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Register for Recreation Programs, Camps & Activities

Registration for Winter classes and activities begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9 for City residents and Friday, December 11 for nonresidents. Registration for Fall 2015 activities is still 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. 
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Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Scheduled For Friday, November 27
Kick off the holiday season by making plans to attend the 2015 City of Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 27, at 6 p.m., at Market Square with Mayor William D. Euille and Santa Claus.
16th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
Experience one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions as Alexandria's harbor lights up as dozens of illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront, led by Alexandria's fireboat The Vigilant and Washington, DC's fireboat John Glenn. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m.
Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation Project

The City of Alexandria will host a public meeting to present information for the Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation project. The meeting will take place Thursday, December 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in Room 1101, Sister Cities Conference Room, of City Hall, 301 King St. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to see the design progress and additional design detail, more generally depicted by the approved concept plan. The meeting will include an overview presentation of the project and update on the current status, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

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

Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission Seeks Nominations for the 2015 CIVIC Awards
The annual CIVIC award program recognizes the unsung volunteer efforts of Alexandrians who are involved in their communities and who have provided a valuable service to Alexandria in meeting recreation and park needs. Nominations must be received by Thursday, December 31, 2015.
Submit a Nomination Online
Download a Nomination Packet
Office of the Arts Begins Cultural Planning Process
The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts has engaged Cultural Planning Group (CPG) to develop a comprehensive, citywide cultural arts plan that shall define the role of the Office of the Arts in supporting, producing, defining, and sustaining arts and culture initiatives throughout the City to accomplish the City’s broader goals.
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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