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 20, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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Registration for Spring & Summer 2016 classes and activities opens for City Residents on Wednesday, March 16 and Nonresidents on Friday March 18.  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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Subscribers of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities' Program Guide will receive printed copies in August (fall issue), December (winter issue), and March (spring & summer issue) each year. 
Request a free subscription to receive future issues by mail 


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Old Town's newest Farmer's Market is open Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Montgomery Park at 901 N. Royal St. The market features local growers, bakers, and other area providers of wholesome foods including Twin Springs, Grace's Pastries, Bread & Water, and Relay Foods year round, weather permitting. The market is presented by the Old Town North Community Partnership and supported by the City of Alexandria and Yogis for Positive Change.


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The City of Alexandria’s Beautification Commission is accepting nominations for the 2016 Alexandria Beautification Awards. The awards program recognizes City residents, organizations, and businesses for their efforts in contributing to the beautification of City neighborhoods and public vistas with landscaping and aesthetic design. Nominations must be received by Friday, May 27.


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Consistent with the City Council approved 2003 Windmill Hill Park Plan, the City of Alexandria is working with a design team led by Kimley-Horn, with input from the community, to implement the replacement of the current bulkhead and shoreline improvements.
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Updated Design - 90% Exhibit


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Up to date information on the Patrick Henry Pre-K - 8 school and Recreation Center Project.
Take the April 6 Community Meeting Patrick Henry Pre-K-8 School and Recreation Center Poll


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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. The Park & Recreation Commission will receive an update on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m.
Alexandria Health Department Crumb Rubber Review
Fairfax County Synthetic Turf Health Study


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In May 2015 City Council passed a resolution to establish an Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Management Plan Implementation Monitoring Group.


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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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