Newport News operates more than 30 parks throughout the city. Riverview Farm Park includes a 3,000-square-foot skateboarding facility for the teenagers to enjoy. The same facility also maintains a designated dog park where registered pets
run and play with other four-legged friends. The registration fee only costs $10 a year, with no other entry fees.
sits around the corner from the Boulevard community. Its boundless playground allows children of all physical abilities to play. The first facility of its kind in the city, the entire playground provides wheelchair
accessibility, with specially made recreation equipment. Hiking trails provide an opportunity for physical activity in this free public park.
Each summer, the Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors a July 4th celebration in the Newport News Park complete with children's activities and food vendors. The night sky lights up with fireworks for visitors to enjoy.