Photo via DC DPRJuly is Parks and Recreation Month, and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) wants to celebrate the occasion with a day of sports, games and activities.

DPR plans to host its Second Annual Rec Day at Randall Recreation Center (South Capitol and I streets SW) on Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m.

The free event will have “fun activities, entertainment and food,” according to a press release.

DPR Director of Communications Gwendolyn Crump said she expects a larger turnout for this month’s rec day in comparison to last year. “We have more activities and more partners,” Crump added.

DPRSuperRecDay2016 backThis year’s activities include basketball, kickball, softball, tennis, a water slide and an obstacle course, according to an event flyer.

The event isn’t just limited to sports. Attendees can also play Playstation 4 games, participate in arts and crafts and watch fashion shows. For young children, the event will include face painting, storytelling and a tricycle relay.


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The pool, located at 25 I St. SW, is one of three District pools that will let dogs go for a swim on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Admission to the event is free, but all dogs must have a DC dog license from the District Department of Health. The dogs must also be spayed or neutered and be up to date on rabies and distemper vaccinations.

Dog owners will have to find a different way to cool off at the event, as humans are not allowed in the pool.

Photo via Facebook/ DC Department of Parks and Recreation


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A free late-night pool party and ‘80s-themed celebration will take place at the Randall Recreation Center July 25, according to the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. The facility is at South Capitol and I streets SW.

As part of DPR’s inaugural “Recreation Day” festivities,  the center will host a range of activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The activities include basketball, softball and sack races, in addition to roller skating to ’80s tunes.

Residents also can sing, dance and perform for prizes in DPR’s “Talent Search.”

From 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., locals then can take a dip in the center’s pool as part of DPR’s “‘A Splish Splash Summer Late Night Pool Party Series.”

Photo via Wikimedia/gt8073a

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