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DPR offers learn-to-swim lessons tailored to children's individual skill levels in private, semi-private, and small group settings.

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The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers a large variety of programs and activities at DPR facilities across the District.

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DPR provides affordable and quality recreational sports leagues, teams and games.

Spring Urban Garden Certificate Course
Spring Urban Garden Certificate Course

The Spring Urban Gardener Certificate Course (SUGCC) is a 16-class series that will cover a variety of topics about urban gardening in DC from garden design, organic management, critter-proof composting, cooking what you grow, food justice in DC and many more.  This course is seven weeks lon

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Summer Urban Garden Series
Summer Urban Garden Workshop Series

From Urban Garden 101 to Organic Disease/Pest Maintenance to Garden Cooking to Bee Keeping, over 50 free, individual urban gardening workshops and field trips are offered through this 5 month series held annually from May to September.

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The Office of Teen Programs of DPR offers a variety of programs specifically designed to keep teens actively engaged throughout the year and help youth build positive relationships with one another.

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DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP) 

Office of the State SuperintendentThe DC Free Summer Meals program and Kid's Cafe provides nutritious meals, year round, to DC children.

DPR is excited to announce a new beekeeping program in partnership with the DC Beekeepers Alliance (DCBA).

DPR is excited to announce a new beekeeping program in partnership with the DC Beekeepers Alliance (DCBA).  In an effort to support urban beekeeping and to increase pollination in the District, DC residents may apply to keep...

Urban Garden Programs
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DPR offers innovating gardening ideas for establising and maintaining personal or community gardens.

Summer Urban Garden Series
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DPR's Urban Gardens Division offers over 100 free classes each year focused on practical urban gardening skills and taught by some of the most innovative and talented leaders of DC’s urban garden movement.  Currently, 4 class series types are offered throughout the year.

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DPR offers athletic and competitive opportunities for District youth regardless of their age, skill level or athletic interests.