Office)

Campsite Office & Restrooms

Campground & facilities

Disc Golf Course & Rentals

Discovery Center & Restroom

Fido Field Dog Park             

Fishing (at all parks)

Huntington Beach

James River Fishing Pier

Leeward Marina

Skate Park (at Riverview Farm Park)

Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run

Newport News Visitor Center & restrooms

Park Restrooms: Campground restrooms are open, Newport News Visitor Center open with restrooms,  9 AM - 5 PM, Newport News Park Discovery Center open weekends with restrooms.   


Please note that all openings are subject to change. We ask that you maintain proper social distancing at all times. Feel free to call 757-888-3333 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily if you have any questions about closures before visiting one of our parks.

Newport News has 37 parks located throughout the city. They vary in size from 0.3 acres to over 7,000 acres. You can see all our City Parks and their special features on our Newport News City Parks Chart.

At 7,711 acres Newport News Park is not only the largest in the city, but is also one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi.  Explore its features with the interactive Newport News Park Map

Activities & Features

Some of the features and activities available in various city parks include: Please see our Department Magazine for additional information and a listing of park activities.