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The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services and facilities for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia.

*NEW: DPR is proud to announce this new Field Permits Schedule page.  Field permit holders & interested parties can now see information regarding field status here.  Please note, if a field is showing "no use," you MUST put in a

2017 Reduced Rate Pre-Qualification Information

*The reduced rate application period opened on Monday, January 23, 2017 and will continue throughout the entire summer camp season.

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Seasonal camps are a major priority for DPR and we want to make sure that every family interested in investing their child's free time with us is rewarded with a great experience for their child. 

Check out the seasonal camps we offer and click on the links to register.

Field permit holders & interested parties can now view information regarding field status.  Please note, if a field is showing "no use," you MUST put in a permit application to use the field. 

2017 DPR Summer Jobs

DPR's Human Resources Division opened the 2017 summer hiring application on Friday, January 27, 2017.

DC Senior Games

The DC Senior Games is an annual competition, hosted by DPR and sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA), which brings together seniors from across the District to participate in athletic activities, thereby promoting healthy living for a longer, more robust life.

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DPR strives to enhance the quality of life and wellness for District residents and visitors.

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The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers a number of sports activities for adults to maintain an active lifestyle while engaging with others in their community.

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A permit is required for any organized picnic or activity of 10 or more participants.

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DPR provides residents and visitors with safe, well-maintained aquatic facilities and programs.

DPR is proud to announce its new Aquatics Outdoor Pool Permits page.  Aquatic permit holders & interested parties can now see information regarding the outdoor pool status.  Please note, if a pool is showing "no use," you MUST submit a 

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DPR uses the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) to train and certified lifeguards to work at both indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities across the District. To register for an upcoming course,

Project Description

This is two phase project that includes stabilization and ADA, in which various site improvements will take place at the site.  

Critter proof Compost Bin

The DPR Community Compost Cooperative Network uses new critter proof and smell proof compost bins designed by Urban Farm Plans to allow trained community members to compost food scraps with garden waste from DPR and partner DPR gardens to responsibly create high quality compost.

We are preparing for the 2017-2018 Cooperative Play season!!!  #DPRCooperativePlay

Through the Cooperative Play Program (Co-op), young children ages 18 months through 4 years old are introduced to a structured play setting with activities that engage the whole child - mentally, socially, physically, and emotionally - in preparation for entering the formal education system.

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Cooperative Play Program 2017-2018 information is now live.  Please visit Cooperative Play 2017-2018 for

DPR is preparing for the 2017 DC Free Summer Meals Program season!!