Newport News Park

Newport News Park

Newport News Park

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Newport News Park, located in Newport News, Virginia, is the largest park in the system of municipal parks maintained by the Newport News Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. At 8,065 acres (32.63 kmĀ²), it is one of largest city-run parks in the United States. It offers a wide range of activities for residents and tourists alike.

Location

Newport News Park is located in the northern part of the city of Newport News. Its main entrance sits on Jefferson Avenue, to the northwest of its intersection with Ft. Eustis Boulevard. Further up Jefferson Avenue is the entrance to its campsite. To the northeast of the intersection, on Ft. Eustis Boulevard, is the secondary entrance at Old Stable Road, and further up Ft. Eustis Boulevard is the main entrance for the Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run, located on park grounds. Newport News Park shares a long stretch of border with the Colonial National Historical Park and several of the park's biking and hiking trails cross over into the CNHP.

The mailing address for Newport News Park is 13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News VA 23603 USA.

History

During the American Civil War, the current park was the site of the Battle of Dam No. 1, part of the Battle of Yorktown . In the days prior to the battle, the Confederate forces constructed rifle pits and other earth works from which they held off the Union Army forces commanded by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan. The earth works were preserved; though overgrown with woods, they are...
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