Fairfax County, in Northern Virginia, is home to a wide range of recreational facilities and parks. From indoor pools to outdoor activities, there is something for everyone. Our impressive range of aquatic programs and classes are designed for all ages and skill levels, and are open to the entire community. In this article, we provide a comprehensive guide to Fairfax County's nine recreational centers, including information on services, locations, pricing, and more.
At each of the recreational centers, you can find a fitness room with top-notch equipment such as cardiovascular machines, weight machines, free weights, weight stands, and other items like stability balls, sliders, yoga mats, pilates rings, foam rollers, and more. The Mount Vernon Rec Center is the only one that also has a full skating rink which can be used year-round for ice skating, ice skating classes, hockey, and other related activities. The Oak Marr Rec Center underwent a major renovation a few years ago and is now one of the most modern recreational centers. Cub Run and Franconia Family Recreation Area offer additional facilities for water play. Each recreational center releases a pool calendar every month which can be used as a guide to find out which days and times are most free and at which recreational center. Fairfax County Recreation Centers offer cost-effective ways to relax, move and exercise on weekends, as part of vacations, and to participate in different activities for the whole family.
I have been a member of Fairfax County Park Authority recreational centers since I was a teenager and I learned to swim at recreational centers when I was about 6 years old. At the Ida Lee Park Aquatic Center in Leesburg and the Lovettsville community pool you can also swim at the end of the season during Dog Day in September. Fairfax County Recreation Centers are an excellent way to stay active while having fun with friends or family.