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Register for Recreation Programs, Camps & Activities

Registration for Spring & 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. 
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2014 Alexandria Earth Day
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
27th Annual Days of Remembrance
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.
Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities Seeks Community Input on Programming
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.
> Take the Survey Now
2014 Summer Fun Guide
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.
2014 Picnic Reservations Now Available
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.
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 

Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities FY 2014 Service Expectations

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. 

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
Fax: 703.838.6344

Office Hours
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler