BBQ this Sunday is cancelled

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We regret to inform you that the Community BBQ scheduled for this Sunday has been cancelled.

The Doggy Swim is still on for this Friday 4 – 7 pm; so hope to see you there.  If your dog would like to swim, please remember to register your dog for free at

Community BBQ: Sunday September 17th

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Everyone are welcome to the Community BBQ on Sunday, September 17th from 2 to 5 pm.  Come hang out with friends and meet a few new ones.

Sponsored by Old Town Commons Homeowners Assoc.

Dog Swim- Friday September 15th, 4-7 pm

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All dogs under 50 lbs are welcome.  Or just come to watch the fun in the Charles Houston Rec Pool (Memorial Pool).

Pre-Register at (No Cost)

Please Volunteer: CHRC Advisory Council

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Great way to get involved in your community with only 1 to 2 volunteer hours per month.  We are especially looking for someone with bookkeeping, accounting or business experience.

Please contact us at

New Teen Center Project is on its way!

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The final design is now in process.  Construction will begin in September.  Grand Opening will be in October.

There is still time to donate to help us complete the finishing touches.

Thanks to all who have participated in the design and those who have donated to make this a reality!!!


Kids Cuts and Community Day at Charles Houston Rec – Sunday August 27th, 10 am – 1 pm

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Free Haircuts

Free Backpacks with school supplies

Clowns, Face painting, DJ, Popcorn and Treats

Fire, Police, and Sheriff vehicles

Caring Angels Therapy Dogs


Community Praise Church, Apple Federal Credit Union, Whole Foods, Firefighters and Friends, City of Alexandria Fire, Police and Sheriff’s Departments



Charles Houston Advisory Council Meeting This Wednesday

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Have you ever thought of a programming idea which would make the Charles Houston Rec better?

Are you interested in toddlers, teens, DINKs, seasoned adults or anyone in between or beyond?

Come and check out the Charles Houston Advisory Council.  7 pm -8 pm Wednesday.  You can make a difference with volunteering just 1 hour a month.

(We usually meet the first Wednesday of the month – but moved due to Independence Day Holiday)

Teen Vision Meeting Tonight! Friday, 4/21/17

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Are you a teen or parent of a teen?  If so, please be part of the planning/visioning process.  Our New Teen Center Architects are leading a visioning meeting tonight 6 – 8 pm to find out your desires for your new teen center.  Chick-Fil-A will be served.

CHRC is looking for a Recreation Manager – Full Time

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For More Information and to apply:

Go to city website:

Click “Job opportunities”

Search “Recreation Manager”

Bring the Kids to 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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Spring Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, 10 am, April 15theaster-eggs-butterfly

Free, All are Welcome