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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.

Join us at the 2016 Mayor’s Cup Amateur Boxing Tournament held at the new Ridge Road Recreation Center in Ward 7!!  
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The DC Free Summer Meals program and Kid's Cafe provides nutritious meals, year round, to DC children.

The Theodore Hagans outdoor pool provides the Fort Lincoln community with an enjoyable way to cool off in the summer months. The pool is one of three outdoor pools in Ward 5.

The Therapeutic Aquatic Center (also called the TR Center) is DC's premiere facility specifically focused on DC residents with Special Needs.
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DPR's Therapeutic Recreation division provides recreation and athletic programs for residents of all ages and abilities. Adaptive programs and facilities are also offered for persons with disabilities.

Turkey Thicket Aquatics Center

The Turkey Thicket Aquatic Center is one of DPR's premier indoor aquatic centers. Located in the heart of the Brookland neighborhood, this center offers regular "Learn to Swim" classes for youth, adults and seniors; water aerobics classes and lifeguard training.

Set along Arkansas Avenue, this pool offers residents of Ward 4 a place to cool off in the summer.

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
Establish outdoor gardens across the District

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.

This small pool is set between the quiet streets of Georgetown, just one block off Wisconsin Avenue. This pool has 1 25 yard lap lane. Register for an aquatic class.   

Rumsey pool - outside

The William H. Rumsey Aquatics Center (formerly a natatorium) is named for the late William H.

Wilson Aquatic Center

Wilson Aquatic Center is one of DC's premiere indoor aquatic facilities.

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