Community Centers


The City of Wilmington has three community centers:

MLK Community Center

MLK Community Center
401 S. 8th Street, Wilmington
Mary Jones, Recreation Supervisor
Cliff Barnett Recreation Coordinator
Marqus Davis, Youth Athletics Recreation Coordinator


Derick G.S. Davis Center @ Maides Park

101 Manly Avenue
Wilmington, NC
Phone: 910.341.7867 (TTY Relay 711)
Helen Dowd, Recreation Supervisor
Latasha Singletary, Recreation Supervisor

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm



  • Baseball/softball field and open athletic field
  • Outdoor basketball courts
  • Playground equipment
  • Picnic areas
  • Walking trail
  • Tennis courts
  • Derek GS Davis Community Center with  two multi-purpose rooms, an arts and crafts room, full service kitchen and computer room
  • Rental Information 


Afterschool Program Information   Intercession Camp
Teen Leadership Program
Kids Night Out  

Register Online or call 341.7867.


Hemenway Community Center

Managed by the Blue Ribbon Commission to Prevent Youth Violence

507 McRae Street
Wilmington, NC
Phone: 910.341.4633 (TDD 341.7873/TTY 711) 

Features and Amenities:

  • Multi-Purpose Rooms
  • Computer Room
  • Kitchen
  • Medium Shelter