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Register for Recreation Programs, Camps & Activities

Registration for Spring & Summer 2015 activities is Open! Register online or in-person at the new Registration & Reservation Office located at the Lee Center at 1108 Jefferson St. 
Registration Information 

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Spring & Summer Programs In Your Neighborhood

Subscribers of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities' Program Guide will receive printed copies in August (fall issue), December (winter issue), and March (spring & summer issue) each year. 
Request a free subscription to receive future issues by mail 

 

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City of Alexandria to Hold Annual USA and City Birthday Celebration on Saturday, July 11

The celebration includes fun for the entire family, including musical entertainment, refreshments, and birthday cake. The celebration opens with a performance by The Tower House Band at 6:30 p.m. and the featured performance of the evening is a concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra at 8:30 p.m., culminating with a Grand Fireworks Finale featuring Tchaikovsky's “1812 Overture” with cannon support by the United States Marine Corps Basic Training School beginning at 9:30 p.m.

 

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Patrick Henry Recreation Center Project
In conjunction with a joint feasibility study with the Alexandria City Public Schools, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is evaluating alternatives for redevelopment of the existing Patrick Henry Recreation Center. The goal of this evaluation is to ensure the plan for a new facility responds programmatically to both the current community’s needs, as well as the future needs related to a projected increase in enrollment at the school.
Park & Recreation Commission Public Hearing - June 18, 2015
Staff Recommendation Memo
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Jump In to the 2015 Outdoor Pool Season

The City of Alexandria 2015 Outdoor Pool Season is open at the Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St., and Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.
Outdoor Pools
Potomac Yard Park Interactive Fountain
Rixse Indoor Pool

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Let’s Have A Summer of Smiles!
Summer camps and activities are available for youth ages 2-17 and include sports, dance, creative arts, computer, chess, enrichment, nature, adventure, Out of School Time (residents only) and classic camps. The Summer of Smiles brochure makes planning the summer even easier with an index listing camps by week offered and age group.
Download 2015 Guide Now

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Commissions - A Way to Get Involved
Commissions compose a formal system through which citizens can advise City Council on issues affecting the City. Commission meetings are open to the public and vacancies are posted on the Boards & Commissions website. RPCA's commissions include the Beautification; Commission for the Arts; Park & Recreation; and Waterfront.
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RPCA Implements Environmental & Sustainable Management System

An environmental management system is a set of management processes and procedures that allow RPCA to analyze, control and reduce the environmental impact of its activities, products and services and operate with greater efficiency and control.

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Windmill Hill Park Shoreline Rehabilitation Project
Consistent with the City Council approved 2003 Windmill Hill Park Plan, the City of Alexandria is working with a design team led by Kimley-Horn, with input from the community, to implement the replacement of the current bulkhead and shoreline improvements.
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To receive information about Department programs, special events, community meetings, and more, update your subscription or subscribe to eNews by visiting alexandriava.gov/eNews.
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The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Activities is committed to informing the community thorough and transparent process where information are shared among staff, community and the media. By all reasonable means the department will provide information in an accessible and timely manner.  Media are directed to contact the Director of Communications and Public Information or the Department’s Public Information Officer for all inquiries.