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Fairfax County Recreation Programs


12 park districts and recreation departments offer recreation activities, including sports and special events, for Fairfax County residents. The Fairfax County overview appears on this page, others are available off-line from Metro Profiles. Note: Metro Profiles references recreation department websites to compile recreation overviews.



Fairfax County Parks & Recreation 12055 Govt. Center Pkwy, Suite 927 Fairfax VA 22035 703-324-8702

Recreational facilities in Fairfax County include 9 indoor recreation centers (all are open daily with extended hours), 8 golf courses, 5 nature and visitor centers, 8 distinctive historic properties available for rent, several lakes, including Lake Fairfax, Lake Accotink and Burke Lake, and 2 campgrounds. The county parks collectively feature picnic shelters, tennis courts, athletic fields (both county & school-owned, which the county maintains), miniature trains, carousels, miniature golf courses, disc golf courses, off-leash dog parks, amphitheaters, and marinas. The recreation centers (Audrey Moore, Cub Run, GW, Lee District, Mt Vernon, Oak Marr, Providence, South Run & Spring Hill) collectively feature gyms, fitness rooms (including FitLinxx), indoor pools, water playgrounds, basketball, racquetball, squash, and wallyball courts, ice rinks, skate parks, and birthday party & room rentals. Programs include group fitness classes for members (membership pass options for seniors, students, couples and families), aquatic programs, and classes and camps for children; some centers also have pre-school programs. Summer camp programs serve preschool and grade school age children; staff members are as least 18 years old (most are college students or teachers), child-staff ratio is 10:1 for preschoolers, and 10:1-15:1 for school age children. Various schools and most of the recreation centers host summer camp programs; before & after-camp care is available. Swim programs include private and group Learn-to-Swim lessons (with accommodations for preschool and school-aged children from public and private schools and day care centers, based on availability), Competitive Swim and Dive Instruction, Aquatic Exercise (both scheduled classes and drop-in basis), and Lifeguard and Instructor Training; with private groups that rent pool space also offering competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, scuba diving and water polo. An Aquatic Safety Training for School-Age Children program offers children classroom and poolside instruction in skills to survive an aquatic emergency, perform non-swimming rescues and prevent accidents. Adapted Aquatics, 703-324-8565, offers individuals with physical and developmental disabilities an individualized swimming and water activity program, designed to develop basic swim skills in a structured setting with one-on-one support from trained volunteers; small group lessons (one to four students), staffed by American Red Cross certified Adapted Aquatics Instructors and trained volunteers, are also available on a flexible schedule; school groups and group home residents can also be accommodated. Unique facilities include an aquatic playground at the Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston; an indoor water park at Cub Run Recreation Center; an ice skating rink at Mt Vernon Recreation Center; the Skate Park in Wakefield Park next to Audrey Moore Recreation Center; Kidwell Farm, a working farm of the 1930s era at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon; a working grist mill at Colvin Run in Great Falls; a restored 18th century home at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly; a horticulture center at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria; and Clemyjontri, a fully accessible playground in McLean, VA. The Natural Resource Management Plan and Cultural Resource Plan provides for the protection of thousands of acres of natural resources.


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