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Kids, Camps & Co-op - Children and Youth Services icon
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Every year, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers a variety of exciting urban camping opportunities for youth ages 3 to 17. These opportunities include sports camps, aquatic camps, therapeutic camps, and other day camps.

Langdon Park Pool is a small community pool set at the bottom of two hills on the east end of Langdon Park.  Located in the middle of two neighborhoods this pool is a favorite for all.

Marie Reed Pool

ALERT: Currently this location is closed for renovations.  It closed May 13, 2016 and is slated to open in August 2017.

DPR has added a new camp for the 2016 Summer Camp Season!!  

Set in Oxon Run Park, this pool, with its unique augmented L-Shape design, provides relief for residents of Ward 8 during the hot summer months. This outdoor pool offers an X lane XX yard x XX yard pool.

Common Good City Farm

DPR currently has several partner urban farms.  A partner urban farm is an urban agriculture site that is located on DPR property but is managed and programed by a DPR partner.  These partners are all 501c3 organizations that focus on offering gardening and nutrition programs while incr

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Group of children in a pool with colorful swimming aids

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

Just off South Capitol Street, this quaint little pool offers residents a place to cool off during the summer months and a scenic view of our Nation's Capitol.

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Family riding bicycles

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

Set among the trees of Fort Dupont Park, this quiet pool offers residents of Ward 7 a pleasant way to pass long summer afternoons. 

DC's newest outdoor pool, Rosedale Pool is located at the recently completed Rosedale Community Center and Library. The pool offers lap lanes, children's pool, and a slide.

DPR welcomes all organizations and individuals in offering their sponsorship and partnership ideas or donations.  Working with DPR allows for unique platforms for any company, foundation, institution, entity or individual by providing unique spaces to gain expo

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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

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.

Takoma Aquatic Center

The Takoma Aquatic Center, a national aquatics complex, contains a 17 lane, 50-meter by 25-yard competition pool; an elevated spectators seated area; a fitness center and childrens/leisure pool.

Takoma Dog Park - 2nd Submission - Full Application package documents

Takoma Dog Park - Full Application package documents