Town Point Park
...Town Point Park is the People's Park, providing eight acres of peaceful outdoor spaces, nestled on the riverbanks of the Elizabeth River and located in the heart of the business district in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia.
...But Town Point Park is more than a green space of peace and tranquility in an urban setting. It is a social place where friends meet, eat lunch, chat, stroll, listen to music, work on the wireless network, or simply relax, taking a break from a busy schedule. ...Town Point Park is more than a premier waterfront park, with incredible views of the Elizabeth River harbor ...during select weekends throughout the year the Park transforms into an epicenter of activity, celebrating the joy of life with signature special events that provide culturally enriched experiences for the public. It is the intention of the City of Norfolk and Norfolk Festevents to serve the public and enhance its neighborhoods by providing green space and cultural enrichment to all who visit.
...Lush River View Landscapes
Town Point Park's lush river view landscapes are a large part of Norfolk's recently renovated downtown park. A total of ten different tree species that include Regal Elm, Darlington Oak, Nuttall Oak, and Princeton Ginkgo makeup the 186 newly planted trees. These trees are accompanied by a variety of seasonal ornamental trees, 1,365 shrubs, 2,270 perennials, and 8,422 ornamental grasses and ground covers, all designed to create color and vibrancy throughout the park.
... Fountains and Public Art
In addition to beautiful landscapes and a magnificent river view, park guests will discover an artful fence running along the Park's edge, depicting "Norfolk Memories", and two new fountains; one interactive fountain that will dance and play with you and a second fountain made for wishing and coin tossing.
... Goes Green for the Environment
We believe communities need to take innovative steps to reduce energy usage and promote sustainability. We encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that help reduce the park carbon footprint.
Recycling: Norfolk Environmental Commission Do your part to create a cleaner and more earth friendly
Norfolk Harborfest®. Returning this season, recycling is available at Norfolk Harborfest® and most Town Point Park events. You are encouraged to place your empty beverage bottle or aluminum can in any receptacle labeled for that purpose. Look for the special blue top containers with the "Norfolk Recycles" logo. With your help, Norfolk Harborfest® and Town Point Park will be cleaner and more of our waste will be made into new products, saving energy and landfill space for future generations. This service is being brought to you by a partnership between the City of Norfolk, Norfolk Festevents, Anheuser Busch, Virginia Green and Tidewater Fibre Corp. For more information about recycling in Norfolk, call 757-441-1347 or go to www.norfolkbeautiful.org on the web.