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About Programs

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to offer District residents hundreds of free programs for recreational purposes. No matter what your interests are, DPR likely has an activity, class, sports league, or social network that will allow you to connect with your neighbors and enhance your day-to-day life. And, best of all, most of DPR's great programs are free for DC residents.

Do you have a DPR account? You'll need one to register for programs. Click here to access your DPR account or sign up to create a new account.

Sign up for a program in four easy steps!:

1. Visit our Registration Portal
2. Select an age group
3. Browse location and program type
4. Select a program, add to cart, and proceed to checkout

All program options are organized by age group as well as the type of recreation they provide. Search through the options below to find specific programs that meet your needs and follow them to the registration portal to sign up.

Program Season Registration Dates**:
Spring Season: February 1st
Summer Season: May 1st
Fall Season: August 1st
School Year: August 1st
Year Round: September 1st
Winter Season: November 1st
** If the 1st of the month falls on a weekend, registration will open the following Monday.
Unique Registration Dates:
Tackle Football: Last Monday in February
Summer Camps: Last Monday in February
Cooperative Play: Second Monday in April
Cheerleading: Second Monday in July

DPR also wants to know what programs we may be missing that would be of use to you and your family. What activities can we bring to you? To provide feedback, take a moment to complete our DPR is Listening Survey (Survey will reopen Spring 2020)!

If you're looking for news or sign up info about a smaller program that is not listed on our website but does take place in a specific DPR facility, click on the Find a FacilityFind a Park, or Find a Pool links and use the contact information on those pages to reach out to DPR staff directly.