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.
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
The Community Matching Fund application is now open through April 5, 2018. The Fund promotes collaborative partnerships among City of Alexandria community organizations by providing matching 1:1 dollars for groups that propose fundraising for park and recreation improvement projects. The Fund fosters public/private partnerships and cultivates innovative ways for residents to have a greater stake in improving the park and recreation facilities that they use.
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.
The 2018 Summer of Smiles Summer Camps Guide is now available online and free printed brochures will be available at City Hall, recreation centers, and public libraries located throughout the City. Registration for Summer Camps is now open. Download the Summer Camp Guide Now!
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 plans to create an “interim” public space to enjoy until construction begins on the permanent park. Demolition of the former Old Dominion Boat Club and construction is anticipated to begin this spring and be completed in late fall 2018.
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
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.