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2022 HA0 Department of Parks and Recreation

Friday, September 17, 2021

The mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is to provide equal and open access to Gold Standard recreational programs, services, and facilities – across all 8 Wards.

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.