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Gosnold's Hope Park


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Athletic Fields
  3. Grill
  4. Kayak Launch Area
  5. Parking
  6. Picnic Areas
  7. Playground
  8. Public Boat Ramp
  9. Restrooms
  10. Walking Track
Gosnold's Hope Park is the second largest developed park in the City of Hampton, Gosnold’s features nine picnic facilities, 16 RV/camper sites, restrooms, a public boat ramp with kayak launch area, a fitness trail, athletic fields that support football, baseball and soccer, and a multi age group children’s playground  and fitness area with special needs accommodations.

16 Site Campground
This area is designed for RV or tow behind camper use only. Tent camping is not permitted in the park. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis—no reservations accepted. Campers can stay no more than 14 consecutive days and must observe a 30 day absence between stays.  The $31.80 (tax included) per night fee includes electrical and water hook-up, access to a shower and bathroom facility, and on site sewer dump.

9 Picnic Shelters
Shelters are available for reservation for private functions by contacting any Parks and Recreation office. Reservations must be made in person. Permits for events involving amplified music, inflatable toys, ponies or other such entertainment may be obtained and must be approved through the Special Events office in City Hall. Shelters are appointed with charcoal grills and picnic tables. Seating estimates reflect the manufacturer’s estimate for persons at the table and are not a guarantee.

Shelter Costs, Capacity and Features 

 Shelter Name  Cost Capacity Features
 Cedar $80/day  19 tables, seats 124 people Includes electricity
Sand volleyball                              
$55/day  9 tables, seats 54 people Includes electricity
 Redbud $50/day  9 tables, seats 54 people
Grass volleyball
 8 tables, seats 48 people
 6 tables, seats 36 people
 Black Gum
 8 tables, seats 48 people
Sand volleyball
 Bayberry $40/day  4 tables, seats 32 people  
 Oak $40/day  4 tables, seats 32 people  
 River Birch $250/day  43 tables, seats 300 people  Includes 2 charcoal grills and 3 ADA tables

Boat Ramp and Kayak Launch
Are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no charge to the user. Lighted parking for trucks and trailers is adjacent to the ramps. 

Athletic Fields
Are reserved for various sports programs throughout the year. Information regarding these programs and others is available through the Parks Athletics program at 757-726-8750 or by contacting the various athletic groups that sponsor events at Gosnold’s Hope Park.

Gosnold’s Hope Park is admission free and open to the public. Park patrons enjoy walking, jogging, biking, dog-walking and a variety of other outdoor activities. Fishing is permitted from the shoreline, however, an individual license is required. The newly renovated playground and fitness area is special needs accessible and available for the enjoyment of all. For further details about Gosnold’s Hope Park or any of the services or features mentioned, please contact the office at GHP or any of the numbers listed below.

Parks and Recreation
5th Floor of City Hall                           
22 Lincoln Street                        
Phone: (757) 727-6348

Northampton Community Center 
1435A Todd’s Lane 
Phone:(757) 825-4805
Gosnold’s Hope Park 
901 E Little Back River Road      
Phone: (757)850-5116

West Hampton Community Center 
1638 Briarfield Road 
Phone: (757) 896-4687
North Phoebus Community Center
249 West Chamberlain Avenue 
Phone: (757) 727-1160

The Hampton BMX Track is not a Parks organized activity. Those interested in track use or events should contact Kelly Townsend at 757-768-4629.