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Mayor Bowser Celebrates Historic Investment in Parks and Recreational Activities for Residents with 4th Annual DPR Rec Day

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Recreational Activities Available Across All Eight Wards and for All Ages to Be Showcased

DPR Customer Service:(202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contacts: Michael Tucker Jr., (202) 717-4242, [email protected]

(WASHINGTON, DC) - On Saturday, September 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mayor Bowser’s DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host the District's 4th Annual DPR Rec Day, an event that puts parks and recreation's programming and activities on full display for residents. Mayor Bowser has invested more than $200,000,000 over the course of her administration to ensure that all residents across all eight wards experience the power of play. This annual celebration offers residents a sampling of the year round activities.

Attendees of DPR Rec Day will enjoy food, giveaways, vendors, and live music from Pan Masters Steel Drum Orchestra, DPR employee and Grammy-nominated rapper T.O.N.E, 15 year-old blues guitarist phenom Je-Lan, and local genre-bending bands Bela Dona and Black Alley. The event will feature a host of social and spectator DPR activities including: rock climbing, bubble soccer, pickleball, kickball, ziplining, moon bounces, face painting, video games, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, girl’s basketball, Tiny Mite football, a flag football exhibition, amateur boxing matches, soccer, the DPR Fun Wagon with skates, bicycles and more.

The event will also highlight Mayor Bower's Fit DC initiative with the "#FITDC Zone," which will include fitness clinics, healthy meals, wellness vendors, as well as a neighborhood bike ride with LimeBike, and a scavenger hunt with the November Project.

DPR Rec Day is open to the public and free of charge. Find out more or secure your spot at DPR.Events. The hashtag #DPRRecDay

Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)
T.O.N.E., Grammy-nominated Rapper
Je-Lan, Blues Guitarist
Bela Dona, Band
Black Alley, Band

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Randall Field (South Capitol and I Streets, SW)
*Closest Metro: Navy Yard Metro Station*


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.