Parks, Squares & Plazas

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

Parks and Park Facilities Updates-

Archery Range at Newport News ParkSuccessful completion of the Archery Safety Course and Daily or Annual Permit Required.

  • Instruction for how to complete the Archery Safety Course can be reviewed at www.nnva.gov/2561/Archery-Range
  • Permits may be purchased at the Campground Office. The Campground Office is open 7am to 9pm daily and located at 13560 Jefferson Ave.

Newport News Beaches are open with the following rules:

  • Stay 6 ft. away from others (unless you are from the same household)
  • No groups of more than 10 people
  • No amplified music
  • No large coolers
  • No tents OR groups of umbrellas
  • No group sport activities (volleyball, Frisbee, etc.)
  • Please- cover your cough or sneeze
Boat Rentals at Harwoods Mill and the Lee Hall Fishing Area are open on weekends and holidays.

Community Gardens: are open from sunrise to sunset. Garden plot reservations required. More information is available at https://www.nnva.gov/907/Newport-News-Community-Garden

Disc Golf at Newport News Park: is open to those who have purchased a daily or annual pass. Passes may be purchased at the Campground Office. The Campground Office is open 7 am to 9 pm daily and located at 13560 Jefferson Ave.

Newport News Park Discovery Center is open.

Fido Field is open during regular park hours to those who have purchased a daily or annual pass. Passes may be purchased at the Campground Office. The Campground Office is open 7 am to 9 pm daily and located at 13560 Jefferson Ave.

Fishing Piers: Open, operating hours differ by pier:

  • Hilton: Sunrise to Sunset
  • Denbigh: Sunrise to Sunset
  • Monitor Merrimac: 24-Hours
  • King-Lincoln Park Wave Screen: 24-Hours

Leeward Marina is open from 8 am - 5 pm daily.

Newport News Campground Office is open from 7 am - 9 pm daily. The following purchases can be made at the Campground Office:

  • Campsites
  • Shoreline Fishing Permits
  • Paddle Boat Rentals

Newport News Golf at Deer Run: is open, tee-time reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling 757- 866-7925.  Also, please see the following:

  • The Golf Course Pro-Shop will be open to customers making a merchandise purchase beginning June 15th. All other purchased (greens fees, cart rental, driving range) may be made at the improvised point of sale area across from the starter’s shed.
  • Fairways BBQ & Grill is serving food for outdoor seating only.

Parks: All Newport News Parks are open

Skate Park at Riverview Farm Park is open during regular park hours.

Visitors Center at Newport News Park is open.

Currently Closed:

  • King-Lincoln Park Discovery Center
  • Newport News Park Bike Rentals
  • Park Shelters
  • Park Restrooms (Exception: Huntington Park Beach & Port-o-lets by piers)
  • Playgrounds

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.