MWR REOPENING (Updated 2-24-21)

MWR OVERALL: As NAVSTA Newport enters into an updated HPCON status, MWR activities will slowly begin to resume operations.  Initially these will be heavily restricted in nature, with gradual expansion to follow. Patrons can expect limitations and requirements that may include things such as wearing of masks, health and temperature screenings, usage restrictions, etc.  Your Newport MWR team is excited to get back to providing services for our patrons, and we ask for your patience and understanding as we slowly work through the reset process.  Specific program updates will be posted on both our social media accounts and website, so we encourage everyone to stay tuned.

AUTO SKILLS CENTER: Auto Skills Center is open by reservations only, two bays and one lift.  Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and can not be made the day of.  To make a reservation, visit Auto Skills Center hours available for reservations are Friday: 12-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 9-10 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., and 3-4 p.m.  This does not affect the car wash which is always open 24/7, no reservation needed.  We accept used oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and oil filters, free of charge during hours of operation (no reservation needed).  **Starting Sunday, February 28, Auto Skills will open Fridays 12-8 p.m.  Reservations are strongly recommended, limited walk-ins will be accepted if space allows.

CHILD & YOUTH PROGRAM: The focus continues to be on COVID Mission Essential Personnel.
   For families not currently enrolled who are seeking care:
   - We are not currently accepting new enrollees.  You can still register for a future spot on  Once we can accept new 
     enrollees they will be taken off of this list via the standard CNIC priority system.
   - Exceptions to the policy for new enrollees may be requested on a temporary basis based on mission critical needs.  Please contact our front desk at (401) 841-4562 if you need more information.
   The CYP team is continuing to work diligently to ensure a safe, positive environment for your children – and we look forward to seeing more of them back soon!

DINE ON THE GO: Order online at or download the app, Order and on base delivery only, hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., (also order Leisure Bay coffee Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and get it delivered with your food order); Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Download menu at

GOTickets:If your looking to purchase tickets go to you can download the current price brochure, ticket inquiry form and more.  Have questions?  Email or call (401) 841-2094.

JOHN H. CHAFEE FITNESS CENTER: The John H Chafee Fitness Center is open limited hours for walk in Active Duty Personnel ONLY.  Patrons will continue to be required to pass screening and temperature checks before entering, and strict limitations apply to the number of patrons authorized within each area of the facility.  Face masks must be worn at all times, even when exercising.  Commands looking to reserve exclusive time/space may reserve our newly assembled command fitness location in the basketball court area for their exclusive use.  Locker rooms and showers remain closed, and we encourage everyone to read the FAQ’s (located on gym webpage) prior to coming to the fitness center.  Questions, call (401) 841-2512.  Hours or operation: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-7 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday & Federal Holidays, Closed.  ** Starting Friday, March 5 fitness center hours change (open to ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL ONLY) to Weekdays 5 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-8 p.m.; Weekends 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Federal Holidays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

POOL: The six lane pool is open to ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL ONLY Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3-6 p.m. first come, first served.

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES: Currently online on MWR NewportRI You Tube Channel and posted each day on  ** Starting Monday, March 15, limited in person group exercise classes will resume at John H. Chafee Fitness Center.  Open to active duty personnel, dependents, and DoD civilians, space is extremely limited.  Reservations are required for all non-active duty patrons, and are STRONGLY recommended for active duty patrons.  Active duty patrons may be accepted as walk-ins for the classes if space permits. 

LEISURE BAY INTERNET CAFE: Open Monday through Friday (drive thru opens at 6:30 a.m.) store opens 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Purchase your Starbucks coffee, drinks and more plus a selection of sandwiches, chips and cookies.  All vehicle drivers use drive-thru, if on foot go inside to order and take out only (one person at a time).  The computers are not available for use during COVID-19.  Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Weekends & Holidays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

REC FIT EXPRESS: Dependents, DoD civilians and retirees with valid ID and base access.  Join us in our Rec Fit Express satellite fitness facility located in the Community Rec Center, Building 656.  Reservations are required.  Hours are limited.  No more than five patrons in the facility at any time.  Patrons must pass COVID screening to enter.  Masks are required at all times when not actively working out.  To make a reservation visit:, reservations are in one hour block Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SEAVIEW LANES: Looking for a safe winter activity?  Come join us at Seaview Lanes for socially distanced bowling!  Limited reservations are available for two hour all-you-can-bowl sessions.  Each reservation will have exclusive use of one half of bowling alley.  Mid-day, evening, and weekend morning “Brunch & Bowl” sessions are available.  Open to active duty personnel, reservists, retirees, dependents, and DoD civilians with valid ID and base access.To make a reservation for family bowling (everyone living in the same household) visit:, reservations not final until confirmed by phone.  Commands please email to book a block of time.