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Watkins Recreation Center

Watkins Recreation Center

The Watkins Recreation Center is a smaller site co-located with Watkins Elementary School. Centered in the middle of Capitol Hill with many outdoor opportunities, Watkins provides constituents with a youth-sized outdoor pool (summer only), a turf field, a street skate rink, outdoor basketball courts, and an outdoor adventured themed playground.

Watkins also provides a host of after-school programs for youth between the ages of 5 - 18 yrs old. 

General Information

420 12th Street, SE
Nearest Metro:
Potomac Ave (Blue or Orange)
Parking lot available
Hours of Operation:
Closed until further notice 
Direct: (202) 899-6005


  • Indoor
    • Multi-purpose Room
    • Volleyball Court
  • Outdoor
    • Basketball Court
    • Playground
    • Street Hockey Rink
    • Softball Field - 60' Diamond

Services & Programs