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Stock up on Fun - Fairfax County Park Foundation
A Quarterly Guide to Parks and Recreation • Fairfax County Park Authority
Fall 2016
Stock
up on
Fun
at
the
4-H Fair
& Carnival
Plus…
Birding on the Boat
Golf for Parents and Kids
Deep Water Exercise
Camps, Trips and more!
Registration begins Aug. 2 for fall classes • www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks
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Parkside
Cast your Ballot for Parks!
Help us reinvest in our award-winning parks with your vote
in November! The 2016 park bond offers residents $94.7
million worth of opportunities to improve and expand the
Fairfax County Park Authority system. In Fairfax County, parks
are used by more than 80% of residents, 91% of whom live
within a half-mile of a park. We welcomed nearly 18 million visitors last
year. Though the ballot will be full of candidates and questions to consider, please join
me in continuing a legacy of support for park improvement bonds that voters have approved since 1959!
The projects in this bond reflect what you said was important in the recently
completed Needs Assessment Survey. You told us to preserve more open spaces. This
bond provides funding to preserve more open space and restore degraded natural
resources. Trails are highly regarded, and the Park Authority maintains 324 miles of
multi-use trails. Funding for trails is included in this bond. Fixing and improving existing
parks and facilities was a key message we heard and a majority of the funding is
dedicated to improving existing parks and facilities that are well-loved and well-used.
From lakefronts to water parks, golf courses to historic sites, we continue to expand and
improve our park system and provide a variety of recreational opportunities.
Parks contribute to improving health and wellness, and last year, 1.8 million people
visited a RECenter for fitness and fun. Nearly a quarter million competitors played on
our state-of-the-art athletic fields as well. In our park amphitheaters, we continue to
build community and last year hosted 200 free performances. We are a regional leader
in summer camps with 26,000 children enrolled. We need to
continue to build and expand on this success. Reinvesting in the
park system with the 2016 Park bond funding will positively
impact every community in our county.
This bond is based on community needs as determined in
surveys, focus groups and through community input. To that
end, we feel strongly that we have found the right balance of
projects. So please join me in supporting the 2016 park bond. Find out about
our bond program at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/2016bond.htm or invite
our 2016 Park Bond “Green Team” to speak to your organization by calling
the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662. Let’s each ensure that parks
continue to thrive in Fairfax County! Please say YES to parks this November.
Best wishes,
William G. Bouie, Chairman
Fairfax County Park Authority Board
Fall 2016
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Parktakes
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Features
A QUARTERLY GUIDE TO
PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS
Fairfax County Park Authority • Fall 2016 • Vol. 31/No. 4
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Sharon Bulova......................................................... Chairman
Penelope A. Gross.................Vice Chairman, Mason District
John C. Cook ............................................ Braddock District
John W. Foust ......................................... Dranesville District
Kathy L. Smith ...................................................Sully District
Pat Herrity............................................... Springfield District
Catherine M. Hudgins............................. Hunter Mill District
Daniel G. Storck.......................................Mt. Vernon District
Jeffrey C. McKay.................................................. Lee District
Linda Q. Smyth........................................Providence District
Park Authority Board Members
William G. Bouie...................Chairman, Hunter Mill District
Ken Quincy................... Vice Chairman, Providence District
Michael Thompson, Jr. .......... Secretary, Springfield District
Mary Cortina ........................... Treasurer, Member-at-Large
Walter Alcorn ............................................Member-at-Large
Edward R. Batten, Sr............................................. Lee District
Maggie Godbold ................................................Sully District
Linwood Gorham ....................................Mt. Vernon District
Faisal Khan.................................................Member-at-Large
Frank S. Vajda ................................................. Mason District
Anthony J. Vellucci..................................... Braddock District
Timothy B. Hackman ............................. Dranesville District
The Park Authority Board meets at 7:30 p.m. every second and
fourth Wednesday of the month at the Herrity Building. The public
is invited to attend. The board minutes and other information
from these meetings are available on the Park Authority website:
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
High Ropes Adventure
Comes to South Run,
p. 4
Exercise Classes Make
You 'Feel Like a Kid
Again', p. 7
Park Authority Leadership
Kirk W. Kincannon, CPRP..........................................Director
Sara Baldwin ....................................... Deputy Director/COO
Aimee L. Vosper ................................. Deputy Director/CBD
Parktakes Production Staff
Karen Acar Thayer, APR ............................................ Editor
Susan Trayers ...................................... Advertising Manager
Don Sweeney ................................................. Photographer
Joanne Kearney, Cindy Fortuno ................... Graphic Design
Creative Connections ............................................... Printing
Visit the parks online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks or
e-mail the Park Authority at [email protected]
Parktakes is published quarterly by the Fairfax County Park
Authority, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 927,
Fairfax, VA 22035-5500. Periodicals postage paid at Fairfax, VA
(USPS 010-296). POSTMASTER: Send address changes to
FCPA/Parktakes, P.O. Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038-4606.
Copies of Parktakes are also available at FCPA RECenters and
staffed sites, county libraries and county government centers.
This magazine (Vol. 31, No. 4) is valid for Sept. 1 - Nov.
30, 2016. Information and prices in previous Parktakes are
no longer in effect. Prices, hours, programs and services are
subject to change without prior notice. The FCPA reserves
the right to photograph and videotape all its activities, events,
classes, programs and facilities for promotional purposes.
Fairfax County’s programs, services and facilities
are available to all citizens regardless of race, color,
national origin, sex, age or disability. For additional
information regarding accommodations and
support provided to facilitate participation for individuals
with disabilities, call 703-324-8563 or TTY 703-8033354. Complaints regarding discrimination on the basis
of disability should also be directed to those numbers.
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PLUS
New Improvements Coming
to Lake Fairfax Park, p. 5
Connect with Your Kid in Parent
and Child Golf Class, p. 6
Fairfax County 4-H Fair Provides
Competition for All, p. 9
. . . and more.
Get the Best View of Registration and Information, p. 134
Nature's Wonders by Parks at a Glance, p. 10 • Park Directions, p. 12
Program Location Addresses, p. 14 • Profiles, p. 16, 79
Boat, p. 8
Fall 2016
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Classes, Programs & Events
How to Use Parktakes
You’ll find something to suit every
recreational and leisure interest in
Parktakes, and your key to finding
the perfect opportunity lies in the
table of contents.
Children's Corner 50
17 Exercise 73
87
Gardening
89
Golf
95
History
Specialty parks, trails and mini golf.
99
Ice Skating
41 Boating, Fishing and Camping
103
Martial Arts and Self-Defense
43 Camps
106
Nature and Science
50 Children’s Corner (Infant-5 yrs.)
115
Performing Arts
62 Dance
118
Pet Place
66 Day Trips and Tours
120
Scout Activities
69 Equestrian and Farm
124 Sports and Leagues
71 Events
130
73 Exercise and Physical Fitness
132 Xtras
82
Fine Arts and Crafts
Adapted Leisure Services
Programs for individuals with disabilities.
20Aquatics
39 Attractions
Technology
Bridge, etiquette, geneaology and other
special interests.
Parktakes is generally organized
by subject area, although you may
find related interests in other categories. For example, the Events section
lists most of the public events at
park sites, but site- or interest-specific
events are sometimes listed in other
sections. A horse show would most
likely be featured in the Equestrian
and Farm section, and gardening
workshops could be featured in the
Gardening section or in the Nature
section.
The Children’s Corner is tailored
to children age 5 and younger, and
programs for older children can be
found throughout the magazine. The
Adapted Leisure Services section lists
indoor and outdoor programs for
people with disabilities.
You’ll always find features in
the beginning of Parktakes, and
park locations, directions and class
sites can be found on pages 10-15.
Can’t find what you’re looking
for? Our registration staff is always
happy to help. You can reach someone Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (703) 222-4664.
The printing and production of Parktakes is
paid for with user fees and paid advertising.
Parktakes is printed with soy-based ink on paper
that is recyclable in Fairfax County’s newspaper
recycling program.
Inclusion of paid advertising in Parktakes
does not imply endorsement of the advertised
goods, products or services by the Fairfax
County Park Authority.
About your subscription:
ON THE COVER:
A friendly cow at Frying Pan Farm Park beckons
attendance to the annual 4-H Fair and Carnival.
Photo by Don Sweeney
Fall 2016
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Thrill seekers will soon swing into
action when Fairfax County Park
Authority, in partnership with Go Ape
Treetop Adventure, opens its first
zip line and high ropes course to the
public. The adventure course is being
constructed in the woodland near South
Run RECenter in Springfield and is expected to open in early summer 2017.
“We’re thrilled to have this partnership
with Fairfax County and to be building
in South Run,” says Go Ape Managing
Director Dan D’A gostino. “This will be a
unique outdoor experience for residents
and visitors alike. It’s ideal for friends and
family outings, corporate team building,
and anyone who enjoys a challenge.”
Treetop Adventure courses offer a fully
immersive outdoor activity and provide
park visitors with a new view of their local
park setting and the forest canopy. The
company is passionate about environmental
preservation and will work with the Park
Authority to ensure native and indigenous
plants as well as wildlife in the course area
are protected.
The new high ropes course and zip line will
be constructed in the wooded area near South
Run RECenter in Springfield.
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Fall 2016
Features
New Improvements Coming
to Lake Fairfax Park!
By this time next year, you’ll have more recreational options
than ever at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston.
Stream Restoration
A new pedestrian bridge is scheduled for construction as
part of the Colvin Run restoration project now underway
at Lake Fairfax. Colvin Run gets large amounts of stormwater flow that is changing the channel size and alignment in
Lake Fairfax Park. As a result, stream banks are eroding, the
stream habitat is degraded and park infrastructure is subject to storm damage. This project will restore 1,700 feet of
Colvin Run below the Lake Fairfax dam, and almost 500 feet
of tributaries. It will also provide better access to the stream
for recreation and environmental education but protect banks
from excessive foot traffic that can kill vegetation and cause
erosion.
The stream restoration project is a partnership between
Dept. of Public Works and Environmental Services and the
Fairfax County Park Authority. Project construction is scheduled to run from Sept. 16, 2016 to May 26, 2017. During this
time the stream below the lake dam will be fenced off. Road
and bridge construction will require Lake Fairfax Drive across
Colvin Run below the dam to be closed from Jan. 1
to Mar. 31, 2017.
Bike riding
Plans are underway to construct a pump track near
the Lake Fairfax soccer fields. A pump track is a
continuous loop of dirt berms and “rollers” (smooth
dirt mounds) that you ride without pedaling. The
name comes from the pumping motion used by
the rider’s upper and lower body as he or she
rides around the track. It’s a great workout and
lots of fun!
Pump tracks can be ridden by cyclists of all ages
and skill levels, and almost any bicycle will work;
BMX bikes, mountain bikes, kids bikes - even
“scooter” bikes can be used. All you really need
is a bike with knobby tires and a safety helmet.
It’s a great way to increase bike handling skills
for younger riders and for the whole family to
enjoy cycling in a safe, traffic-free environment.
Fall 2016
Campground
You’ll notice big changes at the Lake Fairfax
campground, too. The bathhouse near the campground is being replaced with a new facility that
meets modern-day standards for efficiency and
accessibility. The restroom near the picnic area is
also being replaced. Campground area construction is expected to begin in August. The bathhouse will be closed from Aug. 15, 2016 to May
26, 2017; the picnic area restroom is scheduled
to be closed from Sept. 6, 2016 to May 26, 2017.
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Features
Connect with Your Kid
Joseph Granato and his father learn proper grip from
in Parent-and-Child
"Mr. Bill."
Golf Class Dain Whitehead says he’s “seven and three Pessaud’s approach is that of a grandfatherly figure
quarters” years old, and already has what
seasoned golfers refer to as “the bug.” “I saw it on
TV and just wanted to do golf,” he said with enthusiastic determination. Parent-and-child golf classes at
Pinecrest Golf Course gave him and the opportunity
to learn the game with his mother.
“Gretchen had never golfed before and thought it
Chris and Elizabeth
was something they could do together,” said Dain's
Fleury practice putting
father, Matt Whitehead, a casual golfer who accompaon the green.
nied Dain one Saturday when his mom had a scheduling conflict. “The instruction is good here, the class
is just the right length – one hour for five
weeks, and what’s nice about this program
is they supply the clubs for the lessons, so
you don’t have to make a big investment.”
Chris Fleury thought it was a good
way to spend time with his 13-year-old
daughter, Elizabeth. “We enjoyed learning together,” he said. “She already thinks
she’s better than I am.”
“I am,” she said with a determined smile. “My [maternal]
grandpa was a big golfer, so it’s in
my blood,” she reasoned.
Parents say instructor, Bill Pessaud, has a knack for connecting
with young children on their level
while differentiating instruction
for older children and adults. “I
haven’t done golf for a long time,”
said 9-year-old Joseph L. Granato,
“and Mr. Bill is really helping me
out by teaching me how to use
clubs and corrects the mistakes
that I make.” His father, Joseph R.
Granato was equally impressed.
“Bill doesn’t overload the kids with
too much information. The whole
Students Dain Whitehead and his dad,
session is broken down into 30 or
Matt, work together on their putting
40 minutes with each club.”
technique.
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whose gentle encouragement inspires confidence in his
students. “I love children, and I want them to have a
good experience from start to finish,” said the certified
golf instructor and Sunday school teacher who plays
the game with his own son and grandsons. “If they’re
comfortable with the setting, they’ll be more confident
playing.”
The parent-and-child golf class begins with fundamentals like grip, posture and ball alignment and
progresses to putting, chipping and full-swing drives.
Pessaud also stresses the importance of following the
rules, proper etiquette and safety.
“If you hit the ball in the woods, don’t reach in with
your hand to get the ball; use the club to get it out because there might be poison ivy,” he explained during
a lesson on tee shots. “If the ball goes into the water,
don’t try to go in and get it because you could slip and
fall in.” He says safety is his number one priority when
teaching children how to play golf, followed by good
sportsmanship.
“Golf is an integrity sport, and there’s no referee
and no umpire,” he explained. “People who are too
intense are not fun to play with. The most important
thing is to have fun.”
In the spirit of good sportsmanship, young Joseph
Granato surprised Pessaud with a thoughtful gesture
during the last class – a handmade thank-you note.
“I’m going to keep playing and get better, for at least
25 years,” Granato said. The
child’s appreciation made Passaud
feel as though he had won the
Masters. “See, this is why I do
it,” Pessaud said. “This is why I
like to work with children.”
Golf classes and private lessons
are available for players of all
ages. To learn more turn to the
Golf section.
Fall 2016
Features
Exercise Class
Makes You ‘Feel
Like a Kid Again’
D
rop into the ABCs of Deep Water
Exercise class at Oak Marr RECenter,
and you plunge into a session that
may seem more like playtime than exercise.
Students say that’s
because instructor
Phil Russell makes
this fitness class fun by
combining his sense
of humor with creative
aerobic, balance and
core movements using
water exercise bars, balls
and noodles for a challenging,
total-body workout.
“It’s amazing,” said Suzanne
Flynn of Oak Hill. “This is the
first class I’ve ever come to and
stuck with.”
“Stand with both feet on
the noodle, 10 inches apart,”
Russell says as he leads the class in a balance
exercise. A few seconds later, the students
are laughing as they step up to the challenge
in the deepest end of the pool.
“I compare it to surfing, almost, when you
balance on the noodle sometimes with both
feet, sometimes with one foot and sometimes
kneeling,” Flynn said. “Everyone is always
smiling and giggling in this class; it’s like you
are a little kid again.”
The class begins with 10 minutes of aero-
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bic exercise. The rest of the time is devoted
to weight and resistance training. Russell
keeps the pace moving, so there’s little
chance students will lose interest
in any individual exercise.
“It’s a fun class, and I
like the music,” said Tina
McElhatton of Vienna. “He
puts a lot of thought into it
and explains what muscle
groups you’re working
– things I’ve
never heard
of before. He
knows what
he’s doing.”
Russell’s ability to connect
with his class
may stem from
his personal experiences with mobility and exercise. “Years
ago, I suffered a back injury and the chiropractor said I’d never be right,” he recalled. “I
was in my 40s at the time, and my challenge
was to get moving.”
He admits land exercises didn’t appeal
to him, “I’m flat-footed,” and he had to find
something that kept his attention, “I get
bored easily doing the same thing day in and
day out.” So he plunged into water exercise
classes, overcame his injury and enjoyed the
activity so much, his instructor encouraged
him to become certified to teach the class.
Now, he’s in his 60s, moves with the agility
of someone half his age, and prides himself
on keeping his students engaged as he has
for the past seven years.
“People in this class are very attentive,
and are willing to try different things” he
said. “They like the faster pace, and I like to
change the moves and mix it up.”
It’s a winning fitness strategy that has produced some amazing results. “One student
who used to have to use a motorized cart at
the grocery store lost more than 100 lbs. in
two years, and now she walks with a normal
gait,” he said. “Another student who has Parkinson’s disease showed significant mobility
improvement with consistent water exercise.”
The success stories inspire Russell to keep
researching new ways to “mix it up” for interest. That alone seems to be the motivation
for his students to keep coming back. “We
do something a little different every time,”
McElhatton said. “It’s fun.”
Russell teaches the ABCs of Deep Water Exercise
Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Oak
Marr RECenter. It’s one of more than 300 drop-in
classes offered at all nine Fairfax County RECenters. For drop-in class schedules at your RECenter,
visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
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Features
Get the Best View of Nature’s
Wonders by Boat
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Climb aboard the
Burke Lake Park tour
boat for a birding excursion that is sure to please
year-round. Birding by
boat allows you to get closer
Bald Eagle
views of birds and other wildlife than you can get on foot.
“When you approach birds on land, they see
you as a threat and fly away before you can get
very close,” said Park Authority naturalist Tony
Bulmer. “They are less scared when the tour
boat approaches because
they don’t recognize it as
a human threat on water.”
Burke Lake’s naturalist-led Birding-on-the-Boat programs give you
an hour-long opportunity to get a
unique, sneak peek at birds and
Egret
other wildlife, especially during
the fall migration. Some of the
best glimpses come as the boat
approaches the island in the lake,
where the birds live quite comfortably away from human interaction.
“The island is frequented by egrets
and great blue herons, and there’s a bald
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eagle’s nest there,” Bulmer said. “We also see
wood ducks, basking turtles and other creatures that call Burke Lake home.”
During the fall, Bulmer says you’ll see more
unusual birds, like double-crested cormorants,
common mergansers and buffleheads as they
migrate south to warmer climates for the
winter. For some birds, Bulmer says Burke
Lake is the warmer winter destination. “Loons
normally live in cooler climates further north
like Maine and Canada, and we see them at
Burke Lake in the winter when the northern
temperatures become bitterly cold,” he said.
The boat leaves the dock early
because the best times to look for
birds are dawn and dusk. So rise and
shine, grab your binoculars head to a
Birding-on-the-Boat program at Burke
Lake this fall for one of nature’s greatest shows on earth!
Becca MacDonald,
Bugwood.org
Schedules and fee information for Birding on the
Boat are listed in the Nature section. You can also
find the information in Parktakes online:
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes;
keyword search: Birding on the Boat.
Election Day
Cancelations
Because voter turnout is expected to be very
high on Election Day, and parking will be limited,
Oak Marr, South Run and Spring Hill RECenters,
which are designated polling places, are making
the following scheduling changes for that day,
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016:
• All classes scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
at all three RECenters will be canceled.
• All rentals scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
will be canceled.
Fitness rooms, swimming pools and racquetball
courts will be open for training on your own.
FCPS high school swim and dive practices will be
held as scheduled, and the Spring Hill RECenter
preschool will be open on Election Day.
Clockwise from left: Bufflehead,
Common Merganser and
Double-crested Cormorant
Last Call for Camps!
With a month left to go
before school starts, there are still plenty
of camp adventures that await you! From lakefront nature camps to technology and LEGO offerings, there’s a camp to suit almost every interest.
To learn more, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/
parks/parktakes, keyword search: camp. It’s a
great way for kids to finish out the summer
and have fun in parks.
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Fall 2016
Fairfax County 4-H Fair
Provides Competition for All
Turn your hidden talent
into an award-winner
at this year’s 4-H
Fair and Carnival
at Frying Pan Farm
Park! Anyone can
enter in more than
a dozen categories
ranging from gardening
and horticulture to handcrafts and photography.
Bruce Anderson, a retired engineer from
Herndon, decided to enter his handmade wooden
bowls in last year’s contest. “I was already familiar
with 4-H because I grew up on a farm in South
Dakota and we raised cattle and hogs and entered
the livestock competitions through grade school,”
he said. “Woodworking has been a hobby of mine
for the last 12 to 15 years, so I showed up with
Bruce Anderson with his prizemy bowls on the first day, filled out the paperwork winning handmade bowls.
and left the bowls to put on display.”
Anderson returned to the fair a few days later with his neighbor’s children to enjoy the
carnival rides and to explore the contest exhibits. When they got to the woodworking area,
Anderson was surprised to see that his craftsmanship was not only a first-place winner; it was
awarded Best in Show.
“It was an honor, and it was really fun for the kids to see all of the agricultural exhibits, too”
he said. “I think it’s important for them to see things growing in their natural state and to
know where their food comes from.”
Anderson says he’ll sit out for this year’s competition, which means another grand champion will be crowned in the crafts & woodworking category. He hopes many other people will
display their own handiwork in the time-honored tradition of friendly
completion at the 4H fair.
“Just bring whatever you are passionate about,” he said. “The more
that’s there, the more it will enrich the fair experience.”
This year’s Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival takes place Aug. 6-7 at
Frying Pan Farm Park. For contest categories, entry requirements and preview
activities and events, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fryingpanpark.
The 4-H Fair has many categories in
which you can display your talents.
Fall 2016
Features
What is 4-H?
The 4-H
program is the
nation’s oldest
and largest youth
development
program providing positive,
hands-on fun
and educational
opportunities for students. The 4-H clover
represents the member pledge:
I pledge my
Head to greater thinking.
Heart to greater loyalty.
Hands for larger service.
Health to better living.
4H is delivered by Cooperative
Extension—a community of more than
100 public universities across the nation
and provides learning opportunities for
students in every county and parish in
the country. The Fairfax County 4-H Fair
gives members a chance to publicly demonstrate their skills and accomplishments
each year at Frying Pan Farm Park.
Save on
Carnival
Rides!
Visit the 4-H
Fairgrounds
at Frying Pan
Farm Park on
Thursday and
Friday Aug. 4 – 5,
and enjoy traditional fair rides, amusements and treats!
Purchase one-day, unlimited ride
passes in advance at discounted rates.
For details and to buy passes, visit
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes
and search keyword: carnival.
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Parks at-a-Glance
For more information on park attractions,
visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks
✔= AVAILABLE AT PARK
RECenters
BB/Sports Courts (outdoors)
Birthday Parties
Room Rentals
Fitness Center
Gymnasium
Audrey Moore
703-321-7081
Cub Run
703-817-9407
P
P
P
P
P
G. Washington
703-780-8894
Mount Vernon
703-768-3224
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Indoor Walking Track
Indoor Pools
P
Interpretive Programs
Water Playground
Pottery Lab
Racquet & Wallyball Courts
Scout Programs
Sauna
P
P
P
P
Tennis Courts
P
P
P
P
P
Ice Rink
Skate Park
Picnic Area
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Oak Marr
703-281-6501
South Run
Providence
703-698-1351
703-866-0566
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Reservable Shelter
Mini Golf
P
P
Indoor Turf Field
Babysitting Center
P
P
P
Volleyball
Golf
Spring Hill
703-827-0989
P
P
Spa
Lee District
703-922-9841
P
Burke Lake
Greendale
Jefferson
Laurel Hill
Oak Marr
Pinecrest
Twin Lakes
703-323-1641
703-971-6170
703-573-0443
703-493-8849
703-255-5390
703-941-1061
703-631-9099
Number of Holes
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36
Par
54
70
35
71
27
35
71/72
Driving Range
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Driving Cages & Indoor Range
Lessons
Pull Carts
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Power Carts
Adapted Power Carts
Pro Shop
Banquet Room/Catering
Food Service
HISTORIC PROPERTIES RENTAL SERVICES, 703-827-0269:
Cabell’s Mill, Clark House, Great Falls Grange, Hunter House,
Forestville Schoolhouse, Stone Mansion, Wakefield Chapel.
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FOR RESERVABLE PICNIC SHELTERS,
call 703-324-8732 or visit
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/picnics
Fall 2016
Major Parks
Laurel HIll
703-222-4664
Burke Lake
703-323-6600
Clemyjontri
703-388-2807
M. L. KIng Jr.
703-222-4664
Lake Accotink
703-569-3464
Basketball Courts
Lake Fairfax
703-471-5414
P
P
P
P
Boat Rentals
Fishing
Campgrounds
Nottoway
Jefferson District
P
P
P
Mini-Train
P
P
P
P
P
P
Mini Golf
P
Nature Trails
Food Concession
Ice Cream Parlor
Carousel
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Playground
P
Accessible Playground
P
P
P
P
P
Tennis Courts
P
Volleyball Courts
P
Colvin
Run Mill
703-759-2771
Birthday Parties
Wetlands Boardwalk
P
P
Ellanor C.
Lawrence
703-631-0013
Frying Pan
Farm
703-437-9101
Green Spring
Gardens
703-642-5173
Hidden
Oaks
703-941-1065
Hidden
Pond
703-451-9588
Huntley
Meadows
703-768-2525
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Viewing Tower
Boating
Fishing
P
P
P
Equestrian Facilities
P
Horticulture Library
Museum
P
P
Nature Center
Visitor Center
Picnic Area
P
Shelter
Playgrounds
Sales and Gifts
Scout and School Programs
Trails
Orienteering
Fall 2016
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Riverbend
703-759-9018
Sully
Historic Site
703-437-1794
P
P
Turner Farm/
Observatory
Park
703-324-8591
P
P
P
P
Farm
Interpretive Programs
P
P
Skate Park
Historic Gardens
P
P
Shelter
Demonstration Gardens
703-573-0444
P
Fitness Trails
Nature and
Historic Sites
703-222-4664
P
Family Water Park
Picnic Area
703-222-4664
P
Birthday Parties
Disc Golf
Mason District
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
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Directions
3 George Washington RECenter, 8426 Old Mount
to the Parks
Vernon Rd., Alexandria 22309. Beltway Exit 177A
(Richmond Hwy., Route 1) south to left on Rt. 235
(Mount Vernon Hwy.). At fork in road, bear right
on Rt. 623 (Old Mount Vernon Road) to park on
right. 703-780-8894.
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4 Lee District Park & RECenter, 6601 Telegraph
31
16
22
8
Rd., Franconia 22310. Beltway Exit 176A (Telegraph Rd.) to right on Telegraph Rd. (south) 2.5
miles to entrance on left. 703-922-9841.
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5 Mt. Vernon RECenter,
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2017 Belle View Blvd.,
Alexandria 22307. Beltway
Exit 177A (Richmond Hwy.,
Rt. 1) south. Bear right onto
Ft. Hunt Rd. (Rt. 629) and
follow 1.5 miles to right at
Belle View Blvd. to entrance
on left. 703-768-3224.
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32
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34
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7
29
44
6 Oak Marr RECenter,
25
46
10
43
19
42
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19
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3200 Jermantown Rd., Oakton 22124. Beltway Exit 49
west (I-66 West) to Rt. 123
north (Chain Bridge Rd.) to
left on Jermantown Rd. to
entrance on right. RECenter:
703-281-6501,
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15
37
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26
38
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35
27
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Key
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7 Providence RECenter,
7525 Marc Dr., Falls Church
22042. Beltway Exit 50B
(Arlington Blvd., Rt. 50)
east to right on Jaguar Trail
to right on Marc Dr. to park
entrance. 703-698-1351.
8 Spring Hill RECenter, 1239
RECenter
Spring Hill Rd., McLean
22102. Beltway Exit 46A
(South 123, Tysons Corner)
to right on International
Drive (2nd light). Follow 1.5
miles to entrance on right.
(Note: International Dr. turns
into Spring Hill Rd.) 703827-0989.
Park
Nature Center
Historic Site
9 South Run RECenter, 7550 Reservation Dr.,
Conno
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Golf Course
Co u nt y T
Gerry Connolly
Cross County Trail
The Fairfax County Park Authority has
hundreds of community and neighborhood
parks around the county. The following list
represents some of the larger parks with
multiple facilities. For a complete list of
parks, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
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RECenters
1 Audrey Moore RECenter at Wakefield Park,
8100 Braddock Rd., Annandale 22003. Beltway
Exit 54A (Braddock Rd.) west 1/4 mile to entrance
on right. 703-321-7081.
2 Cub Run RECenter, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. Chantilly 20151. Beltway exit 49 to I-66 West, 11 miles
to exit 53B-A (Sully Rd.,Rt 28 N) Merge right onto
Westfields Blvd Rd. West, bear right on Stonecroft
Blvd. Go 1.8 miles to left into Cub Run parking lot.
703-817-9407.
Springfield 22153. Beltway Exit 54A (Braddock
Rd.) west to left on Burke Lake Rd. to left on Lee
Chapel Rd. to left on Fairfax County Parkway to
entrance on right. 703-866-0566.
Major Parks
10 Braddock Park, 13241 Braddock Rd., Clifton
22024. Beltway Exit 49 west (I-66 west) to exit
53 (11 miles). Go right at light (south on rt. 28)
1.3 miles to left on New Braddock Rd. 1.5 miles to
entrance on right.
11 Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station
22039. Beltway Exit 54A (Braddock Rd.) west to
left on Burke Lake Rd. to left on Ox Rd. to entrance
on left. 703-323-6600.
Fall 2016
12 Clemyjontri Park, 6317 Georgetown Pike,
McLean 22101. Beltway exit 44 (Georgetown Pike/
Rt. 193) east toward Langley, approximately 2.1
miles to park entrance. 703-388-2807.
13 Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon 20171. Beltway Exit 49 west (Rt. 66 West) to
Rt. 50 west. Follow Rt. 50 west to right on Fairfax
County Parkway. Turn left on West Ox Rd. and
follow to entrance on right. 703-437-9101.
14 Jefferson District Park, 7900 Lee Hwy., Falls
Church 22042. Beltway Exit 50B (Arlington
Blvd., Rt. 50) east to Fairview Park exit. North on
Fairview Park 1/4 mile, cross Lee Hwy., parking on
left.703-573-0443.
15 Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Rd.,
Springfield, 22150. Beltway Exit 54B (Braddock
Rd.) east 1/2 mile to right at Heming Ave. to rear
entrance. 703-569-3464.
16 Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston
20190. Beltway Exit 47A (Leesburg Pike, Rt. 7)
west about 6.5 miles to left on Rt. 606 (Baron
Cameron Ave.) to left on Lake Fairfax Dr. to entrance on left. 703-471-5414.
17 Laurel Hill Equestrian Center, From Ox Road/
Route 123 S: Turn left on Lorton Road bear right
on Furnace Road. Turn right on Dairy Road. Look
for the silos at the old prison dairy.
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 8115 Fordson Rd.,
Alexandria 22306. Beltway Exit 177A (Richmond
Hwy., Rt. 1) south. Bear right onto Fort Hunt Rd.
(Rt. 629) and follow 4 miles to right on Sherwood
Hall Ln., then about 3 miles to left on Fordson Rd.
(dead ends at entrance).
19 Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike,
Annandale 22003. Beltway Exit 52B (Little River
Tpk., Rt. 236) east 2 miles to left at John Marr Dr.
and right on Columbia Pike to entrance on right
just before Sleepy Hollow Rd. 703-941-1730.
20 Turner Farm Park, 925 Springvale Rd., Great
Falls 22066. Beltway Exit 47 East (Route 7/Leesburg Pike) seven miles to right on Springvale Rd.,
entrance on right.
21 Wakefield Park See #1 for directions.21
22 Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole See #16 for
directions. 703-471-5414
Nature Centers
23 Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Walney Visitor
Center, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly, 20151.
Beltway Exit 49 to I-66 West, 11 miles to Exit 53B
(Sully Rd., Rt. 28 N). Right at light on to Walney
Road.Visitor Center 1 mile on left. 703-631-0013.
24 Green Spring Gardens and Historic Green
Spring, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria 22312.
Beltway Exit 52B (Little River Tpk., Rt. 236) east
3.2 miles to left at Braddock Rd. to entrance on
right on Witch Hazel Rd. 703-642-5173.
Fall 2016
25 Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 7701 Royce St.,
Annandale 22003. Beltway Exit 52B (Little River
Tpk, Rt. 236) east to left at first light at Hummer
Rd. Continue on Hummer Rd. to left at Royce St. to
park entrance on left. 703-941-1065.
26 Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd.,
Springfield 22152. Beltway Exit 57A (Rt. 95 south)
to west on Old Keene Mill Rd. (Rt. 644) to left
on Greeley Blvd. (second left after Rolling Rd.) to
entrance at end of street. From the Fairfax County
Pkwy., take Old Keene Mill Rd. east 2.9 miles to
right on Greeley Blvd. to park entrance. 703-4519588.
27 Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd.,
Alexandria 22306. Beltway Exit 177A (Richmond
Hwy., Rt. 1) south 3.5 miles to right at Lockheed
Blvd., 1/2 mile to Visitor Center entrance on left at
Harrison La. To Huntley Meadows Park S. King’s
Hwy. entrance, take Beltway Exit 176A (Telegraph
Rd.) south 3.5 miles to entrance at intersection of
South King’s Hwy. Visitor Center and boardwalk
can’t be accessed from this entrance. 703-768-2525.
28 Riverbend Park and Nature Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls 22066. Beltway Exit 44
(Georgetown Pike, Rt. 193) west to right on River
Bend Rd. to right on Jeffery Rd. Proceed 1 mile to
Visitor Center entrance; 1.5 miles to Nature Center
entrance. 703-759-9018.
Historic Sites
29 Cabell’s Mill, 5235 Walney Rd., Centreville. Beltway Exit 49 west (Interstate 66) 11 miles to Exit
53 north (Sully Rd., Route 28) turn right at the first
light onto Walney Road. The mill is 1/4 mile on the
right. 703-827-0609.
30 Clark House, 6332 Barcroft Mews Dr., Falls
Church 22041. Beltway Exit 52B (Little River Tpk.
Rt.236) east 2 miles to left at John Marr Dr. and
right on Columbia Pike to Barcroft Mews Dr. on
right just past Lincolnia Rd. 703-827-0609.
31 Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great
Falls 22066. Beltway Exit 47A (Leesburg Pike, Rt.
7) west 5 miles past Tyson’s Corner to right on Colvin Run Road. Left turn into paved parking lot 500
feet beyond gravel drive to mill. 703-759-2771.
32 Dranesville Tavern, 11919 Leesburg Pike, Dranesville 20170. Beltway Exit 47A (Leesburg Pike, Rt. 7)
west about 10 miles to a left on Dranesville Manor
Dr. to an immediate right onto park entrance road.
703-827-0609.
33 Great Falls Grange & Forestville Schoolhouse,
9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls 22066. Beltway
Exit 44 (Georgetown Pike, Rt. 193) west for 6 miles
to entrance on right. 703-827-0609.
34 Nottoway Park & Hunter House, 9537 Courthouse Rd., Vienna 22181. Beltway Exit 49 west
(I-66 west) to right on Rt. 243 (Nutley St. north)
to left on Courthouse Rd. to entrance on left. 703938-7532. 703-827-0609.
35 Stone Mansion & Stoneybrooke Park, 3900
Stoneybrooke Dr., Alexandria 22306 Beltway Exit
176A (Telegraph Rd.) south to left on the Parkway,
across the intersection of South King’s Highway to
Stoneybrooke Dr., to entrance on left. 703-8270609.
36 Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way,
Chantilly 20151. Exit Rt. 28 (Sully Rd.) to Air and
Space Museum Parkway East. Right at stop sign
to Historic Sully Way. Follow 3/4 mile to park
entrance. 703-437-1794.
Golf Courses
37 Burke Lake Golf Course, See #11 for directions.
703-323-1641.
38 Greendale Golf Course, 6700 Telegraph Rd.,
Alexandria, 22310. Beltway Exit 176A (Telegraph
Rd.) south 3.5 miles to entrance on right.
703-971-6170.
39 Jefferson District Golf Course, See #14 for
directions.
40 Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8701 Laurel Crest Drive,
Lorton, 22079. From Interstate 95, take exit 163
toward Lorton. Right turn onto Silverbrook Road.
Travel 1 mile left onto Laurel Crest Drive, then .5
mile to Laurel Hill Golf Club entrance on the left.
703-493-8849.
41 Oak Marr Golf Complex, See #6 for directions.
703-255-5390
42 Pinecrest Golf Course, 6600 Little River Tpk.,
Alexandria 22312. Beltway Exit 52B (Little River
Tpk., Rt. 236) east 2.5 miles to left on Braddock
Rd., then immediate left into parking lot. 703-9411061.
43 Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6201 Union Mill Rd.
Clifton 20124. Beltway Exit 54A (Braddock Rd.)
west 13.5 miles to left on Union Mill Rd., entrance
on left. 703-631-9099.
44 FCPA Headquarters, 12055 Government Center
Pkwy, Suite #927, Fairfax, VA 22035-1118. Beltway
Exit 49 west (I-66 west) to Rt. 50 west to West Ox
Rd. south, to left on Monument Dr., to right on
Government Center Pkwy, to Herrity Building on
right. 703-324-8700.
Accessibility Guide Offered
The Park Authority offers parks and facilities that
are accessible to all of Fairfax County’s citizens.
For access information or to obtain a copy of the
Accessibility Guide to Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, please call 703-324-8563.
For accessible park information, call
703-324-8563 or TTY 703-803-3354.
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Location
Abbreviation Guide
Looking for conveniently
located Park Authority
classes in your
neighborhood?
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TOWN OF
HERNDON
13
RESTON
2
TOWN OF
VIENNA
CITY OF FALLS
CHURCH
8
3
COUNTY OF
ARLINGTON
9
CITY OF
FAIRFAX
10
1
1. Find the color related
to the RECenter or
Nature Center closest to you.
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C
TOWN OF
CLIFTON
2. Look for the matching color in
the list of schools, businesses and
parks for classes near you.
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CITY OF
ALEXANDRIA
4
5
7
6
3. The full name and address of locations
appears next to its abbreviated name.
1 Audrey Moore RECenter
8 Oak Marr RECenter
2 Cub Run RECenter
9 Providence RECenter
3 Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
10 Hidden Oaks Nature Center
4 Lee District RECenter
11 South Run RECenter
5 Mt. Vernon RECenter
12 Hidden Pond Nature Center
6 GW RECenter
13 Spring Hill RECenter
7 Huntley Meadows Park
14 Riverbend Park
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Fall 2016
Abbrv Name Address City, Zip
4700 Medford Dr
3401 Prosperity Ave
4603 Green Spring Rd
7701 Royce St
5400 Harrow Way
7500 Accotink Park Dr
9200 Burke Lake Rd
4511 Olley Ln
6600 Little River Tnpk
5401-B Port Royal Rd
8415 Toll House Rd
4011 Iva Ln
8100 Braddock Rd
9525 Main St
Annandale 22003
Fairfax 22031
Alexandria 22312
Annandale 22003
Springfield 22151
Springfield 22151
Burke 22015
Fairfax 22032
Alexandria 22312
Springfield 22151
Annandale 22003
Fairfax 22032
Annandale 22003
Fairfax 22031
5235 Walney Rd
14330 Green Trails Blvd
6001 Union Mill Rd
14912 Cranoke St
4201 Stringfellow Rd
5301 Sully Station Dr
4630 Stonecroft Blvd.
4500 Dixie Hill Rd
5040 Walney Rd
4500 West Ox Rd
12000 Govt. Center Pkwy
4433 Brookfield Corp Dr
2709 West Ox Rd
4601 Stringfellow Rd
13300 Poplar Tree Rd
6429 Clifton Rd
13440 Melville Ln
13340 Leland Rd
5200 Sully Rd
3650 Historic Sully Way
6201 Union Mill Rd
13611 Springstone Dr
15450 Martins Hundred Dr
14101 Sullyfield Cir #100
12415-C Centreville Square
Centreville 20120
Centreville 20121
Clifton 20124
Centreville 20120
Chantilly 20151
Centreville 20120
Chantilly 20151
Fairfax 22030
Chantilly 20151
Fairfax 22035
Fairfax 22035
Chantilly 20153
Herndon 20171
Chantilly 20151
Fairfax 22033
Clifton 20124
Fairfax 20151
Centreville 20120
Centreville 20120
Chantilly 20151
Clifton 20124
Clifton 20124
Centreville 20120
Chantilly 20151
Centreville 20121
Audrey Moore/Wakefield
Annandle HS
EakinPk
GrnSprGardn
Hidden Oaks NC
Kings Pk ES
Lake Ac Park
LakeBrd Sec
LittleRn ES
Pinecrest GC
VAFenceAcad
WakefldChapel
WakeFrst ES
Wkfld/Moore
Woodson HS
Annandale High School
Eakin Community Park
Green Spring Garden Park
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Kings Park Elementary
Lake Accotink Park
Lake Braddock Secondary
Little Run Elementary
Pinecrest Golf Course
VA Fencing Academy
Wakefield Chapel
Wakefield Forest Elementary
Wakefield RECenter
Woodson High School
Cub Run/Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Cabell’s Mill
Centrvle ES
Cntrvlle HS
Chalet Wds Pk
Chantily HS
Cub Run ES
Cub Run RECenter
EagleVw ES
Ellanor C. Lawren
FxCoAnmShltr
FfxGovt Ctr
Ffx Fencers
Frying Pan Park
Greenbriar Park
GreenbrW ES
NVTRP
PoplarTr ES
Powell ES
Sully Fields
Sully
TwnLk Golf
Union Ml ES
VA Run ES
WhlsmCampus
WldClsMartArt
Cabell’s Mill
Centreville Elementary
Centreville High School
Chalet Woods Park
Chantilly High School
Cun Run Elementary
Cub Run RECenter
Eagle View Elementary
Ellanor C Lawrence Park
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Fairfax County Govt Ctr
Fairfax Fencers
Frying Pan Park
Greenbriar Park
Greenbriar West Elementary
No. VA Therapeutic Riding
Poplar Tree Elementary
Powell Elementary
Sully Fields
Sully Historic Site
Twin Lakes Golf Course
Union Mill Elementary
Virginia Run Elementary
Wholesome Campus
World Class Martial Arts
Lee District / Mt. Vernon / GW/Huntley Meadows
Belle Vw ES
BucknellPk
Bush HL ES
Edison HS
Forestdl ES
Frnconia ES
GWREC
Greendale Golf Co
HistHuntley
HuntMdws
IslandCrk ES
LeeREC
Lee HS
MtVernon HS
Mt Vernon REC
Stone Mansion
W Potomc HS
Belle View Elementary
Bucknell Manor Park
Bush Hill ES
Edison High School
Forestdale Elementary
Franconia Elementary
George Washington RECenter
Greendale Golf Course
Historic Huntley
Huntley Meadows Park
Island Creek Elementary
Lee District RECenter
Lee High School
Mount Vernon High School
Mount Vernon RECenter
Stone Mansion
West Potomac High School
6701 Fort Hunt Rd
2223 Beacon Hill Rd
5927 Westchester St
5801 Franconia Rd
6530 Elder Ave
6301 Beulah St
8426 Old Mount Vernon Rd
6700 Telegraph Rd
6918 Harrison Ln
3701 Lockheed Blvd
7855 Morning View Ln
6601 Telegraph Rd
6540 Franconia Rd
8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd
2017 Belle View Blvd
3900 Stoneybrooke Dr
6500 Quander Rd
Alexandria 22307
Alexandria 22306
Alexandria 22310
Alexandria 22310
Springfield 22150
Alexandria 22310
Alexandria 22309
Alexandria 22310
Alexandria 22306
Alexandria 22306
Alexandria 22315
Franconia 22310
Springfield 22150
Alexandria 22309
Alexandria 22307
Alexandria 22306
Akexandria 22307
Dance Company
Fairfax Ice Arena
Flint Hill Elementary
Hunter House
Kelly Square
Lake Fairfax Park
Lead by Example TKD
3131 Draper Dr
3779 Pickett Rd
2444 Flint Hill Rd
9601 Courthouse Rd
10777 Main St
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr
11226 Waples Mill Rd
Fairfax
Fairfax
Vienna
Vienna
Fairfax
Reston
Fairfax
Oak Marr
Dance Co
FfxIceArena
Flint HL ES
Hunter House
Kelly Sq
Lake Fairfax Park
LdbyExFrOks
Fall 2016
22030
22030
22181
22181
22030
20190
22033
Abbrv Name Address City, Zip
324 Nutley St NW
2500 James Madison Dr
9819 Five Oaks Rd
3500 West Ox Rd
9601 Courthouse Rd
3200 Jermantown Rd
3200 Jermantown Rd
3000 Chain Bridge Rd
2900 Sutton Rd
2254 Hunters Woods Plaza
11509 Waples Mill Rd
Vienna 22180
Vienna 22181
Fairfax 22031
Fairfax 22033
Vienna 22181
Oakton 22124
Oakton 22124
Oakton 22124
Vienna 22181
Reston 20191
Oakton 22124
6540 Columbia Pk
6338 Barcroft Mews Dr
3001 Chichester Ln
7521 Jaguar Trail
7900 Lee Hwy
1136 West Broad St
6621 Columbia Pike
4116 Braddock Rd
7525 Marc Dr
3320 Annandale Rd
3333 Sleepy Hollow Rd
3401 Hemlock Dr
Falls Church 22041
Alexandria 22312
Fairfax 22031
Falls Church 22042
Falls Church 22042
Falls Church 22046
Annandale 22003
Alexandria 22312
Falls Church 22042
Falls Church 22003
Falls Church 22044
Falls Church 22042
10635 Braddock Rd
5420 Sideburn Rd
7315 Ox Rd
8600 Forrester Blvd
5815 Ox Rd
8511 Greeley Blvd
8701 Laurel Crest Dr
8400 Lorton Rd
10110 Commonwealth Blvd
10418 Old Colchester Rd
5004 Sideburn Rd
6820 Sydenstricker Rd
5035 Sideburn Rd
5344 Gainsborough Dr
7420 Reservation Dr
9350 Crosspointe Dr
7550 Reservation Dr
6000 Burke Centre Pkwy
6802 Deland Dr
Fairfax 22032
Fairfax 22032
Fairfax Station 22039
Springfield 22152
Fairfax Station 22039
Springfield 22152
Lorton 22079
Lorton 22079
Fairfax 22032
Lorton 22079
Fairfax 22032
Springfield 22152
Fairfax 22032
Fairfax 22032
Springfield 22153
Fairfax Station 22039
Springfield 22153
Burke 22015
Springfield 22152
Clemyjontri Park
Colvin Run Elementary
Colvin Run Mill
Dranesville Tavern
Freedom Hill Elementary
Great Falls Grange
Haycock Elementary
Herndon High School
Lewinsville Park
Marshall High School
Pimmit Hill Adult Center
Riverbend Park
Scotts Run Nature Preserve
Shrevewood Elementary
Spring Hill Elementary
Spring Hill RECenter
Stenwood Elementary
Sterner’s Tae Kwon Do
Turner Farm Park
6317 Georgetown Pike
1400 Trapp Rd
10017 Colvin Run Rd
11919 Leesburg Pk
1945 Lord Fairfax Rd
9818 Georgetown Pk
6616 Haycock Rd
700 Bennett St
1659 Chain Bridge Rd.
7731 Leesburg Pike
7510 Lisle Ave Door 4
8700 Potomac Hills St
7400 Georgetown Pike
7525 Shreve Rd
8201 Lewinsville Rd
1239 Spring Hill Rd
2620 Gallows Rd
420 Elden St
925 Springvale Rd
McLean 22101
Vienna 22182
Great Falls 22066
Herndon 20171
Vienna 22182
Great Falls 22066
Falls Church 22043
Herndon 20170
McLean 22101
Falls Church 22043
Falls Church 22043
Great Falls 22066
McLean 22102
Falls Church 22043
Mclean 22102
McLean 22102
Vienna 22180
Herndon 20170
Great Falls 22066
Lucia Farms
14490 Berlin Trnpk
Lovettsville 20180
LouiseAr ES
Louise Archer Elementary
Madison HS
Madison High School
MosbyWds ES
Mosby Woods Elementary
Navy ES
Navy Elementary
Nottoway Park
Nottoway Park
Oak Marr Golf ComOak Marr Golf Complex
OakMarREC
Oak Marr RECenter
Oakton ES
Oakton Elementary
Oakton HS
Oakton High School
Reston Cnsv
Reston Conservatory
Wapls Ml ES
Waples Mill Elementary
Providence/Hidden Oaks
Belveder ES
Clark House
Fairhill ES
Falls Ch HS
Jefferson Golf
JRheeFlsCh
MasonDistPk
Parklawn ES
ProvREC
RoundtreePk
SleepHol ES
Woodbrn ES
Belvedere Elementary
Clark House
Fairhill Elementary
Falls Church High School
Jefferson Golf Course
Jhoon Rhee Falls Church
Mason District Park
Parklawn Elementary
Providence RECenter
Roundtree Park
Sleepy Hollow Elementary
Woodburn Elementary
South Run/Hidden Pond
BlkBltFfx
Black Belt Academy Fairfax
Bonnie B ES
Bonnie Brae Elementary
BurkeLakePark/Golf Burke Lake Park/Golf
Card Fst ES
Cardinal Forest Elementary
Fairview ES
Fairview Elementary
Hidden Pond NC Hidden Pond Nature Center
Laurel Hill GC
Laurel Hill Golf Course
LaurelHillPk
Laurel Hill Park
LaurelRg ES
Laurel Ridge Elementary
MasonNeckWPk Mason Neck West Park
Oak View ES
Oak View Elementary
Orng Hnt ES
Orange Hunt Elementary
RobinsonSec
Robinson Secondary School
RoyalLakePk
Royal Lake Park
Sangster ES
Sangster Elementary
Silvrbrk ES
Silverbrook Elementary
SoRunREC
South Run RECenter
Terr Ctr ES
Terra Centre Elementary
WSprngfld ES
West Springfield Elementary
Spring Hill/Riverbend
Clemyjontri
ColvinRun ES
Colvin Run Mill
Dransvil Tvrn
FreedomH ES
GrtFlsGrange
Haycock ES
Herndon HS
Lewinsvle Pk
Marshall HS
PimmitHlAC
Riverbend Park
ScottsRnNat
Shrvwood ES
SpringHl ES
SpHillREC
Stenwood ES
Sterners TKD
TurnerFarmPk
Out of County
Lucia Farms
15
Volunteer
Spotlight
Dannia
Godinez
Spring Hill
RECenter
Dannia received the
2016 Outstanding
Volunteer Award from
Spring Hill manager
Shawna Levins.
When Dannia Godinez signed up to volunteer
at Spring Hill RECenter, she looked forward to
learning from the many people she would meet
in the course of her work. The 24-year-old
au pair from Guadalajara, Mexico has free
time when the children she helps rear are in
school, and she thought volunteering would
be a good way to serve others while learning about American culture and practicing
her English.
“I like it here,” she said. “The staff makes me
feel appreciated, and it feels like we’re a little
family. It makes me miss my home a little bit less.”
Godinez wears many hats at Spring Hill. Three
days per week, the daughter of two physicians helps with administrative
tasks, helps decorate for special events, helps with gardening projects,
empties trash cans, cleans locker rooms and tidies up the fitness room
among other things. Her outgoing personality and winning smile make
it easy for her to interact with Spring Hill’s multicultural clientele while
she works.
“I enjoy meeting customers from other countries,” she said with interest.
“For, example I met a lady from Turkey the other day, and there was another customer from Germany. My host family is also multicultural; Greek
and Indian, and I really enjoy learning from them.”
Godinez, a college graduate with a degree in marketing, delights in comparing and contrasting cultures while
she takes on any number of tasks at Spring
Hill RECenter, and the staff and customers
enjoy learning from her. She says the biggest
cultural difference she has noticed is food
preferences. The cultural similarities
she has observed are universal,
such as courtesy and respect.
“When I’m cleaning the fitness equipment customers
will stop and say ‘thank
you for doing that,’ or ‘we appreciate your service.”
It’s a meaningful exchange that extends way beyond any border.
For Godinez, it’s the experience of a lifetime that is sure to enhance
her chosen profession, perhaps in teaching, once she returns to Mexico
next year.
VOLUNTEER!
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Find out how you can get involved.
Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteers.htm
Nature Centers, Visitor Centers,
Natural and Cultural Resources:
Site Maintenance, Equipment
Maintenance, Construction:
703-324-8750
703-324-8594
RECenters, Lake Front Parks,
Golf Courses, Administration:
703-324-8566
Fall 2016