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Select DPR Aquatic Centers to Close for the 30th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet Weekend

Friday, February 5, 2016
Takoma Aquatic Center Serves as Host Location for National Swim Meet

DPR Customer Service:  (202) 673-7647
DPR Aquatics Office: (202) 671-1289
DPR Media Contacts: Gwendolyn Crump, (202) 288.6027, gwendolyn.crump@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that select DPR Aquatic Centers will be closed due to this year's 30th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet (BHISM).

The Takoma Aquatic Center (300 Van Buren St., NW) will close on Thursday, February 11 at noon.  Takoma AC will serve as the host site for the BHISM and will be closed for public swimming through Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Wilson Aquatic Center (4551 Fort Dr., NW) and Barry Farm Aquatic Center (1230 Sumner Rd., SE) will be open for public swim only (no classes will be held) during their normal operating hours on Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, 2016.  Only Wilson and Barry Farm Aquatic Centers will be open during the Black History Invitational Swim Meet weekend. All other DPR aquatic centers will be closed starting on Friday, February 12 and will re-open on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Please note that all DPR facilities (including all aquatic centers) will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents’ Day. For more information, please visit The 30th Annual Black History Swim Meet website page, "DPR to Host the 30th Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet" press release or visit dpr.dc.gov.

About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.

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