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Heat Alert: When the temperature or heat index reaches 95, residents are encouraged to take extra precautions against the heat.
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Signature Annual Events

DPR signature events are a valuable part of D.C.'s culture and help build on the rich tradition that makes this city so unique. DPR is honored to host annual events that celebrate the athletic, cultural, musical, and philanthropic efforts of District residents, both past and present.

Click on the below links to learn more about and attend one of our major events.

If you're looking for news about smaller gatherings at specific DPR facilities, 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.