Programs and Activities

Newport Parks & Recreation

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Newport Community Center

Programs & Activities





Duplicate Bridge Club:


The Newport Community Center Duplicate Bridge Club Meets on Monday and Wednesday’s at 1:00 pm at the Newport Community Center.


Olympic Size Heated Swimming Pool:



Water Aerobics:



Water aerobics classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.  Priscilla Baker, Bonnie Morris and Sally Ramsey are instructors for this class.


Evening water aerobics classes are held each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00 pm.  Sally Ramsey


Community Center Swimming Pool Hours: (fall & winter months) when school is in session.


Open to Public

Monday           5:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday           5:00-7:00 pm

Wednesday     5:00-8:00 pm

Thursday        5:00-7:00 pm

Saturday       12:00-3:45 pm

Sunday            1:00-4:00 pm  (when daylight savings time ends)


When school is out for summer


Monday        12-4pm and 5-8pm

Tuesday       12-4pm and 5-7pm

Wednesday  12-4pm and 5-8 pm

Thursday     12-4pm and 5-8pm

Friday           12-3:45pm

Saturday       12-3:45pm




Adult Lap Swimming:  Adults Only



Lap swimming is held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:15 am to 12:30 pm.  Lifeguard on duty.






Gymnastics classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 9 am - 2:00 pm.   These class are offered for preschool age children and up.  Registration is required.  During the winter months, (inclement weather) the gymnastics program is on the schedule of Newport Grammar School.  If there is no school at Newport Grammar, due to the inclement weather the gymnastics classes are automatically canceled for the day.






Yoga classes are held at the Community Center. Please contact the department for additional information.




Swim Team:



The Newport/Cocke County Rapids Swim Team practices at the Newport Community Center on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4:00 to 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  Swimmers consist of students from Cocke County High School  and Cosby High School.


The Rapids Swim Team is a summer swim team.



Step Aerobics:


Step aerobics are held at the Community Center Please contact us for additional information.



Line Dancing:


Beginning line dance classes are Tuesdays at 11:00AM and advanced line dance classes are Thursdays at 6:30PM in the meeting room of the Newport Community Center.  Diane Arcuri is the instructor for the line dance program.



Fitness Room:


The Newport Community Center Fitness Room is equipped with Elliptical, treadmills, bicycle, stair climber and Nine weight stations .  Participants must be 16 years of age.  All participants using the weight room are required to change into clean tennis shoes that have been carried in.  A daily fee of $2 is required for weight room use. Cable television is furnished for your enjoyment.





The Newport Community Center has a full size basketball gymnasium. Youth recreational basketball games, practices as well as free play are held here. The recreation basketball program is held during the fall and winter months.  Registration and fee required. Clean shoes are required for gymnasium use.



Game Room:


The game room at the community center is equipped with coin operated games and ping pong table.  The game room is accessible for use during birthday parties and other events.


Meeting Room:


The meeting room is available for different types of functions.  Parties, meeting and other activities are held in the meeting room.  A fee is required for use of this room.  The meeting room must be scheduled and proper paperwork filed to secure use of the room.




Any schedule of activity is subject to change.  For current information you may call the Newport Parks and Recreation Department at 423-623-7304.


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