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:
Increase stormwater system capacity in Downtown Hampton, facilitating future development
Improve water quality by storing and treating stormwater before it outfalls in the Hampton River
Thoughtfully integrate the existing memorials and add resilience features to create a multifunctional public space
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 50%
This project received funding from the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund Grant Program through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), via CFPF-21-01-19-S.