Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities

We enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities, and programming.

Page updated on Apr 22, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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Register now for Spring Programs! Spring activities and classes take place April through June and space is still available, including Spring Break Camps taking place April 15-19 with options for ages 4-18. Register online or in-person at the Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. 
Spring and Summer Program Guide
Registration Information

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Register now for 2019 Summer Camps! View the complete list of options in the 2019 Summer of Smiles Summer Camps Guide online or pick up a copy from recreation centers and public libraries located throughout the City. 
Download the Summer Camp Guide Now!
Visit the Summer Camp Information Page


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Wish you could test out a program before registering? Take part in free demos and clinics, instructor and staff meet and greets, and register for programs and camps on-site. Free activities include face painting, a moon bounce, balloon art, live animal demonstrations, hands-on art projects and a special performance by Rainbow Rock Band. The first 25 people to register for a summer camp at RecFest will receive a free gift!
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The interim Waterfront Park featuring seating terraces, bench swings, movable furniture and much more is now open! The City’s Waterfront Plan envisions a new public plaza at the foot of King Street encompassing the City owned properties of 1 & 2 King Street, and the existing King Street Park, totaling about one acre. 
Waterfront Park Construction Time Lapse Camera


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Make memories in your neighborhood by hosting your next outdoor gathering at a picnic area. Picnic shelters and picnic areas at seven park locations are now available for reservation for April through October 2019. 
Picnic Rental Information and Application


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The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities offers the community a personal opportunity to honor a friend or loved one by adopting a bench at one of our parks. When you adopt, City Staff will install a personalized plaque on either an existing or a new park bench.


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The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities guarantees a consistent superior customer experience to all who participate in programs or visit parks and facilities. Interactions will be Responsive,Professional, Courteous and Accountable. Tell us about your experience - complete the RPCA Your Experience Matters Survey now.
RPCA Customer Service Guarantee


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We enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities, and programming.

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