Denbigh Community Center
Denbigh Community Center
Address: 15198 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23608
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone Number: (757) 812-7900
The Denbigh Community Center is a 52,800 square-feet facility with a double gymnasium surrounded by an indoor walking track, seven multi-purpose rooms, a full-service concession stand/café, a Fitness Room, a Dance Room, an Early Childhood Center with an outdoor playground, and a Teen Center. A zero-depth, color-lighted “splash fountain” accents the main entrance and the building was constructed with energy-saving features.
The seven multi-purpose rooms, ranging in occupancy of 30 – 200 people, is available for rentals (birthday parties, baby and wedding showers, wedding receptions, and meetings) and hosts Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s Instructional Classes (Art, Computers, Sewing, Personal Development, Music, and Nutrition). The Fitness Room is the site of Instructional Classes (Martial Arts, Fitness, and Cheering) and Active Lifestyles (age 50 and up) fitness classes. The Dance Room is used for dance classes offered by the Instructional Class Program and the Active Lifestyles Program as well as being available for rent by dance clubs as rehearsal space.
The two full-sized gymnasiums is utilized for sports leagues (Basketball, Field Hockey, Indoor Soccer, and Volleyball), tournaments (local, state, and national), an Active Lifestyles indoor walking program, and special events. The center has lockers, a snack bar, and a lounge area.
The Teen Center is a safe location for teens to meet and make friends as well as participate in fun programmed activities and events. The room features five large flat screen televisions, a computer lab, gaming system (including Xbox, Playstation and Wii), gaming tables including pool, ping pong, air hockey and foosball), homework help, and arts and crafts. A Middle School Afterschool Program (weekly fee of $54) is offered from 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for middle school students Monday through Friday. Transportation is provided from Mary Passage and Dozier middle schools to the center. A drop-in recreation program for middle and high school students is offered Monday-Friday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Early Childhood Center, with an outside play area, offers a full-day (Monday – Friday, 6:50 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) early childhood childcare curriculum-based program for potty trained children ages three and four (weekly fee of $89.00).
October, 2004: Architect Selected/Funded (James River Architects)
November, 2005: City Council Approves Purchase of Denbigh Toyota Site
Summer, 2006: Denbigh Toyota Purchased
Fall, 2007: Community Center Design Work Starts
Summer/Fall, 2008: Environmental & Geotechnical Site Work
June, 2008: Initial Design Concept Reviewed by City Council
July, 2009: Denbigh Toyota Moves to New Location on Jefferson
Fall, 2008: Demolition of Old Denbigh Toyota Site
Spring/Summer, 2009: Intersection and Site work
April 15, 2010: Groundbreaking!
August, 2010: Finalization of Design; Review of Construction Plans
January, 2011: Project Bid
February 8, 2011: Bid Opening for Community Center
March 8, 2011: Bid Awarded for Community Center Construction
April, 2011: Construction Begins
April, 2011-July, 2012: Center Under Construction
December 2011: Center Named Denbigh Community Center
August, 2012: Construction Completed (Estimated Date as of 4/27/11)
February 22, 2013: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
February 23, 2013: Open House
Denbigh Community Center Aerial Photo November 2012-
See here for a gallery of all aerial photos of construction (beginning in May 2011)
Denbigh Community Center Floor Plan