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Fairfax County Recreation Programs

 

 

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.

 

 

Alexandria Parks & Recreation 1108 Jefferson St Alexandria VA 22314 703-838-4343/4344

Recreational facilities in Alexandria include dozens of city parks, which collectively feature Recreation Centers, Playgrounds, Picnic Shelters, Tennis Courts, Basketball/Multipurpose Courts, Multi-use Athletic Fields, Outdoor Pools, Trails, Dog Park Areas, and Flower Beds & Garden Sites. The recreation centers collectively offer Weight Rooms, Gyms, Meeting Rooms, Game Rooms, Arts & Crafts Rooms, Multi-Purpose Rooms, Fitness Rooms, Dance Rooms/Studios, Ceramics/Pottery Rooms/Studios, Photography Labs/Studios, Library/Computer Rooms/Labs, Activity Rooms, Athletic Fields, Tennis Courts, Neighborhood "Mini" Pools, and Kitchens. Features unique to particular centers include a Boxing Center, Locker Rooms, and Preschool Area at Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St, 703-838-4814; Racquetball/Wally ball, and a Teen Center at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W Reed Ave, 703-838-6464; a Sand Pit Volleyball Court at Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St, 703-838-4845; and a Kitchenette at Patrick Henry Recreation Center, 4643 Taney Ave, 703-519-3390. Lee Center, which houses the department's administrative office, features an Exhibit Hall with a serving kitchen, and an Auditorium seating up to 400 that is equipped with a sound system, stage lighting, piano, podium and microphone. The facilities can be rented on the weekends for private functions such as meetings, receptions, banquets, celebrations and awards programs. Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St, 703-519-3494, offers multicultural programs in music, dance, theatre, and visual arts, and houses spaces for rehearsals, meetings, and arts focused classes, including a grand multipurpose room with stage and a Gallery Patio. The Alexandria Commission for the Arts (703-838-6348), located at the Durant Center, collaborates with the local community, markets the City's arts events and organizations, builds education partnerships in the community, and administers an annual grants program. All recreation centers are open weekdays until 9:00 or 10:00, some are open during the school day, others after school only. Lee and Durant centers are available for private rentals on the weekend, all other centers are open to the public on Sat and/or Sun during specified hours, which vary between centers, and may also change during the summer at certain facilities. Senior adult programs, featuring open gym (volleyball & basketball) are offered at Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave, 703-838-4825, from 10 AM-3:30 PM M-F; at John Adams Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Ave, 703-838-4345 (weekdays) or 703-578-3388 (weeknights), and at MacArthur Center, 1101 Janney's Lane, 703-838-4830, from 8-10 PM MW during the school year (Sept-June). Adams Center also houses a game room offering Table Tennis, Pocket Billiards and Table Games. Houston & Kelly Centers offer extended teen hours (9-11 PM Fri, 6-11 PM Sat, and, for Houston, 9-11 PM M-TH in July & August.). Houston also provides extended adult hours (9-11 PM M-F). Other recreation facilities include the City Marina, West End Farmers' Market, and Neighborhood "Mini" Pools. The City Marina, on the Potomac River, offers a 3-mile boat ride to Maryland or Washington D.C., and features 59 Boat Slips, each with a 30 amp electrical connection and water hose bib (in season); restroom and shower facilities for overnight guests. A public access dog park is within easy walking distance, and various parks, walking/bike trails, restaurants, shops, and historic sites surround the facility. West End Farmers' Market, in Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Dr, is open on Sunday mornings from May through late November, and features fresh, locally grown, in-season vegetables as well as a variety of fruits, pastries, fresh breads, gourmet cheeses and yogurts; local artists and crafters display their wares the first Sunday of each month. Four Neighborhood "Mini" Pools, each with a shallow water depth of 3-5 feet, operate on weekday afternoons during July & August, and accommodate up to 45 swimmers, up through age 13, at no charge. Two large pools (Old Town and Warwick), open on weekends and holidays late in May, and full-time from late June through Labor Day. The 25-yard pools both feature a diving well, a separate wading or training pool for children up to 3 1/2 feet tall, and on-site and/or adjacent picnic areas & tot playgrounds; Admission through a daily rate, or through purchase of a season pass are both available options. Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St, 703-838-4671, is open from Noon-7 PM daily, and also offers two large, floating reptiles for play; its training pool is handicapped accessible, with a water depth range of 1-3 feet. Warwick Pool, 3301 Landover St, 703-838-4672, also features a bathhouse. Old Town Pool offers an Annual Doggie Day Swim (703-519-2160) on the Tuesday after Labor Day for dogs and their owners (age 16 & up), with a nominal admission fee (proceeds to the Alexandria Welfare League). A variety of recreation programs for all ages are offered, including health & fitness classes (e.g. aquatic & land exercise), dance, sports, summer camps, arts, music, dance, martial arts, and yoga. Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 703-519-2160, can be reached for additional programming information. Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, 3210 King St, and George Mason Elementary School, 2601 Cameron Mills Rd, host or are a jumping off point for, the city's summer camps, which serve children from ages 3-17 with general recreation and sports camps (most programs are for ages 6-12 or 6-13, CIT camp serves ages 13-17). Simpson Stadium at Simpson Park, 500 Monroe Ave, hosts Virginia Baseball Club run baseball camps for children (half-day for ages 5-6). Mel Labat and Tennis on the Move co-sponsors tennis camps for ages 4-13. American Inline Skating co-sponsors an Inline Skating & Skate Board Camp for ages 6-13. Challenger Sports, 1-800-878-2167, ext. 239, offers week-long British Soccer Camps. Before- & after-care is available with most of the camps. British Physical Education graduates staff a 1-week UK Sports Week Camp for ages 7-14. River Riders, l-800-326-7238, offers summer adventure camps near Harpers Ferry, WV for ages 9-17 T-TH; lunch and transportation to and from Chinquapin Park Recreation Center is provided. Durant Center hosts Cultural Arts Camps for children ages 3-15, with ballet camps for preschoolers through Tiny Dancers, and theater camps for ages 6-11 & 12-15 (Before and after care is available). Durant & Houston Centers sponsor science camps for ages 5-17 (ages for specific camps vary). Houston Center also hosts Fashion Fun Camp for ages 7-14. Jerome Buddie Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave, 703-838-4829, hosts a Spring Break Nature Camp for ages 7-10, Summer Nature Camps for ages 5-10, and Science Adventure Camps for grades K-6 (through Science Adventures, 1-888-458-1812). Lee Center hosts 7-weeks of summer day camps for preschoolers (ages 3-5), grade school age (6-12 years) and teens (13-17 years) with developmental delays; staff members have backgrounds in therapeutic recreation, special education or related fields. The Volunteer Buddy Program for ages 6-15 is available to children who would like to participate in general recreation summer programs. Summer Playground Camps offer free drop-in activities such as supervised games, sports, crafts, field trips and special events from late June through Mid-August for children ages 6-12 at Ben Brenman Park, 5000 Duke St, Jefferson-Houston Park, 1501 Cameron St, Adams Park, 5651 Rayburn Ave, Tancil Court Park on Royal St, and MacArthur Park, 1101 Janneys Lane. Several of the sites have outdoor facilities only, advance registration is required for Ben Brenman Park; hours are generally from 9:30 AM-4 PM (but may vary at some locations). Youth sports leagues and programs include Alexandria Boxing Club, Alexandria Little League Baseball, Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA), Alexandria Titans Tackle Football, Coed Youth Basketball Fundamentals School, Youth Cheerleading, Volleyball, Boys & Girl's Basketball League, Alexandria Little League Baseball, Hershey Track & Field, Lacrosse, Girls Softball, Softball League (Rookie, National & American Divisions), Tee-Ball & Rookie Baseball Leagues, Titan Track Club, National Junior Tennis League (NJTL), Rugby, Summer Basketball League, Youth Boxing, Youth Soccer, and Summer Instructional Baseball League. The Youth Sports Hotline, 703-883-4697, informs about field closings due to weather conditions; The Teen Program Office, 703-838-4345, offers additional information about sports programs and other teen programs, such as the Summer Power-Up Program, which offers age appropriate sports, games, arts & crafts, 4-H project clubs and other special events and programs such as " Payday Wednesdays" June 29-August 14 at George Washington Middle School, Saturday Night Hype "Super Summer Splash Party" on June 7 from 6:30-9 PM at Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St (free admission with school ID), and the monthly Saturday Night Game Show Series at Kelly (May 30), Ramsay (June 20) and Houston (July 18) centers. Other teen summer programs include Master Chef Cooking, offered at all neighborhood Recreation Centers, Nature Trail Renovation Series (through Jerome Buddie Ford Nature Center) to benefit Dora Kelley Nature Park, and Summer Field trips to Kings Dominion, Virginia Beach, and Massanutten Resort & Waterpark ($40 for admission/transport, plus spending money). The In Our Own Back Yard program, July 6-August 14, focuses on four local destinations around Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities sponsors a nutrition program, the USDA Summer Food Service Program, which will provide qualified youth ages 18 & under with free lunches and/or snacks on weekdays from June 29-August 21 at Charles Houston, Cora Kelly, Mt. Vernon, Nannie J. Lee, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay Recreation Centers and various playground sites throughout the City for any City youth; as well as at other participating organizations and locations such as the Alexandria Olympic Boys and Girls Club, Therapeutic Recreation and the Campagna Kids Summer Camp sites. The Licensed Out of School Program offers free after school care (2:45-6 PM) for children ages 5-12 at Ramsay (5650 Sanger Ave, 703-838-4826), Mt Vernon (2701 Commonwealth Ave, 703-838-4825), and Kelly (25 W Reed Ave, 703-838-6464) Recreation Centers. Camp Kelly charges a registration fee, and also offers child care for children ages 5-8 from 2:15-6 PM M-F. Campagna Kids, 703-549-0070, offers before- & after school care (7-8:30 AM & 2-6 PM) for children ages 5-11 at John Adams, William Ramsay, Patrick Henry, James Polk, Douglas MacArthur, Charles Barrett, Jefferson Houston, George Mason, Mt. Vernon, Cora Kelly and Maury Centers. A number of clubs, including the Alexandria Coin Club (703-491-0336), Olde Town Fencing Club (703-836-0969), MYO SIM Kendo/Karate Club (301-262-5266 after 6 PM), Seaport Side Chorus (703-780-3580), and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (703-719-0596), meet at various locations and times. Chinquapin Park, 3210 King St., and on Holmes Run Parkway offer garden plots for rent (call 703-838-5095, ext 436 for availability and more info). County owned/operated recreation centers include Green Spring Gardens, which houses a horticulture center; George Washington RECenter, 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Rd, 703-780-8894; Lee District RECenter, 6601 Telegraph Rd, 703-922-9841; and Mt Vernon RECenter, 2017 Belle View Blvd, 703-768-3224. The centers collectively feature heated indoor pools, locker rooms with showers and sauna, beach and wading/play areas, lighted tennis courts, picnic areas, and fitness areas with equipment (Washington RECenter is fully handicapped accessible). 83,000+ square feet Lee District RECenter also features a Superslide, diving boards, spa, spectator seating, locker rooms, family changing room, and an outdoor sun deck and grassed sunbathing area in its Natatorium area, basketball & volleyball courts, electronic scoreboards, spectator seating, boxing equipment, and a three-lane, 1/10 mile running track in its Gym area, and a dedicated fitness studio in its Fitness Center. Other center features include racquetball/wallyball courts, mirrored dance/fitness rooms, multi-purpose rooms, a mezzanine, and preschool; the surrounding 193 acre park also offers a soccer field with overlay T-Ball fields, football fields with overlay softball fields, basketball courts, an amphitheater, picnic areas (one sheltered), horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, a playground and tot lot, lighted tennis courts, a tennis practice wall, walking trails, and a carrousel. Mount Vernon RECenter, 2017 Belle View Blvd, 703-768-3224, features a year-round, 200 foot by 85 foot, indoor Ice Arena, as well as picnic areas/shelters (can be reserved). The centers offer a variety of classes for all ages; registration is available online.

 

 

Annandale Recreation: Fairfax County Parks & Recreation

Recreational facilities in Annandale include county owned & operated Audrey Moore RECenter in Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Rd, 703-321-7081. The handicapped accessible, 76,000 square feet, Moore RECenter, which includes curb ramps, automatic doors, parking, an elevator, and a wheelchair accessible unisex bathroom and dressing stalls, houses an indoor pool that features diving boards, a Super Slide, spectator seating, an outdoor sundeck, locker rooms with saunas and showers, racquetball/wallyball, and squash courts, a gym with basketball hoops, and volleyball nets, a cycle studio, a dance room, a pottery lab and kiln, an arts and crafts room, a photography lab, multi-purpose activity rooms, a senior center, and a fitness center featuring Cybex machines connected to the FitLinxx network, cardiovascular equipment, free-weights, and a stretching area; and offering weekly group fitness classes. The surrounding Wakefield Park features trails, including a Cross County Trail, outdoor basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, baseball, softball, and soccer fields; Wakefield Skate Park, 8100 Braddock Road, 703-321-7081, and Wakefield Farmers' Market. Wakefield Skate Park offers private lessons, camps, and classes, and features facilities for skateboarding, inline skating, and BMX biking, including a Freestyle course with bank ramps, 4 foot quarter pipe, pyramid, grind rails and a grind box; and a Competition course consisting of a double jum-box, euro gap, bank ramp with kicker, roll-over radius, and a grind box. Wakefield Farmers' Market, located just inside the Wakefield Park entrance, offers a tree lined avenue of merchants with a variety of produce and other products.

 

 

Chantilly Recreation: Fairfax County Parks & Recreation

Recreational facilities in Chantilly include Sully Historic Site, which features a restored 18th century home, and 65,000 square foot Cub Run RECenter, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd, 703-817-9407, a county owned & operated facility that houses a natatorium featuring zero depth entry leisure entertainment pool with water slides (including a tiny-tot slide) and a water playground, a 25-yard by 25-meter swimming pool with a seating capacity of 175, a fitness center, multipurpose rooms, and a party room; and a fitness center offering FreeMotion strength training equipment, Cybex strength training pieces, a FitLinxx computerized network system, ProPartner software compatible with Palm OS handheld, and BroadcastVision, a wireless entertainment system. A variety of group fitness classes are available; the XYO (Exercise Your Options) program includes classes such as Cardio Kick, Jump and Pump, and Step that are free with a pass or daily admission. Cub Run also uniquely features a Nature program with a resident naturalist that uses nearby Sully Woodlands and 1,400 foot nature trail with the naturalist as a guide. The program also offers children's classes, family activities, summer nature camps, scout badges, school field trips and in-depth nature study for adults. Multi-purpose rooms in the center are used for classes in fitness and recreation such as dance, arts and crafts, sports, martial arts, drama and photography; both nature and birthday parties are available for booking in the party room.

 

 

Fairfax Parks & Recreation City Hall Room 123 10455 Armstrong St Fairfax VA 22030 703-385-7858

Recreational facilities in Fairfax include 23 parks that collectively feature pavilions, playground equipment, park benches, picnic areas/tables/shelters, indoor and outdoor basketball courts (some lighted), tennis courts (some lighted), volleyball courts, practice & game sports fields (soccer, softball, baseball, football, Little League, multipurpose, some are turf/synthetic), trails (walking, biking, hiking, jogging), indoor activity rooms, and undeveloped open space. Features unique to particular centers include a natural pond and a gazebo at Ashby Pond Conservatory Site, 9817 Ashby Rd; a small tot lot at Daniels Run Park at Embassy Lane, Estel Rd, Heritage Lane and Tetrich Blvd; a pavilion at Gateway Regional Park, 3333 Old Pickett Rd; a horseshoe pit at Kutner Park 3901 Jermantown Rd; a fully accessible, barrier-free playground at Stafford Drive Park 3300 Stafford Dr; an exercise trail and multipurpose play areas at Van Dyck Park 3720 Old Lee Hwy; and racquetball courts, outdoor track, and weight rooms at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run.

Sager Trail, 10318 Sager Ave, offers a fully accessible wooded walking path between Sager Ave and Rte 236/Main St East. While the city does not have municipal pools, several aquatic facilities serve the area, including Country Club Hills Swimming Pool, 3622 Old Post Rd, 703-591-6114; Fairfax Swimming Pool, 4200 Roberts Rd, Box 572, 703-691-8166; Mosby Woods Swimming Pool, 3136 Plantation Pkwy, 703-691 9536; and George Mason University Aquatic & Fitness Center, 703-993-3939. All 3 swimming pools offer memberships, and recreational and competitive swimming & diving; Country Club Hills and Mosby Woods also offer swim lessons. Seasonal Mosby Woods Swimming Pool has reciprocal arrangements for its members to use the other 2 pools when its facility is closed. Country Club Hills Swimming Pool, in addition to the pool, features tennis courts, The Pavilion (can be reserved for special events), The Snack Shack, Propane Grills, lounge chairs, and green space. Fairfax Swimming Pool, recently renovated, offers lap lanes, a dedicated diving area, a 3-foot-deep roped play area, a separate, gated wading pool with a water feature and beach entry, an elevated pavilion with picnic tables and ceiling fans, a water basketball hoop, variety of seating and umbrellas on the pool deck, a tetherball court, a small toddler play area, and men's and women's locker rooms with private changing areas, showers, and restrooms.

Mosby Woods Swimming Pool, also recently renovated, features a separate Baby Pool, a shallow water section for non-swimmers, lap and/or water exercise lanes for adult use only, and a diving well with two diving boards. George Mason University Aquatic & Fitness Center, 4400 University Dr. MSN 1C6, 703-993-3939, features a fitness room, recreation pool, whirlpool, cedar sauna, and Olympic size competition pool. The facility offers open recreation swimming, aqua aerobics, swim team participation, Master's Swim program (age 18 & up) and private and group swim lessons.

 

 

Herndon Parks & Recreation 814 Ferndale Ave, Box 427 Herndon VA 20170/20172 (Mail) 703-787-7300

Recreational facilities in Herndon include Herndon Community Center and 10 neighborhood parks. The parks collectively feature park benches, picnic tables & shelters (some available for rental), walking trails, play areas, tot lots, tennis, basketball & volleyball courts (some lighted), and athletic fields (softball, baseball, t-ball, little league, Babe Ruth baseball, soccer, multi-use). Features unique to particular parks include a dog park at Chandon Park, 900 Palmer Dr off the Herndon Pkwy; a mini basketball court for younger children at Cuttermill Park, 1501 Herndon Parkway; and native flora and grasses at Spring Street Park, corner of Spring and Van Buren Streets. Bready Park, adjacent to the Herndon Community Center and the WO&D Trail, also features a seasonal indoor tennis and activity center, offering instructional and competitive tennis and other programs. 58-acre Runnymede Park, is a community nature park, home to over 100 species of birds, deer, fox, and other wildlife, 4 ecosystems and 450 identified plant species. The Virginia Outdoor Fund recently provided the park with a matching grant that allowed for trail improvements for ADA accessibility, more parking, and picnic shelters. Year-round Herndon Community Center, the hub of the city recreation program, features a fitness center with a variety of equipment, racquetball courts, 25-yard indoor heated pool, spa & sauna, locker rooms, full-size gym, and indoor & outdoor tennis courts. Recreation programs include Aquatics, with Learn to swim classes for all ages, aquatic exercise classes, swim teams for youth, water safety training classes, lifeguard training, adaptive aquatics, diving lessons, parent and infant swim lessons, private swim lessons, and special events in the pool; Arts and Crafts, with classes for parents and toddlers, youth, adults, and seniors; Cooking classes for all ages in a teaching kitchen; Dance, including jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, and creative movement for children/youth ages 2-16, and belly dance, Latin, Ballet and Salsa for adults; Fitness Classes, water and land based, with daily admission or membership pass; Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Fencing and Kendo for youth and adults; Music, group and individual acoustic guitar lessons; Nature, hands on nature programs and classes; Performing Arts Series, performance activities for preschoolers through adults; Personal Training, one-on-one or small group; Photography, Digital photography classes on a quarterly basis; Pottery, hand thrown pottery skills taught in the pottery lab and on site kiln; Camps, School Break (Winter & Spring) & Summer camps for preschoolers to 9th graders. Child care is available during scheduled classes for the children of adult class/program participants, including users of personal training services. The 2,200 square feet Fitness Room is open to adults age 16 & up from 6 AM-10 PM weekdays, and 8 AM-8 PM weekends. A youth fitness area is available to youth ages 12-15 who have attended a Youth Fitness Room Orientation and hold a Youth Fitness Pass; youth ages 12-13 must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian. The fitness center is staffed with a Fitness Specialist and Fitness Room Attendants. Nature programs include classes such as Little Nature Inspector, April Showers/May Flowers, and June Bugs for ages 4-6; National Arboretum Tour (guided driving tour) for all ages; Reptiles Alive! Show for all ages; Pond Study Program at Runnymede Park (for all ages, family groups, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Teen programs include Teen Discovery Camp, Urban Life Skills (ages 12-15), Youth Nights (ages 12-17, June 24-August 19 W 6 -10 PM), Teen Club (weekday afternoons, 2:30-6 PM, $15 annual membership or daily admission fee), Teen Nights (middle school students, include DJ, game room, and social room). Special programs include Herndon's Towne Square Singers and Commanders Swim Team. Herndon's Towne Square Singers perform choral pieces at a winter holiday show and a Spring show at the Elden Street Players' Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Dr; practices are on Monday nights. Commanders Swim Team offers a Summer Commanders program (with a coach's recommendation) for swimmers age 10 and up who have swum with the Commanders during the winter. The Junior Champs Team (ages 15-18) is under the auspices of the Herndon Aquatics Club; Stroke Evaluations sessions are held on Tuesdays in July for placement on the team. Special events in Herndon includehe Herndon Festival, Music Under the Stars, Labor Day Jazz Festival, and Nature Fest. County owned & operated Kidwell Farm, a working farm of the 1930s era located at Frying Pan Farm Park, also hosts events and programs for Herndon residents.

 

 

Oakton Recreation Fairfax County Parks & Recreation

Recreational facilities in Oakton include county owned & operated Oak Marr RECenter, 3200 Jermantown Rd, 703-281-6501, which features a heated Olympic-sized indoor pool with spa, beach and wading area, a diving complex with 1-meter and 3-meter boards and a 5-meter tower, racquetball courts, one with walleyball capacity, Fitness Center with Cybex VR2 equipment, sauna, showers with fully equipped locker rooms, and classrooms. The adjacent 9-hole Oak Marr Golf Course features a lighted short game practice area (76 station driving range with target greens), covered, heated tees, putting green, chipping area, sand bunkers, Clubhouse with Pro Shop, and nearby miniature golf course. Oak Marr Golf Course offers private and group lessons, an active junior program, clinics and special events.

 

 

Springfield Recreation Fairfax County Parks & Recreation

Recreation facilities in Springfield include county owned & operated South Run RECenter, 7550 Reservation Dr, 703-866-0566, which features a new 7,000 square feet, 2-story fitness center with expanded cardio and strength training equipment, a heated, indoor pool with ramp access, one-meter diving boards, beach/wading area, poolside spa, outdoor sundeck, family changing room and locker rooms with showers and saunas, and a racquetball/wallyball court. Outdoor facilities include soccer and baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, a field house with a newly installed athletic turf playing surface, an accessible playground, and an off-leash dog area; paved trails connect the RECenter with Burke Lake Park and Lake Mercer.

 

 

Vienna Parks & Recreation: Vienna Community Center 120 Cherry St SE Vienna VA 22180 703-255-6360

Recreational facilities in Vienna include the Vienna Community Center, the town's main recreational center. Vienna Community Center hosts recreation classes and programs, including Preschool/Youth & Adult Arts, Crafts, and Pottery, Teen/Adult Fitness, Preschool/School Age Gymnastics, Youth/Adult Sports Leagues, Youth MVP Sports Camps, Preschool/Youth Music, Dance & Language, Mature Adult Programs and Classes, Trips and Tours for Adults/Mature Adults, and Free Programs & Seminars for children and for adults & individuals age 50+. Other programs include 2009 Summer on the Green (Vienna Town Green), and Summer Playground for children. Special events include the annual July 4th Festival and Fireworks, the Halloween Parade, and May KidsFest.

 

 

Great Falls Recreation Fairfax County Parks & Recreation

Recreation facilities in Great Falls include a working grist mill at Colvin Run. Residents can also use the facilities and participate in county run recreation programs in nearby communities.

 

 

McLean Recreation Fairfax County Parks & Recreation

Recreation facilities in McLean include county-owned Clemyjontri, a fully accessible playground. Residents can also use the facilities and participate in county run recreation programs in nearby communities.

 

 

Reston Recreation Fairfax County Parks & Recreation

Recreation facilities in Reston include county owned Lake Fairfax Park, which houses the Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole, an aquatic playground. Residents can also use the facilities and participate in county run recreation programs in nearby communities.