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Reserve space in a DPR facility or park.

Find fun near you.

Become a DPR sponsor or donor.

DC Free Summer Meals Program (DC FSMP)

Find free nutritious meals

DPR Survey

Please give us feedback.

Kennedy Recreation Center

Visit a DPR location near you.

Pershing Park

Take a walk in the park with DPR.

Find a Pool

Check hours and location of an indoor or outdoor pool near you. 

Garden Tool Share Program
Garden Tool Share Program

We have the tool for you.

Father and son in a pool

Non-DC residents must purchase a swim pass.

DPR accepts two type of donations and categorizes them using the below thresholds:

Honorary Donations

Consider a commemorative donation to DC DPR to celebrate or remember an important person or event!  

Community members and groups are encouraged to donate benches and trees to DC DPR as an impactful gesture of reverence and civic pride.

Memberships and Passes
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Why pay hundreds of dollars a month for access to a fancy gym when your local rec center has you covered?

Whether it's cardo, weights, swimming, high-energy aerobics classes, or yoga, DPR

Sign up

Sign up online for cool and exciting programs

Maintanance Requests

See something that needs fixing?