Fun Activities for DC Youth During Spring Break

Washington, D.C. (Monday, April 15, 2024) – It’s no secret that keeping kids engaged and active is a key ingredient to keeping them safe and out of trouble. D.C. officials have come up with a slew of activities for youngsters this week designed to be fun, empowering, and free. Check out a few we are highlighting here. You can also visit the DC Parks and Recreation Department

Activities for the Family and Volunteer Events Leading Up To Southwest Garden Fest
Monday, April 15th – Earth Week Kick-Off (link):

We are hosting an all ages Kickball Tournament from 12-4 PM this Monday, April 15th. Kick off Earth Week with some friendly competition with friends and family. It’s a great opportunity to bond with neighbors and enjoy some outdoor fun. Teams of 10-12 are welcome along with solo players looking to pair with others. All are welcome!

Tuesday, April 16th – Community & River Clean Up (link):

Join us at Diamond Teague Park on Tuesday, April 16th from 10 – 12 PM for a day of giving back to refresh and beautify our riverfront at 100 Potomac Ave SE. This volunteer event is an all ages event that is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to engage in team-building and for teens to contribute to their community service hours during DCPS spring break.

Wednesday, April 17th – Gel Blaster Battle (link):

Get ready for an action-packed afternoon filled with strategy and nonstop fun for our Gel Blaster Battle on Wednesday, April 17th at King Greenleaf Recreation Center 201 N Street SW! This event is perfect for kids aged 6-12, this event is not just about the competition; it’s a celebration of teamwork, precision, and the. joy of play

Thursday, April 18th – Garden Cleanup (link):

Join DOEE and DPR’s EnviroGo Division on Thursday April 18th from 1 – 4 PM for the Earth Week Garden Party, a vibrant day of community action, music, and fun. This all-ages, community-driven garden restoration event is designed to breathe new life into the green spaces around Buzzard Point. This day is brought to you in collaboration with GOODProjects, Dreaming Out Loud, and Nyame Kua Farm Collective uniting hands and hearts to prepare our gardens for the spring season.

Friday, April 19th – Volunteer at DC Central Kitchen (link):

Step into the heart of community change with a day of volunteering at DC Central Kitchen. Join us at DC Central Kitchen, 2121 First Street SW Washington, DC 20024 from 2-4 PM on Friday, April 19th for an impactful session of meal preparation, where your efforts will directly contribute to the fight against hunger in our community. This is a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with DC Central Kitchen’s dedicated staff and the inspiring students of their Culinary Job Training program.

Saturday, April 20th – Southwest Garden Fest (link):

Join us at King Greenleaf Field on Saturday, April 20th at noon for the Southwest Garden Fest, a vibrant celebration of community, sustainability, and family fun. Presented in collaboration with GOODProjects, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser, this event is a city-wide call to families eager to enjoy a day filled with entertainment, education, and environmental stewardship.