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DPR Phase Two Operating Status for Indoor & Outdoor Recreation

As of Monday, December 7, 2020, In accordance with Mayor Muriel Bowser's situation update and in support of the District’s efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), DPR will be enforcing a series of adjustments and limitations on sports and recreation activities:

New Gathering Restrictions & Programs Update

All authorized, indoor activities are limited to 10 people or less.
All organized outdoor activities are limited to 25 people or less. (including all field permits)

Tech Lounges are now closed.

Group workouts, learn to swim programs, and exercise classes are suspended until further notice.

Permits for Outdoor Fields & Courts

Effective immediately, DPR will stop issuing permits for organized sports and team play on DPR fields.

High-Contact Sports

Effective Immediately, spontaneous play and organized athletic activities involving high contact sports are prohibited.
This includes: Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Rugby, Soccer, and Wrestling.

High School Sports & Competitions

DPR has now suspended high school-aged physical sports and organized athletic activities. (including practices, clinics, and competitions) This applies not only to high-contact sports, but other sports and physical activities as well.

Youth Sports

Children and teens who are middle school-aged and younger may continue to participate in organized drills and clinics for high-contact sports, provided athletes are organized in groups of no more than 12 and the activities do not involve actual physical contact with one another.


DPR Facilities - What's Open/Closed?

Residents may continue to use DPR fields for individual exercise or casual, non-league, non high-contact games and activities, provided they adhere to guidance relating to social distancing. Residents can also make reservations at select recreation centers and indoor pools for individual use.

Registration and reservation access to the following offerings can be booked online.

  • In-Person Programs
  • Fitness Center Reservations
  • Lap Swimming Reservations
  • Learning Hubs

To gain entry to a DPR Indoor facility during Phase Two you must:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Present a valid state ID
  • Have an existing reservation or for amenity access or online registration for a program hosted at that location.

Walk-ins without online, pre-registration will not be permitted. Group access will not be permitted.

Take a look at the list below to see the select facilities and aquatic centers that are slated to reopen for Fall programming and other limited services. Reservations are now open.

  • WARD 1
    • Banneker Recreation Center
    • Columbia Heights Community Center
    • Marie Reed Indoor Pool
  • WARD 3
    • Palisades Recreation Center
    • Wilson Indoor Pool
  • WARD 4
    • Emery Heights Community Center
    • Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center
    • Fort Stevens Recreation Center
    • Raymond Recreation Center
    • Takoma Indoor Pool
  • WARD 5
    • Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
    • Turkey Thicket Indoor Pool
    • Trinidad Recreation Center
    • Edgewood Recreation Center
  • WARD 6
    • Rumsey Indoor Pool
    • Sherwood Recreation Center
  • WARD 7
    • Benning Stoddert Recreation Center
    • Deanwood Community Center
    • Deanwood Indoor Pool (Opens December 2020)
    • Ridge Road Community Center
    • Kenilworth Recreation Center
  • WARD 8
    • Barry Farm Recreation Center
    • Barry Farm Indoor Pool
    • Bald Eagle Recreation Center
    • Fort Stanton Recreation Center
    • Southeast Tennis & Learning Center

Other Programs Operating out of Indoor Facilities in Phase Two include: