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2019 HA0 Department of Parks and Recreation


Thursday, July 12, 2018

The mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is to promote health and wellness, conserve the natural environment, and provide universal access to parks and recreation services.

Summary of Services

DPR provides a wide range of recreational activities to individuals and groups of all ages throughout the District of Columbia, including aquatics, athletics, fitness, urban camps, therapeutic recreation, environmental education, and food and nutrition programs.

To offer such diversified activities and services, DPR promotes recreation and leisure at approximately 1,000 acres of parkland, 73 recreation and community centers, over 50 aquatic facilities, and several additional recreational facilities including playgrounds, athletic fields, and play courts.

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