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 Sep 23, 2017 at 12:49 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) 

Director: Gladstone Harriott

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

Center Hours: 

  • Monday - Friday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Sept. - mid-June)
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (mid-June - Aug.)
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed - Available for pre-scheduled private use and will incur appropriate staff and rental fees as identified in the RPCA Fee Schedule.

Charles Houston Recreation Center

901 Wythe St. 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
703.746.5552

Director: Sheila Whiting

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 

Center Hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    • Teen Activities from 9 - 11 p.m.
  •  Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Teen Activities from 6 - 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

Charles Houston Recreation Center Room Naming Project: For additional information on the naming project,  click here .

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


Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center

25 West Reed Ave. 
Alexandria, VA 22305 
703.746.5554
Director: Harold Little

Facility Features: Racquetball/Wally ball, Gymnasium, Ceramics/Pottery Room, Arts & Crafts Room, Dance Studio, Photography Lab, Teen Meeting Rooms, Activities Room, Fitness Room (Recreation Center Fitness Pass Required), Athletic Field and Teen Center.

Formally 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.

Center Hours: 


Lee Center

1108 Jefferson St. 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
703.746.5405
Director
: Barbara Farrington

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.

Center Hours: 

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed - Available for pre-scheduled private use and will incur appropriate staff and rental fees as identified in the RPCA Fee Schedule

Mount Vernon Recreation Center

2701 Commonwealth Ave. 
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.

Center Hours: 

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.  
           Seniors: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center

1108 Jefferson St. 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
703.746.5550
Director:
 Jackie Person

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

Center Hours: 

  • Monday and Wednesday: 12 - 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 12 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed - Available for pre-scheduled private use and will incur appropriate staff and rental fees as identified in the RPCA Fee Schedule

Patrick Henry Recreation Center

4625 Taney Ave. 
Alexandria, VA 22304 
703.746.5557
Director: Vacant

Facility Features: Gymnasium, Game Room, Kitchenette, Meeting Room, Playground, Tennis Courts and Athletic Fields. 

Center Hours: 

  • Monday - Friday: 2 - 6 p.m. (Sept. - June)
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (July - Aug.)
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 Recreation Center Renovation:


William Ramsay Recreation Center

5650 Sanger Ave. 
Alexandria, VA 22311 
703.746.5558 
Director: Lyndon Murray

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

Center Hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    • Teen Activities from 9 - 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Teen Activities from 6 - 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

 

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