Neighborhood Centers

City recreation centers offer a variety of programs and drop-in activities. Special Activities are held regularly at each center.

Page updated on Oct 23, 2021 at 4:51 PM

Neighborhood Centers 

City recreation centers offer a variety of programs, drop-in activities and rentals. Special Activities are held regularly at each center. 


Charles Barrett Recreation Center

1115 Martha Custis Dr. 
Alexandria, VA 22305 
703.746.5551 | 703.706.3963 (TTY) 

Supervisor: Vacant

Facility Features: Gymnasium, Meeting Room, Athletic Field, Game Room and Kitchen/Dance/Arts & Crafts Room

Open for pre-scheduled programming only.

All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask.


Charles Houston Recreation Center

901 Wythe St. Centers CH
Alexandria, VA 22314 
703.746.5552

Director: Debbie Woodbury

Facility Features: Dance Room, Boxing Center, Meeting Room, Game/Multi-Purpose Room, Kitchen, Library/Computer Room, Fitness Room, Locker Rooms, Neighborhood Pool, Pre-school Area and Activity Rooms. 

Open for pre-scheduled programming and the following Community Hours: 

  • All Ages: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • All Ages: Saturday, 9 a.m - 9 p.m. 
  • All Ages: Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. 

    All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask.

    African American Hall of Fame: For Additional Information, click here.


    Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center

    25 West Reed Ave. Centers CK
    Alexandria, VA 22305 
    703.746.5554
    Director: Angela Redfearn

    Facility Features: Racquetball Court, Gymnasium, Arts & Crafts Room, Dance Studio, Game Room, Locker Rooms, Activities Room, Fitness Room, Athletic Field, Teen/Senior Center and free WiFi.

    Formerly named the Cora Kelly Recreation Center, City Council renamed the facility on Saturday, September 16, 2017 to honor the significant contributions made by Leonard Armstrong. For additional information, view Docket Item 16-6734.

    Open for pre-scheduled programming and the following Community Hours: 

    • Adults:
      • Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 6 - 9 p.m.
      • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Seniors:
      • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, 9 a.m - 6 p.m.
    • Teens:
      • Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m.
      • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Families: 
      • Saturday, 1 - 6 p.m.

    All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask.


    Lee Center

    1108 Jefferson St. Centers LC
    Alexandria, VA 22314 
    703.746.5414
    Director
    : Senai Beyen

    The Lee Center serves as the administrative offices for the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. Space is available for rentals including meetings, receptions, banquets, celebrations and awards programs. Auditorium ame­nities include sound system, stage lighting, piano, podium and microphone.

    Facility Features: Exhibit Hall with Serving Kitchen, Meeting Rooms, Dance Studio and the Richard Kauffman Auditorium with seat­ing for 400.

    The Registration & Reservation Office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

    All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask.


    Mount Vernon Recreation Center

    2701 Commonwealth Ave. Centers MV
    Alexandria, VA 22305 
    703.746.5556
    Director: 
    Elsie Akinbobola

    Facility Features: Gymnasium, Pottery/Art Studio, Photography Studio, Game Room, Meeting Rooms, Computer Lab and Fitness/Dance Studio.

    Open for pre-scheduled programming and the following Community Hours: 

    • Teens: Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m.
    • Adults: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m. 
    • Teens and Adults: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask.


    Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center

    1108 Jefferson St. Centers NL
    Alexandria, VA 22314 
    703.746.5535
    Director:
     Jackie Person

    Facility Features: Gymnasium, Kitchen, Multi-Purpose Room, Reading Lounge and Crafts Room, Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Playground, and Miracle League Field.

    All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask. 

    Open for pre-scheduled programming and the following Community Hours: 

    • All Ages: Monday - Friday, 12 - 6 p.m. 

    Patrick Henry Recreation Center

    4653 Taney Ave. Centers PH
    Alexandria, VA 22304 
    703.746.5557
    Director: Glen Harriott

    Facility Features: 

    • indoor running or walking lanes
    • flex court with full size basketball, volleyball and Pickle Ball courts
    • multipurpose rooms 
    • dedicated arts and crafts, exercise and fitness and soft play rooms
    • access to a black box theatre, full-size gymnasium and an additional multipurpose room on non-school days

    Due to the use of the former Patrick Henry Elementary School as a swing space for MacArthur Elementary School during the 2020-2023 construction period, some of the outdoor amenities at Patrick Henry Recreation Center are not yet completed. The completed amenities are a tot playground, an outdoor basketball court, an intermediate playground, and adult fitness equipment stations are in place and open to the public. The rectangular synthetic turf field with a coach-pitch baseball/softball diamond overlay, a school Kindergarten playground and a permanent parking lot with designated recreation center parking spaces is anticipated to be completed in the Fall of 2023.

    Open for pre-scheduled programming and the following Community Hours: 

    • All Ages: Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. 
    • All Ages: Saturday, 9 a.m - 6 p.m.

    All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask.

    Recreation Center Renovation:


    William Ramsay Recreation Center

    5650 Sanger Ave. Centers WR
    Alexandria, VA 22311 
    703.746.5558 
    Director: Shawn Brown

    Facility Features: Full Size Gymnasium, Game Room, Arts & Crafts Room, Dance Studio and Fitness Room.

    Open for pre-scheduled programming and the following Community Hours: 

    • Drop-in Fitness Room:
      • Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Open Gym
      • Monday & Wednesday, 6 - 9 p.m.
      • Friday, 6 - 11 p.m.
      • Saturday, 12 - 11 p.m.
    • Teen Night:
      • Tuesday & Thursday, 6 - 9 p.m.

    All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask.


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