Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities "Fits Your Life." Whether you are looking for a class, sport league, casual walk on more than 20 miles of trails, or want to volunteer, we have something for everyone.

Page updated on May 25, 2017 at 3:31 PM
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Registration for Spring and Summer programs is now open. Register online or in-person at the new Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center at 1108 Jefferson St. 
Registration Information 


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In addition to park and facility information, view City classes, programs, activities, and special events occurring April through August. Registration for Spring and Summer programs is now open.
2017 Summer of Smiles Summer Camp Guide
Registration Open - Register Now! 
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The 2017 Outdoor Pool Season opens on a limited basis, on Saturday, May 27 at Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St., and Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. 


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The 40th Annual Memorial Day Jazz Festival on Monday, May 29 featuring a variety of talented musicians and diverse styles of jazz throughout the day  Admission is free.
Memorial Day Jazz Festival 


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We Want to Hear from You! The project team invites you to take Cameron Run Park Planning Survey 2 to provide YOUR choice of the best of six (6) conceptual plans, prioritize park elements, and even try your hand at choosing the park elements that are most important to you in determining the highest and best use for the Cameron Run Park.


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Consistent with the City Council approved 2003 Windmill Hill Park plan, the City of Alexandria is replacing the existing bulkhead with a natural shoreline. Construction activities are planned to begin in Spring 2017 with substantial completion by Spring 2018. 


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The City’s Waterfront Plan envision a new public plaza at the foot of King Street called Fitzgerald Square. The plaza encompasses the City owned properties of 1 & 2 King Street, and the existing King Street Park, totaling about one acre of land. When the Old Dominion Boat Club moves to Prince Street, the City plans to create an “interim” public space to enjoy until construction begins on the permanent park.


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The City of Alexandria has awarded a contract to Webb Construction for the construction of the Warwick Pool and Pool House.  Construction began March 27 with the opening currently scheduled for summer 2017.
Warwick Pool Schematic Design 


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



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Alexandria Health Department (AHD) has found no evidence to date that the chemicals present in the City of Alexandria’s synthetic turf playing fields present a health concern. 


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Department Mission 

We support the well-being of Alexandria’s residents by ensuring access to a variety of quality recreation, park and cultural experiences.  

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