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DPR Announces New Late Night Summer Programming

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Programs include Tennis Under the Lights, Evening Hikes and more

DPR Customer Service:  (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contact:  John Stokes, (202) 288-7275, john.stokes@dc.gov


(Washington, DC) Today, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced a brand new addition to the summer programming offerings for the District of Columbia.  Starting on June 30, DPR began to offer evening and late night programming throughout the city.   

"Enhancing our quality of life and well being by participating in recreation and leisure experiences is vital. We become motivated to seek out satisfying encounters with others that are positive and contribute to building strong interpersonal and community relationship.  The beneficial outcome of recreational engagement is characterized by feelings of mastery, achievement, exhilaration, acceptance, success, and personal worth. It reinforces a positive self-image," DPR Acting Director Sharia Shanklin shares.

"The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies awarded DPR accreditation because of our commitment to organizational excellence and customer service. Further, DPR has the vision to be the national leader in urban recreation and parks administration and to be District residents’ primary source for leisure activity.  Throughout the long hot days of summer, DPR has planned summer fun for everyone! The opportunities below are some of the ways DPR provides the ability to MOVE. GROW. BE GREEN through physical activity, personal enrichment and outdoor recreation.  I encourage everyone to come out to play at DPR!"

Programs being offered are as follows:

  • Line Dancing for Adults and Seniors
      -  Every Tuesday : 6 pm to 7:30 pm
            : Sherwood Recreation Center
    (640 10th Street, NE)
      -  Every Tuesday & Thursday: 6 pm to 8 pm
            : Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
    (100 Michigan Avenue, NE)
      -  Every Thursday : 6 pm to 8 pm
            : Therapeutic Recreation Center
    (3030 G Street, SE)
      -  Every Thursday : 6 pm to 7:30 pm
            : Fort Stanton Recreation Center
    (1812 Erie Street, SE)
    Registration is not required, just come out and dance!
    For more information, call (202) 391-2215.

     

  • Tennis Under the Lights
    July 8 - 24 / August 5 - 14 - Every Tuesday & Thursday
    9 pm to 12 midnight
    Fort Lincoln Tennis Courts
    (3201 Fort Lincoln Drive, NE)
    Come out and socialize with area tennis players, participate in tennis drills, tennis ladders, match play and more. All ages and playing levels are welcome and every session will have "Pot Luck in the Park" - there will be something for everyone!!
    Registration is not required, just come out and play!
    For more information, email jeri.ingram@dc.gov.

     

  • Evening Hikes
    7 pm to 9 pm
       -  Thursday, July 10  : Meet up @ Anacostia Recreation Center
              
       (1800 Anacostia Drive, SE)  
       -  Thursday, July 24 : Meet up @ Benning Stoddert Community Center
                
    (100 Stoddert Place, SE)
       -  Monday, August 4 : Meet up @ Kalorama Recreation Center
                
    (1875 Columbia Road, NW)
    Please note that all evening hike's will promptly depart from their respective locations.  The July 10/Anacostia hike will take place on the Anacostia River Walk (paved trail); the July 24/Benning Stoddert hike will take place on the Fort Circle Parks Hiker-Biker trail (natural trail); and the August 4/Kalorama hike will take place on the Adams Morgan Heritage trail (paved trail).  Wheelchairs, strollers and bikes are encouraged on the paved trail outings. Please be sure to bring water, hat, etc. and wear sturdy shoes.
    Registration is not required, just come out and hike!
    For more information, call (202) 741-8716.

     

  • Extended Spray Park Hours
    Starting Monday, July 14 : 10 am to 8 pm

    All District spray parks will extend for one additional hour every day.  Currently spray parks operate from 10 am to 7 pm.  Starting Monday, July 14th, spray parks will operate from 10 am to 8 pm.
    For more information, contact DPR Aquatics Division at (202) 671-1289.
     

  • Community Pool Party
    8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
      -  Friday, July 25 : Banneker Pool
    (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW)
      -  Friday, August 22 : Fort Stanton Pool (1800 Erie Street, SE)
    Come out and socialize during the evening at two of DPR's popular pools!!
    Registration is not required, however standard pool fees, admission, policies and rules do apply.
    For more information, contact DPR Aquatics Division at (202) 671-1289.

  • THIS ENTIRE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED ||  7 & 7 - Fitness in the Park
    July 28 - August 23

Mon, July 28
7 am
- Zumba
Noyes Park
10th & Franklin Street, NE

Mon, Aug. 4
7 am -
Yoga
Volta Park

1555 34th Street, NW
Mon, Aug. 11
7 am
- Zumba
Harrison

1330 V Street, NW
Mon, Aug. 18
7 am
- Yoga
Chevy Chase Rec

5500 41st Street, NW
Mon, July 28
7 pm
- Yoga
Volta Park

1555 34th Street, NW
Mon, Aug. 4
7 pm
- Zumba
Noyes Park
10th & Franklin Street, NE
Mon, Aug. 11
7 pm
- Yoga
Fort Stanton

1812 Erie Street, SE
Mon, Aug. 18
7 pm - Zumba
Hillcrest

3100 Denver Street, SE
Tues, July 29
7 am
- Zumba
Fort Stanton

1812 Erie Street, SE
Tues, Aug. 5
7 am
- Yoga
Noyes Park
10th & Franklin Street, NE
Tues, Aug. 12
7 am
- Zumba
Volta Park

1555 34th Street, NW
Tues, Aug. 19
7 am - Yoga
Harrison

1330 V Street, NW
Tues, July 29
7 pm
- Yoga
Harrison

1330 V Street, NW
Tues, Aug. 5
7 pm
- Zumba
Volta Park

1555 34th Street, NW
Tues, Aug. 12
7 pm
- Yoga
Noyes Park
10th & Franklin Street, NE
Tues, Aug. 19
7 pm
- Zumba
Fort Stanton

1812 Erie Street, SE
Wed, July 30
7 am
- Zumba
Hillcrest

3100 Denver Street, SE
Wed, Aug. 6
7 am
- Yoga
Fort Stanton

1812 Erie Street, SE
Wed, Aug. 13
7 am
- Zumba
Noyes Park
10th & Franklin Street, NE
Wed, Aug. 20
7 am
- Yoga
Volta Park

1555 34th Street, NW
Wed, July 30
7 pm
- Yoga
Chevy Chase Rec

5500 41st Street, NW
Wed, Aug. 6
7 pm
- Zumba
Harrison

1330 V Street, NW
Wed, Aug. 13
7 pm
- Yoga
Volta Park

1555 34th Street, NW
Wed, Aug. 20
7 pm
- Zumba
Noyes Park
10th & Franklin Street, NE
Thurs, July 31
7 am
- Zumba
Chevy Chase Rec

5500 41st Street, NW
Thurs, Aug. 7
7 am
- Yoga
Hillcrest

3100 Denver Street, SE
Thurs, Aug. 14
7 am
- Zumba
Fort Stanton

1812 Erie Street, SE
Thurs, Aug. 21
7 am
- Yoga
Noyes Park
10th & Franklin Street, NE

Thurs, July 31
7 pm - Yoga
Hillcrest

3100 Denver Street, SE

Thurs, Aug. 7
7 pm
- Zumba
Park View

693 Otis Place, NW
Thurs, Aug. 14
7 pm
- Yoga
Harrison

1330 V Street, NW
Thurs, Aug. 21
7 pm
- Zumba
Volta Park

1555 34th Street, NW
Fri, Aug. 1
7 am 
- Zumba
Harrison

1330 V Street, NW
Fri, Aug. 8
7 am
- Yoga
Chevy Chase Rec

5500 41st Street, NW
Fri, Aug. 15
7 am
- Zumba
Hillcrest

3100 Denver Street, SE
Fri, Aug. 22
7 am - Yoga
Fort Stanton

1812 Erie Street, SE
Fri, Aug. 1
7 pm - Yoga
Fort Stanton

1812 Erie Street, SE
Fri, Aug. 8
7 pm
- Zumba
Hillcrest

3100 Denver Street, SE
Fri, Aug. 15
7 pm
- Yoga
Chevy Chase Rec

5500 41st Street, NW
Fri, Aug. 22
7 pm 
- Zumba
Harrison

1330 V Street, NW
Sat, Aug. 2
7 am
- Zumba
Kennedy

1401 7th Street, NW
Sat, Aug. 9
7 am
- Yoga
Kennedy

1401 7th Street, NW
Sat, Aug. 16
7 am
- Zumba
Kennedy

1401 7th Street, NW
Sat, Aug. 23
7 am
- Yoga
Kennedy

1401 7th Street, NW

- THIS ENTIRE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED -
Get ready. Get Set. and Go! to your local parks for a new, free "Fitness in the Park - 7 & 7" program, offering residents opportunities to get outside, improve physical fitness and become #DPRFit.  Yoga participants should bring a yoga mat, and all participants should bring water and wear appropriate work out attire and shoes.
For more information, call DPR Sports Office at (202) 671-0314.
 

  • Dig In! Herb Potluck Palooza!
    Thursday, August 7
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
    Hamilton Recreation Center
    (1340 Hamilton Street, NW)
    Learn to grow fresh herbs on your kitchen windowsill, how to cook with your home-grown herbs and how to compost your food scraps.  Please bring an herbaceous dish to share! 
    This event is free, but registration is required. Sign Up!
    For more information, call (202) 741-8716.
     

  • Friday Night Boxing Under the Stars
       -  Friday, August 8 : 6 pm to 10 pm :
                    Barry Farm Basketball Courts  (1230 Sumner Road, SE) 
    Friday Night Boxing
      -  Friday, August  22: 3 pm to 7 pm :

                    Ferebee-Hope Recreation Center (3999 8th Street, SE) 
    Amateur boxers between the ages of 8 - 25 compete, display their skills and honor the art of boxing.  Both events are sanctioned by USA Boxing/Potomac Valley Association and the DC Boxing Commission.
    For more information, call (202) 207-5396.
     

  • Basketball Leagues:
    For more information regarding basketball leagues, contact DPR Sports Office at (202) 671-0314.

    • Ty Hops Park View Summer Basketball League
          
      June 30 - August 23 : Mon, Wed & Fri  
           7 pm to 12 midnight
           Park View Community Center (693 Otis Place, NW)   

    • Summer Basketball Leagues (Formerly We Own the Night)
           -  June 30 - August 14 : Mon, Tues & Thurs : 7 pm to 12 midnight
                 : Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW)
           -  July 1 - August 28 : Tues & Thurs : 6 pm to 10 pm
                 : King Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N Street, SW)
           -  July 9 - August 24 : Mon & Wed : 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
                :  Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Street, NE)

    • Shoot Hoops Not Bullets Summer Basketball League
           June 30 - August 21
           6 pm to 12 midnight
           Various Locations:
             -  Every Thursday : Bald Eagle Recreation Center (100 Joliet Street, SW)
             -  Every Wednesday : Congress Heights RC (611 Alabama Avenue, SE)
             -  Every Tuesday :  Oxon Run Park (Livingston Rd. & Atlantic Street, SE)
             -  Every Monday : Ferebee Hope Recreation Center (3999 8th Street, SE)

    • Woody Ward Summer Basketball League
           June 30 - August 19 : Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs   
           5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
           Benning Park Community Center (Southern Ave. & Fable Street, SE)

    • Girls Summer Basketball League
                  June 23 - August 16
                  6 pm to 9 pm
                  Various Locations
                  For the girls league only, the championship game will be played
                   at the Verizon Center.

 

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