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Race to register for fall recreation programs in Alexandria kicks off next week

Hula hoop fusion classes through the Department of Recreation outside Old Town Pool at 1609 Cameron Street. (staff photo by James Cullum)

Like trying to book Taylor Swift tickets, the rush to get the good fall classes and activities in Alexandria can be a competitive race — and it’s set to kick off next week.

From swimming lessons to “Adult Hip Hop Class,” there’s a broad suite of programs coming up this fall through Alexandria Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities (RPCA). City of Alexandria residents will get first pick of the programs starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Nonresidents can register for programs starting on Friday, Aug. 11.

According to a release:

Registration for fall classes and activities offered by the City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, for City residents and Friday, August 11, for nonresidents. Fall registration applies to classes, leagues and activities occurring September through December 2023. Registration will be available online and in-person at the Lee Center Registration & Reservation Office (1108 Jefferson St.). For a complete list of options, see the Fall guide online at

There are also jobs available for the fall programs, like lifeguards or “urban foresters.”

“In addition to a variety of new programs and returning favorites, there are many ways to have fun this fall,” the release said. “Plan ahead by registering for one of our many Teacher Workday camps or Fall Break camps. Or attend a community Halloween or holiday event with your friends and family!”

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