Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Our 36 parks offer great recreational opportunities including boating and fishing. You can reserve a picnic shelter for 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.
The Student Freedom Pass allows youth 17 years old or younger to ride HRT Buses for free (this program replaced the "Ride On" program).
HRSD SWIFT Information
HRSD has worked with the City of Newport News and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to develop a mutually beneficial property acquisition agreement for their Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow treatment plant improvements. More information can be found in the James River Treatment Plant - SWIFT Facility Virtual Presentation.
Virtual Programming Opportunities
You can find virtual programming for participants ages fifty and older on our Active Lifestyles Facebook page.
There are virtual programming opportunities for young people that can be found on our Youth Programs Facebook page.