Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
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Our 36 parks offer great recreational opportunities including boating and fishing.  You can reserve a picnic shelter 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.

Watch a video about everything Your Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department offers for you and your family!

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Tabloid Front Cover, Fall 2015/winter 2016

See our tabloid for seasonal information  on the programs, classes, and special events offered at our parks and facilities. 

The tabloid is available online and can be picked up at any City library or recreation facility.


Find additional information at the Newport News Parks, Recreation, and Tourism website.
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