Department of Parks and Recreation

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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 many of the District of Columbia's recreation/community centers, parks, athletic fields, playgrounds, spray parks, tennis courts, community gardens, dog parks, aquatic facilities and features.

The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation 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.

Agency Mission

DPR's mission is to promote health and wellness; conserve the natural environment; and provide universal access to parks and recreation services.

Agency Vision

The vision for DPR is to:

MOVE - provide all residents affordable, enjoyable opportunities for physical fitness and recreation;

GROW - support personal development among residents through self enrichment activities; and

BE GREEN - promote practices that connect residents to their local environment.

Agency Motto

Move Grow Be Green with DPR