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Register for Recreation Programs, Camps & Activities

Registration for Winter 2015 classes and activities is open. Register online or in-person at the new Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center at 1108 Jefferson St. The Registration & Reservation Office, a single source for information about recreation programs, facilities and reservations, is open for walk-in or phone support at 703.746.5414 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
> Registration Information

 

Winter 2015 Recreation Program Guide Now Available!

Subscribers of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities' Program Guide will receive printed copies in August (fall issue), December (winter issue), and March (spring & summer issue) each year. 
Request a free subscription to receive future issues by mail 

 

2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade
On Saturday, March 7, celebrate Irish Heritage Month and St. Patrick’s Day in Old Town Alexandria. Begin your day with judging of the Classic Car Show at 10 a.m., and the Fun Dog Show in Market Square at 11:15 a.m., followed by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 12:30 p.m.
Commissions - A Way to Get Involved
Commissions compose a formal system through which citizens can advise City Council on issues affecting the City. Commission meetings are open to the public and vacancies are posted on the Boards & Commissions website. RPCA's commissions include the Beautification; Commission for the Arts; Park & Recreation; and Waterfront.
2015 Summer Fun Guide Now Available
Summer camps and activities are available for youth ages 2-17 and include sports, dance, creative arts, computer, chess, enrichment, nature, adventure, Out of School Time (residents only) and classic camps. The Summer of Smiles brochure makes planning the summer even easier with an index listing camps by week offered and age group.
Download 2015 Guide Now
Spring Camps are filling fast! Click here for available camps
Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation Project
Consistent with the City Council approved 2003 Windmill Hill Park Plan, the City of Alexandria is working with a design team led by Kimley-Horn, with input from the community, to implement the replacement of the current bulkhead and shoreline improvements.
Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities FY 2015 Service Expectations
On May 1, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to adopt a $636.8 million General Fund Operating Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, which begins July 1, 2014. Despite challenging economic conditions, the goal of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is to maintain its core services. As costs continue to increase in providing core services to residents, some service adjustments have been made. For additional information, call the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.4343.
RPCA Implements Service Enhancements to Improve Customer Service
In alignment with its goal to provide high quality customer service, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is pleased to announce two new customer service enhancements. A Registration & Reservation Office is now open to provide customers with a one-stop-shop to get information and to register for programs, activities and facility reservations.
> Service Enhancements
ParkLink - Looking for a place to Recreate?
ParkLink is a GIS-based tool that includes a searchable map of all publicly accessible open space in Alexandria. You can use it to search for facilities, including playgrounds, athletic fields, recreation centers, and park acreage.  Once you visit, please use the feedback feature in the ParkLink so we can improve the site.
Visit ParkLink
Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group

The Advisory Group was re-established by City Council resolution in June 2011. The group will provide City staff recommendations on the appropriate balance of park uses, as well as implanting education and outreach opportunities and implantation of recommendations made in the 2011 Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Stakeholder Advisory Group report.
> Post a Comment on the Draft Plan 

Message from the Mayor

The City continues to expand program opportunities for every member of family and I encourage every resident of Alexandria to take advantage of the activities and facilities the Department offers.

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Department Mission 

 

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Activities is committed to informing the community thorough and transparent process where information are shared among staff, community and the media. By all reasonable means the department will provide information in an accessible and timely manner.  Media are directed to contact the Director of Communications and Public Information or the Department’s Public Information Officer for all inquiries.

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
Fax: 703.838.6344
E-Mail

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500