News Flash • Relaunch Air Power Park

May 21, 2024 – Celebrate the completed restoration of historic aircraft and spacecraft, renewed landscaping, new kayak launch, expanded dock, and improved resiliency of Newmarket Creek on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11:00 am, followed by free family fun, including space-themed activities & exhibits, live music by H. M. Johnson Band, and food trucks. Hampton History Museum staff will offer tours of the outdoor exhibits of jets and rockets.

Located at 413 W. Mercury Blvd., this free, 15-acre park features several vintage aircraft and experimental space launch vehicles from the 1950s and 1960s, including jets, missiles and rockets. Many of the displays have connections with Joint Base Langley-Eustis and NASA Langley Research Center. The park is on Newmarket Creek and is part of Hampton’s Waterwalk trail.

Free public parking is available only at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 807 W. Mercury Boulevard, and there will be a free continuous shuttle from  10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. On-site parking is available to people with disabilities. For more information call 757-727-1102.

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