News Flash

Posted on: November 26, 2019

Buckroe fishing pier and adjacent ramp remain closed after being hit by barge

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Nov. 26, 2019 - The James T. Wilson Fishing Pier and property, including the adjacent pier ramp, remain closed to the public after a loose barge crashed into the 709-foot pier earlier this month, causing heavy damage to the structure. Yellow and red cauti...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Loose barge that hit Buckroe fishing pier over the weekend to be moved; damage assessment next

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Nov. 18, 2019  – Structural engineers are reviewing damage to the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier after it was hit over the weekend by a barge that broke loose in high winds. They will also check to see if there was any damage from the sto...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Forecast of weekend coastal storm forces cancellation of the last Buckroe Farmers Market of 2019

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Nov. 14, 2019 — A coastal storm with high winds and flooding is predicted for this weekend. That has forced an early end to this season's Buckroe Beach Farmers Market. The Nov. 16 market, scheduled to be the final one this season, will not be he...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Take the survey and tell us what you think about the Buckroe Beach boardwalk renovation plans

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Oct. 30, 2019 - The city is in the process of preparing a design for the renovation of the Buckroe Beach Boardwalk. A number of renovation options are being considered – and we want your feedback. Please go online to view the proposed options and take the...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Nominations open for seniors who should be honored for contributions to the community

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Oct. 17, 2019 - Do you know a senior citizen who should be recognized for their contributions to the community? On Dec. 3, the Hampton Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, along with Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services, Hampton Health Departme...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Give input on the future of Parks, Recreation as it updates master plan for renovation, development

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Aug. 13, 2019 - Hampton’s Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Department is ready to update its master plan, and the public can give input at a kickoff meeting 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Ballroom EF.  ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed Friday as staff prepares for weekend festival

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Oct. 15, 2019 - Bluebird Gap Farm will be closed to the public Friday so that staff can put the finishing touches on plans for the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The festival offers a variety of children's activities, hayrides, a ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Usher in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Festival on Oct. 19, 20

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Oct. 8, 2019 - Usher in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival offers a variety of children's activities, hayrides, a giant straw slide, master gardening, punkin’ chu...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Celebrate downtown waterfront park at after-work party Oct. 2

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Sept. 18, 2019 - Tucked under the interstate on the Hampton River in the heart of downtown is one of Hampton's least-known parks. The city's parks department wants to reacquaint nearby residents with the park in an after-work event Oct. 2.

River Street Par...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 23, 2019

North Phoebus Community Center gym and fitness room will be closed for maintenance

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Aug. 23, 2019 — The North Phoebus Community Center gym and fitness room will be closed for maintenance from Monday, Aug. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 14. New flooring is being installed in the gym, and the fitness room not be accessible.

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

West Hampton Community Center, Fort Monroe pools will be closed for maintenance

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Aug. 13, 2019 - West Hampton Community Center will be closed for maintenance Wednesday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 2. The Fort Monroe pool will be closed Aug. 26 through Sept. 2. Both will reopen Sept. 3.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 7, 2019

UPDATE: Water quality improves at Buckroe; swimming advisories lifted

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UPDATE Aug. 9, 2019 - Water quality at all areas of Buckroe Beach is again within state standards, and the Hampton Health Department has lifted swimming advisories issued earlier this week.

Aug. 7, 2019 – The Health Department has issued a swimming advisor...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Enjoy nautical-themed food, games and more during downtown Crabtown Seafood Festival Aug. 17

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July 31, 2019 - Celebrate the local seafood industry by coming downtown to the Crabtown Seafood Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy the beautiful view from Mill Point Park to Carousel Park while eating seafood and visiting nautical ar...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Welcome to summer in Hampton

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Welcome to the first official day of summer, Hampton visitors and residents! This is one of our favorite seasons because it’s our job to create fun opportunities for your entire family. Choose from beaches, golf courses, clean city initiatives, ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Blackbeard Pirate Festival -- and all its fun -- returns to downtown Hampton for its 20th year

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May 20, 2019 - Hampton’s waterfront comes alive Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, when the annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns for its 20th year. Dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, will transform downtown Hampton ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Memorial Day marks the start of beach season and lots of summer fun at Buckroe Beach

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May 21, 2019 - Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, the official beginning of beach season, and beach-goers will notice some returning favorites and some changes this summer. 

Buckroe Park and the iconic miniature lighthouse from the former amusement ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Vote now for your favorite attraction in Hampton, including Buckroe Beach

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March 20, 2019 - Several City of Hampton attractions, including Buckroe Beach, The Woodlands golf course, Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center and Hampton Coliseum, have been nominated for Coastal Virginia Magazine's Best of Readers' Choice Awards. All they ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 8, 2019

New Parks and Rec director brings organizational experience, vision

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Dec. 10, 2018 -- Hampton's new Parks and Recreation director, Dave McCauley, brings a strong background in organization and leadership to the role after his first career in the Army. Hear about his background and his view of the city’s park assets and nee...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Farmers market returning to Buckroe Beach this summer starting on May 4

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Feb. 5, 2019 - The farmers market is returning to Buckroe Beach this summer.

Starting May 4, you will find local produce, baked good, sausage, seafood, jarred food and much more on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grassy area surrounding the Buckroe Bea...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Hampton champions now qualify to play for youth football national championship

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Jan. 4, 2019 – Hampton’s youth football league is now associated with the United Youth Football League, and Hampton champions in each age division will now qualify to go to Tampa, Fla. to play for a United Youth Football League Nationa...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 27, 2018

History Museum needs boxes for January's 'Build the City' at convention center

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Nov. 27, 2018 - The Hampton History Museum is looking for cardboard boxes for the upcoming “Build The City” event at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The whole family is invited to join the fun on Saturday, Jan. 19. Come show your crafting skills and ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Operation Winter Break, camps for kids when school is out, starts Dec. 20

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Nov. 20, 2018 – Operation Winter Break, a chance for students to go to camp when school is out for the Christmas holiday, begins Thursday, Dec. 20, and ends Monday, Dec. 31. The program is closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. Camps are M...

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Operation Winter Break Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 19, 2018

With parades, markets and music, Hampton celebrates the holidays in style

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Nov. 19, 2018 - From “A Very Electric Christmas” with the Lightwire Theater on Friday, Nov. 30, to the Kwanzaa Market at Hampton University on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, and the Lighted Boat Parade on Friday, Dec. 7, Hampton has more than a dozen holi...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Community meeting set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, to discuss Fox Hill Neighborhood Center

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Nov. 16, 2018 - Hampton’s Community Development Department will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Francis Asbury Elementary School, 140 Beach Road, to refine neighborhood priorities for the new Fox Hill Neighborhood Center....

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Fox Hill Neighborhood Center Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Hampton residents can now go online to sign up for some Parks programs, services

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Oct. 22, 2018 - Hampton residents can now go online to join a city community center or register for after-school programs like Beyond the Bell. Later, residents will be able to reserve park shelters, register for a host of other classes, and more - all fr...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Unveiling of historical marker for Bay Shore beach resort to be held Saturday

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June 20, 2018 - Join members of the Buckroe Historical Society on Saturday morning as they unveil a historical marker to the Bay Shore Hotel, which served African-Americans as a top East Coast resort for 75 years. 

The venture, which opened in 189...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Weather service issues heat advisory, residents encouraged to stay cool, stay safe

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June 19, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for today and temperatures in Hampton will be 95 degrees with heat index values as high as 105 degrees.

Hampton's Emergency Management Office said the combination of high ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 22, 2018

International Children's Festival set for Saturday, April 21 at Mill Point Park

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March 26, 2018 - Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of more than 40 countries on Saturday, April 21, when the International Children's Festival is held at Mill Point Park in downtown Hampton. This year the city welcomes Colombia and Nepal to the fun...

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2019

Blackbeard Pirate Festival -- and all its fun -- returns to downtown Hampton for its 20th year

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May 20, 2019 - Hampton’s waterfront comes alive Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, when the annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns for its 20th year. Dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, will transform downtown Hampton ...

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