Posted on: June 22, 2017

The Coop Exhibit at Bluebird Gap Farm

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Bluebird Gap Farm is excited to announce the opening of our new chicken exhibit, “The Coop,” a walkthrough experience that aims to educate our visitors about the chicken and the egg. Visitors will be able to explore the inside of a chi...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Weekend Buckroe Beach shuttle service moves to Jones Magnet Middle School

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June 16, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are drawing more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city has moved its free shuttle service to better accommodate crowds.

The overflow parking and shuttle stop has been...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

New cycle begins for receiving a "Love Your City" event grant

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June 13, 2017 - Applications are now being accepted for grants to help non-profit organizations with unique ideas for quality public gatherings. 

In 2016, the City of Hampton created the Love Your City Event Grant to help fund new, one-day events ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Players, coaches and volunteers are wanted to take part in Hampton Hoops basketball

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May 25, 2017 - Players and coaches are wanted to take part in Hampton Hoops, a summer basketball program that will promote healthy communities and having fun in a safe environment. The focus is on improving social interaction and building character among ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Hampton to open beach season with watercraft, food, fun and more parking for Buckroe Beach

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May 12, 2017 - Additional amenities at Buckroe Beach are expected to draw more Hampton residents and visitors to the bay beach this summer, and the city is opening an overflow parking lot and running a free weekend shuttle service.

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Watersport rentals and concession stands to open at three locations this month

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May 9, 2017 – Residents and visitors can enjoy Hampton’s waterways even more later this month at three locations. Hampton Watersports, owned by Jeremy Churchill and Mike Walsh, have similar rentals in Virginia Beach and have expanded to Hampton. ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

National Bike Month includes a series of events that highlight the fun of bicycling

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May 1, 2017 - May is National Bike month, and a series of events are planned to highlight the importance and fun of bicycling. That includes Words on Wheels Saturday, May 6; Bike-to-Work Week May 15-19; and the Tour de Fort Sunday, May 21.

Take part in Wor...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

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

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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...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Sandy Bottom Nature Park Hosts Easter Eggstravaganza

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...