Posted on: April 12, 2017

Public can start reserving new pavilions at Gosnold's Hope Park starting in late May


April 12, 2017 - Four new pavilions have been built at Gosnold's Hope Park, just in time for late spring and early summer reservations. 

The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department staff has made sure that each pavilion is fully equipped wit...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Sandy Bottom Nature Park Hosts Easter Eggstravaganza


April 10, 2017 - Celebrate the arrival of spring at Sandy Bottom Nature Park during the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be 10 Easter egg hunts held throughout the day, starting every half-hour, the first...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

2017 Summer camps and classes: Camps Hampton and Fury, comedy and more


April 7, 2017 - Summer is around the corner and there are a number of city-sponsored camps and classes planned to engage young people, teach them a new skill or help them explore new opportunities. Visit our summer camp newsletter online to see just a few...

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Summer camp newsletter
Posted on: April 4, 2017

City aids in funding 2 new events this summer: Adult soap box derby and kids' rock concert

graphic of derby cars

April 4, 2017 – Soap box derbies aren’t just for kids: Hampton will have its first Adult Soap Box Derby race this summer down the Booker T. Washington Memorial Bridge on Settlers Landing Road.

The race is the brainchild of restaurateur Carlyle Bland – who ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Spring Break 2017 has arrived


Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services is pumped and ready for Spring Break Camp next week! We have options to accommodate various needs: Half Day, Full Day and Therapeutic Recreation. Campers will participate in enrichment activities, sports, r...

Spring Break Camp 2017 has arrived!

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Water sports rental operation approved for Buckroe, Mill Point Park, Bluebird Gap


March 22, 2017 - Residents and visitors will be able to rent equipment such as kayaks, boats and jet skis this summer, as part of the city's efforts to expand recreational access to the water. The company will also sell concessions and beach items.

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Register now for Spring Break Camp 2017!

Spring Break Camp 2017

If you haven't registered for Spring Break Camp, there is still plenty of time. Purchase a membership and receive a discounted camp rate. We offer half day camp and full day camp options to meet your needs. Fees vary.

Campers will enjoy fun-filled activiti...

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Camp Fees & Information
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Council gets look, gives OK to first stage of War Memorial renovation plan

new gate area

Feb. 22, 2017 - Plans for renovations to War Memorial Stadium got a boost Wednesday, as City Council got a look at the first stage, which will feature new ADA-compliant restrooms, a second concessions area, an enclosed training/batting area, and an upper ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Grants available for one-day, community-building events in Hampton

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Feb. 7, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Hampton wants to help fund new, one-day events that build community and attract visitors to the city by offering grants of up to $10,000 to non-profits with creative ideas for quality public gatherings.


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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Winners announced in city's "Blissful Lights" competition for holiday light display

Holiday lights

Dec. 12, 2016 - The winners of the "Blissful Lights" competition were announced Saturday during the downtown holiday parade. Designed to bring neighborhood organizations together and lift spirits during the holiday season, the contest invited or...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Neighborhoods: Join us for holiday decorating competition to benefit students

string of lights

Nov. 8, 2016 - Registered neighborhood organizations are invited to join a friendly competition to decorate community centers for the holidays -- and benefit local students.
Organizations will be given 10 decorative lighted balls and a location as close ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Paralympics gold medalist to headline Adapted Sports Day on Saturday

Nicky Nieves

Sept. 28, 2016 - To promote adaptive sport and physical activity awareness for everyone, are hosting an Adaptive Sports Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Fort Monroe Community Center from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Adaptive Sports Day is a free event with Paralympians, w...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2015

Buckroe Fishing Pier renamed in honor of retiring Parks director

Jim wilson

Dec. 10, 2015 - Hampton City Council Wednesday renamed the Buckroe Fishing Pier to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier in honor of the city's Parks and Recreation director (shown above with his wife Elizabeth and Mayor George Wallace). Wilson is retiring Jan...Read on...