City of Alexandria, VA
Recreation News for the month of August 2010
Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities programs and activities’ announcement for the month of August 2010:
For additional information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/recreation or call 703.746.4343.
Subscribers to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will receive the Fall 2010 Recreation Program Guide in the mail by August 16 and the guide will be posted online Monday, August 9. As part of the City of Alexandria’s Eco-City Initiative, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities has reduced the number of printed program guides and no longer automatically mails them to all households. Only individuals who have subscribed will continue to receive the program guide by mail. Registration for fall 2010 classes begins on Wednesday, August 25 for City residents and Friday, August 27 for nonresidents. For additional information, visit alexandriava.gov/recreation or call 703.746.4343.
Featuring a variety of musical entertainment, all concerts are free. Concerts are cancelled in the event of inclement weather and subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, call the Special Events Hotline at703.746.5592 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/concerts.
Visitors to the historic district are encouraged to take Metro rail Yellow or Blue lines to the King Street Station in Old Town and take the King Street Trolley; take DASH or Metro buses; or park in one of the convenient parking garages or lots. For a parking map and or information on public transit, call the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association at 703.838.4200.
Summer Camps continue through August. Kids can fill their summer playing with robots, kicking a soccer ball, swimming and walking through nature just to name a few. Our highly trained staff looks forward to spending time with your children and teens this summer! For additional information and to submit a nomination, visit www.alexandriava.gov/12968.
The City's Neighborhood "Mini" Pools, John Ewald Pool, 4500 Duke St., and The Memorial Pool at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., will now be open on weekends through Monday, September 6, 2010. The Neighborhood Pools' operating hours are Monday - Friday from noon to 6 pm; Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, noon to 6 pm. In addition, Adult Only hours are available at the two neighborhood pools on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Pools or call 703.746.5553.
Sunday, August 22 - West End Farmers’ Market Closed at Ben Brenman Park
City of Alexandria Farmers’ Markets
Alexandria Film Festival Seeks Film Submissions through August 15
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Jones Point Park, 65 acres in size, is and will remain owned, maintained and operated by the National Park Service as land of the US Department of Interior. The entire Jones Point Park will not be closed to public access during construction. The Royal Street Community Gardens, the Lee Street Community Gardens, the Mount Vernon Trail and the Community Recycling Center will have continuous public access. Public access to some portions of the park will be temporarily/intermittently closed while improvements are being made. For up to date information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/34692.
For additional information, call 703.746.5500.
Athletic Field Improvements at Ben Brenman Park
George Washington Celebration Committee
Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park & Museum Advisory Group
Commission for the Arts
Alexandria Beautification Commission
Center Advisory Boards
"Dispatches from the Front" is the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Park Operations & Park Planning newsletter reporting on current issues, activities and updates on park projects. To view the current issue, visit www.alexandriava.gov/18076.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City's Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.4343 (TTY 703.838.4902).