Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

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.


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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