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 Sep 17, 2016 at 5:24 PM
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Registration for Fall classes and activities opened Wednesday, August 17 for City residents and Friday, August 19 for nonresidents.  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 September through December. Registration for Fall classes and activities is on-going.
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The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities is offering a native plant and shrub sale in your neighborhood to help grow Alexandria’s tree canopy. Beautify your yard and help grow Alexandria’s tree canopy by purchasing and planting a high quality native tree or shrub at home!


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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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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 October 2016 with substantial completion by October 2017.


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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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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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