The District’s all 33 stand-alone spray parks are set to stay open through September 26, according to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
“Even though it’s September, we know there will still be some hot days ahead, and we are happy to be able to keep our spray parks open to help people stay cool and have fun,” Bowser said in a release. “We also remind residents that now is the time to sign up for DPR fall programming, where the fun will continue.”
The spray parks will operate between 11 am and 5 pm each day, from September 7 through September 26. They would originally be closed on September 6.
Langdon Splash Park, which is part of the Langdon Park Pool, will be closed on Labor Day. (For a full list of DPR spray parks, click here.)
DPR Director Delano Hunter said that the city decided to extend the operation of spray parks until late September in response to the continued heat and requests from residents.
“Earlier this year, DPR was very proud to be named the #1 park system by the Trust for Public Land. Keeping spray parks open for an additional month demonstrates the flexibility and responsiveness that helped earn DPR that distinction. DPR Spray Parks will be the place #WhereFunHappens for an extra month!” Hunter added.
To register for DPR’s in-person and virtual programs and events scheduled for this fall, including afterschool activities, youth development programs, fitness classes, and senior day programs, click here.