11523 Jefferson Avenue , Newport News, Virginia 23601, United States
Deer Park is located on Jefferson Avenue, just south of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, in the center of the city. The park has two entrances: at Robinson Road and at Groome Road. White-tailed deer used to be raised on a game preserve in this area before the land was dedicated as a public park; hence, the name “Deer Park.” While white-tailed deer are no longer found here, Deer Park still has much to offer:
- Boundless Playground
- Public restrooms
- Two lighted ballfields
- Three picnic shelters available for rental for birthday parties, family reunions, or just to picnic. Call 757-888-3333 for information or reserve picnic shelters online here.
- Beautiful camellia, azalea, and rhododendron blooms. In the spring, it’s the perfect setting for a picnic.
- Freshwater fishing in an interior lake.
- Nearly 13 acres of woodlands, crossed by hiking trails and backing up to the Virginia Living Museum.