Parks, Squares & Plazas

2021 Park Calendars are available for sale at the Campsite Office and Newport News Park Visitor Information Center for $5 each.

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

Parks and Park Facilities Updates-

(updated 12/16/20)


ALL Park Trails & green spaces

ALL Picnic Shelters (except 19 & 20)

  •           First come, first serve
  •           No reservations
  •           Not sanitized or cleaned (except trash)

Archery Range (online class required)

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

Playgrounds– (except for Fort Fun and Riverview Farm Park)


All park restrooms are closed until Spring of 2021. Campground restrooms are open, Newport News Visitor Center open with restrooms,  9 AM - 5 PM, Newport News Park Discovery Center open weekends with restrooms.   

Picnic Shelters 19 & 20 at Newport News Park

Playgrounds CLOSED

  •           Huntington Park (Fort Fun), including restroom
  •           Riverview Farm Park

ALL Basketball courts

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.