DC Department of Parks and Recreation

DC Department of Parks and Recreation DPR offers a variety of recreational programs, services, and facilities for residents of the District DPR's Mission:
The mission of Department of Parks and Recreation is to enhance the quality of life and wellness of DC residents and visitors by providing equal access to affordable and quality recreational services, by organizing programs, activities and events.

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Operating as usual

Special thanks to @_hamptonu for holding one of their #HUMarchingForce open practices for District residents at Deanwood...
09/18/2021

Special thanks to @_hamptonu for holding one of their #HUMarchingForce open practices for District residents at Deanwood Rec Center. An awesome #HBCU drum line 🥁 experience for Ward 7. #WhereFunHappens #MoreThanRec

Get a taste of the @kennedycenter in your neighborhood as @natsymphonydc takes over Emery Heights Community Center! Free...
09/15/2021

Get a taste of the @kennedycenter in your neighborhood as @natsymphonydc takes over Emery Heights Community Center! Free concert w/ full symphony orchestra!
Emery Heights becomes the house
Wed. 9| 22| 21 at 7pm. Don’t miss out!
#MorethanRec #NSONeighbor

Get a taste of the @kennedycenter in your neighborhood as @natsymphonydc takes over Emery Heights Community Center! Free concert w/ full symphony orchestra!
Emery Heights becomes the house
Wed. 9| 22| 21 at 7pm. Don’t miss out!
#MorethanRec #NSONeighbor

#LateNightHype is fun early evening and fun late. We are going until 10pm at Turkey Thicket. Pull up on #WhereFunHappens
09/10/2021

#LateNightHype is fun early evening and fun late. We are going until 10pm at Turkey Thicket. Pull up on #WhereFunHappens

Summer is winding down, but DPR continues to ramp up! Come check out a rec center during our new fall hours, sign up for...
09/08/2021

Summer is winding down, but DPR continues to ramp up! Come check out a rec center during our new fall hours, sign up for in-person or virtual programs, cool off at a spray park, or enjoy expanded access to indoor pools citywide.

This fall, consider DPR your 2nd home! Start your recreation journey here: https://dpr.dc.gov/page/parks-and-recreation-facilities

Summer is winding down, but DPR continues to ramp up! Come check out a rec center during our new fall hours, sign up for in-person or virtual programs, cool off at a spray park, or enjoy expanded access to indoor pools citywide.

This fall, consider DPR your 2nd home! Start your recreation journey here: https://dpr.dc.gov/page/parks-and-recreation-facilities

It's Doggie Day Swim time! This Sunday, September 12, DPR is offering a special Doggie Day Swim at three outdoor pool lo...
09/07/2021

It's Doggie Day Swim time!

This Sunday, September 12, DPR is offering a special Doggie Day Swim at three outdoor pool locations. So make sure to sign your pup up and see you Sunday from Noon to 4 pm!

Doggie Day Swim locations: Upshur Pool, Randall Pool, and Francis Pool

Details and RSVP: http://doggiesdaydc.splashthat.com

All dogs MUST be current on their vaccinations, be spayed/neutered, and wear a valid DC dog license

Don't miss your last weekend to #JUMPinDC! Six DPR outdoor pools remain open throughout Labor Day weekend. There's plent...
09/04/2021

Don't miss your last weekend to #JUMPinDC! Six DPR outdoor pools remain open throughout Labor Day weekend. There's plenty of SUN in the forecast, so make plans to bring the FUN to one of these locations before they close for the season after the holiday:

Banneker - 2500 Georgia Ave NW
Francis - 2435 N St NW
Langdon - 2860 Mills Ave NE
Rosedale - 1701 Gales St NE
Ridge Road - 830 Ridge Rd SE
Oxon Run - 501 Mississippi Ave SE

Open this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 am-6 pm

Don't miss your last weekend to #JUMPinDC! Six DPR outdoor pools remain open throughout Labor Day weekend. There's plenty of SUN in the forecast, so make plans to bring the FUN to one of these locations before they close for the season after the holiday:

Banneker - 2500 Georgia Ave NW
Francis - 2435 N St NW
Langdon - 2860 Mills Ave NE
Rosedale - 1701 Gales St NE
Ridge Road - 830 Ridge Rd SE
Oxon Run - 501 Mississippi Ave SE

Open this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 am-6 pm

09/03/2021

As a special courtesy to District residents, DPR and Mayor Bowser are extending spray park services after the Labor Day holiday! All 33 stand-alone spray parks will remain open every day through Sunday, September 26 from 11am-5pm! Head to dpr.dc.gov to find a spray park near you. Don't forget to come see us this weekend and squeeze every last ounce out of summer. Select outdoor pools are open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday but close for the year after the holiday. Don't miss out.

#BackToSummer
#SprayParks
#LaborDayatDPR
#Pools
#JUMPinDC

Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw a frisbee? Now's your chance to get taught by the pros. @theAudl is hosting a...
09/02/2021

Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw a frisbee? Now's your chance to get taught by the pros. @theAudl is hosting a free youth clinic for middle age and high school aged kids! Join us at King Greenleaf Rec Center on Sat, Sept 11 at 4pm for interactive coaching session. Sign up is free and each participant will receive a tshirt, disc, and free tickets to the #AUDLChampionship game taking place just a few blocks away at @Audifield that same night.
To sign up, send an email to [email protected]. #WhereFunHappens
#FrisbeeLife
#AUDL
#RISE
#Ultimate101

Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw a frisbee? Now's your chance to get taught by the pros. @theAudl is hosting a free youth clinic for middle age and high school aged kids! Join us at King Greenleaf Rec Center on Sat, Sept 11 at 4pm for interactive coaching session. Sign up is free and each participant will receive a tshirt, disc, and free tickets to the #AUDLChampionship game taking place just a few blocks away at @Audifield that same night.
To sign up, send an email to [email protected]. #WhereFunHappens
#FrisbeeLife
#AUDL
#RISE
#Ultimate101

Join us in extending our thanks to @mcdaag for refurbishing the backboards at Turkey Thicket! Some of our District’s bas...
09/02/2021

Join us in extending our thanks to @mcdaag for refurbishing the backboards at Turkey Thicket! Some of our District’s basketball Legends have graced the blacktop at Turkey Thicket, will you be next? #WhereFunHappens #McDaag

Special thanks to @thehumble_21 for treating #Ward5 youth to a @dickssportinggoods shopping spree before going #BackToSc...
08/30/2021

Special thanks to @thehumble_21 for treating #Ward5 youth to a @dickssportinggoods shopping spree before going #BackToScool ✏️📚. Join us in sending thanks & wishing 2️⃣6️⃣ & the @washingtonnfl team a great season! #WhereFunHappens #HTTWFT

Highlights of the Banneker High School Community Celebration 🎉 📚. You can feel the #BackToSchool vibes throughout the Di...
08/28/2021

Highlights of the Banneker High School Community Celebration 🎉 📚. You can feel the #BackToSchool vibes throughout the District! #WhereFunHappens

When you get that #BackToSchool feeling ✏️📚🤘
08/28/2021

When you get that #BackToSchool feeling ✏️📚🤘

When you get that #BackToSchool feeling ✏️📚🤘

If you are looking for #LateNightHype we moved inside DEANWOOD Rec. Food, popcorn, #WKYS spinning jams, 360 cam and @bac...
08/28/2021

If you are looking for #LateNightHype we moved inside DEANWOOD Rec. Food, popcorn, #WKYS spinning jams, 360 cam and @backyardband on the way. Join us until 10PM, a little rain won’t stop the show. #WhereFunHappens

08/27/2021

Fun for All. Friday is about that Late Night Hype! Tonight, live performance by THE BACKYARD BAND! Pull up on #WhereFunHappens carnival style at
DEANWOOD Rec Center 6p-10p
w/ 93.9 WKYS
+ Food+ Game Truck, 360 Photo booth, moon bounces & more!

Come out to Whittier Elementary School (6201 5th St NW) TONIGHT for a screening of ONWARD.
08/27/2021

Come out to Whittier Elementary School (6201 5th St NW) TONIGHT for a screening of ONWARD.

Rec Party tonight at Fort Stanton Rec Center features a little something special. Girls Rock! DC Bucket Drumming Worksho...
08/25/2021

Rec Party tonight at Fort Stanton Rec Center features a little something special. Girls Rock! DC Bucket Drumming Workshop. So on top of games, popcorn and fun … come drum. #WhereFunHappens
Rec Party 5pm - 10pm
Drumming 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Rec Party tonight at Fort Stanton Rec Center features a little something special. Girls Rock! DC Bucket Drumming Workshop. So on top of games, popcorn and fun … come drum. #WhereFunHappens
Rec Party 5pm - 10pm
Drumming 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Movie on the Deck!!!Come out this SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, and watch the movie PRIDE with the pool open late at Banneker Poo...
08/25/2021

Movie on the Deck!!!

Come out this SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, and watch the movie PRIDE with the pool open late at Banneker Pool!

TONIGHT! Who wants snow cones, games, kids' activities, and FUN?   DPR Rec Parties!5pm To 10pm AtRaymond Rec CenterWoody...
08/24/2021

TONIGHT!
Who wants snow cones, games, kids' activities, and FUN? DPR Rec Parties!
5pm To 10pm

At

Raymond Rec Center

Woody Ward Rec Center

TONIGHT!
Who wants snow cones, games, kids' activities, and FUN? DPR Rec Parties!
5pm To 10pm

At

Raymond Rec Center

Woody Ward Rec Center

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08/24/2021

Photos from DC Department of Parks and Recreation's post

The #STRONGERTOGETHER - Back to School Market & Basketball Clinic is going down this Sunday, 8/29 at Randall Rec. Come s...
08/24/2021

The #STRONGERTOGETHER - Back to School Market & Basketball Clinic is going down this Sunday, 8/29 at Randall Rec. Come see us on the newly refurbished blacktop at 11am for hoops instruction and back-to-school fun! Hosted by @Pepsi & @JrWizards coaching staff. Free & open to the public. Space is limited. Boys and girls ages pre-K through high school are welcome to participate. Secure your spot now! LINK IN BIO #WhereFunHappens #BackToSchool #Hoops #DistrictBall ##Monumental #WashingtonWizards

The #STRONGERTOGETHER - Back to School Market & Basketball Clinic is going down this Sunday, 8/29 at Randall Rec. Come see us on the newly refurbished blacktop at 11am for hoops instruction and back-to-school fun! Hosted by @Pepsi & @JrWizards coaching staff. Free & open to the public. Space is limited. Boys and girls ages pre-K through high school are welcome to participate. Secure your spot now! LINK IN BIO #WhereFunHappens #BackToSchool #Hoops #DistrictBall ##Monumental #WashingtonWizards

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1275 First St NE
Washington D.C., DC
20002

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Telephone

+12026737647

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Are you doing doggie day swim next weekend??
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Dear DPR: please construct more outdoor pickleball courts within the district that have permanent nets installed. It’s also critical that pickleball courts have a spacious perimeter so that we can serve without interference from a wall — which is unfortunately the case at Rose Park in Georgetown, for example. Please consult orgs like DC Pickleball Club when constructing pickleball courts so that the courts are made to the appropriate standard for pickleball enthusiasts. #morepickleballcourts please! #washingtondc Thank you.
Hello friends! Can we get some boundary lines for the Garfield Park volleyball court?