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Capital Projects Division

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DPR's Office of Planning and Capital Projects (OPCP) oversees and manages all planning, design and capital improvement efforts for all DPR properties, including recreation/community centers, playgrounds, aquatic centers, parks, skate parks, dog parks and more.

Capital Improvement Projects

Looking for construction or renovation information?  Curious as to the status of a renovated recreation center, new playground, or pool upgrade?  For information on planned, ongoing or recently completed DPR capital improvement projects please visit our Capital Improvement Projects page.

Play DC Master Plan

DPR, the DC Office of Planning (OP) and over 25 stakeholder organizations, in collaboration with consulting firm AECOM, developed "Play DC, a comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the District of Columbia" in the Fall of 2012.  The purpose of the "Play DC Master Plan" is to map a new vision for advancing the District's park and recreation resources over the next 15-20 years. 

Play DC Playground Improvement Initiative

DPR, in partnership with the Department of General Services (DGS), embarked on the Play DC playground improvement project.  Launched in 2012, the multi-year citywide play space project transformed the District's playgrounds into themed, state of the art playspaces; and concluded in 2014.  Please visit Play DC Playground Improvement Initiative for the list of the 40 playgrounds, their locations, themes, amenities and more.