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The Mariners’ Park
has so much to offer!  

From birthday parties and family reunions
to 5k’s and weddings the Mariners’ Park will
be the perfect setting for your outdoor event.

Lion statue

Park Locations:

  • Front Lawn
    Waterfront view, nearest to Museum, portable toilet optional for rent
  • Overflow Field
    Adjacent to Museum & Noland Trail, ample parking
  • Harvey Field
    large open field,natural barrier, wheelchair accessible, some parking
  • Holly Tree overlook
    secluded lake overlook, beautiful views, wheelchair accessible, 30-person capacity, picnic tables available
  • Lions Bridge
    Stunning views of the James River or Mariners’ Lake, open fields, beach area (riverside only) shaded area, some parking available 
  • Williams Field
    secluded large open field, a natural barrier, covered pavilion, picnic tables, baseball backstop, parking available
  • Oak Tree Overlook
    secluded lake overlook, beautiful views, 25-person capacity 
  • Warwick Lot
    Large open field in public view, ample parking

Contact Us

Special Events Team
[email protected]
(757) 591-5124

Race Packages

The Mariners’ Museum Park in Newport News features 550 acres of naturally wooded property -with Mariners’ Lake at its center. This is the perfect spot to host your next 5K, 10K, or walk! We offer two race packages. 

Saturdays and Sundays year-round

6 a.m. – 12 p.m. $400


Warwick Lot, Boundary Road, Williams Field, and Lions Bridge*


Boundary Road Race Package is the preferred choice for starter or smaller races, with less than 1,000 participants. Additional parking can be arranged through WarwickHigh School, with Newport News Police Department providing a crossing guard for Warwick Boulevard (not included in rental).

Only on select Sundays, September-May

6 a.m. – 11 a.m. Starting at $1,000.


Overflow Field, front parking

lots for additional set-up, Museum Drive,

and Lions Bridge*


The Frontrunner Race Package is ideal for larger, established races with 1,000 or

more participants. It is ideal if you are looking for a change of venue or to expand your race This requires the use of race coordination company Flat Out Events and off-site shuttles/parking (not in- included in rental fee).

General Race Information:

Fields are not equipped with bathroom facilities, electricity, trash receptacles, or water Event insurance is required

Use of Lions Bridge as part of a race route requires a permit from the City of Newport News* (not included in rental fee)

Race Day Add-Ons:

  • Indoor venue space for set-up inside the Museum
  • Museum admission for racers post-event
  • Race debrief meeting and box lunches for your team (same day)

Park Map

Contact Us

Special Events Team
[email protected]
(757) 591-5124

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