What is ActiveNet?

The Active Network, formerly Class and RecWare, has been providing class and event services for over 20 years, and more than 1,200 state and local parks and recreation agencies currently use their products. With ActiveNet, you can search and view our classes and programs online, and register without having to visit our center.

Secure class registration provided by ACTIVE Network

Step One - Create an Account on ActiveNet

In order to create an account, you'll need a valid email address. If you do not have an email address, call the Parks & Recreation department (757) 926-1400 during regular business hours, and one of our staff will be happy to create an account for you.

Step Two - Search for Your Class or Program

You can search by keyword, or by browsing the list of activities offered. When you find the class you want, you can click on the title for more information.



Select Participant and Make Payment

Step Three - Add to Your Cart & Make Payment

If you are logged in, you will see the option to select a participant. If you do not have any participants associated with your account, you may add them by clicking on "Create a new Family Member / Friend". Follow the instructions to add the class registration to your cart.

You may add additional registrations to your cart, or you may continue to the payment page. In order to complete registration, make sure you enter your payment details correctly on the payment page. 


Important Information about ActiveNet

Registration Fee Processing Fee
1$ - $149.99 6.5% + $0.50
$150-$499.99 3.5% + $5.00
$500 and up 2.5% + $10.00

ActiveNet Convenience Fees*
ActiveNet assesses a convenience fee when you register online. This fee is due at the time of payment. These fees are collected by ActiveNet to offset the costs of providing the service, and are not collected by the City of Newport News or by Parks, Recreation and Tourism. If you wish to avoid paying the convenience fee, you may register in person at the center. Please see the fee schedule below for more information.

* there is a $2 minimum processing fee. The fee is based on total transaction value, and does not depend on the number of classes or participants.

Inclement Weather Policy
If Newport News Public Schools are closed, then Instructional Classes are canceled for that day. If it is announced that the City of Newport News City Hall/Offices are closed, then ALL Parks and Recreation programs are canceled for that day. For more information, call the Instructional Class voice mail at 926-7277 or the Main Office at 926-1400.

External Site Disclaimer
You have requested a link that is external to our web site. The City of Newport News neither has nor accepts control, responsibility, or liability over the information or services found on any external websites. The appearance of any hyperlink to an external web site does not constitute endorsement by the City of Newport News of that or any other external web site.