Alexandria rec centers closing over the next few weeks for summer cleaning

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility (image via RPCA/Facebook)

Those hoping to spend an afternoon at one of Alexandria’s recreation centers next week might be disappointed: centers around town are shutting down for an end-of-summer clean.

The annual cleaning comes at the end of the summer camp programs to prepare the facilities for fall.

The Leonard “Chick” Armstrong, Mount Vernon, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay recreation centers will all be closed from Monday, Aug. 14 to Saturday, Aug. 19, with the William Ramsay Recreation Center remaining open only for basketball camp.

The Charles Houston Recreation Center will be closed a little longer: from Sunday, Aug. 13 to Sunday, Aug. 20.

The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility cleaning is staggered a little later than the others but will be closed the longest, from Saturday, Aug. 19 to Monday, Sept. 4.