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The mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is to enhance the quality of life and wellness of District of Columbia residents and visitors by providing equal access to affordable and quality recreational services, by organizing meaningful programs, activities, and events.
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 maintains over 900 acres of parkland, and has built and continues to maintain 68 recreation and community centers, 40 aquatic facilities, and several additional recreational facilities including playgrounds, athletic fields and play courts.