Downtown Hampton Projects

Honor Park Resilience Park 

Honor Park Image

Honor Park commemorates the sacrifices of Hampton’s Police Officers and Firefighters who bravely provided the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This park also memorializes the sacrifices of Hamptonians who served in the World Wars and the Korean War.

In December 2021, the City of Hampton was awarded a grant from the Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF) to complete preliminary designs of the Honor Park Resilience Park (HPRP). The HPRP will consist of the transformation of the existing Honor Park into the Honor Park Resilience Park.

The specific goals of the project are to:

  1. Increase stormwater system capacity in Downtown Hampton, facilitating future development
  2. Improve water quality by storing and treating stormwater before it outfalls in the Hampton River
  3. Thoughtfully integrate the existing memorials and add resilience features to create a multifunctional public space
  4. Demonstrate how resilience can be integrated into existing facilities and show how community, resilience and recreation can be accommodated within an existing public spaces


Honor Park is located between Hampton City Hall and the Public Safety Building.


Preliminary designs are completed to 30%

Mill Point Living Shoreline 

Mill Point Living Shoreline

This project will install a living shoreline around the extent of Mill Point Park to the city-owned parking lot on Lincoln Street. The project will both stabilize the shoreline with an alternate to hardened approaches, while also creating an off-shore sill of rock and oyster reef to reduce wave energy impacts at the water’s edge. Mill Point was identified for a living shoreline to improve water quality in the Hampton River and help the City meet its pollution reduction goals. The project will also create a more varied and interesting landscape for residents and the general public to enjoy.

Click here for more information on living shorelines.