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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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  • Several outdoor boutiques, a large fire pits, snacks and food. A nice spot to drop by and check out.  more »
  • A nice park on the downtown waterfront in Norfolk. Went on a Naval cruise and walked through the park afterwards. Amazing war memorial at the Point.  more »
  • The Wine Festival was lovely. We tried most of the wines. Virginia has come a long way in the viniculture. This park is perfect and the weather was too. We went on Sunday, so some of the wineries were...  more »
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  • I have enjoyed this park more in the last 6 months than I have in the last 6 years. The renovation of Waterside the park has really made this a welcoming place to visit not only on weekends, but throughout the week. I frequently check the festivents site to keep up with the many "free" family friendly events ..
  • Beautiful park right in downtown Norfolk. Usually the site for lots of festivals (harbor fest, wine festival, etc.) Great spot for a walk or a picnic, but shade is limited so be sure to bring sunscreen!
  • I was really surprised by the number of things to do. Park across Waterside Drive from the Waterside restaurant complex for easy access to the waterfront museums, restaurants, battleship Wisconsin, railroad museum and a couple blocks away you can tour the McArthur museum. If you're lucky, you may also see a large cruise ship in port.
  • This is an amazing public space in downtown Norfolk. It gets better every year I visit. So many concerts and festivals to choose from, or just a comfortable, safe place to hang out. The new Marketplace is busy and energetic, and live music on the stage draws a lot of customers.
  • I always like a walk that includes Town Point Park, whether during an event or when empty of people. Norfolk takes good care of this well-designed waterfront area.

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A stay downtown is the best way to access all the central attractions and the harbor. Most of the downtown hotels are chains known for providing luxury and multiple amenities; however, there are a few independent inns and bed and breakfasts. Some of these offer full suites.
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