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DPR Offers "DPR Fun Day" on February 13 During DC Public Schools' Professional Development Day

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Third of Four DPR Fun Days Held During DCPS 2014/2015 School Year
DPR Fun Day

DPR Customer Service:  (202) 673-7647
DPR Kids, Camps & Co-op Office: (202) 671-0372
DPR Media Contacts: 
Brian Armstead, (202) 746-2092, brian.armstead@dc.gov
Rachel Newman, (202) 340-2910; rachel.newman@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) Today, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that during the 2014-2015 school year, when DC Public Schools (DCPS) are closed for staff development, the agency will offer "DPR Fun Day," a free, single-day program that offers fun and enriching activities (such as sports and athletics, arts and crafts, and more) for children between the ages 6 to 12 years old. DPR strives to meet the needs of District families when DCPS are closed for Professional Development days.

DPR Fun Day will be offered at select DPR sites on the following four days: Friday, October 10, 2014; Friday, December 5, 2014; Friday, February 13, 2015; and Friday, May 1, 2015.

DPR will offer the third Fun Day on Friday, February 13, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. DPR Fun Day will incorporate DPR’s “Move, Grow and Be Green” initiative, as DPR continues to plant the seeds of personal development and environmental responsibility.  Please note that before and after care are not offered for DPR Fun Days.

Sites offering DPR Fun Day on February 13 are as follows:

Ward 1 :
    Columbia Heights Community Center - 1480 Girard St., NW | (202) 671-0373
    Marie Reed Recreation Center - 2200 Champlain St., NW | (202) 673-7768

Ward 2 :
    Jelleff Recreation Center - 3265 S St., NW | (202) 462-1317

Ward 3 :
    Chevy Chase Comm. Cntr. - 5601 Connecticut Ave., NW | (202) 282-2204
    Stoddert Recreation Center - 4001 Calvert St., NW | (202) 299-3324

Ward 4 :
    Raymond Recreation Center - 3725 10th St., NW | (202) 671-2181
    Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center - 501 Riggs Road, NE | (202) 576-5224

Ward 5 :
    Joe Cole Recreation Center - 1299 Neal St., NE | (202) 442-9262
    Trinidad Recreation Center - 1310 Childress St., NE | (202) 727-1293
    Turkey Thicket Rec. Cntr.  - 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE | (202) 576-9238

Ward 6 :
    Kennedy Recreation Center - 1401 7th Street, NW | (202) 671-4794
    King Greenleaf Recreation Center - 201 N St., SW | (202) 645-7454
    Rosedale Community Center - 1701 Gales St., NE | (202) 727-2591
    Watkins Recreation Center - 420 12th St., SE | (202) 724-4468

Ward 7 :
    Benning Park Community Center - Southern Ave. & Fable St., SE | (202) 341-6765
    Deanwood Recreation Center - 1350 49th Street, NE  |  (202)) 671-3077

Ward 8 :
    Bald Eagle Recreation Center - 100 Joliet Street, SW  |  (202) 671-5125
    Ferebee Hope Recreation Center - 3999 8th Street, SE  |  (202) 645-3916

Please note that DPR will not provide lunch or snacks during DPR Fun Day.  Please ensure that children bring their lunch and snacks. Parents are asked to adhere to DPR's policies on food and snacks, which will be available on DPR's website at the time of registration.

Although there is no registration fee for this program, online pre-registration is required.

Registration for each of the 2014-2015 DPR Fun Day will open two weeks prior to each fun day.  Registration for the February 13 Fun Day will open on Friday, January 30, at 10:00 am. Please note that all registration must be completed online.  DPR Fun Day does not offer in-person registration.

Space fills on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollment at each site is subject to availability.  Parents are encouraged to create an online account for all members of their family in DPR's registration system prior to registering for Fun Day.  Please note that registration will close at 12 noon on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

To Register:

  • Click here to register for Feb. 13th "DPR Fun Day". (Registration will open on Friday, January 30 @ 10 am.) You will be redirected to the registration page.
  • Log in with your username and password.
  • Add the program (DPR Fun Day) to your cart.
  • Check out to complete the enrollment.
  • Registration will close at 12 noon on Thursday, February 12.

Visit the DPR Fun Day web page for more information or contact DPR's Kids, Camps & Co-op office at (202) 671-0372.

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