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Parks and Park Facilities

Bull Run Marina
12619 Old Yates Ford Rd.
Clifton, 20124
Located on the Occoquan Reservoir, the marina is part of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's 5,000 acres in the Bull Run-Occoquan Stream Valley. It offers fishing and boating by special permit.

Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Dr.
Centreville 20121
The park offers scenic woodlands, trails and acres of bluebells in the spring. The park also is home to a public shooting center that offers sporting clays, skeet and trap, as well as indoor archery.

Burke Lake Park and Golf Course
7315 Ox Rd.
Fairfax Station 22039
Golf course: 703-323-1641
Burke Lake is an 888-acre park that includes a 218-acre lake. There is fishing, boating (no gasoline-powered watercraft permitted), camping, a miniature train, carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, an 18-hole, par-3 golf course, an ice cream parlor, a snack bar and picnic areas with grills and playgrounds. No swimming. Nominal fees for some activities.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Rd.
Chantilly 20151
TTY: 703-803-3354
This park is home to Walney Visitor Center, an 18th-century farmhouse with exhibitions detailing the property's history.

Fountainhead Regional Park
10875 Hampton Rd.
Fairfax Station 22039
The park offers fishing, boating, biking and hiking trails, picnic facilities and miniature golf.

Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 W. Ox Rd.
Herndon 20171
Frying Pan Farm Park includes Kidwell Farm, a working model farm typical of early 20th-century farms found in Fairfax County. The park also has an indoor activity center, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, an equestrian trail and a country store. The park does not rent horses or provide riding lessons.

Great Falls Grange Park
9818 Georgetown Pike (Route 193)
Great Falls 22066
TTY: 703-750-2402
The Great Falls Grange Hall, built in 1929, was a center for town assemblies, fundraisers and carnivals. Today, the hall is available for meetings, weddings and other events. The Old Schoolhouse adjacent to the hall was built in the 1890s and is also rented out. The surrounding eight-acre park has a picnic shelter, playground, and softball and soccer fields.

Green Spring Gardens Park
4603 Green Spring Rd.
Alexandria 22312
The mission of the 27-acre park, which includes five acres of strollable gardens, is to increase the awareness and practice of gardening. Special programs and classes are offered, and there is a horticultural library.

Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
13220 Yates Ford Rd.
Clifton 20124
Fax: 703-266-7781
Operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and George Mason University, the park offers a variety of outdoor and environmental programs. The park has access to the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail, an outdoor challenge course, four cabins with 96 beds, a dining lodge and a central bathhouse.

Hidden Oaks Nature Center
7701 Royce St.
Annandale 22003
Hidden Oaks lies within the 52-acre Annandale Community Park. The woods surrounding the center feature an easy loop trail. Additional trails lead through the woods to two streams. The urban woodland exhibition features interactive stations, a children's corner and an indoor turtle pond. Hidden Oaks also has a resource library
Hidden Pond Nature Center
8511 Greeley Blvd.
Springfield 22152
Hidden Pond offers exhibitions, a nature trail, a pond and a picnic shelter. A naturalist is available during operating hours to answer questions.The park, situated along Pohick Stream Valley, has plentiful wildlife and extensive woodlands. There are also lighted tennis courts and a children's play area.

Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria 22306
Huntley Meadows has 1,425 acres of natural habitats,
including wetlands, meadows and mature forest. It is populated by fox, deer, beaver, otter and more than 200 species of birds. A boardwalk wends through wetlands, leading to an observation tower.

Lake Accotink Park
7500 Accotink Park Rd.
Springfield 22150
This 493-acre park includes a 55-acre lake and offers boating, fishing, hiking, miniature golf, an antique carousel, a snack bar, tour-boat rides, picnic areas and playgrounds. No swimming.

Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr.
Reston 20190
This 476-acre park includes an 18-acre lake and the Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole, an outdoor swimming pool with slides, flumes, sprays, showers and interactive play features encircled by a "lazy river" for tubing. The park also offers pedal-boat rentals, fishing, a carousel, campgrounds, trails, a playground and picnic areas. Swimming in the lake is prohibited.

Mason District Park
6621 Columbia Pike
Annandale 22003
The park includes ballfields, a hiking trail, a playground and a tot lot as well as tennis courts and a refreshment stand. In the summer, an evening concert series and a children's entertainment series take place in the park's amphitheater.

Mason Neck State Park
7301 High Point Rd.
Lorton 22079
Visitors Center: 703-339-2380
The 1,814-acre park is on a peninsula that is home to an active heron rookery. It also attracts several other species of birds, including whistling swans, ducks and bald eagles. The park has a picnic area, a playground, a visitors center with exhibitions, hiking trails, fishing and car-top boat launch facilities. No swimming.

McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean 22101
Fax: 703-556-0547
The center offers activities for adults, teenagers and children, including classes, lectures, study tours, exhibitions, performances and specialty shows. It also sponsors community events, including McLean Day at Lewinsville Park in May and Fourth of July fireworks at Langley High School. It is funded by residents of greater McLean through a real estate tax surcharge. The center also receives money from fees and charges and relies on volunteers, gifts and donations to expand its programs. An 11-member governing board oversees the center's budget and operation
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct.
Vienna 22182
Meadowlark is 95 acres of lakes, cherry trees and blossoming plants. It also features the Atrium, a meeting and reception facility with indoor gardens, gazebo rentals available for weddings, picnic facilities and trails.

Nottoway Park
9601 Courthouse Rd.
Vienna 22181
Hunter House rental: 703-827-0609
Nottoway Park includes tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, garden plots, picnic areas, a fitness trail and a nature path. Nottoway is also home to Hunter House, a historic mansion that can be rented for private events.

Occoquan Regional Park
9751 Ox Rd.
Lorton 22079
Located on the Occoquan River across from the town of Occoquan, this 400-acre park includes a marina, a batting cage, picnic shelters, gazebos, trails and baseball and soccer fields.

Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Rd.
Reston 20191
The center offers a wide variety of activities, including swimming, fine and performing arts, and special events. A second location, at Lake Anne, is at 1609-A Washington Plaza and includes an art gallery, ceramics lab and meeting rooms. The center is financed through a special tax district and governed by a board of directors and an executive director.

Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills St.
Great Falls 22066
Riverbend is a 400-acre park of forest, meadows, ponds and streams along the Potomac River. It has a pavilion, picnic tables and a boat ramp for private launches. Swimming is prohibited. The park's nature center and picnic shelter are available for private rentals.

YMCA Fairfax County, Reston
12196 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston 20190
Fax: 703-742-6241
The Fairfax County YMCA in Reston includes a fitness center, a swimming pool, a wellness and education center, a teen center, a science and technology suite, a child development program and outdoor sports fields.

Herndon Community Center
814 Ferndale Ave.
Herndon 20170
Fax: 703-318-8652
The center has a multipurpose room, a gymnasium, three racquetball courts, a meeting room and kitchen, an arts and crafts room, a game room, a preschool room, an indoor swimming pool, diving and instructional areas, a whirlpool and a sauna.

Pohick Bay Regional Park
6501 Pohick Bay Dr.
The bayside park is on the historic Mason Neck peninsula, which shelters wildlife, including bald eagles. The park has a campground, boat rentals, fishing, a pool, miniature and disc golf courses, bridle paths, nature trails and picnic areas.

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County RECenters

Audrey Moore RECenter
8100 Braddock Rd.
Annandale 22003
TDD: 703-321-8124
The center includes a swimming pool, sun deck, volleyball nets, dance room, pottery lab and kiln, photography lab, fitness center, and racquetball, squash and basketball courts. The complex is surrounded by trails and has a skateboard park .

Cub Run RECenter
4630 Stonecroft Blvd.
Chantilly 20151
The center includes a swimming pool, a leisure pool, a fitness center and two multipurpose rooms.

George Washington RECenter
8426 Old Mount Vernon Rd.
Alexandria 22309
TTY: 703-799-8291
The center has a heated, indoor 25-meter pool with a poolside spa, beach and wading area, and saunas. It also has fitness equipment, lighted tennis courts and a picnic area.

Lee District RECenter
6601 Telegraph Rd.
Franconia 22310
TTY: 703-922-3711
The center includes a swimming pool, a 20,400-square-foot gymnasium and a fitness center with cardiovascular and strengthening equipment. The RECenter also contains racquetball and volleyball courts, dance rooms, three multipurpose rooms, a preschool and a padded indoor playroom for young children.

Mount Vernon RECenter
2017 Belle View Blvd.
Alexandria 22307
TTY: 703-765-7410
The center has a 25-meter heated indoor pool, a sauna, a fitness center, a dance room, multipurpose rooms and a year-round ice arena.

Oak Marr RECenter
3200 Jermantown Rd.
Oakton 22124
TTY: 703-281-7330
The center has a heated Olympic-size indoor pool with spa, beach and wading area; diving complex with one-meter and three-meter boards and a five-meter tower; two racquetball courts; a fitness center; and classrooms.

Providence RECenter
7525 Marc Dr.
Falls Church 22042
TTY: 703-641-8672
Facilities include a heated indoor pool with two spas, saunas, racquetball and wallyball courts, a fitness center, Pilates studio, a dance room and multipurpose rooms that can be rented for private events.

South Run RECenter
7550 Reservation Dr.
Springfield 22153
TTY: 703-866-9563
The center houses a pool with diving boards, a beach, a spa and sun deck. The lower level of the center has racquetball/wallyball courts and a fitness center. Outside are soccer and baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a playground and an off-leash dog area.

Spring Hill RECenter
1239 Spring Hill Rd.
McLean 22102
TTY: 703-847-4649
The center offers a pool with diving boards, a spa and a beach, a dance studio, a racquetball/wallyball court, a fitness room and outdoor sports fields.

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Municipal Departments

Fairfax City Parks and Recreation
Green Acres Center
4401 Sideburn Rd.
Fairfax 22030
Fax: 703-246-6321
The department oversees 21 parks as well as recreation trails and community programs.

Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax 22035
TDD: 703-222-9693
The department operates community centers, a multicultural center and teen centers. To find a community center near you, call 703-324-5555 or go to the Web site. To find a teen center near you, call 703-324-TEEN (8336) or go to the Web site.

Fairfax County Park Authority
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Suite 927
Fairfax 22035
Fax: 703-324-3974
The authority oversees more than 390 parks and facilities on more than 22,500 acres. It operates recreation centers, known as RECenters, historic and nature sites, golf and miniature-golf courses and a farmers market program. The agency also offers special events and hundreds of classes.

Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department
223 Little Falls St.
Falls Church 22046
Fax: 703-536-8150
Based at the Falls Church Community Center, the department oversees 11 parks, plus programs including classes, sports and seasonal events.

Herndon Parks and Recreation Department
814 Ferndale Ave.
Herndon 20170
Fax: 703-318-8652
Headquartered at the Herndon Community Center, the department operates nine parks and a golf course and runs special programs.

Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
5400 Ox Rd.
Fairfax Station 22039
TDD: 703-352-3165
The authority represents three counties and three cities, and oversees more than 10,000 acres, including 19 parks, the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail, the historic Carlyle House, five pools, three golf courses, six miniature golf courses and areas for boating and camping.

Vienna Parks and Recreation Department
120 Cherry St. SE
Vienna 22180
Fax: 703-255-6399
The town operates five parks, a community center and a pottery studio.

Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Pkwy.
10th Floor
Fairfax 22035
Program sites vary.

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National Parks

George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters
Turkey Run Park
McLean 22101
Fax: 703-289-2598
The parkway preserves the natural scenery along the Potomac River. It connects more than a dozen historic sites from Mount Vernon to Great Falls.

Great Falls Park
9200 Old Dominion Dr.
McLean 22101
This park, along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, covers 800 acres along the Potomac River, 14 miles upriver from Washington.

Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Business office:
14344 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Woodbridge 22191
The park is at 7603 High Point Rd. in Lorton, near the intersection of Richmond Highway (Route 1) and Gunston Road.

Turkey Run Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean 22101
The 700-acre park, off the George Washington Memorial Parkway and along the Potomac River, is seven miles from downtown Washington. It has picnic areas and walking trails. Bicycles are prohibited.

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Youth Sports

Youth Sports Leagues in Fairfax County
Fairfax County maintains a Web page that list youth and adult sports leagues that operate in the county.

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Area Professional Teams

League: National Football League
Web site: www.redskins.com
Where they play: FedEx Field Season opens: Sept. 9 at home against the Miami Dolphins
How to get tickets: 301-276-6050 or tickets@9redskins.com
Training camp: Redskins Park at 21300 Redskin Park Dr. in Ashburn in late July or early August. For information on dates and times of training camp activities, call 703-726-7000 or visit www.9redskins.com.
Titles won: Super Bowl XVII (1983), Super Bowl XXII (1988) and Super Bowl XXVI (1992)
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/redskins

League: East Division, National League, Major League Baseball
Web site: washington.nationals.mlb.com
Where they play: RFK Stadium
Season opened: April 2 against Florida
How to get tickets: 202-675-NATS (6287) or via the Web site
Training camp: Spring training at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla. 321-633-4487
Titles won: None
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/nationals

League: National Basketball Association
Web site: www.nba.com/wizards or www.washingtonwizards.com
Where they play: Verizon Center
Season opens: End of October/early November
How to get tickets: 202-661-5050 or link via Web site
Titles won: As Bullets, won 1978 NBA Championship
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/wizards

League: Women's National Basketball Association
Web site: www.wnba.com/mystics or www.washingtonmystics.com
Where they play: Verizon Center
Season opens: May 19 at home against Connecticut.
How to get tickets: 202-661-5050 for season tickets, partial plans and group sales information; 202-397-SEAT (7328) for individual game tickets
Titles won: None
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/sports/mystics/

League: National Hockey League
Web site: www.washingtoncaps.com
Where they play: Verizon Center
Season opens: Beginning of October
How to get tickets: 202-266-2277 for season tickets, partial plans and group sales information; 202-397-SEAT (7328) for individual game tickets.
Training camp: The Capitals have a new practice facility: Kettler Capitals Iceplex at Ballston Commons Mall in Arlington, Va. The facility is open to the public and owned and operated by the Capitals. Call 410-672-7013 for dates and times.
Practice: Call 410-672-7013 for dates and times. Titles won: None
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/capitals

League: Major League Soccer
Web site: www.dcunited.com
Where they play: RFK Stadium
Season opened: April 7 at Colorado; April 14 at home against Kansas City.
How to get tickets: 202-587-5000 or via Web site
Titles won: MLS championship in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004; U.S. Open Cup 1996; IntraAmerican Cup 1999; CONCACAF Champions Cup 1998; Supporters Shield 1997, 1999 and 2006.
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/dcunited

League: National Football League
Web site: www.baltimoreravens.com
Where they play: M&T Bank Stadium
Season opens: Sept. 10 with a Monday-night game in Cincinnati. The home opener is Sept. 16 against the New York Jets.
How to get tickets: 410-261-RAVE (7283)
Training camp: Free to the public late July through August at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. For times, call 410-261-FANS (3267).
Titles won: Super Bowl XXXV in 2001
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/sports/ravens/

League: East Division, American League, Major League Baseball
Web site: www.orioles.com
Where they play: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Season opened: April 2 at Minnesota; home opener against Detroit, April 9.
How to get tickets: 888-848-BIRD (2473) or via the Web site
Training camp: Fort Lauderdale Stadium in March; tickets, 954-523-3309. During season, gates open 1-1/2 hours before the first pitch so the public can watch batting practice.
Titles won: World Series champions in 1966, 1970 and 1983.
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/sports/orioles/

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Regional Stadiums

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
333 W. Camden St., Baltimore 21201
888-848-BIRD (2473)
Seats: 48,290 (including standing room)
Home of Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles.

FedEx Field
1600 FedEx Way, Landover 20785
301-276-6000; 301-276-6248 for recorded directions
Seats: 91,665
Home of the National Football League's Washington Redskins and site of occasional concerts.

M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell St., Baltimore 21230
Seats: 69,700
Home of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens. Also hosts college and high school football games, concerts and college lacrosse games.

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
2400 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington 20003
Seats: 45,000 for baseball; 20,000 for soccer.
Home of Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals and Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Also hosts concerts and other events.

Verizon Center
601 F St. NW, Washington 20004
Seats: 20,000
Capacity: 20,173 for basketball; 23,000 for hockey
Home of the National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards, the Women's National Basketball Association's Washington Mystics, the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals and the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team. Also hosts concerts, family shows and other sporting events.

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