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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Parks offering weekend kayak and pedal boat rental from pier at Fort Monroe

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July 6, 2021 - As part of a continuing effort to promote the benefits of living with water, the Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services Department has begun offering weekend kayak and pedal boat rentals on the pier behind the Fort Monroe Community Center...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Fort Monroe pool temporarily closed; lap swimming moves to Aquatic Center

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May 28, 2021 — The swimming pool at Fort Monroe has been closed until further notice because of a heater malfunction. 

Lap swimming for residents has been moved to the Hampton Aquatic Center, 300 Butler Farm Road. Lap swimming will be open by appo...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Water quality updates for Hampton's beaches: Know before you go

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July 8, 2021 - Beach water samples for all of Hampton's public beaches have met the state's water quality standards.

The Hampton Health Department tests samples of water at several public beach locations throughout the summer season. A sw...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 26, 2021

New swings, recliners, bike racks add to the fun available at Buckroe Beach this summer

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May 26, 2021 - Beach season officially kicks off this weekend, and visitors to Buckroe Beach will notice some changes as part of improvements to the park and boardwalk this summer. Construction will resume this fall, with the project completed by the summ...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City finalizing plans to move historic F-101F Voodoo to higher ground

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May 12, 2021 - The F-101F Voodoo long-range escort fighter on display at the city's Air Power Park will take off sometime in the next week, with a little help from a crane,  to a higher-elevation spot in the park that is farther from Newmarket Cr...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Most Parks buildings to reopen on May 3; community centers will be 'wellness hubs'

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Most of Hampton's Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services buildings will reopen beginning May 3. These include:

  • The city's four community centers  will open beginning May 3  9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Fort Monroe, North Phoeb...
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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 28, 2021

New Fox Hill neighborhood center will have an open house on Saturday, June 5

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June 2, 2021 - Fox Hill area residents will again have a neighborhood center when the new center officially opens Saturday, June 5. Located in the former Cornerstone Church at 65 Hall Road, the center will open for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Ceremonial groundbreaking set for July 14 for city's indoor pool, outdoor splash park

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July 7, 2021 - The public is invited to a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Hampton Virginia Aquaplex on Wednesday, July 14. The facility, which will feature a 50-meter competition pool, 25-meter program pool, and an outdoor “Splash-Down Park,” is planned...

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* Hampton City News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Celebration of Hampton Aquaplex draws crowd, news of 1st national meet

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July 24, 2021 - Hampton business leaders, civic leaders, city leaders, and young swimmers turned out Wednesday morning to celebrate the city's aquatics center, which is slated to open late next summer. 

And they aren't the only g...

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* Hampton City News