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Register for Recreation Programs, Camps & Activities

Registration for Winter 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. 
Registration Information 

Winter 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 


Think Warm Thoughts – Summer Camp Registration Begins Early

Registration for 2016 summer camps will begin 3 weeks early this year to allow more time for summer planning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24 for Alexandria residents. Space is still available and registration is currently being accepted for Spring Break Camps taking place March 21- 25. Register online or in-person at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. 
2016 Summer Camps Brochure

Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Announces New Winter Market Season

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market (4MRMarket) will continue to operate through April 2016 indoors at the Four Mile Run Park Conservatory Center (the bright red building at 4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue) on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many of your favorite vendors will be staying on all winter-including greenhouse produce.

Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation Project

The City of Alexandria hosted a public meeting to present information for the Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation project on Thursday, December 10. The purpose of the meeting was to provide an overview of the project, update the current status, and receive comment from the community.
> Windmill Hill Park Community Meeting Presentation
> Provide Comment 

Alexandria Health Department Crumb Rubber Review

Alexandria Health Department (AHD) has found no evidence to date that the chemicals present in the City of Alexandria’s synthetic turf playing fields present a health concern. The Park & Recreation Commission will receive an update on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m.
Alexandria Health Department Crumb Rubber Review
Fairfax County Synthetic Turf Health Study

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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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.