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Mayor Bowser to Announce Expanded Access to DPR Recreation Centers and Programming

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, March 9 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation will announce expanded operating hours at DPR recreation centers and encourage residents to get ready for DPR’s new summer camp programming available through Rec for ALL.

The Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget invested $17 million in Rec for ALL, which increased and expanded DPR’s programming while responding to the District's growing recreation needs. The initiative includes additional summer camp opportunities, sports programming, Sunday pool access, and more. DPR is also hiring for the summer, with over 700 positions available. Residents can learn more at


Thursday, March 9 at 11 am


Mayor Bowser
Councilmember Trayon White, Ward 8
Delano Hunter, Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
Takiya Turner, Lifeguard, Department of Parks and Recreation


Barry Farm Aquatic Center
1230 Sumner Road SE
*Closest Metro Station: Anacostia Metro*
*Closest Bikeshare: Anacostia Metro*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).