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Town Point Park, Norfolk

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Town Point Park is a 7-acre waterfront city park on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. The park hosts major outdoor concerts, award-winning festivals and special events each year to include Norfolk Harborfest, Bayou Boogaloo, and 4th of July Celebrations. Norfolk Festevents programs Town Point Park on behalf of the City of Norfolk. Located in the park are The Homecoming and the Armed Forces Memorial.

The Armed Forces Memorial is located at the southwest corner of the park, on the river. The Memorial plaza features 20 letters home from US service people from the American Revolution through the Gulf War, all of whom died after writing their letter. The letters are engraved on bronze plates and appear as if strewn by the wind on the Memorial.

Town Point Park is located in downtown Norfolk and is adjacent to Nauticus and the museum ship USS Wisconsin .

In October 2008, almost all of the park was bulldozed to prepare for a total redesign of the park. As of July 2009 it has been open to the public for daily use.
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  • Have been to Town Point Park for many events and festivals. The Wine Festival in the fall is one of the best. They always have nice events down there! Great scenery and good restaurants & and entertai...  more »
  • My family have been coming to Town Point Park since 1982. Since that time, it has gone through a few transitions to bring it to into its' current state. Back in the '80's, Waterside Market Place and M...  more »
  • Check out the festival schedule and stop by Town Point Park. There is really something for everyone at some point during the year. Do what I do. Go to every festival that happens there. Something fun ...  more »
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  • Not much here unless there is a scheduled event. Lovely river walk along the Elizabeth River. Nauticus at one end and the soon to be renovated Waterside on the other. See cruise ships, battle ships and sailboats. Take the paddle wheel ferry to Portsmouth and visit the Children's Museum or Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Great place for a number of events. FestEvents does a fantastic job putting on a wide variety of special events here that cater to every audience. We don't head to Norfolk often, but when we do, it's usually to Town Point Park. Our favorites are the Wine Festivals, Children's Festivals and the Yule Winter Celebration.
  • Great place to bike or hike. Sometimes there are events here that lure a lot of people. The view from the pier is fantastic and it is really close to downtown area so you can enjoy a nice walk and then finish by heading to hells kitchen or something. I enjoy spending time there, although sometimes homeless people approach.
  • We enjoyed every minute of our time in Town Point. Listening to the music and seeing the USS Wisconsin was a great time!
  • Town Point Park is located by Waterside in Downtown Norfolk on the Elizabeth River waterfront. The location has a great deal of interesting activities. The park is a fun place to visit. Harbourfest takes place here and Nauticus is nearby also. A ferry ride over to Old Towne Portsmouth is within walking distance.