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Play Day 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Event Gathering Families from All 8 Wards to Celebrate All Things “Play”

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contact: 

John Stokes, (202) 288-7275, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) - The Ward 8 Arts & Culture Council (W8ACC) and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) present Play Day 2016 on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm in Oxon Run Park. Play Day will celebrate the fundamentals of play for families of all 8 wards within the District of Columbia.

The event will feature activities, workshops, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more! Held in Ward 8’s Oxon Run Park, this FREE event will encourage District residents to explore communities and parks east of the Anacostia River.

Play Day 2016
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 ; 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Oxon Run Park (Wheeler Road SE & Mississippi Avenue SE)
Who: FREE and open to the public
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/PlayDayDC/

“Play is an essential part of every person’s life and vital to their development. Through play children explore the world around them and develop life skills, while play energizes and rejuvenates adults,” said Tendani Mpulubusi El, W8ACC President & CEO.

“DPR is all about fun,” said DPR’s Director Keith A. Anderson. “The concept of play is healthy. It increases overall quality of life, and teaches children and adults to think creatively. Play is also a vital component in building strong communities.”

Ward 8’s Oxon Run Park features a unique combination of outdoor recreation areas, playgrounds and trails in Southeast Washington, D.C. The park stretches through a multi-use space, physically and visually connecting DPR and National Park Service’s land.

Ward 8 is fast becoming a leader in the city for innovation and creative arts. Play Day 2016 is presented by the Ward 8 Arts & Culture Council (W8ACC), powered by DPR, sponsored by Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Events DC and supported by the National Park Service.

About Ward 8 Arts & Culture Council (W8ACC)
The Ward 8 Arts and Culture Council (W8ACC) is an innovative community based 501c3 nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2012; W8ACC’s mission is to facilitate social and economic development via arts, culture and technology. To learn more about W8ACC’s mission, team and vision visit: www.w8acc.org.

About the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (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.