Doris Miller Community Center

Contact


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

Hours


Monday - Thursday


  • 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Friday


  • 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM 

Saturday


  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

See below for hours each day based on age.

Active Lifestyles Doris Miller Community Center
Doris Miller Pool
Monday
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages: 19 & Over
  • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 6 – 12 years
  • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 13 – 18 years
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 19 & Over
Tuesday
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages: 19 & Over
  • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 6 – 12 years
  • 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 13 – 18 years
Wednesday
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages: 19 & Over
  • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 6 – 12 years
  • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 13 – 18 years
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 19 & Over
Thursday
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ages: 19 & Over
  • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ages: 6 – 12 years
  • 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM Ages: 13 – 18 years
Friday
  • 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 years
Saturday
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ages: 6 - 18 years
  • Open Recreation

Amenities

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.

Pool

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.

DMCC’s Open Recreation

PARTICIPANTS MAY REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS BEGINNING June 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019. Programs will be ongoing.

Please register online at www.nnparks.com/activenet  

*    Please note new changes in registration procedures.

*    Checks or money orders are to be made payable to the CITY OF

      NEWPORT NEWS.

*    All programs have a minimum and maximum attendance and are subject to change if there is insufficient enrollment.

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES

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 www.ezchildtrack.com/nnprt & www.redefiningplay.com.

 Yearly Fee:  $50.00   **ALL MONIES DUE UPON REGISTRATION**

Registration begins August 29, 2018.

                             * *NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS! * * *

TEEN DROP IN (ATTENTION 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 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • 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.*

REGISTRATION FOR THE DORIS MILLER COMMUNITY CENTER’S WEIGHT ROOM IS ON-GOING

$10.00 Annual Registration

$5.00 Monthly (Seniors 50 & Over)

$10.00 Monthly (Adults 18 – 49)

Monday – Friday        10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 247-8603/8622

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

November 2018
8                  Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM 
Happy Turkey Day! Come have a fun day with a delicious turkey day arts-n-craft project.

17                  Thanksgiving Meals with Families - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Families are welcomed to join each other at DMCC/DTMCC to enjoy a thanksgiving meal with your family. This year the Mason Fletcher Lodge #26 & Rebekah Chapter #25 will provide FREE turkeys and baskets to families. Please contact the facility to register your family

19                  Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Happy Turkey Day! Come have a fun day with a delicious turkey day arts-n-craft project

20                  Family Movie Night – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

Bring the entire family to enjoy the latest movie. Did we mention the movie is free to the public! FREE Popcorn while supplies last.

21                  Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Happy Turkey Day! Come have a fun day with a delicious turkey day arts-n-craft project.

December 2018

3 - 22              Doris Miller’s Mitten Tree Event 
DMCC is sponsoring its 9th 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!

8               Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come let’s have fun making gingerbread houses and festive Christmas tree ornaments for years to come. Registration is required  

15               Hope for the Holidays 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us as we help make the holidays brighter for youth in the community. FREE GIFTS Ages 0 – 16.  All participants must pre-register to attend. For more information call 757-247-8603.

28               9th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
This year we will be celebrating IMANI = (Faith) To believe, with all our heart, in our creator, our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

January 2019              

17             STEM Project Workshop 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Participants can discover how the role of electrical energy plays in communication of today’s society. The hands on workshop is FREE by contacting the facility for registration.

25                     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.                       

February 2019   

1 – 28               Each One Teach One Youth Workshop (Tuesdays & Saturdays) Contact Doris Miller Community Center for this awesome opportunity to learn step by step of WHO you are and who you can BECOME. Are you looking for a cultural experience, field trips and an exciting time? Then register for FREE at DMCC. Tuesdays 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM & Saturdays 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

4 - 8                 Build your Family Tree 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Come join us this week and learn about your family. How well do you know your family? Participants will create a virtual family tree       

11 - 15               “The Dream Revealed” Art Project & Exhibition” 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
“The Dream Revealed” Art Project & Exhibition is for participants of all     ages. Participants will be able to share their interpretation of the famous Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech or how they have been inspired to dream

18 - 22                Black Heritages Celebrating Our Community Week
Come join us this week and learn about your community. Black History   Month Trivia? How well do you know your community?

22                          Poets at the Mic (P.A.M.) 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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! 

 2, 9, 16, 23            Black History Month Movie Series 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Come join us for a Saturday afternoon movie, free popcorn and your favorite past time movie! Join in the family fun!!! A parent/guardian must accompany youth ages 6 & under.

March 2019

4 – 8
              March Madness Basketball Game Week 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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!

April 2019

13
               Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
One night, one location, two events! Inviting all to DMCC’s 1st annual celebratory dance for families. Fathers invite daughters and Mothers invite sons.

20
                    Fun with Bunny & The Great Egg Hunt 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
Join us along with the Easter Bunny at the Doris Miller Community Center for an Eggstra special day filled with lots of fun activities. All are welcome.