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Recreational Programs


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

  • Pool Party 
    • Includes one hour of swimming and two hour use of a party room. 
    • $125 per 10 children ages 5-12. Max 15, adults free. (resident rate)
    • For information and to make a reservation, call Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility at 703.746.5553.
      
  •  Nature Friends Party 
    • 90-minute party featuring live animals, a nature-oriented activity and a party room. 
    • $165 per 12 children ages 4-12. Max 12. (resident rate)
    • For information and to make a reservation, call Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center at 703.746.5525.

  • Soft Play Party
    • Includes one hour use of the soft play room and one hour use of a party room. 
    • Charles Houston Recreation Center: $90 per 16 children ages 0-5. Max 16, adults free. (resident rate) Call 703.746.5552 to reserve.
    • Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility:  $25 per 16 children ages 0-5. Max 16, adults free. (resident rate) Call 703.746.5553 to reserve.
       
  • Wow! What A Party! 
    • Includes choice of themes, decorations, activities, two hour use of a party room and a party coordinator. 
    • $370. Max 35. (resident rate) Call 703.746.5552 to reserve.
    • For information and to make a reservation, call Charles Houston Recreation Center at 703.746.5552.


Please note: All rentals require 4 weeks notice, any necessary permitting and receipt of payment to confirm reservation.

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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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Registration & Reservation Office

For information, to register for a program, or to make a park, picnic or room reservation, contact the Registration & Reservation Office 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

     By phone: 703.746.5414

     In Person:  at Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 

 

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1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
Fax: 703.838.6344
Email: Information

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500
james.spengler@alexandriava.gov