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Woody Ward Community Center

Woody Ward Recreation Center

The Woody Ward Community Center (Formerly Benning Park Community Center) is a recreation facility and outdoor haven in the Ward 7 corridor.  The site has a Dragon Theme Playground and offers programs that include afternoon access, boxing, and more! If outdoor activities are your thing,  

General Information

Address: 5100 Southern Avenue, SE
Ward: 7
Nearest Metro: Benning Road (Blue) District Heights (Blue)
Parking: Parking lot Available
Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 12 - 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm
Sunday: Closed

Hours of Operation 
Starting Monday, April 10:
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Closed
Contact:  Direct: (202) 645-3957
Email: Customer Service


  • Indoor 

    • Boxing Center
    • Computer Lab
    • Dance Studio
    • Fitness Center
    • Gymnasium / Indoor Basketball Court
    • Multi-purpose room
  • Outdoor

Services & Programs