Do you want to play soccer, football, lacrosse, rugby, softball or baseball with friends or on a team? The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has 116 athletic fields available for community use and organized play. Review the DPR Athletic Field Inventory for a location suited to your interest and please be sure to adhere to the associated inclement weather policy so that we can maintain the quality of our fields.
Please Note: Dogs are not allowed at athletic fields and playgrounds in District parks. They are welcome if they have leashes everywhere else in our park system. DPR also provides dog parks where pets can run free if they have leashes.
Natural turf fields are offline from the Friday before Thanksgiving until the third Friday in March.
Offline Fields due to Construction or Renovation
|Ward||Field - Update||Start - Finish Dates||Permitting Resumes|
|4||Hamilton - Resodding Field||9/1/2020 - 11/30/2020||Spring 2021|
|6||Hardy - Resodding Field||9/8/2020 - 12/31/2020||Spring 2021|
|4||Hearst - Resodding Field||4/1/2020 - 7/31/2020||Spring 2021|
|6||Kingsman - Resodding Field||5/4/2020 - 7/24/2020||Spring 2021|
|4||Petworth - Park/Playground Renovation||5/11/2020 - 12/15/2020||Spring 2021|
|7||Ridge Road - New Synthetic Turf||7/7/2020 - 12/15/2020||Winter 2020|
Premier Natural Turf Field Permit Restrictions
|Ward||Field||Max Hours/Week||Permitted Sports|
|1||Walter Pierce||30||Youth Soccer, Softball, Youth Baseball, Kickball|
|1||Banneker - Maury Wills||n/a||Diamond Sports Only|
|1||DPR HQ Park||n/a||Diamond Sports Only|
|3||Fort Reno||30 (Non baseball and softball)||Baseball, Soccer, Football, Lacrosse|
|3||Guy Mason||n/a||Diamond Sports Only|
|3||Stoddert||30 (Non baseball and softball)||Youth Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Youth Baseball|
|3||Chevy Chase Playground||n/a||Diamond Sports Only|
|4||Fort Stevens||30||Soccer, Lacrosse|
|6||Brentwood Hamilton||n/a||Diamond Sports Only|
|8||Fort Stanton Lower||n/a||Diamond Sports Only|
Bermuda Field Restoration Periods
To ensure our Bermuda grass fields have sufficient time to grow and repair any worn or bare areas, the Bermuda grass fields listed below are offline during the peak of the Bermuda grass growing season. This down time also allows our maintenance team to sprigg bare areas which ensures these fields stay at a premier field level.
|1||Walter Pierce||July - August|
|3||Fort Reno||July - August (Diamond Sports Exempted)|
|3||Stoddert||July - August (Diamond Sports Exempted)|
|4||Fort Stevens||July - August|
To apply for a permit for usage of a DPR Athletic field, click here.