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Courthouse Way Community Center

(formerly called the Denbigh Community Center)
Location: 14302 Old Courthouse Way
Operational Hours: Mon – Fri. 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.; Sat 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M

Phone: 757-886-7929

Courthouse Way Community Center is home to Instructional Program Classes including: decorative painting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, martial arts, music dance, cooking, sign language and fitness. Please see the semi-annual Parks and Recreation Tabloid for class information.

Some of the center’s features include:

  • Therapeutic Recreation Program: Before/After School
  • 5 multi-purpose classrooms
  • 1 multi-purpose room with a dance floor and mirrored wall
  • 1 large multi-purpose room with a mirrored wall
  • The building houses the Office of Human Affairs Child Care Program

Denbigh Community Center

Active Lifestyles Denbigh Community CenterDenbigh community Center Gym
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/cafĂ©, 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).

Doris Miller Community Center

Active Lifestyles Doris Miller Community CenterDoris Miller Pool

Address: 2814 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: (757) 247-8603, fax: (757) 247-8622


Monday & Tuesday:

1:00pm – 2:30pm Ages: 19 & Over
3:00pm – 6:30pm Ages: 6 – 12 yrs
3:00pm – 8:30pm Ages: 13 – 18 yrs.
6:30pm – 8:30pm Ages: 19 & Over


1:00pm – 6:30pm Ages: 6 – 12 yrs.
3:00pm – 8:30pm Ages: 13 – 18 yrs.
6:30pm – 8:30pm Ages: 19 & Over

Thursday & Friday:

1:00pm – 2:30pm Ages: 19 & Over
3:00pm – 6:30pm Ages: 6 – 12 yrs
3:00pm – 8:30pm Ages: 13 – 18 yrs.
6:30pm – 8:30pm Ages: 19 & Over


1:00pm – 4:00pm Ages: 6 – 18 yrs. (Open Recreation)


Hugo Morrison- Senior Recreation Program Coordinator
Aldrienia Huggins- Administrative Secretary

This center offers Instructional Classes, open recreation, sports programs, special events, after school programs, and a summer day camp.  The  fitness room (ages 18 and over) is designed to develop and/or enhance fitness levels of all participants from beginners to advanced. It includes a multi-gym weight machine, dumbbells and barbells with flat, seated, and adjustable benches; bicycle and treadmill, abdominal machine and neck deck. A two-mile indoor walking track is also available for use in the gymnasium.

The Doris Miller Pool (outdoor,open summer only) includes a 9,594.5 sq. ft. pool area and 3,333 sq. ft. “spray” play area. It features a zero depth beach entry and has a maximum depth of five feet. The pool includes many activity features that are found at commercial “water parks” including geyser sprays, animal sculpture sprayers, a spray tunnel, a 9'11” tube slide, and Spa Jet seating area. The pool area has a maximum capacity of 400 people.

Doris Miller Pool 2013 Operating Schedule: [Subject to change]
Early Opening Weekend Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2013
Open Saturday, June 15th 2013 to Labor Day, September 2, 2013
Tuesday – Friday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED Mondays
Address: 2814 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Doris Miller Pool Registration Policies & Procedures:

- For the 2013 Summer Season participants must have a valid pool pass for entrance into Doris Miller Swimming Pool.
- All registration must be completed in person and a parent or legal guardian is required to be present to register any participants under the age of 18. All participants registering must have their picture taken to be eligible to receive their pool pass. Each participant will be issued a pool pass at the conclusion of the registration process.
- Registration participants 18 or older must show proof of Newport News residency and age to complete the process: This can be a Picture ID, Military ID or US Passport.
- All registration participants 17 and under must register with at least one parent or legal guardian. The participant must provide proof of Newport News residency and age to complete the process: Proof of identification can be: Birth Certificate, Military ID or US Passport.

Youth & Adult Sports
Intramural Basketball (Adult)


P.I.C. (POSITIVE IMAGE CLUB) Ages: 13 – 17
Helping teens become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of this program. The participants of this program will develop leadership skills and be provided opportunities for planning, decision making, community service and celebrating our national heritage. This club is open to young people ages 13 – 17.


E.S.T.E.E.M. CLUB ( Every Step Towards Excellence Ensures Mastery) - Middle School Students
This program will introduce youth to educational topics such as self esteem, self respect, nutrition, etiquette, dressing for success, sports outings, leadership groups, fitness/weight room, a career expo and many other exciting topics and activities.

Youth Patrol is designed to strengthen the character development of its youth membership through the innovative African – American art form called “boogie drill.” A traditional style of military marching with an urban flair. Drill with a hard hat tradition. The Youth Patrol program is a positive alternative to gang activity, violence and criminal involvement.


Participants will be introduced to fitness and skills related to the
TRACK & FIELD CLUB track and field sporting events. This includes distances, sprint &Hurdle races, as well as field events. Participants will compete in Track and field events sanctioned by USATF & AAU.

SUMMER DAY CAMP Doris Miller Community Center announces its annual George S. Green Summer camp. This is an eight (8) week camp for youth ages 6 – 13. Cost: $100.00 per camper. The George S. Green Summer Day Camp will provide participants with fun recreation activities, which will be physically and mentally stimulating. Summer camp runs June 18 – August 10, 2012.

SPRING BREAK-OUT CAMP The Doris Miller Community Center’s “Spring Break-Out” is a safe, fun filled activity packed week of special events running in April, during spring break. We offer a wide variety of games, trips and arts & craft activities.

USDA DAY The Doris Miller Community Center staff along with The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula, distributes USDA food items to the public, every third Tuesday of the month. 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Participants must be 18 years of age and possess a Pictured Identification card.


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Doris Miller is offering an after school program for school age children that promotes social, emotional and physical development. This program will offer homework assistance, computer time, creative arts & craft projects, challenging gym activities, table games, fun excursions, special events and much more. This program is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 3:00pm – 6:30pm, Wednesday - 12:30pm – 6:30pm.

BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM Doris Miller Community Center in partnership with the South East Community Partners celebrate Black History month in grand style! There are several programs during the month that commemorate(s) the accomplishments of African – Americans.

Registration begins July 2012 $25.00 registration fee and rental of uniform. Parent/Guardian must pay any additional league fees for girls participation. Practice: Fridays - 5:45pm – 8:30pm



$10.00 Annual Registration
$5.00 Monthly (Seniors 50 & Over)
$5.00 Monthly (Teens 14 – 17 Years)
$10.00 Monthly (Adults 18 – 49)
This includes the use of fitness equipment (treadmill, bicycle, multi-gym weight machine and free weights) 2 mile indoor walking track is also available for use in the gym.

See our Tabloid for current Doris Miller Programs.

This center is home to the Doris Miller Senior Center.

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center Brittingham-Midtown Community Center Gym

Address: 570 McLawhorneDrive, Newport News VA, 23601
Phone: (757) 591-4853

Aquatic Center:


  • Full-length basketball court with volleyball capabilities
  • Court encircled by walking track
  • Performance Stage
  • Seating for 200

Open Air Pavilion:

  • 14,000 square feet area
  • Two, full-sized basketball courts with tennis capabilities

Multi-Pupose Rooms:

  • 8 flexible use rooms
  • Two demonstration kitchens
  • Mini-stage
  • Computer lab for instructional purposes

Facility Rentals:

The Brittingham-Midtown Community Center offers meeting rooms of all sizes—from the tournament quality gymnasium to the most intimate meeting room for rent. Whether you are planning your company’s off-site meeting, or your child’s birthday party, the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center has a space designed especially for you.  The multi-purpose rooms range in capacity from 30 to 80 seats. The center also features several specialty rooms for your events, including two fully-equipped kitchens, two mirrored dance rooms, and two stages for theatrical rehearsals and performances. The aquatic center, gymnasium, and outdoor pavilion are also available for special events and functions.  See here for the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center Rental Policy and Rental Rates.  To arrange for a tour or to receive more information, please call (757) 591-4853.


Recreation Programs:

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism plans and schedules a variety of affordable activities at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center including programs for: the Youth Program, Therapeutic Recreation, Active Lifestyles (50+), and Instructional Classes


Senior Centers 

See here for all Senior Centers.



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