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 Apr 14, 2017 at 3:38 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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Established in FY 2017,  the Community Matching Fund (Fund) promotes collaborative partnerships among City of Alexandria community organizations by providing matching 1:1 dollars to groups for park and recreation improvement projects. RPCA will accept proposals for Fiscal Year 2018  through April 30, 2017.  


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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 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 purpose of the planning process is to assist in determining the highest and best use for the Cameron Run Park on Eisenhower Ave. between Telegraph Road and the Eisenhower Connector.


 


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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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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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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. 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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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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