Doris Miller 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
All Newport News Community Centers will be closed Saturday, May 26, 2018 and Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.

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


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

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

10:00 AM - 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
* Checks or money orders are to be made payable to the CITY OF
*Check class description for time frame and meeting days.
*Report to class unless otherwise notified.
* 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 2018.


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!

  • 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 

 Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Monday – Friday / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Join us at the Doris Miller Community Center, as we walk our spacious gymnasium while listening to the smooth sounds of Jazz.


Special Events

Please register for events online at

June 2018           

Hot Dogs with Dad
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Let’s celebrate DAD’s day with crafts and lots of fun activities to include basketball, ring toss & corn hole games. Light refreshments will be served.    


July 2018

DMCC will be closed for Independence Day.

WAA’s Ice Cream Social
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Movie Night
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Bring the entire family to enjoy a cool treat with all the toppings you can handle, then you and the entire family can relax and enjoy the latest movie. Popcorn available while supplies last.                                         

August 2018

Community Back to School Bash
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Kick off the new school year with a fun day at your community center.  Carnival style games, inflatables, face painting, art projects, treats and school supply giveaways while they last.             

Community Back to School Free Hair Cuts
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Free & open to the public. Call 757-247-8603 for hair appointments.