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Deer Park

Description

Once a State Game Sanctuary for white-tailed deer, this aptly named 50-acre park offers woodland, creek, and lake habitats. Deer Park is a multi-use park with an extensive walking trail of particular interest to the wildlife enthusiast. This trail meanders through woodlands of pine, oak , maple, and tulip poplar, mucky lake edges, and grassy banks, and supplies a venue to view nesting and migrant songbirds. Deer Park Lake attracts wood ducks and other dabbling ducks. Take note–this multi-use facility can be extremely crowded during weekends.

Access Note: The small foot bridge that provides access to the 13-acre track trail system has been temporarily closed.

Directions

Physical Address: 11523 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23601

From I-64, exit onto US-17 South/J Clyde Morris Boulevard, turn left onto Jefferson Avenue, and turn right onto Deer Park Drive to enter the park.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: City of Newport News, (757) 886-7912
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily Sunrise-Sunset

Birds Recently Seen at Deer Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Osprey
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms