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Kids Programs

Kids Programs

Below are the DPR programs that are designed for all kids to participate in. Scroll through the options below and see which ones make the most sense for you and your child.

  • Aquatics
    Swimming lessons and water skills for children.
  • Cultural Arts
    Children's art programs and craftwork.
  • DPR Learning Hubs
    Select DPR centers will provide school children with access to a learning space for the purpose of educational enrichment, access to internet, and free meals. 
  • Environment
    Get involved your kid involved in the effort to cultivate fresh produce in your neighborhood with our community gardens. Or explore the city using our new Geocaching program.
  • Early Childhood
    Cooperative Play Program, early age gymnastics, and tiny tots programs designed for the youngest in the family.
  • Out of School Time (OSTP)
    Programs occurring during non-DCPS operating hours.
  • Personal Enrichment 
    Programs designed to keep our District children focused on becoming the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Kids Sports
    Structured athletic leagues and activities at DPR facilities.
  • Free Summer Meals
    All summer long, provide your kid(s) with healthy, nourishing meals compliments of DPR.

Use the above links to learn about specific programs or visit our Registration Portal to sign up for kids programs now.

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.