Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities

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

Page updated on Oct 16, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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Register now for programs taking place through December. Register online with WebTrac or in-person at the Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St.
Fall 2018 Program Guide
Registration Information
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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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Attend one of a series of workshops to help determine how Alexandria tax dollars and fees will support programs and services offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. Input received from the small group discussions will be used to inform its Resource Allocation and Cost Recovery Model and Policy. Refreshments, free child care and prize drawings will be provided. RSVP requested.


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The City of Alexandria’s Family Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Armistead L. Boothe Park, located at 520 Cameron Station Blvd. Fall-themed activities include a make-and-take scarecrow; puppet show and pony rides for the children. Tickets can be purchased online or upon entry. In the case of inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive. The event will be held rain or shine.
Event Flyer | Purchase Tickets


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Beautify your yard, help the environment, and create habitat by planting high quality and ecologically valuable native tree and shrub species in your yard!


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Give us your best shot! Participate in the 2018 RPCA Photo Contest by submitting your best original photos taken at any City of Alexandria park, center, program or event that represent the Department's mission to "enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities and programming." Winning photos will receive great prizes and be featured in City facilities and online. View contest rules.
Submit today -- Deadline extended by 1 week!
Photo Submissions: September 1 - October 22
Public Voting: November 1 - November 15
Winners Announced: December 1


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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 Alexandria Children and Youth Master Plan (CYMP) Out of School Time (OSTP) Work Group has compiled a list of City funded after school program opportunities for youth. The list includes operational information, service offerings and a link to the providers’ website for more information.
After School Providers 


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The City of Alexandria has awarded a contract to Environmental Quality Resources, LLC (EQR) for the construction of the Windmill Hill shoreline restoration and other related park improvements.  The project also includes pedestrian-oriented improvements to South Union Street.  Construction has begun and is anticipated to be substantially complete by March 2018 with an anticipated park opening in spring 2018.

Construction Updates


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The City’s Waterfront Plan envision 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. With the Old Dominion Boat Club at Prince Street, the City will open an “interim” public space to enjoy until construction begins on the permanent park. Demolition of the former Old Dominion Boat Club occurred in the winter of 2018 and construction is anticipated to be completed in late fall 2018.
King St. Park at the Waterfront Construction Camera


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Up to date information on the Patrick Henry Pre-K - 8 school and Recreation Center Project.
Project Updates



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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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