DPR Cancels Second Annual Rec Day Due to Heat Emergency


SOURCE: dc.gov


Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Select Spray Parks, Pools and Recreation Centers Hours Extended
DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contact: Gwendolyn Crump, (202) 288-6027, gwendolyn.crump@dc.gov

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that the 2nd Annual DPR Rec Day event, scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Randall Recreation Center (South Capital and I Streets, SW), is canceled due to the District’s heat emergency and out of concern that participants and staff may experience prolonged heat exposure.

For immediate relief, DPR has announced that the operating hours at select spray parks have been extended weekdays through Friday, July 29, 2016. Select spray parks will operate from 10 am until 9 pm instead of 7 pm on weekdays.

To beat the heat on Saturday, July 23, 2016, select DPR pools will operate with extended hours until 9 pm instead of most pools closing at 6 pm. Also on Saturday, July 23, 2016, select recreation centers will operate as cooling centers with extended hours until 9 pm.

A heat emergency is in effect for Washington, DC. Residents are urged to take precautions against the heat. While pools and spray parks will be open for extended hours, DPR strongly encourages residents to seek relief in cool, indoor locations as there is an added risk for those who remain outside in the heat.

To find information on cooling centers, pools, spray parks and more details about heat emergencies, please visit Heat Emergency Information. In the case of an emergency, please call 911.

Extended Spray Park Hours: 10 am to 9 pm weekdays until Friday, July 29, 2016

Ward 1:

14th & Park Road Plaza – 14th St. & Park Rd., NW
Harrison Recreation Center – 1330 V St., NW
Westminster Playground – 911 Westminster St., NW

Ward 2:

Stead Recreation Center – 1625 P St., NW

Ward 3:

Chevy Chase Recreation Center – 5500 41st St., NW
Macomb Recreation Center – 3409 Macomb St., NW
Palisades Community Center – 5200 Sherrier Pl., NW

Ward 4:

Lafayette Recreation Center – 5900 33rd St., NW
Petworth Recreation Center – 801 Taylor St., NW
Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center – 501 Riggs Rd., NE
Takoma Community Center – 300 Van Buren St., NW

Ward 5:

Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center – 1299 Neal St., NE
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center – 1100 Michigan Ave., NE

Ward 6:

Kennedy Recreation Center – 1401 7th St., NW
King Greenleaf Recreation Center – 201 N St., SW

Ward 7:

Hillcrest Recreation Center – 3100 Denver St., SE
Marvin Gaye Recreation Center – 6201 Banks Pl., NE

Ward 8:

Fort Greble Recreation Center – Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. & Elmira St., SW

Extended Pool and Recreation Center Hours: Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ward 1:

Banneker Pool, 2500 Georgia Ave., NW (12 pm – 9 pm)
Banneker Community Center, 2500 Georgia Ave., NW (10 am – 9 pm)

Ward 2:

Francis Pool, 2435 N St., NW (12 pm – 9 pm)
Stead Recreation Center, 1625 P Street, NW (10 am – 9 pm)

Ward 3:

Wilson Aquatic Center4551 Fort Drive, NW (9 am – 9 pm)
Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave., NW (9 am – 9 pm)

Ward 4:

Upshur Pool, 4300 Arkansas Ave., NW (12 pm – 9 pm)
Upshur Recreation Center, 4300 Arkansas Ave., NW (10 am – 9 pm)

Ward 5:

Langdon Park Pool,2860 Mills Ave., NW (12 pm – 9 pm)
Langdon Park Community Center, 2901 20th Street NE (10 am – 9 pm)

Ward 6:

Rosedale Pool,1701 Gales St., NE (10 am – 9 pm)
Rosedale Community Center, 1701 Gales St., NE (10 am – 9 pm)

Ward 7:

Benning Park Pool,5100 Southern Ave., SE (12 pm – 9 pm)
Benning Park Community Center, Southern Ave. & Fable St., SE (10 am – 9 pm)

Ward 8:

Fort Stanton Pool,1800 Erie Street, SE (12 pm – 9 pm)
Fort Stanton Recreation Center, 1812 Erie Street, SE (10 am – 9 pm)

About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.



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