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Select DPR Aquatic Centers to Close for the 31st Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet Weekend

Friday, February 3, 2017
Takoma Aquatic Center Serves as Host Location for National Swim Meet

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Aquatics Office: (202) 671-1289
DPR Media Contacts: Gwendolyn Crump, (202) 288-6027, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) - The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announces that select DPR Aquatic Centers will be closed due to this year's 31st Annual Black History Invitational Swim Meet (BHISM).

The Takoma Aquatic Center (300 Van Buren St., NW) will close on Thursday, February 16 at noon. Takoma AC will serve as the host site for the BHISM and will be closed for public swimming through Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center (635 North Carolina Ave. SE) and Barry Farm Aquatic Center (1230 Sumner Rd., SE) will be open for public swim only (no classes will be held) during their normal operating hours on Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, 2017. Only Rumsey and Barry Farm Aquatic Centers will be open during the Black History Invitational Swim Meet weekend. All other DPR aquatic centers will be closed starting on Friday, February 17 and will re-open on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Please note that all DPR facilities (including all aquatic centers) will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of Presidents’ Day. For more information, please visit The 31st Annual Black History Swim Meet website or visit dpr.dc.gov.

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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