Recreation & Leisure

There’s work, and then there’s PLAY. No matter what your hobby may be, Family and MWR has a recreational or leisure activity for you and your Family.

Outdoor Recreation Facilities 

Within a short walk or drive on post, you have access parks, picnic areas, swimming pools, and rental centers with reasonable equipment rental rates. Family and MWR outdoor recreation professionals are experts in a full range of sports from hiking and climbing to fishing and camping. Most outdoor recreation facilities have beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in a wide range of activities.

Golf Courses

Competitively priced, MWR Golf Courses offer services comparable to any off post establishment. Golf courses host tournaments, offer lessons, operate pro shops, include practice ranges and run clubhouses with food and beverage services. Meeting space is available on-site for a special luncheon or birthday party. 

Bowling Center

New Cumberland’s Bowling Center offer league play, tournaments, lessons, pro shops, arcade games, meeting rooms, lounges and snack bars. Bowling centers cater to audiences of all ages. Host your child’s birthday party and take advantage of the Bowlopolis® Program, a kid-friendly educational bowling concept for children. Teenagers enjoy “Cosmic” and “Extreme” bowling, programs that incorporate state-of-the-art technology into the bowling experience.       

Travel far with MWR!

From Rec Lodging to recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds located on post, you will never run out of destinations to visit. What about a quick weekend getaway or finding tickets to the special event in town? Stay worry-free by visiting your sites’ MWR Leisure Travel Services (LTS) office. When you’re ready for some serious R and R, plan a trip to one of five Armed Forces Recreation Centers, located in premier travel destinations around the world.

RV Parks

Pitch a tent or pull up your camper at MWR RV Parks made just for you!

Recreational Lodging 

Welcoming hospitality is in your network. Wherever your travels may take you to Richmond, Viriginia or Columbus, Ohio, MWR Recreational Lodging is available when you’re ready for rest and relaxation. Conveniently located on post, Recreational Lodging is your choice for leisure and official travel. Lodging is available to all Department of Defense ID Cardholders. 

MWR Recreational Lodging affords patrons clean, affordable options and includes standard amenities and services.

You will find:

  • A variety of room options from economical to larger accomodations complete with kitchenettes.
  • In-room coffee services, microwaves, refrigerators, irons and ironing boards and hair dryers.
  • Internet connectivity, meeting space and other leisure activities.
  • Friendly staff is ready to make your stay memorable

Automotive Skills

New Cumberland’s Auto Skills Shop is your resource for maintaining your vehicle, making minor and major repairs or restoring that classic in the garage. Family and MWR’s Automotive Skills Program provides you with a modern working environment complete with individual work bays, state-of-the-art mechanical tools and a team of qualified and trained staff ready to help. 

Customers pay nominal fees to rent work bays, tools, machinery and diagnostic equipment. Replacement parts are available for purchase on-site and many skills shops have computer systems available to access vehicle-specific diagrams and how-to-information online. Some installation skills shops also have spray paint booths, car wash facilities and offer towing and minor repair services that are competitive to other on- and off-post service garages.    

The Automotive Skills Program is accessible to everyone, regardless of skill level or training. Customers unfamiliar with vehicle repair may take classes taught by certified mechanics. Vehicle enthusiasts and car hobbyists have access to complex equipment for making major repairs such as overhauling an engine. 

Venues

Celebrate your next retirement, wedding, promotions, birthdays or anniversary with Family and MWR. Let a team of event and catering planning professionals coordinate your next celebration. Family and MWR facilities on your installation offer a competitively priced and conveniently located on-post option for a personal or work-related function. Choose from a number of available venues like your community club, golf course clubhouse or conference center.  

Family and MWR can also host your next meeting. Stay worry free by having Family and MWR catering and meeting coordinators set up your meeting, manage any technology needs and provide everything from À la carte breakfast and beverages to boxed lunches and plated affairs.   

Available services vary on each site. Check with your local Family and MWR staff for more information.   

MWR Digital Library

If you're hunting for an adventure novel but don't want to leave your chair, stay put. We'll bring it to you. If your child needs trustworthy resources for that school project, which, by the way, is due tomorrow morning, don't panic. We've got you covered. Oh, and that lawn mower engine arrayed in pieces in front of you? We can help you put it back together.

Through Military OneSource, you have access to a wealth of information available via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library. You'll find eBooks and audiobooks, databases and repair manuals. You can get homework help for your child, listen to an audiobook edition of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at AudioBookCloud or test yourself with Peterson's Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery — or  ASVAB — diagnostic.

The digital library is free for you and your family to explore. Here's just a sampling of what you will find.

For Children

For toddlers and youth, Military OneSource offers online library resources to help children keep their grades up, research paper topics, learn to read or just find a gripping story for a rainy afternoon:

TumbleBooks for Beginning Readers is a library of animated, talking picture books, which help younger children to read and build their vocabulary.  The books are available in English, Spanish and French

Explora provides a fun and easy kid-friendly database that makes annual research projects a snap.

  • Tutor.com for military children gives your family access to online tutoring and homework help from live, expert tutors in more than 16 subjects.  Tutors can help with tonight's homework or catch your child up on missed concepts and lessons, all for free.

For Teens

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There are a variety of resources for teens as well. Check out the following:

  • TubleBook Cloud for Teens is a collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos and audio books.  Your teenager can highlight portions of a book and add notes, which can come in handy for homework assignments and studying.
  • Student Resource in Context allows your student to research topics from a wide array of sources, including reference publications, periodicals and newspapers, primary sources and multimedia.  Content is based on national curriculum standards for middle and high school students.
  • Peterson's resources include information for searching postsecondary schools by matching needs with the institutions that offer what's most important to you and your teenager, including academics, affordability and campus environment.  Resources also include academic and military test prep and practice tests.  Take practice College Level Exam Program tests and you could potentially "CLEP out" of 30 hours of college credit and save on tuition.

For Adults

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation online libraries are a great resource for those looking to advance their education or career. Many "do it yourself" manuals are available online. Whether you're looking to work on a small engine or learn about investing, you'll probably find what you need to get started right here.

  • Career Transitions will help you map your military experience to civilian jobs, write a resume and cover letter, participate in an interview simulation, find job announcements and more.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center gives you information on stocks and mutual funds. You can visit the Investment Classroom to hone your investing skills, explore dozens of articles and videos to learn more about the ins and outs of the stock market, and much more.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers 410 reference books with original photos and illustrations of engines for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, snow mobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, tractors, generators and other small engines.
  • HeritageQuest Online will help you find information on people and places in more than 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles. You can also search the records of the Freedman's Bank, established in Washington, D.C. in 1865, to serve freed slaves.
  • Small Business Reference Center provides up-to-date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 books.
  • Consumer Reports will help you find the best deals, rating, and reviews on thousands of popular consumer items from one of the most respected sources.

Browse the entire collection of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library. It is a free resource for service members and their families. Just log into your Military OneSource account or create a username and password to get started.