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Register for Recreation Programs, Camps & Activities

Registration for Fall 2015 activities is OPEN! Register online or in-person at the new Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center at 1108 Jefferson St. 
Registration Information 

Fall Programs In Your Neighborhood

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 


Get Your 30 for 30 Fitness pass at Chinquapin
Wish you could give fitness passes a test drive? 30 for 30 is for you! In the month of October, first-time pass holders can purchase a 30-day fitness pass to Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility for just $30. Get access to fitness equipment plus open swim and sauna at a 40% discount available only to City of Alexandria residents. Thirty day fitness passes must be purchased in-person at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility.
Annual Family Fall Festival Scheduled for Saturday, October 17
Entertainment includes performances by the Beale Street Puppet Theatre and the sounds of “Ken & Brad Kolodner” playing traditional American old time or folk music.  Ken is regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the United States and son Brad is a rising star in the claw hammer banjo world. Concert appearances for the duo include The Kennedy Center, The Birchmere and The Baltimore Banjo Showcase as well as numerous other live radio broadcasts, concerts and festivals.  Activities include a pirate moon bounce, pony rides, scarecrow building, face painting and hay rides, among others.  New this year will be a large inflatable Fire Truck slide. A variety of organizations and City Departments will feature children activities and exhibits.  Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
Patrick Henry Recreation Center Project
Up to date information on the Patrick Henry Pre-K - 8 school and Recreation Center Project.

Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Management Plan Implementation Monitoring Group

In May 2015 City Council passed a resolution to establish an Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Management Plan Implementation Monitoring Group.

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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.