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Cold Emergency -The District's Cold Emergency Plan is currently active.

The Cold Emergency Plan is part of the 2015-2016 Winter Plan.


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DPR Inclement Weather Field Closures

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will suspend outdoor facility and field use, including uses subject to an issued permit, for games, practices and other uses whenever field conditions might result in damage to the fields or injury to players.

There are multiple ways to receive field closure updates:

  • Visit dpr.dc.gov where updates will be listed on the homepage
  • Call the DPR weather hotline at (202) 671-0331
  • Follow us on Twitter for the latest DPR weather updates
  • Subscribe to the DPR list serve