Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities

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

Page updated on Dec 1, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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Winter 2019 Program Guide is now available! Register now for Fall programs taking place through December. Register online or in-person at the Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Winter registration begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12 for City residents and Friday, December 14 for nonresidents.


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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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Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 RPCA Photo Contest! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and voted to determine those that best represent the Department's mission to "enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities and programming."


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The City of Alexandria’s 2018 Natural Resource Management Plan represents the City’s development of a strategic course of action for preserving, protecting, and sustainability in managing Alexandria’s natural resources and native biodiversity. 


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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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On Saturday, November 17, the City celebrated the reopening of the east side of Windmill Hill Park includes approximately 1200 linear feet of restored shoreline and new natural habitat area; pollinator friendly habitat areas; a connecting waterfront trail from Fords Landing City Park from the south to Shipyard Park to the north; improvements to existing water access points; seating walls and areas for park users to picnic, relax and enjoy time with friends and family; a renovated dog park with a seating area and water fountain. Windmill Hill Park is the only City park that offers residents’ both passive and active recreation amenities, water access and something for all members of the family, including dogs. 


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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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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 Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is in the process of updating its existing Resource Allocation and Cost Recovery Model and Policy. View the progress here.


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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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