Doris Miller Community Center

Community Center


  • 2814 Wickham Ave.
    Newport News, VA 23607
    Phone: 757-247-8603 and 757-247-8622
    Fax: 757-247-8728


Monday - Thursday

  • 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM


  • 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM 


  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

See below for hours each day based on age.

Active Lifestyles Doris Miller Community Center
Doris Miller Pool
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages: 19 & Over
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 6 – 12 yrs.
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 13 – 18 yrs.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 19 & Over


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages: 19 & Over
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 6 – 12 yrs.
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 13 – 18 yrs.

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages: 19 & Over
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 6 – 12 yrs.
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 13 – 18 yrs.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 19 & Over

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages: 19 & Over
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 6 – 12 yrs.
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 13 – 18 yrs.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 19 & Over

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages: 19 & Over
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 6 - 12
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ages: 13 – 18 yrs.

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ages: 6 - 18 yrs
Open Recreation


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 square foot pool area and 3,333 square foot 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.

Registration Policies & Procedures

  • For the 2018 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.

Community Center Activities

Classes & Programs/Events

Please register online at
* Please note new changes in registration procedures.
* Checks or money orders are to be made payable to the CITY OF
* All programs have a minimum and maximum attendance and are subject to change if there is insufficient enrollment.

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 and craft projects, challenging gym activities, table games, fun excursions, special events and much more.  Sign up today!!! (COST: $50.00) per year/ per participant. For more information call (757) 247-8622/8603 Register online at &


Registration begins August 29, 2017.


Teen Drop In (Middle & High School Youth)

Our Teen Centers offer a safe location for meeting friends and opportunities to participate in fun programmed activities. Each comes equipped with TV’s, gaming systems & tables, computer access and more!!  Join for free and visit Monday thru Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm

  • Doris Miller Community Center / 2814 Wickham Avenue, Newport News VA. 23607
  • Denbigh Community Center / 15198 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23608

*Parent/Guardian must complete registration on location and show proof of participant age.  For more information, call 926-1400.*

Weight Room (Registration On-going)

  • $10.00 Annual Registration
  • $5.00 Monthly (Seniors 50 and over)
  • $10.00 Monthly (Adults 18–49)

Weight Room open Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This includes the use of fitness equipment (treadmill, bicycle, multi-gym weight machine and free weights) and a two mile indoor walking track is also available for use in the gym.

Special Events

Please register for events online at

November 2017

Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects
Happy Turkey Day! Come have a fun day with a delicious turkey day craft project. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

December 2017

1 - 22    Doris Miller’s Mitten Tree Event 
DMCC is sponsoring its 8th Annual Mitten Tree display in our lobby. The Mitten Tree project asks that resident make donations of new mittens, hats, gloves and scarves to adorn the Christmas tree. We will donate all items through the course of the holiday season. Let’s keep children warm this winter!                 

9            Make & Take Arts & Crafts Project
Let’s have fun making mini Christmas tree ornaments. Treasures that will last a life time.   12:00 PM – 4:00 PM                     

16 Hope for the Holidays/Kids Wish List Foundation / DMCC
Join us as we help to make the holidays brighter for youth in the community. Ages 0 – 16.  All participants must be pre-registered to attend. For more information call 757-247-8603. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM                           

27        8th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration  
This year we will be celebrating Kujchagulia (Self Determination) To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

January 2018

12               Family Game Night - 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Youth bring your parents to this exciting event. Spend time together while competing in a variety of board and card games. Enter the video gaming zone and our interactive large gym activities. Free popcorn while supplies last.

26            Family Movie Night – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM 
Bring the entire family to enjoy the latest movie. Did we mention the movie is free to the public! Popcorn available while supplies last.                   

February 2018 


African American History Month
Contact the Doris Miller Community Center or the Wickham Avenue Alliance for scheduled events.              

22        Poets at the Mic (P.A.M.) 
Play us a song, show us you’re stand-up, read us a poem, or perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show off your talent. Stun us, impress us, and make it count. Just step on stage and show us what you got! 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

March 2018

5 – 9  March Madness Basketball Game Week
Think you got what it takes? Bring your team and let’s play!!  3 on 3, 5 on 5, around the world & 2 ball competitions.  Bring you’re A game & LET’S GO! 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

31          Fun With Bunny & The Great Egg Hunt
Join us along with the Easter Bunny at the Doris Miller Community Center for an Eggstra special day filled with lots of fun activities.  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All are welcome.