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Upshur Recreation Center


The Upshur Recreation Center is a smaller site, sitting on rolling green space. The center's outdoor features include: large areas of park space (with grills), a baseball/multi-use athletic field, two outdoor basketball courts, a playground with adjacent shaded picnic tables and toddler swings, a dog park and an outdoor, summer swimming pool.  Inside, the center boasts a computer lab, kitchen and a multi-purpose room. The Center offers a variety of outdoor sports programs (basketball, tee ball, and soccer), after school programs and summer camps.

Please note, a valid, government-issued photo ID (driver's/non-driver's license or passport) is required to enter all DPR facilities.

Please note that an approved and paid DPR permit is required for any and all events held at a DPR location (including center, parks, playgrounds, fields, etc.).

Facility Type: Recreation Center
Address: 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW
Ward: 4
Phone: (202) 576-6842
Hours of Operation:  Mon - Fri: 3:30 pm - 9 pm;
Sat: 10 am - 4 pm;
(Closed Sun)
Area Manager: Marcus Coates (Area 4)


ADA Accessible:   Yes
ID Required:  Yes 
Senior Programs Offered:  No 

Nearest Metro: None
Parking: Street parking
Additional Information:

Register for a program
- DPR Recreation Centers
Permit a DPR facility
Sign up for Nixle Text/Email Alerts
- The New DPR Facility Locator Map




Program Information

Register for a Program

Programs offered at this location include:
   - Zumba         - Afternoon Access        - Chess

Amenities & Features

- Dog Park
- Outdoor Basketball Courts
- Playground with Shaded Picnic Table area (& toddler swings)
- Multi-purpose athletic field
- Outdoor pools (main pool & an independent kiddie pool)  *summer season only
Indoor computer lab

Photo Gallery & Events

Coming Soon! - Photo Gallery   *   All DPR Events   *   Events at Upshur RC  

If you are interested in holding an event or meeting at this location, please fill out DPR's permit application.  Permits are required for any field or room use, events, parties, community meetings, etc.  Please note, that there are associated fees and requirements

Community Recreation Division

Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20009