Street Address
1225 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Mailing Address
1225 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202-682-9530
fax: 202-682-9529
Derrick Crandall, President
phone: 803-802-3646
Ms. Catherine Ahern, Vice President, Member Services
phone: 202-682-9530
Melinda Meade, Director of Communications
phone: 202-682-9530
Amy Davis, Youth Outreach Coordinator
phone: 202-682-9530 x205


AMERICAN RECREATION COALITION (ARC)is a Washington-based non-profit organization formed in 1979. Since its inception, ARC has sought to catalyze public/private partnerships to enhance and protect outdoor recreational opportunities and the resources upon which such experiences are based. ARC conducts research on a regular basis, organizes and conducts national conferences and meetings and disseminates information through a variety of newsletters, columns and other media regarding recreational needs and initiatives. ARC also monitors legislative and regulatory proposals that influence recreation and works with government agencies and the U.S. Congress to study public policy issues that will shape future recreational opportunities.


Dedicated to the protection and enhancement of everyone's right to health and happiness through recreation