Classes & Programs

The Takoma Park Recreation Department wants to help you make the most of your leisure time! We offer a wide variety of programs for every age group from infants to seniors and in-between. Find the perfect class or program in our current City Guide or register online via ActiveNet. Check below for info on featured classes!

Pottery Wheel
Come learn hand building and make bowls, soap dishes and more!

Class Spotlights

For a complete list of offerings visit ActiveNet.


Spanish for Tots

This class is a mix of high-energy games, projects, music, movement, treasure hunts, and other fun activities. Children will learn the Spanish vocabulary needed to express themselves and their needs through complete language immersion. There will be a $10.00 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of the class. Instructor: Maria Rhoe.

Spanish for Tots – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
Lilac Room
7500 Maple Avenue
3 – 6 years
6 Week Sessions
September 10 – October 15
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Resident: $85.00 / Non-resident: $95.00


Step Team

Stepping is a form of dance in which you use your entire body as an instrument to produce rhythms and beats through footsteps, clapping and words or chanting. Presently, stepping is popular among college fraternities and sororities. The goal for the Step Team is to teach a co-ed group the art of stepping. Members will learn self-expression, coordination, self-discipline and teamwork. The team will consist of approximately 10-12 youth between the ages of 6-12 years old. No experience is necessary and we welcome all who are willing to learn.

Step Team  – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Recreation Center
Front Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
6 – 12 years
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Free with Recreation Center membership card


Homework Power Hour

Take advantage of our homework power hour focusing on academic support.  Staff is available to assist and review assignments.

Power Hour – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
13 – 17 years
4:00  – 5:00 PM



Pilates is an enjoyable way to a stronger core and better posture. A variety of exercise balls, weights and bands are used to improve core control. Pilates is the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline, and realign their body. Students are required to bring their own mats and hand weights. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor: Nancy Nickell.

Pilates – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Recreation Center
Front Room
7315 New Hampshire Avenue
16 years and older
6 Week Sessions
September 7 – October 12
6 – 7 p.m.

 55 & Over

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is the Latin-inspired dance fitness program that makes working out fun. Designed for the active senior, the Zumba Gold workout provides participants with the opportunity to improve balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength. Instructor: Yesika Flores. This is a free class however registration is required. Due to the popularity of the Zumba classes, you may register for one class per week only. Choose the day/time that best fits your schedule. *Registration opens Wed., Jan. 27 at 8:30 AM both online and in person.

Zumba Gold – Costs & Schedule

Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
55 years and older
8 Weeks
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
2:30 – 3:30 PM


Puppy Kindergarten

If you have a puppy, you need Puppy Kindergarten! Early puppy training and socialization has been shown to help prevent behavior problems later on. Each class will include supervised, off‐leash play, where you will learn about dog body language and appropriate play. Most of all, we’ll have fun! No pinch, prong, choke, or electronic collars in the classroom. Class is for Puppies 8 weeks – 5 months.

Instructor: Joyce Loebig

Puppy Kindergarten – Cost & Schedule

Heffner Park Community Center
42 Oswego Avenue
Puppies 8 weeks – 5 months
5 Week Sessions
6:45 – 7:45 PM
Resident: $120 / Non-resident: $140

Register Online for Classes

You can register for camps, classes and request rentals through ActiveNet.

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Register online with Takoma Park's ActiveNet.

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Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

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