The Marshall White Community Center was opened in 1963 and named after fallen officer Marshall N. (Doc) White. Sergeant White was the 1st African American officer killed in the line of duty in Utah. He was responding to a possible break-in call and was shot in the abdomen by a juvenile suspect. He died from his injuries 3 days later. He was an outstanding leader in the community who was vitally interested in, and supported programs of, recreation and betterment for the youth of this community.
On the five-year anniversary of his death, the fall of 1968, the building was dedicated in his name. Since it’s opening, the center has provided numerous programs, classes, activities, special events and resources for the community. The center includes a gym with basketball courts, a weight and exercise room, and multiple rooms for the diverse classes offered.
In an effort to keep the Center updated and functional for the community’s needs, Ogden City has made several investments in the updates. Improvements to the Marshall White Center include a new parking lot, outdoor basketball courts with new flooring and backboards, a newly refinished gymnasium floor, expanded boxing facilities and new boxing equipment, a new picnic shelter, new scoreboards, new gymnasium bleachers, and a new roof. Ogden City is dedicated to the center and will continue to work to provide programming for this facility and invest in providing stability for its future.
Youth programs offered at the center are Mighty Mite Soccer and Basketball for ages 3-6, numerous Arts and Crafts classes, Tumbling, Archery, Cheer, Jr. Chef, Music and Boxing. Adult fitness classes include Zumba, Pickleball, and Spin Classes. With top-of-the-line services and a dedicated staff, Marshall White is truly a great place for small children, youth, adults, and seniors. We also rent out several rooms and/or the basketball gym for private rentals.
Visit our website for up-to-date facility hours and information @ ogdenrecreation.com or give us a call at 801-629-8346. We invite all community members to take advantage of the diverse classes and facility. You can also learn more about what is offered at www.ogdencity.com/330/Marshall-White-Center.