- King-Lincoln Park
King-Lincoln Park is an 18.8 acre (76,000 m²)
parkin Newport News, Virginia. It is maintained by the Newport News Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
King-Lincoln Park is located at 600 Jefferson Avenue, where the road meets the waters of
The land that makes up King-Lincoln Park was known as Pinkett's Beach until it was turned into a park by the city in
1968. It was originally known as Lincoln Park to honor Abraham Lincoln. After the assassinationof Martin Luther King, Jr., the park's name was changed to honor him as well.
Recently, an effort has been made to drop the Lincoln name from the park and rename the park once more as Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
The park offers visitors a saltwater fishing
pier, a beach, basketball courts, tennis courts, a playgroundand picnicshelters. A stage has been built at the park for presentation of events such as concerts. A nature center with interpretive programs is present. Floral gardensare planned.
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