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For Immediate Release: October 16, 2013

City of Alexandria Celebrates Chinquapin Park Recreation Center Re-opening on Saturday, November 2

The City of Alexandria will celebrate the re-opening of the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center’s on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

The Department Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities welcomes the community back to Chinquapin Park Recreation Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. where patrons will have free use of the facility, including the indoor pool, racquetball courts, fitness room, and soft play room. Additional free festivities include scuba, kayak, and water exercise class demonstrations; swim lesson skill assessments; and light refreshments. Information will also be available local aquatics clubs, teams and associations.

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center is re-opening after being closed to the public since mid-June for scheduled repairs. Improvements include heating and air-conditioning system updates, locker room upgrades, and play material enhancements, as well as regular maintenance. The center opens to public on Friday, November 1 at 6 a.m.

For more information, please call LaKei ForestCosby at 703.746.5433 or e-mail

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Kelly Gilfillen with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.4644 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail