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16 DC spray parks now open as temperatures start to heat up

FILE-DC residents try to keep cool during hot temperatures. (7News/File)
FILE-DC residents try to keep cool during hot temperatures. (7News/File)
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As District residents experience summer-like temperatures, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced last week that select spray parks will open early on Monday

Starting Monday, May 15, the following select spray parks will be open daily from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Columbia Heights CC Spray Park (1480 Girard St NW)
  • Harrison Spray Park (1330 V Street, NW)
  • Park at LeDroit Spray Park (319 Oakdale Place, NW)
  • Kennedy Spray Park (1401 7th Street, NW)
  • Chevy Chase Rec Spray Park (5500 41st Street, NW)
  • Guy Mason Spray Park (3600 Calvert Street, NW)
  • Macomb Spray Park (3409 Macomb Street, NW)
  • Lafayette-Pointer Spray Park (5900 33rd Street, NW)
  • Petworth Spray Park (801 Taylor Street, NW)
  • Edgewood Spray Park (301 Franklin Street, NE)
  • Turkey Thicket Spray Park (1100 Michigan Avenue, NE)
  • Watkins Spray Park (420 12th St SE)
  • Fort Davis Spray Park (1400 41st Street, SE)
  • Marvin Gaye at Division Avenue (Division & Foote Streets SE)
  • Marvin Gaye Spray Park (15 61st Street, NE)
  • Fort Greble Rec Center (Martin Luther King Jr Ave & Elmira St SW)

The rest of DPR’s spray parks will open on May 27.

“With temperatures starting to heat up, we’re excited to announce that the District’s spray parks will open early this year for residents to stay active, have fun, and stay cool,” said Bowser. “We are committed to providing ways, especially for our young people, to enjoy the best of DC by providing resources and programming that helps keeps them safe and engaged. Summer is just around the corner, and we hope families will take advantage of all the great summer programming available at our recreation centers, our schools, and through our community-based organizations.”

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Bowser is also annoyed that registration for DPR’s 2023 summer programming will begin next Tuesday for aquatics programs and Wednesday for all other programs.

DPR programs available for registration include:

  • Aquatics programs, including learning to swim, aquatic fitness, senior aquatics, water polo, and lifeguard instruction
  • Team sports and athletics, including soccer, pickleball, tennis, adult basketball, and co-ed softball
  • Fitness classes like boot camp, Zumba, cardio, bike-spin, yoga, and senior fitness
  • The 2023-24 Cooperative Play program for children (ages 1.5 – 4)
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For more information on the programs, go here.

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