Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities

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

Page updated on Feb 23, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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Winter, Spring Break and Summer Camp registration are now open! Winter programs take place January through March, Spring Break Camps occur April 15-19,  and summer camps are available June 14-August 30. Register online or in-person at the Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. 

Winter 2019 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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The new Patrick Henry Recreation Center is now open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a limited time, sample classes for free that will be offered starting in the Spring season. 
Parking and Access Map During Construction
General Information
Project Updates
Drop-in Class Schedule


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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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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 
River Level Data: March 2018 - September 2018


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

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