Mark Your Calendar – Fall Registration Begins August 15
View the classes, leagues, activities and events taking place September through December in the Fall Program Guide, which is now online. Or, pick up a printed copy from a library or recreation center throughout Alexandria. Fall registration begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15 for Alexandria residents and on Friday, August 17 for nonresidents. Register online or in-person at the Registration & Reservation Office, located at 1108 Jefferson St., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Fall cover features John H. Zimmerman’s Sitting on a Bench, Parks category winner of the 2017 RPCA Photo Contest. Participate in the 2018 RPCA Photo Contest by submitting your best original photos taken at any City of Alexandria park, center, program or event or vote for the photo that best represents the Department’s mission to “enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public space, cultural activities and programming.” Winning photos will receive great prizes and be featured in City facilities and online. View contest rules.
2018 Recreation Photo Contest dates:
Free Summer Fun In Your Neighborhood
Meet your neighbors and enjoy the warm weather and the outdoors. There’s no reason not to take part in free summer fun in Alexandria!
Bring the whole family to Movie Night in the Park on Saturday, August 11, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Chinquapin Park, 3210 King St. Start the evening with open swim in Chinquapin’s Rixse Pool 6-7:30 p.m., then head outside for a free outdoor showing of Paddington 2 at 8 p.m. Bring swimsuits, towels, snacks, beverages, lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray, and enjoy the show! Special thanks to our partners, Chinquapin Advisory Council and The Goodhart Group for supporting this event.
Join Alexandria Police and Recreation Department staff to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 5-8 p.m. at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St. National Night Out is a community campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness while strengthening neighborhood spirit and community partnerships. Enjoy free swimming, DJ music, bounce house, refreshments and more, while learning about City services.
Customer Service the RPCA Way
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) guarantees a consistently superior customer experience to all who participate in programs or visit parks and facilities. Interactions will be Responsive, Professional, Courteous and Accountable.
To ensure satisfaction, we offer all customers:
Tell us about your experience after each interaction by accessing the Your Experience Matters survey online or by completing a paper survey in any recreation center.
2018-19 Afterschool Registration Now Open
Registration for afterschool programs for the 2018-19 school year is open. Options are available throughout Alexandria and take place 2:30-6 p.m. on days when ACPS schools are open:
Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities
1108 Jefferson Street,
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Registration & Reservation Office: 703.746.5414