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Town Point Park, Norfolk

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4.3/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web

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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  • What a nice clean park that is close to everything! You can easily walk to many attractions from here. Right along the river with benches to just sit & relax and watch the many boats in the water! 
  • Had a great time at cribefest Caribbean festival.Starting with the parade got it started off right. The festival had something for every age group and every tropical food lover and traditional america...  read more »
  • A great place to relax, and take in all that is downtown Norfolk. everything is right here!!! Nauticus, the Wisconsin, Elizabeth River Ferry, Armed Forces Memorial, and the "Lone" Sailor. 
  • 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.
  • Easily accessible from public transportation and private vehicle. There are several fun, free activities, and it's always clean and well groomed.
  • 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.
  • A beautiful and well kept public park that is a great place to see live music and experience local food vendors. Such a great view as well.
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