Hampton Roads Parks Guide

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You know your neighborhood parks, but why not try something new with the kids? We have a list of playgrounds that will keep you busy. They’re fun, safe, free, and all over Hampton Roads. What are you waiting for? Start playing!

Chesapeake

Chesapeake City Park
Large park in Chesapeake that includes Fun Forest Children’s Playground, a Dog Park, Skate Park, Outdoor Stage, Horseshoe Courts and more.
900 City Park Drive

Indian River Park
Has a baseball field, play area and girl’s club. The park offers a nearby place to discover adventures on the trails-either walking, hiking or biking. For those who like extreme adventures it has series of trails and jumps for bikes and the BMX communities.
1709 Rokeby Avenue

Northwest River Park
Local park in Chesapeake with a playground, boating, fishing, hiking, putt-putt course, horse shoes, volleyball nets.
1733 Indian Creek Road

Oak Grove Park
Local park in Chesapeake with a fitness trail for walking, running, biking. Fishing platforms and a kid’s play area on site.
409 Byron Street

Western Branch Park
Local park in Chesapeake with playgrounds, basketball courts, pickle ball courts, athletic fields and more.
4437 Portsmouth Boulevard

Hampton 

Bluebird Gap Farm

Farm with animals such as horses, cows, pigs, goats, and chickens. Also home to birds of prey, whitetail deer, llamas, alpacas, tortoises, peacocks, rabbits and waterfowl! The park features a covered pavilion with 18 picnic tables and a large charcoal grill.
60 Pine Chapel Road

Buckroe Beach & Park
Bay front park with ¾ mile of clean beach. Kayaks and paddle boats are available for rental. There are three shelters with 2 grills in each, children’s playground, restroom facilities available May 15 through September 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
North First Street

Gosnold’s Hope Park/Hampton BMX Super Track
Features eight picnic facilities, restrooms, a public boat ramp with kayak launch area, a fitness trail, athletic fields that support football, baseball and soccer, and a multi age group children’s playground  and fitness area with special needs accommodations.
901 East Little Back River Road

Newport News

Deer Park
Playground with bathrooms. Ball fields, picnic areas, fishing, hiking trails.
11523 Jefferson Avenue

Newport News Park
Large park with camping, trails, and Newport News Park Discovery Center. Several Playgrounds.
13560 Jefferson Avenue

Norfolk 

Barraud Park
Public park with playground, softball field, picnic area.
2540 Barraud Avenue

Lafayette Park
Public park with playground, athletic fields/courts, boat ramp, picnic area
3500 Granby Street

Lakewood Park
Public park with playground and picnic area.
1612 Willow Wood Drive

Northside Park
Public park with playground, picnic shelters, aquatic center, athletic fields/courts, skate park
8445 Tidewater Drive

Poplar Hall Park
Public park with playground, picnic shelters, athletic courts/fields
Curlew Avenue

Tarrallton Park
Public park with playground, athletic fields, picnic area.
2100 Tarrollton Drive

Portsmouth 

City Park
Public park with playground, athletic fields/courts, boat ramp, and picnic area.
140 City Park Avenue

Paradise Creek Nature Park
Two miles of trails lead the visitor through an urban forest under revitalization, 11 acres of new tidal wetlands, and past industrial partners all doing their part to bring back your home river.
1141 Victory Boulevard

Portsmouth Splash Park
A newly developed fifteen apparatus interactive aquatics play area for all citizens of Portsmouth.
900 Elm Avenue

Suffolk 

Bennetts Creek Park
A nature trail, open fields, a fishing and crabbing pier with handicap accessible features, playground and more.
3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road

Lake Meade Park
A 69 acre park with the largest children’s playground in the City, Kidszone Community Playground, Howard Mast Tennis Complex (10 courts, 4 lighted), parking, a walking loop, a skateboard spot, picnic tables, and benches.
201 Holly Lawn Parkway

Lone Stars Lake Park
Eleven lakes for freshwater fishing, nature trails, a playground, horse trail for horseback riding, archery range, model airplane flying field, a fishing and crabbing pier and more.
401 Kings Highway

Sleepy Hole Park
Natural areas, trails, lake, children’s play area, and restrooms.
4700 Sleepy Hole Road

Virginia Beach 

Bayville Farms Park
Large park with playground, dog park, athletic fields and courts, picnic areas and a disc golf course.
4132 First Court Road

Beach Garden Park
Large park with playground, athletic fields and pathways.
2854 Kilbourne Court

City View Park
Public park with playground, athletic fields/courts and picnic area.
2073 Kempsville Road

Great Neck Park
Public park with playground, athletic courts, picnic area and gazebo.
2513 Shorehaven Drive

Grommet Island Park
100% ADA Accessible Playground on the oceanfront. Beach wheelchairs are available for use at no cost (call to reserve).
100 2nd Street

Little Island Park
Public park on the beach with pier, beach access, playground, picnic areas, athletic courts. Seasonal rentals of kayaks, paddleboards and fishing poles.
3820 South Sandpiper Road

Lynnhaven Park
Public park with playground and athletic fields/courts.
1246 Bayne Drive

Mount Trashmore Park
Public park with “Kid’s Cove” ADA compliant playground, running trail, lakes, picnic areas, and skate park.
310 Edwin Drive

Munden Point Park
Public park with 3 playgrounds, athletic fields/courts, fishing, boat ramp, seasonal kayak/canoe rental, picnic area.
2001 Pefley Lane

Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park
Public park with playground, picnic shelters.
3740 Dam Neck Road

Providence Park
Playground, athletic fields
952 Reon Drive

Red Mill Farms Park
Playground, athletic fields
1900 Sandbridge Road

Red Wing Park
Public park with 2 playgrounds, athletic fields/courts, dog park, gardens, picnic areas
1398 General Booth Boulevard

Woodstock Park
Public park with playground, athletic fields/courts, dog park, skate park, picnic areas
5709 Providence Road

Williamsburg 

Highland Park Community Park
The facility has playground equipment, a half-court basketball court and a picnic shelter with grills.
703 North Henry Street

Kiwanis Municipal Park
Public park with numerous pieces of playground equipment as well as a shelter with picnic tables that makes a nice facility for families or groups of approximately 75 people. The shelter is first-come, first-serve.
125 Longhill Road

Quarterpath Recreation Center & Park
three all-weather tennis courts; two sand volleyball courts; playground equipment; and a picnic shelter that will accommodate approximately 75 people.
202 Quarterpath Road

Strawberry Plains Community Park
Located in the Strawberry Plains subdivision. The park contains multi-station playground apparatus, a swing set, and several benches. There is also a small open area for children to play kickball, soccer, and even football. This park is open to the public from dawn until dusk.
205 Watson Road

Wales Community Park
Located in the Wales subdivision. Provided for use is a multi-station playground equipment and swing set. This park is open to the public from dawn until dusk.
308 Roland Street

See a park we missed? Email webdesk@wavy.com and let us know! 

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