Updated: Apr 19
With many free options available for residents as well as paid options available, Denbigh Community Center is a significant asset to the Newport News Community & especially to those located in close enough proximity to enjoy it regularly with ease. Just a half mile from communities like Georgetown Commons, the 52,800 sq ft center was built & opened in 2012. It hosts a double indoor gymnasium with full basketball courts as well as an impressive outdoor basketball court. You'll find an indoor walking track, seven multi-purpose rooms, a fitness room, a dance room, an early childhood center, an outdoor playground surrounded by exercise equipment & an interactive splash fountain. Sports available there & the adjacent Stoney Run Athletic Complex include baseball, basketball, field hockey, soccer, pickleball, and volleyball. The center's website is an excellent place to go with the most up-to-date information, with much of the information below quoted or otherwise ascertained from the website.
Hours as of 4/19/23 according to a call to the center & their website:
(the times listed at https://www.nnva.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Denbigh-Community-Center-2 & Google Maps had inaccurate information so be sure to check the center website or call in at 757-812-7900 for the most up-to-date info)
Location, Contact, & Events
Photos: Outdoor Basketball
Impressive outdoor basketball court complete with lights & the comfort of security cameras to promote a safe experience even at night.
Photos: Indoor Gymnasium for Basketball & Other Indoor Sports
1 of 2 matching sides of the indoor gymnasium surrounded by the walking track for sports including basketball, pickleball, field hockey, indoor soccer, volleyball, & cornhole. The center has lockers as well:
Photos: Interior Workout Room ($55/yr)
Complete with free weights, aerobic machines, a Total Body Resistance Excercise (TRX) training zone, TV's, & more.
Photos: Playground & Surrounding Shaded Outdoor Workout Equipment
Get in a workout for free, or watch your kids while getting in a workout, rain or shine, even on those hot days.
Other Indoor Rooms
"The seven multi-purpose rooms, ranging in occupancy of 30 – 200 people, are available for rentals (birthday parties, baby and wedding showers, wedding receptions, and meetings) and hosts Newport News Parks and Recreation Instructional Classes (Art, Computers, Sewing, Personal Development, Music, and Nutrition) and Active Lifestyles (age 50 and up) fitness classes, Tai Chi, painting, drawing, and line dance classes. Pinochle, Bridge, and Dominos Clubs meet weekly. Pickleball courts are available 2 – 3 days a week. There is a M/W/F exercise group and a 7 – 9 AM walking group. The center hosts community dances."
There's an unpictured early childhood center (kids were present at the time I took these & it was nap time) which "offers a full-day (Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM) early childhood childcare curriculum-based program for potty trained children ages 3 and 4."
1 of 7 Multi-Purpose Rooms - available for rent:
Another Multi-Purpose Room that the active lifestyle program for those 50+ occupies at times includes clubs like Pinochle & Bridge.
Pool Table & part of the lounge adjacent to the cafe (cafe is temporarily closed) with youth room behind it:
See their online class registration site (ActiveNet) for current classes offered.
Related: Adjacent Stoney Run Park & Athletic Complex
While Stoney Run Park & Athletic Complex could use an article on its own, it's worth mentioning here as well since it's adjacent to Denbigh Community Center. There you'll find 5 full baseball diamonds, plenty of free parking, a soccer field, & more.
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