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DPR Headquarters is Moving August 30

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
New Headquarters Opens in NoMa on September 3

DPR Media Contact: 

Michael Tucker Jr., (202) 717-4242, [email protected]


(Washington, DC) – On Friday, August 30, 2019, DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will be moving its headquarters from 1250 U Street NW and Columbia Heights Recreation Center to one centralized location at 1275 First Street NE. As of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, the new DPR headquarters will be open for business. DPR’s Customer CARE phone number remains the same: (202) 673-7647.                                                                                          

The move to one location will allow increased collaboration and coordination between DPR divisions to provide an elevated level of Customer CARE to District residents. 

The following central operations' offices will be housed at 1275 First Street NE:

  • Director’s Office
  • Communications Office
  • Customer CARE Office
  • Permits and Registration Office
  • Operations Group (Capital Projects, Facilities, Procurement, SAFE Office, Information Technology)
  • Partnerships & Development Office (Volunteer Program, Donations, and Grants)
  • Finance Office
  • Human Resources Office
  • General Counsel’s Office
  • Athletics Programs
  • Aquatics Programs
  • Camps and Seasonal Programs and Recreation Services
  • Cooperative Play Program
  • Cultural Arts Programs
  • Diversity Initiatives
  • Environmental Programs
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Teen Programs
  • Senior Services
  • Training and Development

DPR expects the below divisions will be restored to full operations by the following dates:

Walk-in Service:           September 3, 2019

Customer CARE:          September 9, 2019

Permits:                          September 11, 2019

Human Resources:        September 11, 2019


No other DPR facilities will be affected by this move. DPR appreciates its customers’ patience and understanding during the move.



About DPR


The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.

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