Are You an Eco-Citizen?
Earth Day features educational exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities for all ages, a tree sale, Upcycling Showcase and more!
> Alexandria Earth Day 2014 Poster
Each year since 1988, the City of Alexandria has sponsored a civic ceremony observing the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust. The City’s ceremony, which is planned by a committee of Alexandria citizens, is the only local government-sponsored commemoration of the Holocaust in the Washington metropolitan area.
The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is conducting a Program Interest survey to help determine programming priorities by location, user group and time of day. Feedback received from both residents and nonresidents will guide staff in the development of future program offerings.
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Summer camps and activities are available for youth ages 2-17. Registration for 2014 Summer Camps opens Wednesday, March 19 for City of Alexandria residents and Friday, March 21 for nonresidents.
Picnic sites are available for reservation from April 1 through October 31 in four hour time blocks. Based on size and location, site furnishing may include tables, grills and small shelters. Picnic sites are available to City residents only.
On May 6, City Council adopted a $624.8 million General Fund Operating Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, an increase of 6.3% from FY 2013. 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.
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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