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Africa FEST

Africa FEST 2019 Saturday, September 7 noon5 p.m. Patrick Henry Recreation Center 4643 Taney Ave. Join us for a free communitywide celebration of Africa through dance, music, food, crafts and culture. Traditional African attire is encouraged.

Africa FEST

Join us on Saturday, September 7, for this international festival celebrating African heritage, arts and culture in partnership with the African Union, Embassies, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, and others.
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RPCA is Hiring...Only the Best!

RPCA is seeking qualified and dedicated professionals to deliver the high-quality services and programs RPCA customers expect. On-site interviews will take place at a Job Fair on Saturday, August 24 for a variety of positions.

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Get Involved - Complete the Needs Assessment Survey

Tell us what you'd like to see in park, recreation, and arts facilities and programs by participating in an online survey, providing location-specific feedback on a map, or asking questions about the project.The input received will help determine priorities, develop budgetary needs and improve services.

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Out of School Time Registration Schedule Updated

Registration options for the 2019-20 school year Out of School Time Program have been expanded to provide families more walk-in registration location options and convenience.
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2019 Waterfront Park Performance Series

Free Public Performance Series Music, Movement, and Light in Alexandrias Waterfront Park Waterfront Park comes alive with a seriesof original site specific performances in conversation with the sound responsive, interactive installation Mirror Mirror. Music, voices and ambient sound

Beautification Commission Archived Content

Beautification Commission Archived Content Return to Beautification Commission web page 2018 MeetingsJanuary 11AgendaMinutesFebruary 8AgendaMinutesMarch 8AgendaMinutesApril 12AgendaMinutesMay 10AgendaMinutesJune 14AgendaJune 28 Outreach CommitteeJuly 12AgendaMeeting MinutesFOIA PresentationJuly 26 Outreach CommitteeAugust 9August 22 Simpson Park Triangle Vacant

42nd Annual Alexandria Jazz Festival

The City of Alexandrias Office of the Arts hosts the 42nd Annual Alexandria Jazz Festival on Monday, May 27, 1 6 p.m. at Waterfront Park at 1A Prince St. The annual concert

Burke Library Public Art

Public Art atEllen Coolidge Burke Branch Library The City of Alexandrias Public Art Program is commissioning an original, permanent public artwork for the Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library (Burke Branch Library), a key

Reserve A Picnic Area Today

Make memories in your neighborhood by hosting your next outdoor gathering at a picnic area. Picnic shelters and picnic areas at seven park locations are now available for reservation for April through October 2019.
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Calls for Artists

Artists, performers, makers, and creators can find opportunities to share their talents with the people of Alexandria.

AlexRenew Public Art Residency

AlexRenew Public Art Residency The City of Alexandrias Public Art Program in collaboration with Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) is launching the AlexRenew Public Art Residency. We are currently seeking an artist for the first

Fitness Passes and Personal Training

Multiple fitness options are available to suit your schedule and budget.



Natural Resource Management Plan

Natural Resource Management Plan The Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP) represents the City of Alexandrias first attempt to develop a strategic course of action for preserving, protecting, and sustainably managing Alexandrias natural resources and native biodiversity.

Grant Program FY 2019

Grant Program FY 2019 Fiscal Year 2019 Grant RecipientsAlexandria Choral SocietyAlexandria Film FestivalAlexandria HarmonizersThe Alexandria SingersAlexandria Symphony OrchestraThe Art LeagueArts on the HorizonBrave Spirits TheatreEclipse Chamber Orchestra Jane Franklin DanceLocal Motion ProjectMetroStageNorthern Virginia Fine Arts AssociationQuinTangoUpcycle Creative

Resource Allocation Model and Policy Update

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is in the process of updating its existing Resource Allocation and Cost Recovery Model and Policy. The model and policy, along with RPCAs Financial Assistance Policy, guide the Department in determining appropriate fees, subsidy and assistance.

2019 Landscape Guidelines Update Process

2019 Landscape Guidelines Update The City of Alexandrias 2019 Landscape Guidelines Update revises the Citys approved landscape standards to include current industry standards, best practices, and terminology. The update also aligns the standards with City policies and plans approved since 2007

Duke Street Dog Park Improvements

Holmes Run Park Duke Street Dog Park Improvements Location Map of Duke Street Dog Park Project Description Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities (RPCA) is currently designing a renovation of the Duke Street Dog Park, scheduled for implementation within 2018

Four Mile Run Playground Project

Four Mile Run Park Playground Renovation Location 3909 Bruce Street Project Park and Playground Renovation Funding Capital Improvement Program, Playground Renovation and RunningBrooke Status Community Engagement Start Date Fall 2018 End Date Spring 2019

Community Matching Fund Awardees

Community Matching Fund Awardees FISCAL YEAR 2019 View the FY19 Applications View the FY19 Presentation to the Park and Recreation Commission Project Powhatan Park Improvements Applicant Northeast Old Town Civic Association Description This project will

Public Art at Waterfront Park

Site See New Views in Old Town A Temporary Public Art Exhibition Series at King Street Park at the Waterfront Alexandrias Public Art Program is kicking off Site See