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Register for Recreation Programs, Camps & Activities

Registration for Summer 2014 classes and activities is currently OPEN
> Registration Information 

 

Spring & Summer 2014 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 

 

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
Potomac Yard Interactive Fountain
The Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain, located at 2501 Potomac Ave. between the two playgrounds, is open and operates daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The fountain features thirty-six water jets, including twelve laminar jets which shoot a stream of water between two troughs and lighting at the jets for nighttime effects. The fountain offers three programmable sequences, and sensors control the water jet height based on the wind speed.
Stay Cool at City Pools

The City's outdoor pools are now open daily. The Old Town Pool and Warwick Pool are open from noon to 7 p.m. The Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Rec Center is open from noon to 6 p.m. Prefer to be out of the sun? The Chinquapin Aquatics Facility is open Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
> Learn to Swim/Aquatic Classes 

 

Summer 2014 Concert Schedule

Summer concerts highlight local talent and feature a wide range of music from flamenco to jazz and from pop rock to barbershop. All the performances are free and held outdoors featuring lawn seating, and attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets.
> Summer Concerts Program Flyer  

 

2014 Summer Fun Guide

Summer camps and activities are available for youth ages 2-17. Registration for 2014 Summer Camps is now open.

 

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.
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 
The City of Alexandria to Gather Public Input on the Draft Management Plan for the Fort Ward Park and Museum Area  
> Post a Comment on the Draft Plan 

Message from the Mayor

Alexandria is a caring community that promotes healthy lifestyles and physical fitness for individuals, families and our youth. With warm weather approaching, and vacation plans being made, I encourage you to take advantage of the leisure opportunities right here at home ...continued 

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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