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Retired National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis Speaks on

(1) The role of private citizens and non-profit organizations in supporting the parks.

(2) The Economic Benefits of Parks



Ten reasons why we need more contact with nature



Videos & Photos from September 5 Warwick Town Archaeology  Tour at

Videos & Photos from October 13 Warwick Town Archaeology  Tour at

To see Schematic Design Concept Drawings created during the time that the Riverview Farm Park Task Force was in existence, go to http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/riverview-farm-park-schematic-drawings/
VIDEOS related to the City Farm, the Newport News City Council, the Planning Commission, the Comprehesive Plan, and other issues can be found on YouTube playlists at https://www.youtube.com/user/webpages2020/playlists?disable_polymer=1
Links to City Council meeting videos produced by the city can be found at  http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/city-council-citizen-comment-videos/
Links to some other videos can be found at  http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/videos-links/
Citizens for Riverview Farm Park held a general meeting on Tuesday, August 7. City Council members Pat Woodbury and Dave Jenkins answered questions from citizens. Videos from the evening (the song “Riverview” is near the beginning of the first video)are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqRorq6CPKT_VRGLiLyGwA7otP0Dj7sSm 

Lyrics for the song “Riverview” are at http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/songs-and-poems/



The City Farm Should Not be “Under Study” in the Comprehensive Plan. All of it should be kept as part of Riverview Farm Park!

Follow Links Below and See Calendar page for more information on Future Meetings

An Analysis of the Draft NN Comprehensive Plan in relation to Riverview Farm Park and green space in general is in a downloadable pdf at A Waterfront Park for All Residents to Enjoy

(To View the Draft Comprehensive Plan, Click https://www.nnva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/16134/Comprehensive-Plan-Draft_22118)



Citizens Beware of Misleading or Unclear Statements!

“Public access to the water” can have a wide variety of meanings, from a waterfront park to a small strip of land.

Some Videos from recent city council meetings

April 10 and 12, 2018 Budget Hearings: Some of the Comments by Citizens and Council Members
The City’s website has a video of the complete April 10 regular City Council meeting at http://newportnewsva.swagit.com/play/04102018-1825



Below is a map from the City of Newport News showing in yellow the archeological sites for the 2018 archeological study. Note the boundaries of Riverview Farm Park, in green. All of the City Farm and the City-owned portion of the Deep Creek Marina are included.

Higher resolution version of above map at http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/maps/



          Looking for a Place to Sign the Petition to Save the City Farm?


Health Haven, 12452 Warwick Blvd. in the Glendale Shopping Center (across Warwick Blvd. from Hidenwood Shopping Center) now has our Petition. If you have not signed our paper petition, please stop by and do so. More about our petition at http://saveriverviewfarmpark.com/index.php/petition/


Below is a link to a video that combines segments from the City Farm and waterfront with comments made at city council meetings. Please share it with your friends by e-mail and on Facebook, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl0eNiaWA_Q

on keeping the City Farm as a waterfront park and part of Riverview Farm Park as described in the 1991 Riverview Farm Park Master Plan, the Deep Creek/Menchville Master Plan (1990), and the Framework for the Future 2030.WHEN to GO: Newport News City Council meets at 7:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.HOW to GET THERE: From northern or central Newport News, follow Warwick Boulevard toward the Shipyard (East on US Route 60). After you pass Mercury Boulevard, the side streets are numbered in decreasing order. The eastbound lanes become Huntington Avenue as you enter the historic North End/Huntington Heights neighborhood. Continue on Huntington Avenue until you reach 25th Street. Turn right on 25th Street. The City Hall is the 10 story building on your left at the next intersection (Washington Avenue). You may park on the street or in the parking lot beside the City Hall. Enter the City Hall through the front door. Walk through the lobby to the annex building behind the City Hall. This is the Council Chambers. Map of Downtown Newport News: https://goo.gl/maps/vsTBPCyZkjA2WHERE to SIGN UP to SPEAK: In the lobby of the annex building you can fill in a card indicating that you would like to speak during the Public Comment period. There is a 3 minute limit per person. Pick up an agenda for the meeting. Mayor Price will call your name when it’s time for you to speak.WHAT to BRING: It’s not required, but if you would like to, you may submit a printed copy of your remarks and/or additional materials). Bring 10, one for each of the 7 Council members, the City Manager, the City Attorney, and the Clerk of the Council. An additional copy for the Daily Press reporter would be good too.WHAT to SAY: In your own words, speak from your heart. Citizens for Riverview Farm Park (CRFP) is working to see that all of the City Farm and the City owned portion of the Deep Creek Marina are included in Riverview Farm Park. The City Council should vote for this result in the near future, and then proceed to open the area to the public as soon as possible. A committee containing a broad range of citizens could be appointed to help plan the details of the park. Please do not attack the City Council or any individual. Our case will be stronger if we are civil and speak in a positive manner concerning what we want the future of the City Farm, the Marina, and all of Riverview Farm Park to be. IF WE EACH DO OUR PART WE CAN WIN!*********************************************************************************                      TOP OF PAGE