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School is Out on October 25th, Register for DPR Fun Day

Friday, October 19, 2018
Bowser Administration Offers Free Day of Activities Available for Kids 6-12, During DCPS Closures for Staff Development

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

(Washington, DC) – The Mayor Bowser administration and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that spaces are now available for the DPR Fun Day happening Thursday, October 25, 2018.

When DC Public Schools (DCPS) are closed for staff development on October 25, the agency will offer DPR Fun Day, a free, single-day program offering fun and enriching activities (such as sports and athletics, arts and crafts, and more) for the ages 6 through 12 years old. DPR strives to meet the needs of District families when DCPS has full day closures for staff development.

This event is free, however online registration is required. In person and over the phone registration is not available for this program. DPR Fun Day is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and before/after care is not offered. Meals are not provided, so please send lunch and a snack.

Spaces fill on a first-come, first-serve basis and enrollment at each site is subject to availability. Parents are encouraged to create an online account for all members of their family in DPR's registration system.

Registration will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Sites offering DPR Fun Day:

Ward 1
- Marie Reed - 2200 Champlain Street, NW

Ward 2
- Jelleff - 3265 S Street, NW

Ward 3
- Friendship - 4500 Van Ness Street, NW

Ward 4
- Raymond - 3725 10th Street, NW

Ward 5
- Joe Cole - 1299 Neal Street, NE
- Turkey Thicket - 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE

Ward 6
- Kennedy - 1401 7th Street, NW
- Sherwood - 640 10th Street, NE

Ward 7
- Deanwood - 1350 49th Street, NE
- Marvin Gaye - 15 61st Street, NE
- Ridge Road - 800 Ridge Road, SE

Ward 8
- Barry Farm - 1230 Sumner Road, SE

Future DPR Fun Day Dates

  • January 23, 2019 - Registration opens on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 9 am.
  • April 4, 2019 - Registration opens on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 9 am.


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.