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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Aug 05

Free Activities in Newport News Park Until Labor Day

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 8:01 AM by Communications Department

Looking for things to do with the kids during the last month of summer vacation? Newport News Park offers free summer programs every weekend until Labor Day. Enjoy any of four special weekend activities!
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Every Friday check out Friday night Adventures. Meet a park naturalist to discover facts about some of the park’s natural and historical features. The program includes nature walks, video presentations and/or hands-on activities. Topics include beavers, snakes, owls, bats and other creatures inhabiting the park. Call 886-7916 for weekly topic description and location.

Every Saturday at 11 AM is Discovery Hour at the park. Discover special facts about the wildlife living in this area, find fun activities in the parks, and meet new friends while learning about the natural environment in Newport News. Most programs begin at the Discovery Center, and may include crafts, games or nature walk for the whole family. Call 886-7916 for topic information.

Also on Saturdays is CAMPIN’ KIDS at 4 PM, and Hayrides in the Campground at 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM. Meet at the Campsite Activity Building for a variety of fun afternoon activities lead by a park naturalist and enjoy park interpretation and discussion on a 40 minute ride through the campground and bikeway. Complimentary tickets are available at the Campsite Office 30 minutes prior to each ride. Space is limited. All participants must be present to receive a ticket.

Call the office of Parks, Recreation and Tourism at 757-926-1400 for more information on activities in Newport News.