Teens Programs Designed Just-4-Teens! Grades 6 -12 "Saturday Night Hype” Designed specifically for teens, events and activities include Splash Parties, Theme Parties, Poetry Slams, Career Fair, and more!

Page updated on Nov 22, 2021 at 10:47 AM

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities provides a variety of programs for youth ages 11-17. All programs offer fun, safe and age-appropriate activities that create opportunities for success and provide positive alternatives to undesirable activities. Contact your neighborhood recreation center for more information on teen programs. 

All participants must be City of Alexandria residents. Youth are required to show proof of residency when they register for programs and recreation center passes. All participants 13 years or older are required to have a Recreation Center Photo ID to gain entrance to the City’s recreation centers. Initial ID card is provided free of charge. Registration is required for Power-Up and specialty programs




Teen Late Nights  

Extended teen programs and activities are offered in the evenings at the following recreation centers: 

  • Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., 703.746.5552
    • Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Ave., 703.746.5558 
    • Fridays, 9 to 11 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 6 to 11 p.m.

Please contact the recreation center for additional information. 



Specialty Programs

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities offers a wide variety of programs geared toward youth ages 11-17.  Please see this season's complete list of offerings for session dates, times and locations. Register for programs online

  • Chick Armstrong Teen Club 

Ages 12-15 in grades 6-9. The newly renovated, supervised teen lounge is the perfect place to hang out with friends playing table games, video games and more. Daily activities include homework time and social interaction to encourage personal growth and success.

  • Teen Leadership 

Ages 11-17. For teens by teens, this program is designed for youth to learn and practice leadership, citizenship and life skills to empower them to become competent and productive members of society. Under the supervision of recreation staff and volunteers, all meetings are conducted by the Teen Advisory Board, a group of teens that are selected by their peers to design and organize meetings and monthly events. Teens will take part in weekly and monthly events including field trips, guest speakers, workshops, volunteer opportunities, games and team building exercises.

  • Teen Trips and Events 

Various teen trips and events are scheduled quarterly. Please see this season's complete list of offerings.