Urban Convenience with Abundant Recreation
Newport News, VA is a transformational community that balances economic activity with livability. It starts with the cornerstone, our outdoor-enthusiasts’ pride, the 7,711 acre-Newport News Park, one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi – significantly larger than Central Park in New York City. Newport News is home to several beautiful walking trails throughout the City, including the 5-mile Noland Trail at The Mariners’ Museum. Our brilliant weather coupled with opportunities for mountain biking, paddleboating, canoeing, or championship golf make this the perfect place to explore.
Patrick Henry Mall is located in mid-City, containing 685,000 square feet of retail space and surrounded by outparcels featuring popular restaurants. Mixed–use areas City Center and Port Warwick offer numerous retail options, both local and national.
If sports are your staple quality of life necessity, enjoy a friendly competition on one of our many acres of tennis courts or enjoy a game of softball, baseball or soccer. Newport News is also the home of several road races and fishing tournaments.
Newport News Recreation Facilities
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|Source: City of Newport News Department of Development|
Newport News boasts 31 parks, located throughout the City. They vary in size from 0.3 acres to over 7,700 acres. At 7,711 acres Newport News Park is not only the largest in the City, but is one of the largest municipal parks in the country.
Sports and Fitness
The Midtown Community Center is a multipurpose center with 80,415 square-feet of recreation space including a 500–seat natatorium with a 50–meter indoor pool, ten competitive scored and timed lanes, a three-meter diving board, two one-meter diving boards and a 14-foot diving well. Numerous health clubs and fitness centers offer a variety of options for citizens and the region offers facilities for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, wrestling, track and field, tennis, ice hockey, archery and football.
One of the major recreational assets of Newport News and Hampton Roads is the water that surrounds the area. Whether it’s fishing on the James River, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay or sun bathing at the Atlantic Ocean beaches, you don’t have to travel very far.
Newport News, as well as the larger Hampton Roads region, promotes a full schedule of events and festivals throughout the year. Outdoor summer entertainment is prevalent in warmer months and includes drama, dance and music.
Newport News provides an ever–evolving mix of new and exciting retail experiences. Whether your shopping tastes lean toward the upscale and downtown or the laid–back and hometown, you’ll find a place that fits your style. And virtually every neighborhood is only minutes away from extensive shopping opportunities.
Patrick Henry Mall is located in mid City, containing 685,000 square feet of retail space and surrounded by outparcels featuring popular restaurants. Mixed–use areas City Center and Port Warwick offer numerous retail options, both local and national.
Some very unique shopping opportunities are available to Newport News residents in nearby Williamsburg and Yorktown; handcrafted items in the colonial style can be purchased there. These include items made of silver, pewter, glass, leather and wood, as well as furniture, candles, hats and other items. In nearby Lightfoot, the famous Williamsburg Pottery Factory and other factory outlets offer a wide variety of unusual and everyday items at discounted prices.