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Columbia Heights Community Center

Columbia Heights Comm Ctr


The Columbia Heights Community Center is a full service facility that serves constituents from toddlers to seniors. The 4-story building is equipped with specialized program areas such as a dance studio, arts & craft room, a recording studio, fitness room, computer lab, multi-purpose room and gymnasium. Outdoor amenties include a newly renovated playground (in 2015), a very popular community garden, an outdoor basketball court, outdoor chess/checker tables and a shaded pavilion.

The 4th floor is dedicated to the DPR's Camps, Co-op and Sports office staff.

Programs at Columbia Heights Community Center are facilitated by site staff as well as contractors with specialized skills and certifications.

Please note, a valid, government-issued photo ID (driver's/non-driver's license or passport) is required to enter all DPR facilities.
Please note that an approved and paid DPR permit is required for any and all events held at a DPR location (including center, parks, playgrounds, fields, etc.).

Facility Type: Recreation Center
Address: 1480 Girard Street, NW
Ward: 1
Phone: (202) 671-0373 
Hours of Operation:  Mon - Fri: 9 am - 9 pm
Sat: 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Sun
Contact: Glen Reynoso


ADA Accessible:   Yes
ID Required:  Yes 
Senior Programs Offered:  Yes 
Nearest Metro: Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow)
Parking: Limited street parking
Additional Information:

Register for a program
- DPR Recreation Centers
Permit a DPR facility
Sign up for Nixle Text/Email Alerts
The New DPR Facility Locator Map




Program Information

Amenities & Features

- Computer Lab
- Dance Studio
- Fitness Center
- Gymnasium / Indoor Basketball Court
- Multi-purpose room
- Recording / Sound Studio
- Video Studio

- Outdoor Basketball Court
- Playground
- Spray Park

Photo Gallery & Events

Coming Soon! - Photo Gallery   *   All DPR Events   *   Events at Columbia Heights CC  

If you are interested in holding an event or meeting at this location, please fill out DPR's permit application.  Permits are required for any field or room use, events, parties, community meetings, etc.  Please note, that there are associated fees and requirements

Community Recreation Division

Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20009