Doris Miller Community Center

Community Center

Contact


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

Hours


Monday - Friday


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

Wednesday
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

Thursday
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

Friday
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.

Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ages: 6 - 18 yrs
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.

Registration Policies & Procedures


  • For the 2016 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


PARTICIPANTS MAY REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS July 18, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Programs will begin August 1, 2016.
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.

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, 2016.
* *NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS! * * *


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
*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 www.nnparks.com/activenet

October 2016



3– 17 Pumpkin Coloring Contest D502.503
Show the community the artistic side in you. Color a picture for the world to see!

26 Family Movie Night – 5:30pm – 7:00pm D502.201 DMCC
Bring the entire family to enjoy the latest movie. Did we mention the movie is free to the public! Popcorn available while supplies last.

31 7th Annual Harvest Festival & Trunk-OR-Treat D502.504
Join us for a spooktacular time enjoying games, face painting & lots of goodies. 4:00pm – 7:00pm

November 2016



Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects D503.300 DMCC
Stop by to make something nice for yourself or that special family member. Heritage and Life- Let’s explore our Family Tree.
4:00pm – 7:00pm

16 Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects D503.301 DMCC
Happy Turkey Day! Come have a fun day with a delicious turkey day
craft project. 4:00pm – 7:00pm

21 Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects D503.302 DMCC
Happy Turkey Day! Come have a fun day with a delicious turkey day
craft project. 4:00pm – 7:00pm

December 2016



1 - 21 Doris Miller’s Mitten Tree Event D504.505 DMCC
DMCC is sponsoring its 6th Annual Mitten Tree display in our lobby. The Mitten Tree project asks that residents 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!

10 Christian Trades Christmas Community Lunch Feast
Let’s come together as a community and break bread. Bring the entire family to enjoy lunch while local artists entertain us. All are welcome. Door prizes & more. 12:00pm – 4:00pm

12 Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects D503.303 DMCC
Let’s have fun making mini Christmas tree ornaments, treasures that will last a life time. 4:00pm – 7:00pm

17 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. 12:00am – 4:00pm

19 Make & Take Arts & Crafts Projects D503.304 DMCC
Come out of the cold!  Join us as we make holiday crafts for this special time of the year. 4:00pm – 7:00pm

29 6th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration KWA D504.507
This year we will be celebrating NIA (NEE-AH)
Purose: “Commitment, duty, and obligation to contribute to the morally serious purpose and noble goal, of nation. To be responsible to Those Who Came Before (our ancestors) and to Those Who Will Follow (our descendants) 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

January 2017



27 Family Game Night D503.101 DMCC
Enjoy a fun filled night of board/card & video games. Join in for lots of family fun!!! 6:00pm – 8:00pm

February 2017



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

24 Poets at the Mic (P.A.M.) PAM D504.508 DMCC
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! 6:30pm- 8:30pm

March 2017



6 – 10 March Madness Basketball Games
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! 12:00pm – 6:00pm

17 Popcorn & Purses (Arts & Crafts Activity) D504.306 DMCC
Wouldn’t you just love to be the first to show off your hand made purse to your friends? Join us and we will teach you how to make a wallet or pocketbook using colorful duct tape, while enjoying good fresh popcorn? Register today; Open to all ages..
5:00pm – 7:00pm