Thursday, December 13, 2012

DPR Offers DPR Fun Day on December 14th During DC Public Schools Professional Development Day

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that the second DPR Fun Day will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012.  DC Public Schools (DCPS) will close for the entire day for staff development, therefore DPR will offer DPR Fun Day, a single-day program offering fun and enriching activities (such as sports activities, arts & crafts, and more) for children ages 6 - 12 years old.  DPR strives to meet the needs of District families when the District's public schools have planned closures.

DPR Fun Day will be offered at 14 DPR sites from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Before-care will be offered from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and after-care will be offered from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  The over-arching theme for DPR Fun Day will incorporate DPR’s “Move, Grow, and Be Green” initiative, as DPR continues to plant the seeds of personal development and environmental responsibility.  
Sites offering DPR Fun Day on December 14th are as follows:
Ward 1: Columbia Heights Community Center - 1480 Girard Street, NW |  202-671-0373
Ward 2: Jelleff Recreation Center - 3265 S Street, NW |  202-462-1317
Ward 3: Chevy Chase Community Center - 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW  |  202-282-2204
                Hardy Recreation Center - 4500 Q Street, NW  |  202-282-2190
Ward 4: Lafayette Recreation Center -5900 33rd Street  |  202-282-2206
Ward 5: Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center - 1299 Neal Street, NE  |  202-442-9262
                Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center - 1743 Lincoln Road, NE  |  202-576-5642 
Ward 6: Kennedy Recreation Center - 1401 7th Street, NW  |  202-671-4794
                Sherwood Recreation Center - 640 10th Street, NE  |  202-698-3075
                Watkins Recreation Center - 420 12th Street, NE  |  202-724-4468 
Ward 7: Deanwood Recreation Center - 1350 49th Street, NE  |  202-671-3077
                Hillcrest Recreation Center - 3100 Denver Street, SE  |  202-645-9200 
Ward 8: Bald Eagle Recreation Center - 100 Joliet Street, SE  |  202-645-3960
                Ferebee-Hope Recreation Center - 3999 8th Street, SE  |  202-645-3917
Parents are reminded that meals and snacks will not be provided during DPR Fun Day, therefore children should be sent with their lunch and snacks for the day.  As well, parents are asked to adhere to DPR policies regarding food and snacks, which are available on DPR's web site at the time of registration. 
Online pre-registration is required for all DPR Fun Day sites.  There is no Registration Fee for this program, with the exception of Lafayette Recreation Center.  There will be a $25 fee for this location, the fee is payable at time of registration.  All DPR Fun Day children registered at Lafayette will go snow tubing as a part of their Fun Day activities.  
Registration for the December 14th DPR Fun Day will open on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm.  All registration must be completed online, and there is no “application” in regard to enrollment.  Space fills on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollment is subject to availability.  It is recommended that parents create an online DPR account for all members of their family in our registration system prior to the registration period in order to be best prepared. Registration will close on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm. 

To Register:
  • Go to the DPR main page and click on the DPR Fun Day icon, you will be re-directed to the registration page and login with your username and password. 
  • Add the Program you would like to enroll in (DPR Fun Day) to your cart.
  •  Check out, to complete the enrollment.
* Please note that the next DPR Fun Day will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013.   
For more information on DPR Fun Day or to register - visit the DPR website and click on DPR Fun Day, or contact DPR's Seasonal Programs office at (202) 671-0372.

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