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Recreational Programs

 
  • Out of School Time Programs 
  • Pools 
  • Recreation Centers 
  • Seniors 
  • Special Events 
  • Sport Leagues & Activities  
  • Teens 
  • Therapeutic Recreation 
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    Clubs

    The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities promotes clubs in the City of Alexandria and sponsors various clubs according to departmental guidelines. Sponsored clubs provide an accepted recreation/leisure type of wholesome activity. Currently, the following clubs are under our sponsorship:

    • Alexandria Coin Club
      Meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7-10 pm at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street. Call 703.491.0336 for more information.
    • Olde Town Fencing Club
      Meets Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm at Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue.
    • Alexandria Harmonizers Barbershop Quartets and Chorus
      Meets every Tuesday night at 7 pm. For more information call 703.836.0969.
    • MYO SIM Kendo/Karate Club
      Japanese Kendo (fencing) and Iai (sword drawing) classes. New members welcome. The club meets every Monday from 7:30-9:30 pm at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street. For additional information call 301.262.5266 after 6 pm.
    • The Seaport Side Chorus, Alexandria Chapter of the Sweet Adelines International
      Meets each Wednesday night at 7pm at Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information call 703.780.3580.
    • The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
      Meets every Wednesday from 8 - 10 pm at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron Street. For additional information to join or to take a class, call 703.719.0596

    For more information or any group interested in sponsorship by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, please call 703.746.5414.

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    Birthday Packages

    • Chinquapin Party Packages 
      The Chinquapin park Recreation Center offers a variety of party packages to make your child’s next birthday one to remember. For additional information, call 703.746.5553. Packages include:
      • Swim Party - Children ages 5-12 Includes one hour of swimming and one hour use of the Party Room
      • Pizza & Swim Party - Children ages 5-12 Includes one hour of swimming, one hour use of the Party Room, and two large pizzas.
      • Soft Playroom Birthday Party - Children ages 5 & younger Includes one hour use of the Soft Playroom and the Party Room.
       
    • Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center Birthday Parties
      Consider the City's nature center for your child's next birthday party. Appropriate for ages 4 to 12, each 90 minute birthday party features live animals, a nature-oriented activity, and use of a private room. For booking information and forms, please call 703.746.5559.
      • Fee (residents): $125 for a party of up to 12 children. To secure a party date, prior registration and payment are required.
       

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    Recreation Center Advisory Councils - A Way to Get Involved 

    • Charles Barrett Recreation Center
      3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm
      Call 703.746.5551 for information.
       
    • Charles Houston Recreation Center
      3rd Wednesday at 7 pm
      Call 703.746.5552 for information.
       
    • Cora Kelly Recreation Center
      3rd Wednesday at 7 pm
      Call 703.746.5554 for information.
       
    • Mount Vernon Recreation Center
      3rd Wed, 7 pm, 703.746.5556.
       
    • Nannie J. Lee Memorial Center
      2nd Monday at 7 pm
      Call 703.746.5550 for information.
       
    • Patrick Henry Recreation Center
      2nd Tuesday at 7 pm
      Call 703.746.5557 for information.
       
    • William Ramsay Recreation Center
      3rd Wednesday at 6:30 pm
      Call 703.746.5558 for information.

    Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please call the recreation center in your neighborhood or click here for additional information.

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    1108 Jefferson St.
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    703.746.4343
    Fax: 703.838.6344
    E-Mail

    Office Hours
    Monday-Friday
    8 am - 5 pm

    James B. Spengler
    Director
    703.746.5500