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RESTON RESTON ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY PUBLICATION

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CONTENTS

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Digital version available online@www.reston.org

INSIDE

‘Fun in the Sun’ Activities This Summer in Reston

MEMBER SERVICES

BY JESSICA BIGGER Check out some cool ideas to keep you and your family busy in Reston throughout the summer season.

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Welcome to Reston and FAQ

WEBTRAC 41

Registration Info

POOL & TENNIS PASSES 42 43

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RA members Non-members

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Activated by Art

BY JANET REMS Colts Neck Road underpass project brings infrastructure beautification, community engagement, art education, and inspiration linking residential areas and Hunters Woods Village Center.

Aquatics & Safety Camps Events Experience Tennis & Pickleball Nature

FACILITY RENTALS 82 83 86 87

RA Picnic Pavilions Conference Center RA Community Buildings Walker Nature Center

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88 Volunteer Opportunity 89 VOLGISTICS & VICNET 90 Environmental Opportunity 91 Corporate Team Building With a Difference

RA’s Parks and Recreation Team Makes Recreation Possible in Reston

BY JESSICA BIGGER Dedicated Parks and Recreation staff bring wonderful programs and events for RA members to enjoy, making a real difference in our community.

BOARD AND GOVERNANCE 94 95

INFO AND RESOURCES 96 97 98

On the Cover: Pickleball Fun Photographer: Sean Bahrami

PERSPECTIVES 08 10 12 00

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Letter from RA CEO One Great Big Park Green Space Parks and Proffers

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Activated by Art

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Board Actions Board of Directors

AROUND RESTON 32 34

Native Plants RA Camp Counselors and Lifeguards Tell Their Stories

RA Common Area Fishing and Boating Facilities and Map

HISTORIC RESTON 38

Early Recreation in Reston


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RESTON VOLUME 10 | NUMBER 3

PUBLISHER

DESIGN & PRODUCTION

Catherine A. Baum RA President Board of Directors

Long Nguyen long@reston.org

EDITORIAL

PHOTOGRAPHER

Mike Leone mike@reston.org

Sean Bahrami sean@reston.org

COPY EDITOR Leslie Siegmund

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Charle Veatch, Colena Turner, Ed Hass, Jim Kirby, Ken Rosenthal, Kristina Alcorn, LeRoy Wallin, MarkMajoros, Neil Totten, Stefan Greene, William O'Brien

RA CONTRIBUTORS

RESTON ASSOCIATION’S NEWS SOURCE Receive the RA News email in your inbox each Friday to stay informed on important information about Reston Association and our growing community. The newsletter features short articles on meetings, policy decisions, development, homeowner tips, operations notices, facility information and other news that impacts association members. Links to sign up for RA programs, activities and events are also provided in each email. RA News is mobile friendly, meaning it is as easy to navigate on your phone as it is on a desktop computer. The newsletter also provides space for paid advertisements, which is a great way for local businesses to promote their services directly to the RA members and other subscribers. To sign up for RA News, go to www.reston.org and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Type your email address in the box below the “Join Our Mailing List” title and then click the join button. That’s all it takes to receive the free weekly newsletter.

Abby Stocking, Ashleigh Soloff, Chalise Johnson-Kidd, Claudia Thompson-Deahl, Dan Merenick, Ha Brock, Jessica Puentes, Katherine Caffrey, Katie Shaw, Larry Butler, Laura Cutrona, Laura Kowalski, Rob Tucker, Willa Suter, William Peterson

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS Cathy Hudgins, Gerry Connolly, Janet Rems, Jessica Bigger, Ken Plum, Plant NOVA Natives, Shelley S. Mastran

ADVERTISING SALES Mike Leone Email: mike@reston.org Direct: 703-435-6579

Reston is published quarterly by the Reston Association. Send correspondence or address changes to Reston Association at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404, 703-435-6530. All articles © Reston Association 2019. All rights reserved. Articles and letters to the editor may be submitted via mail to Mike Leone, Reston Association, at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191-3404. 703-435-6530. Email submissions may be made to mike@reston.org. Anonymous or incomplete information will not be published. Reston Association reserves the right to edit for length, style, clarity and content. Articles may be printed upon verification of authorship and availability of space. Content submitted by guest columnists reflects their own viewpoints and is not endorsed by Reston Association.

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This issue of Reston magazine focuses on the group of Reston Association employees who work hard every day to ensure that RA members of all ages have plenty of leisure time options that enrich mind and body. The Parks & Recreation Department meets Reston’s first founding goal by offering an array of programs and activities to enhance our members’ lives. In this issue, you will not only read about RA’s leisure, recreational and cultural programs, but you will also learn about the passionate and dedicated people who provide these services and maintain our community’s amenities. When Reston was founded in the early 1960s, leisure and fitness activities were generally not priorities of most municipal planners. However, Simon saw an opportunity to provide residents of Reston with something more than just a nice place to live or work. His first goal for our community is an enduring one that has become a blueprint for other newer and revitalized towns and cities. We hope you will enjoy reading about the many ways the Parks & Recreation Department carries on the 50-plus-year Reston tradition of making leisure activities the best they can be. As always, we continue to welcome your feedback about our recreational offerings as we strive to provide a cost-effective way to add and improve programs, activities and other popular pastimes in Reston.

Hank Lynch, Reston Association CEO

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SIMON WROTE: “THAT THE WIDEST CHOICES OF OPPORTUNITIES BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL USE OF LEISURE TIME. THIS MEANS THAT THE NEW TOWN SHOULD PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AS WELL AS AN ENVIRONMENT FOR PRIVACY.”

TRUST & MUSEUM

he first of Robert E. Simon’s seven founding goals for Reston showed a keen awareness about the importance of accessible healthy activities for the people who would inhabit what was then called New Town.


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One Great Big Park L BY KEN PLUM

PHOTO BY CHARLOTTE GEARY

iving in Reston could be compared to living in one great big park. More than 50 miles of trails woven throughout common areas, meadows and wooded refuges and by lakes, tot lots, swimming pools, tennis courts and other amenities contribute to a view that we live in a park. Our open and accessible community policies and the welcoming attitude of our residents keep us from being labeled snobbishly as a country club. Even with all that Reston has to offer within its boundaries, there are other outdoor opportunities in close proximity that we must not

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overlook, especially with great summer weather coming on. I am referring to the parks that are within minutes and at most an hour of driving time from our front doors. DC attractions are generally well known and provide great opportunities for cultural and historic adventures. Likewise, there are many opportunities in county and regional parks. Too often overlooked, however, are the state parks that are within easy driving or biking for picnics, hikes, adventures and mini-vacations. Virginia State Parks are recognized nationally as being some of the best state parks in the country. While there are 38 parks in the system, I will recommend four that are less than an hour from Reston and offer a variety of experiences. Check out the statewide list at www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/.

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Sky Meadows Park in Delaplane offers, I think, one of the best views of the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth. Easy hikes, bountiful birding and historic sites are among its features. It is also great in the fall for beautiful tree colors. Other state parks offer some water adventures as well. Widewater State Park south on I-95 to Stafford is one of the newest state parks. It is located on a peninsula where Aquia Creek and the Potomac River meet. It is great for solitude as well as terrific water scenery and adventure. Even closer to Reston is Mason Neck Park. Mason Neck has extensive wetlands, ponds and open water on the Potomac. It is an ideal location for environmental studies and wildlife observation. Leesylvania State Park is nestled on the tidal shores of

the Potomac River. The region is filled with history, having been visited by Captain John Smith in 1608. The park has a variety of land and water activities. My wife and I walk out the front door of our Reston home and, within minutes, are in the woods that make up our common areas and nature center. We make a mini-hike there almost daily. Sometimes we like to venture outside the wonderful park in which we live and visit nearby parks provided by all levels of local and regional government. Opportunities abound when you recognize and appreciate the great big park that is our region of the world. Delegate Plum represents the 36th District, including all of Reston, in the Virginia House of Delegates.


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Green Space A BY GERRY CONNOLLY

s the weather warms and we head into spring, I, like many of you I suspect, often find myself enjoying one of our local parks. It can be easy to forget about green space and the necessary role it provides in refreshing and restoring us from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. We find ourselves in a rapidly growing and urbanizing environment, and the pace of development and the everincreasing demand to provide services for our residents can sometimes make it feel like parkland or green space is somehow a secondary concern. It’s important that we resist those feelings, for just the opposite is true. Even amidst the sprawling metropolis of Manhattan, New York City realized that it could not have a single uninterrupted urban environment with only passing attention to providing green space. The same is true here in Fairfax County and in Reston. Green space and parkland provide oases where we can go to escape from our daily lives or simply provide a setting for quiet contemplation. The therapeutic benefits of having a natural environment that is accessible to as many people as possible are well known. That is why, despite the rapid growth of this county and this region as a whole, we have made a concerted effort to preserve and protect our natural environment for the benefit of not only ourselves, but of future generations. When I was Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, we worked to ensure that the county not only had a capacity for continued

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growth to ensure economic prosperity, but that our quality of life would be equally as high. The environment was not a superfluous thing; it was a fundamental aspect of our identity as a community. We established a pair of goals that worked to foster this identity. The first was that our tree canopy in the county not fall below 40 percent. That goal eventually had to be revised upwards when better satellite imaging technology revealed that we actually had more tree canopy than we previously thought. Hand-in-hand with this goal was to preserve 10 percent of all land in Fairfax County as open space and parkland. For context, Fairfax County is over 400 square miles in size. If 10 percent of all land were preserved as parkland, that would give us an area of roughly 40 square miles, equivalent to almost the entire island of Manhattan. I am pleased to say that we currently have 9.7 percent of land in this

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county preserved as parkland and are inching closer to this goal every year. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one of the crowning achievements of this effort: the Cross County Trail. This 40-mile trail links Reston to Occoquan and goes through every magisterial district in Fairfax County, giving realization to the idea that anyone, anywhere in this county should have the ability to access natural spaces. Reston is a community that has taken this integration of the environment as a fundamental identity to heart. It is no coincidence that the Cross County Trail runs right through the center of Reston. In Reston alone, there are over 630 acres of parkland. Some of our most iconic parks are located in Reston, including Lake Fairfax Park and Baron Cameron Park. There are also plans for an additional 50 acres of parks to be added. Just as Bob Simon envisioned more than 50 years

ago, Reston has continued to be a place where our best ideals are lived out and put into action. What began with an idea of a planned community where people of all races could live together without discrimination has grown to include that same community coming together for the betterment of the environment that sustains life for us all. Indeed, Reston’s values have been adopted by Fairfax County as a whole. They represent not only the values of this area, but at their deepest level, American values as well. I strive every day to bring those values to the U.S. Congress, and I will continue to do so. The times we live in demand no less. Congressman Gerry Connolly represents Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Reston. A former chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, he serves on both the Oversight and Government Reform and Foreign Affairs Committees.


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Parks and Prof fers W BY CATHY HUDGINS

hether you connect with nature by hiking a trail, golfing 18 holes, fishing for trout, spending a romantic day lakeside or canoeing at summer camp, you can do it all at one of the 427 Fairfax parks. With over 23,000 acres, Fairfax County parks receive less than one percent of Fairfax County’s General Fund budget. Fortunately, user fees supply a substantial portion of operating costs. Further, the county park system is enhanced by the Fairfax Park Authority Foundation supplemental funds. But might there be additional sources for green space, programs and facilities? Something that does not depend on taxpayer dollars? Indeed, there is: the proffer system. In Virginia, only magisterial districts such as counties, towns or cities are authorized to accept voluntary proffers to mitigate development projects’ impacts on public infrastructure or facilities. Proffers frequently are improvements to schools (new athletic fields, school computers), police or fire stations or local transit (new streets, sewers or sidewalks), or proffers may promote affordable housing, inspire public art displays or create green space and parks. Furthermore, a developer may make direct cash contributions. In 2016, the law changed, curtailing the proffer system with regard to what amenities may be proffered. In the case of Fairfax County, the areas

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RATHER THAN LOSING PLACES TO CONNECT WITH NATURE, REDUCE STRESS AND SAVOR THE OUTDOORS, THESE TENDERED AMENITIES INTEGRATE THEM INTO THE CONSTRUCTION DESIGN FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE USE. in Reston of high-density, commercial developments or located near the Silver Line Metrorail stations are exempted from the revised 2016 law. Interestingly, since 2014, almost 30 acres with 40 projects have been designated in proffer agreements or contracts. Rather than losing places to connect with nature, reduce stress and savor the outdoors, these tendered amenities integrate them into the

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pavilion/physical activity feature, seating and popup interactive games Public Plaza with enhancements of public art, sculptural features, play features, musical instruments, movable seating and game tables Park with at least one of the following: interactive water feature, public art, children’s play area, fitness equipment and interpretive signage Linear Park, landscaping, urban plaza, swing and public art Courtyard pedestrian plaza, bench seating, pergola and outdoor grilling stations Urban Garden with garden seating, collaboration space, public art, special

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paving and Wi-Fi North Park East A, B and C outfitted with fitness equipment, passive recreation areas, seating areas, dog park, public art, informal meeting spaces, Wi-Fi, bocce courts and picnic areas Central Park South as a flexible space with open lawn for recreation and performances, game tables, food truck area and public art East Park including flexible sports courts, flexible lawn area, flower gardens and special paving Neighborhood Park blending multi-use lawn, interactive water feature (splash play area), outdoor dining and pedestrian pathways

Suffice it to say that the remaining 17 improvements are of similar high quality. Lastly, let me say that I recognize we are changing as a community. Change can be challenging. Some of us regard it with suspicion; some of us welcome it. All are affected by it. Nevertheless, as I was recently reminded, in the final analysis, change is inevitable, except from vending machines, of course. One thing is constant, however: My interest in our community abides. Cathy Hudgins has represented the Hunter Mill District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 2000. As a long-time Restonian, she has been involved with local, county and state politics for over 30 years.

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‘Fun in the Sun’ Activities This Summer in Reston BY JESSICA BIGGER

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taying in Reston for the summer? Here are some cool ideas to keep you busy throughout the season. Visit the various sections in this issue for details, dates and times, and register at reston.org for some of these great activities.

JOIN THE PARTY! POOLSIDE

There’s more to Reston Association (RA) pools than just an afternoon swim. Consider coming to a Family Dive-In Movie. Bring your float (U.S. Coast Guard approved), grab some popcorn and a cold drink, and enjoy the show. RA also offers Hot Tub Movies for adults. Have a sweet tooth? Come to an Ice Cream Social or two.

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TAKE A LESSON

A great way to stay active this summer is taking tennis and swimming lessons. RA offers classes for all ages and abilities. New parents can bring their six-month-olds to a baby and me swim class. RA offers beginner classes for adults who want to feel more comfortable

in the water. Tennis lessons start for kids as young as three years old. Visit the tennis and Aquatics sections for course descriptions. There’s still time to sign up. Looking for something a little different? Try a FlowMotion Water FITT class. RA offers two classes that use a modified paddleboard in the pool: Boot Camp and Yoga. You think yoga on a mat is challenging? Try it on a floating one. New to Reston this year, try a pickleball class. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Take a lesson and let the games begin.

VISIT A PARK

There are so many parks throughout Reston with a variety of different sports fields (baseball, soccer and football), basketball courts, tennis and pickleball courts, and playgrounds. Lake Anne Park on North Shore Drive even has a volleyball court and a spray fountain, which are great fun in the summer. Go to reston.org to download the RA map for park locations.

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TAKE A HIKE

With over 55+ miles of paved pathways throughout Reston, there is plenty of opportunity to hear and spot things along your walk, bike ride or run. Most pathways run through forest habitat, so there’s a good chance you’ll spy a Cooper’s or Red-Shouldered Hawk flying overhead, a Downy or Pileated Woodpecker tapping away for insects on a snag, a rat snake slithering by, or a Great Blue Heron hunting in one of the lakes or ponds.

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There are five uniquely paved trails throughout Reston:

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1. Green Trail — runs from the Town Center to Lake Anne 2. Red Trail — loops around Lake Thoreau 3. Pink Trail — also known as the North Point Loop Trail 4. Turquoise Trail — connects South Lakes and Hunters Woods Village Centers 5. Blue Trail — starts from Tall Oaks, goes through Lake Anne and ends at North Point, or vice versa


of frogs, fish and insects at the Stream Slosh. Just for the little ones (3-5 years), the Nature Center presents Summer Slime.

LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT NATURE

TAKE A SELFIE AND POST ON RA’S FACEBOOK PAGE

This summer, Walker Nature Center has many programs to whet your appetite. There are activities for all ages. In the middle of July the Nature Center is looking for adults to help out with their annual Butterfly and Dragonfly Counts. You can attend the identification and introduction course to help prepare you before the big day. Check the nature section for details. In August, Walker Nature Center is putting on several programs for the entire family. You can learn about what horse, deer and even unicorns — yes unicorns — have in common at Whose Hoof. Get a chance to see different moths at night during Moths by Moonlight. Hang out with friends around the campfire during Campfire Fun. Wade through the stream in search

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Show your Reston spirit in front of a Reston sign (hint: there are four). Visit a park and find Browns Chapel or the recently renovated Pony Barn. Stop off at Walker Nature Center. Visit all 15 pools or make a splash at a poolside event. Sit next to the Robert E. Simon statue on the bench at Lake Anne. Take a Hike. Use our trail guides and show us your mile marker. Walk along the Van Gogh Bridge at Lake Anne Plaza. Check out Troll Bridge on Bowman Towne Ct. across from the police station. Go Boating. Rental available at Lake Anne Plaza.

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All trails are clearly marked on the pathways. Trail maps are available at RA’s office or by downloading a map at reston.org.

10. Volunteer. Post your volunteerism activities in Reston. 11. Show us your smile at Dogwood Pool Public Art Reston Sculpture Spray Fountain. 12. Stop by the Friendship Garden next to the tennis courts near the Lake House.

TAKE A DAY TRIP

Calling all book enthusiasts! Join your fellow readers on a trip to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. at the end of August. Bring the whole family. There will be more than 175 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets at the event. You’ll have an opportunity to hear them speak and have a chance to get your book signed. There are many upcoming trips for RA’s 55+ community: Cirque De Soleil Volta and a trip to Paradise Springs Winery and the Winery at Bull Run. Cirque De Soleil will be performing Volta, a visually stunning performance under the big top. They’re taking

extreme sports to a whole new level! Take a trip on the wine side to Paradise Springs Winery and the Winery at Bull Run. Soak in the beauty of Virginia’s wine country, taste a few wines (tasting fees not included), and make new friends.

CHILL OUT. GO BOATING ON LAKE ANNE

Do you know that you can rent a kayak, canoe, or pedal boat at Lake Anne? For a nominal cost, hop on, paddle away, enjoy the wildlife, or grab your fishing rod. There is so much to enjoy while floating along the water. You’ll likely run into some geese or they might just follow you. Purchase tickets at the Lake Anne Dock (cash only).

CHECK OUT TOTALLY TRUCKS IN AUGUST Do you ever wonder what it takes to keep Reston looking fabulous? Well now’s your chance to find out. Bring the whole family to the Totally Trucks event at RA’s Central Services Facility to see all the

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great vehicles the CSF team uses to keep Reston beautiful all year round. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August 2. You might even spot a fire truck and police vehicle while you are there.

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If you are looking for a way to give back and meet other community members, volunteering is a great way to do so. RA is always in need of assistance. There are several opportunities to lend a helping hand depending on your interest. The Parks and Recreation Department always needs volunteers for the Multicultural Festival, Totally Trucks, Family Dive-In Movies, and more. If you feel passionate about keeping Reston wild and native and biologically diverse, consider joining Habitat Heroes to help battle the encroachment of invasive species. Removal of these plants such as English Ivy is an important part of ensuring Reston’s native plant species thrive in our meadows, fields and forests. Also, RA’s

Watershed team can always use help during their stream monitoring sessions. Learn to identify different insects and other life in the streams to help assess stream health. Contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Manager, at ha@reston.org to sign up. This is going to be a great summer. So spend some time exploring Reston, volunteering or getting to know your neighbors at one of RA’s events this season. It’s a great way to stay connected and be a meaningful part of our community. Let’s Live, Work, Play, and Get Involved together! Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.


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Activated by Art Public Art Reston works toward enhancing Reston’s underpasses and promoting their use

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hen Reston was founded more than 50 years ago by Robert E. Simon Jr., the innovative planned community was purposely endowed with a rich system of recreational facilities and open space — some 1,300 acres. Also integrated throughout the community were some 27 underpasses, unique features that carry Reston’s path system under its major roadways and were intended to facilitate and encourage walking and bicycling between diverse parts of the community — residential, commercial, civic, recreational and cultural. A little more than four decades later, in 2008, the Public Art Master Plan for Reston was adopted. This plan identifies these underpasses — primarily consisting of bare concrete interior and exterior walls — as locations for new artworks that will carry on the benchmark set by Reston’s first underpass built in 1965. Connecting the pedestrian pathway from Lake Anne Village Center to the nearby Hickory Cluster townhouses under North Shore Drive, this underpass was one of the most extensive works of art by famed Uruguayan sculptor Gonzalo Fonseca for the village center. According to the Master Plan, “artists can play a role in enhancing these important community assets — existing, proposed, imagined — strengthening the way they impact Reston’s visual identity and writing new chapters in the legacy of Reston’s hidden

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CONCRETE SCULPTURES BY GONZALO FONSECA (1965), NORTH SHORE DRIVE UNDERPASS

treasures.” The Fonseca underpass consists of multiple sculptural elements that are encountered when traveling through its tunnel. Along with a functional seat and table, the underpass, the Public Art Reston website gallery notes, also “includes pieces that — upon close inspection — provide passersby with surprises meant to jog the imagination with stories and ideas.” According to the master plan, “artists can play a role in enhancing these important community assets — existing, proposed, imagined — strengthening the way they impact Reston’s visual identity and writing new chapters

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in the legacy of Reston’s hidden treasures.” Working toward achieving the master plan’s stated goals for the underpasses as one of its missions, Public Art Reston has thus far completed the integration of artwork into the underpass at Glade Drive and, earlier this year, selected an artist to develop a sitespecific artwork that will enhance the exterior and interior walls of the Colts Neck Road underpass, near Hunters Woods Village Center. As reiterated in Public Art Reston’s call for an artist for the Colts Neck project, the professional artist selected for the project must “engage the community — students,

“WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO WORK WITH BEN VOLTA, WHO HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND CREATES POWERFUL AND COLORFUL ARTWORKS. THE [COLTS NECK ROAD UNDERPASS] PROJECT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE BEAUTIFICATION, ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION AND INSPIRATION. IT WILL PROMOTE ACTIVE USE OF THE UNDERPASS THAT LINKS RESIDENTIAL AREAS, HUNTERS WOODS VILLAGE CENTER, TWO SCHOOLS, TWO SENIOR FACILITIES AND TWO COMMUNITY CENTERS.”

– Anne Delaney Executive Director, Public Art Reston

their parents and teachers, pedestrians and bicyclists


"EMERGE" (2010), VALERIE THEBERGE, GLADE DR UNDERPASS

— through direct involvement in the creation of a work of art.” It also specified that the selected artist: should “address the spirit of the Hunters Woods Neighborhood; respond to the cultural diversity of the community; and develop an artwork that identifies the underpass as a civic facility within the fabric of the surrounding neighborhood.” Commissioned in 2009, the Glade Drive underpass is enhanced by a mosaic mural, “Emerge,” by internationally known Maryland artist Valerie Theberge, who collaborated with students from Reston’s Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences. For the

Colts Neck Road underpass project, Philadelphia artist and educator Ben Volta was selected. Volta is collaborating with students from Hunters Woods and Dogwood Elementary schools, Southgate Community Center afterschool program, as well as with residents of the Hunters Woods Fellowship House and Trails Edge at Hunters Woods. He has met with several community organizations, including the Hunters Woods Neighborhood Coalition. A 2015 recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Volta is known for his public artwork, including intricate public murals and sculptures, working within the fields of

education, restorative justice and urban planning. He has a participatory approach to making art and has worked with numerous organizations and schools. As a young artist, Volta was a member of the groundbreaking art collective “Tim Rollins and K.O.S.” (Kids of Survival) in the south Bronx section of New York City. He earned his certificate in sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2002 and his BFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. After finishing his academic studies, he began working with teachers and students in Philadelphia

public schools to create participatory art “rooted in an exploratory and educational process.” Over the past decade and through hundreds of projects, he has developed his collaborative process in partnership with public schools, art organizations and communities. The National Academy of Sciences also has recognized his work, which integrates art with math, science and reading. According to Anne Delaney, Public Art Reston’s executive director, Volta was the unanimous choice of both an art selection committee, designated especially for this project, and Public Art Reston’s Public Art Committee. She

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TOP: BEN VOLTA WITH 4TH GRADERS AT HUNTERS WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOTTOM: BEN VOLTA BY THE COLTS NECK ROAD UNDERPASS

the exterior facades of the Colts Neck Road underpass, the developer is contributing $60,000 toward the permanent Public Art Reston is artwork. Public Art Reston represented by a group is raising additional funds to of Reston civic and enhance not only the exterior community organizations walls but also the interior walls and leaders. It seeks of the underpass as well as to to inspire an ongoing provide workshops led by Ben commitment to public Volta. The project is developed art and create a new in collaboration with Reston generation of artworks in Association, one of Public Art Reston. It imagines public Reston’s founding community art throughout Reston that partners, which maintains inspires the community Reston’s 27 underpasses. and engages the mind and In addition to Atlantic senses. In 2008, Public Art Realty Companies, project Reston adopted a Master supporters to date include Plan that outlines a vision ARTSFairfax, Reston for public art in Reston, Community Center, JBGkey opportunities for new SMITH, Virginia Commission projects and an action for the Arts, National plan for success. Public Endowment for the Arts, Art Reston is a 501(c)(3) Pat and Steve Macintyre, tax exempt, not-for-profit Lake Thoreau Entertainment organization. Visit www. Association and many other publicartreston.org or call individuals. 703-880-1177 to find out more or to get involved. Janet Rems is chairman of Public ArtReston’s Communications Committee. The former editor of The Reston Times, she regularly freelances for The Fairfax County Times, writing primarily about the arts.

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“ARTISTS CAN PLAY A ROLE IN ENHANCING THESE IMPORTANT COMMUNITY ASSETS — EXISTING, PROPOSED, IMAGINED — STRENGTHENING THE WAY THEY IMPACT RESTON’S VISUAL IDENTITY AND WRITING NEW CHAPTERS IN THE LEGACY OF RESTON’S HIDDEN TREASURES.”

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said, “We are very excited to work with Ben Volta, who has extensive experience with community engagement and creates powerful and colorful artworks.” She added, “The project is an opportunity for infrastructure beautification, engagement, education and

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inspiration. It will promote active use of the underpass that links residential areas, Hunters Woods Village Center, two schools, two senior facilities, and two community centers.” Thanks to a public art proffer commitment by Atlantic Realty Companies to improve

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RA’s Parks and Recreation Team Makes Recreation Possible in Reston A BY JESSICA BIGGER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN BAHRAMI

ll of the wonderful programs, events and facilities available to residents would not be possible without the devoted Parks and Recreation staff at Reston Association. So let’s meet this dedicated team that has made a difference in Reston’s community. While attending George Mason University, Laura Kowalski had an opportunity to become the Aquatics Coordinator at RA and then the Aquatics Program Manager. “Being the Aquatics Program Manager fit my background, and it was my first fulltime job. It was a natural progression, as I had spent many summers working for RA,” said Kowalski. “I’m lucky enough to be able to live here and have grown up in Reston and now provide the same enjoyable experiences that I had as a kid to new generations.” Today, Kowalski is the Director of Recreation and

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Environmental Education. She oversees and manages staff for all of RA’s recreational programs — which include Camps, Aquatics, Events, Tennis, Volunteers and the programs at Walker Nature Center. Kowalski started out as an RA lifeguard in high school and moved up the ranks. “While working as a lifeguard and swim instructor, I realized that our mentors and supervisors were full-time employees, and I was inspired to join the recreation field,” said Kowalski. Kowalski has been with RA for 29 years and loves her job. “I stay because of the people I work with and the people in the community. Reston has been a place where people love to recreate, and there is always something new and different to discover. It’s been a wonderful challenge to keep people coming back to our programs and using our facilities,” explained Kowalski. Dan Merenick, the Senior Program Manager, has been with RA for the last five years.

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He oversees all recreational programs, including summer camp. Prior to joining RA, Merenick worked as the Membership Director for the YMCA Fairfax County Reston. Merenick started off working in hospitality at resorts, specifically in corporate team building, but felt he wanted to broaden his experience in parks and recreation. So he moved over to a Homeowners Association in Vermont that gave him the opportunity. Joining RA as a Senior Program Manager, Merenick has found his passion, especially during the camp season. “I love it. You have an impact on the kids, the ability to see their reactions, and see them grow,” said Merenick. “It’s been very rewarding to see we’ve made a difference in so many kids’ lives and that we’re providing a memorable experience they can’t get elsewhere.” Most campers have such a good time that they come back year–to–year. Merenick has met

many former campers who are now sending their kids to RA camps, or campers who have now come back as counselors. When Merenick first started working at RA, Will Macomber was starting out as a counselor. Macomber had some growing pains his first year but has loved working as a camp counselor for the past four years. He has made many connections with the campers that earned him a spot as Camp Director at Junior Day Camp this summer. “I have seen him grow into this position. He’s a great kid. I don’t know if we had anything to do with his growth, but I’d like to believe we did. He has developed into a great leader and role model for the kids of this community,” explained Merenick. Merenick is very involved, along with his staff, in creating new recreational programs and camps, as well as identifying new trends. “We try not to just keep up with the Joneses, but we want to make our camps unique and incorporate the feel


“I’M LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO LIVE HERE AND HAVE GROWN UP IN RESTON, AND NOW PROVIDE THE SAME ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCES THAT I HAD AS A KID TO NEW GENERATIONS.” – Laura Kowalski of Reston,” said Merenick. “Being so involved with a variety of programs, especially the camps, it’s going back to my roots. I hope that I may be helping the kids in their development and growth,” added Merenick. “I want to carry on Robert E. Simon’s legacy of what he envisioned for this area — the importance of parks and recreation and volunteerism within the community.” Before working fulltime at RA, Katherine Caffrey

was teaching in the Fairfax County Public School system, working with kindergartners and special needs kids. Three summers ago, she decided to look for a part-time job over summer break. She found an opportunity with RA as the Science Camp Director and fell in love. When a full-time Recreation Supervisor position became available, Caffrey took it. She’s been with RA for almost two and a half years. As the Recreation Supervisor, Caffrey manages all children’s programming and is adding children’s etiquette and cooking classes this fall. “I get to touch the lives of so many children in this job. Teaching through handson activities – whether it’s a science experiment or a nature hike — is incredibly rewarding. My goal is for children to have so much fun they want to come back summer after summer,” said Caffrey. Caffrey has a new appreciation for how much work goes into children’s programming. When she was

a teacher, Caffrey was given a curriculum to follow but never realized how much time it took to fill 10 weeks of summer with meaningful programs for the campers. “Every day is different and never boring. You never know what will happen each day, and who you are going to teach something new to,” explained Caffrey. Caffrey’s prior management degree and teaching background have come in handy when managing her staff. She has guided college and high school students to help shape them into leaders. “Our camp counselors are truly role models for the summer, and the relationships they build with the kids they remember forever,” said Caffrey. She works hard to ensure that no matter what camp a child attends he or she walks away having learned something. Kathryn Sinclair, who is finishing up her degree in Sports Management at George Mason University, learned about RA at a career fair. “I

originally wanted to intern for a franchise,” said Sinclair. “You don’t always think about the smaller part of sports management and events.” While she was waiting to talk to one of the Washington Capitals representatives, someone tapped her on the shoulder. Ashleigh Soloff, RA’s Community Events Supervisor, told Sinclair about RA and the internship position. “I decided to apply and see how it went, and I have no regrets. I’m really loving it so far,” added Sinclair. She has already made quite a positive impression at RA. You will likely see Sinclair at a family dive-in movie or an ice cream social. She is assisting Soloff with event coordination and marketing. Since interning with RA, Sinclair has learned how important it is to be organized, be able to multitask, and work under pressure. “I’m constantly doing something, which is what I love. I love being busy. I’m learning how to handle stressful situations and be able to multitask, which you don’t

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LEFT TO RIGHT: LAURA CUTRONA, WILLA SUTER, KATHERINE CAFFREY, ALEXIS PETERSON, SHANA MORTENSEN, SANDY BEHRS, NATE WHEELER, DAN MERENICK, LAURA KOWALSKI, ERIN KOENIG, ASHLEIGH SOLOFF, KATHRYN SINCLAIR, HA BROCK AND SCOTT WALKER

learn in school. You’re just thrown in and have to hit the ground running,” said Sinclair. Soloff has been with RA for the past 24 years. “I’ve been in the same position my entire time here. I absolutely love it. I actually tell people that I get paid to play,” said Soloff. It takes a lot of effort to plan and put on an event. Each event is planned months in advance. Being organized and detailed is key in this kind of position. “I plan and coordinate over 100 events each year,” noted Soloff. She does most of the work on her own, but hires an Events Assistant in the summer to help with coordinating and marketing. Soloff also manages anywhere from two to 10 volunteers during an event. Before Soloff arrived, RA hosted very few events. “There was no Events Department until I was hired on,” said Soloff. Now residents have a plethora of events to choose from. Although Soloff is proud of all the events she has

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created, there is one event in particular that stands out — Monthly Senior Movie Day. RA just celebrated the event’s 25th anniversary in June. “This is such a great event. I’ve been to all but one of them. There are at least 350 seniors who attend, and Bow Tie Cinemas donates the space. The event has been very successful,” said Soloff. Soloff has gained an appreciation for what it takes to manage so many events. It takes flexibility to be in this position. “You really have to think on your feet. If something isn’t delivered on time, then you have to have a plan B and sometimes a plan C, ” said Soloff. Soloff enjoys the environment and the people she works with. “It’s important that we all work together as a team when the larger events happen,” said Soloff. Other Parks and Recreation staff will lend a hand during some of the larger events. “Being able to rely on, or being part of a team is essential. Being a team player is crucial,” said Soloff.

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Shana Mortensen grew up in Reston. She teaches Honors Algebra II and PreCalculus at Westfield High School in Chantilly and now lives closer to the school. For the last 17 years Mortensen has been working as RA’s Swim Lesson Coordinator during her summer breaks. She enjoys her summer job and keeps coming back each year. “One of the reasons I love this position is because I get to work with motivated teenagers who want to share their teaching and swimming talents,” said Mortensen. She generally manages around 45 part-time instructors. Most are college students, but some of her instructors are also teachers like herself. Mortensen started off as a lifeguard in high school at RA and took on additional leadership positions. She coached the swim team, managed the pools and became a water safety instructor. “Coaching and teaching swimming lessons

was the springboard to making the jump to becoming a high school teacher,” said Mortensen. Some of her swim instructors are now becoming teachers themselves. Being a high school teacher has helped Mortensen in her position. “Most of the instructors and coaches have experience working with kids. I am able to help them with class and time management,” explained Mortensen. She helps them lay out the curriculum, deal with disciplinary issues and learn how to handle and communicate with parents. Since starting out as a lifeguard, Mortensen has been with RA for 32 years. “It’s a great place to work. You are not going to find another community that has so many facilities as RA has,” noted Mortensen. “There is nothing more satisfying and rewarding than to watch a child afraid of the water come out of lessons looking forward to getting back in the pool. Same with adults, it’s great to watch them


“I ENJOY COMING TO WORK EVERYDAY. I LIKE THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH AND FEEL SUPPORTED BY THEM AND THE COMMUNITY.” – Laura Cutrona overcome their fear of water,” added Mortensen. Nate Wheeler works fulltime as the Aquatics Facility Supervisor. He has been with RA for the past three years, overseeing the operations and maintenance of all 15 pools. “I take care of everything inside the fence, including the fence,” said Wheeler. He has been in the pool industry for roughly 20 years. Since coming on, Wheeler has made several improvements. Originally RA had three seasonal unit managers to visit all 15 pools daily. Many of them would burn out after one or two

seasons. So Wheeler was able to hire a fourth unit manager. Since RA is divided into four districts, each unit manager is responsible for the pools in one of those districts. “We’re now seeing our leadership come back year-to-year. For one of our managers, this will be his fourth season,” added Wheeler. Wheeler has also been able to streamline pool management procedures. He’s changed how his team opens and closes the pools and how they service them. Community satisfaction is key and is very important to Wheeler and his team. One patron lost a water bottle that had significant meaning. “It may have been insignificant to others, but it was important to this person,” said Wheeler. So he and his staff went through hundreds of bottles searching for the missing water bottle. “It took two weeks to find that water bottle, but we found it,” said Wheeler. Choosing to work for RA has been the best career move Wheeler has made. He

appreciates the community and is surrounded by great people. “I thrive in this type of environment. At times it’s very stressful, but I love the field. That’s why I’ve been in it for over 20 years,” said Wheeler. Laura Cutrona drives all the way from Arlington to RA. This is her third year working as RA’s full-time Aquatics Program Specialist. She manages all the pool programs throughout the summer, including swim lessons, lifeguarding classes, fitness classes, pool parties and the end-of-season dog swim. She also is involved in training the aquatics staff and coaches lifeguards to move into leadership positions. “I enjoy coming to work everyday. I like the people I work with and feel supported by them and the community. I feel like my ideas are valued and are taken into serious consideration,” explained Cutrona. She was able to roll out a program called FloMotion, where boot camp and yoga classes are taught on

a paddleboard. “I’ve worked places before where you were told ‘that’s a great idea,’ but that’s as far as it went,” added Cutrona. Cutrona has been very influential in her position. She’s been able to coach her staff to feel comfortable handling a variety of different situations at the pools, like dealing with an unhappy resident. “I think it’s a challenge to encourage teenagers to feel empowered to enforce a policy to people their parents’ age, but I have helped them deal with these situations and been successful doing so,” said Cutrona. Her coaching focuses on teaching the lifeguards and other staff to treat the patrons with respect, yet ensuring everyone follows the rules. Willa Suter has been with RA for 10 years. She started out as the Aquatics Coordinator and in 2014 became the Aquatics Manager. RA’s positive working environment is the reason she drives all the way from Manassas every day. Suter earned her degree in

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Health Fitness and Recreation Resources at George Mason University (GMU) and is now pursuing her masters degree in Recreation Administration at GMU. Prior to joining RA, Suter was working for the City of Manassas as a Pool Manager. Her past experiences have made a positive impact on the Aquatics Department. As the Aquatics Manager, Suter manages the budget, oversees all the aquatics staff and develops operating procedures that align with best practices in the field. To stay current and involved, Suter was an active board member for the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society’s Aquatics Resource Group. In past years, she has also served as the Conference Chair for the Association of Aquatics Professionals and currently is a member of their Drowning Prevention Committee. “Being a part of these organizations broadens our perspective. We have a wider sounding board

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to discuss challenges and new ideas. It validates what we are already doing right and gives us guidelines to improve things where we can,” said Suter. There are two new programs Suter has brought in. This summer American Red Cross Aquatics Examiners will show up at pools unannounced. “This is standard practice for an aquatics department. It’s a way to make sure the lifeguards and staff are vigilant and able to meet the skills needed to keep our patrons safe,” added Suter. To encourage the pool desk attendants to apply as lifeguards next year, Suter is developing the ‘Lifeguard Level Up,’ which will be coordinated by Senior Pool Manager Olivia Heatherly. “We have over 90 desk attendants. Some have limited swimming skills, and some don’t swim at all,” said Suter. “We can work with our attendants, offering training courses to strengthen their water skills and get them ready

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for lifeguarding next summer.” Over the years, Suter has learned how important it is to answer every question she gets from the community. “One of the best things you can do as a program manager is to write down every question you get, so the next year you can address them up front,” explained Suter. She has also learned how important it is to advertise all the great activities and benefits the pools have to offer. “We have people come up to us all the time telling us about how much they love a particular activity or benefit we offer, but we can’t assume everyone knows about it,” added Suter. Rob Tucker is passionate about tennis. He got into the sport as a kid in 1976, and in the 1980s sold tennis equipment at the Tennis Factory in Arlington, gradually moving into teaching. In 1999 he moved to Reston to take a job with the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He stopped by the RA Tennis Shop one day and met Mary Conaway, RA’s Tennis Program Manager at the time. Conaway was looking for part-time instructors. Impressed with Tucker’s tennis background, Conaway asked him to join the team. In 2004, Tucker became the Tennis Lessons Coordinator, joining RA full-time. When Conaway retired in 2015, Tucker applied for her position. “I love tennis. Which is one of the reasons I moved out to Reston. I couldn’t believe how many tennis courts RA had. When I’m at RA, I spend my day full of high energy,

introducing people to the sport and to each other,” said Tucker enthusiastically. Tucker oversees one fulltime Tennis Lesson Coordinator and 15 part-time instructors. He has brought Quick Start Tennis — a children’s tennis program — to RA. The tennis courts are modified for kids, i.e., smaller courts, lower tennis nets and lighter balls. “We start with three-year-olds. The modified court makes it easier for them to play, and in turn they fall in love with the sport,” said Tucker. We’ve planted this seed and are now seeing the fruit of the tree. It’s a major part of what we do.” Tucker’s passion for tennis has had a positive impact on so many players. One woman in particular, who took lessons from Tucker, lacked self-confidence at the beginning. She struggled to learn the game. So Tucker found a way to connect with her. He discovered that she was great at playing cards. So he compared the sport to a card game. “I told her every time she hits the ball over the net, she is sitting at the (card) table. All of a sudden a light went on. It just clicked, and now she absolutely loves the sport,” explained Tucker. “You know the saying, it takes a village? Well it takes a community and RA is a fabric of that community. It is the glue that holds us together. I shoot for 100percent customer service and I know it’s not a realistic goal, but I strive for it,” said Tucker. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.


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Adult butterflies sip nectar from a wide variety of flowers, but their caterpillars almost always require the native plants with which they evolved. Many of our native bees also require specific native plants for their food.

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Our entire ecosystem depends on native plants, which are being excluded in agricultural and urban areas. It is in our suburban areas — right here in Northern Virginia — that we have personal control of our properties and can use them to reverse the declines of pollinators, fireflies, bats, frogs, etc. — the entire more-thanhuman world that surrounds us.

Rain water should be filtered through the ground before it reaches our streams. Lawns made of turf grass — which comes from Europe — create a nearly impervious surface that leads to uncontrolled run-off into our sewers, and flooding and erosion of our streams. Plant NOVA Natives is the joint marketing campaign of a grand coalition of nonprofit, governmental, and private groups, all working to reverse the decline of native plants and wildlife in Northern Virginia.

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RA Camp Counselors and Lifeguards Tell Their Stories B BY JESSICA BIGGER

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEFAN GREENE

eing a counselor or a lifeguard for Reston Association has been a rewarding experience for those who join the team. Most have had opportunities to advance into leadership positions and gain many of the same skills they would have gotten in any internship. Their enthusiasm for RA Camps and Aquatics is inspiring, and their stories make a summer working for RA as a counselor or lifeguard very attractive. Faith Huddleston Anderson attended RA Science Camp when she was eight years old and then came back for Teen Camp. She started as a counselor for Sportsters — a half-day camp for 6-9 year olds — when she turned 16. “At the time, it worked out well for me. I’d work at camp in the mornings and then head over to band practice in the afternoons,” said Anderson. The following year Anderson became a counselor for Hug a Tree, now known as Junior Day Camp. In 2014 she joined Teen Camp and has continued to come back year-to-year. This summer will be her seventh year with RA Camps. As a counselor for Teen

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“THE FACT THAT THEY WANT TO CONNECT OUTSIDE OF CAMP IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY REALLY DON’T HAVE TO, BUT THEY CHOOSE TO.”

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Camp, Anderson strives to keep her teens engaged. The campers go on hikes, do arts and crafts projects and go on field trips. “My favorite part of the job is connecting with each camper, getting to know them on a more personal level. Having a real human connection is special to me, and that’s what keeps me coming back,” explained Anderson. “I see many of my campers at the grocery store, and they are really excited to see me. The fact that they want to connect outside of camp is absolutely amazing, especially since they really don’t have to, but they choose to.” Anderson has touched the lives of many campers over the years. One camper in particular was considered to be

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a bit disconnected the others. During one camp season, this camper was assigned to Anderson’s group. “I don’t see any of my campers as difficult. I see it as a challenge to make them feel connected and be a part of the group. I don’t want to give up on anyone,” said Anderson. The girl had such a great time that summer that she told her parents she would only come back if Anderson was a counselor the next summer. This is Will Macomber’s first summer as Junior Day Camp Director. He attended Nature Tots when he was little, and then came back to RA to be a Counselor in Training (CIT) when he was 14 years old. The past four years, MacComber has been a counselor for Junior Day Camp. During his time at CIT, Macomber realized he wanted to continue as a counselor. “I really enjoyed hanging out with the kids and being able to connect with the counselors. So when I turned 16 and was offered a position, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to continue,” said Macomber. Macomber has had such a great experience with Junior

Day Camp that he continues to come back each summer. “I love that age (5 to 7 year olds). I also love the fact that there are always a couple of new counselors that join every year. It’s cool to get to know them and the kids. It’s been really fun for me,” mentioned MacComber. As the Junior Day Camp Director, Macomber will focus


more on scheduling behind the scenes, communicating with parents, and managing all the Junior Day Camp counselors. He hopes to connect with his counselors and coach and inspire them to become leaders. Meghan Walsh started out as a CIT before becoming a counselor. She has been a counselor for the past four to

five years, then a CIT mentor for two years. This is her second year as the Day Camp Director. As a camper herself, Walsh started with the Nature Tots when she was three and returned every summer. After becoming a CIT she took two years off but came back when she turned 16 to become a counselor. Since 2014, Walsh has

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been a Fairfax County public school teacher. She taught fifth grade last year and will be teaching preschool in the fall. Most counselors will stay until they graduate college, but Walsh has continued to return year after year. “RA is a great place to work. It’s a ton of fun. The kids are absolutely amazing,” said Walsh. “I grew up around the camps and

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always loved it. I come back every year because the camp is extraordinary. I also love the folks I work with and have kept in touch with all of them.” Peri Schiavone has always felt connected to water. Her mom swims and was a lifeguard in her teens. She also managed the University of Virginia swim team later on. So it was natural for Schiavone to

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“I’M EVEN WEARING MY MOM’S OLD LIFEGUARD SHIRT TODAY.” – Alexis Peterson

ALEXIS PETERSON

choose swimming. Growing up, Schiavone swam with the YMCA Water Wolves Swim Team and in the summers with the Reston Swim Team Association (RSTA). Not only is she lifeguarding this summer,

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the job has flexible hours,” said Schiavone. “The job is not super demanding either. You have your responsibilities as a guard, but it’s kind of nice that you can just go with the flow,” explained Schiavone. Being able to work at

the North Hills Pool for the summer has been ideal for Schiavone. She enjoys being around the people who come to the pool. It’s a very quiet environment, and it’s mostly families. “The community and the other lifeguards and staff are super nice. It’s great to see them outside of pool hours too,” said Schiavone. Schiavone just graduated from Herndon High School and will be attending Christopher Newport University but plans on coming back next summer to be a lifeguard. She is also considering applying to be a Pool Manager. Since 2013, Alexis Peterson has been working for the RA pools. She started out as a


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lifeguard when she turned 15. This is Peterson’s second year as Safety Coordinator. She has held many jobs since she started. After working as a lifeguard for a year, she then became a Pool Operator the following year. She has been a Water Safety Instructor and an Assistant Manager at Dogwood Pool. After taking a summer off, Peterson came back to be the Pool Manager for Uplands Pool before being promoted to Safety Coordinator. As RA’s Safety Coordinator, Peterson is responsible for making sure all the lifeguards and staff are fully trained and certified to handle any situation that may come up at the pool. Lifeguards and staff meet weekly for training to keep up with the American Red Cross standards. Peterson also teaches lifeguard certification and recertification classes, plus CPR and first aid courses to the camp counselors and staff. Peterson was not the only RA lifeguard in her family. Her

mom grew up in Reston and started out as a lifeguard when she was a teenager. Her mom loved working at the pools so much that she continued to guard into her late 40s. She even received the Super Guard of the Year Award nine years ago and continues to teach swimming lessons in the summers. “I’m even wearing my mom’s old lifeguard shirt today,” Peterson replied laughing. “It’s a great place to be. The pay is really good, and I’ve made so many friends over the years. It’s fun to see them, spend time with them, and work with them,” said Peterson. I also feel I have a lot of support from upper management, which makes me feel good and is one of the reasons I keep coming back.” Peterson has just finished her junior year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She plans on coming back to work for RA’s Aquatics Department next summer.

Susan Duffy started out as an RA lifeguard four years ago. “I had a lot of friends in high school who were RA lifeguards,” said Duffy. One of her friends, who is now a District Aquatics Manager, was excited about his experiences with RA. “He convinced me to join the summer after I finished my first year in college,” said Duffy. She has no regrets. During her second summer, Duffy tore her ACL, but stayed on as a desk attendant. The following summer she got back into lifeguarding and also became a pool operator. This is her first summer as Pool Manager for Dogwood Pool, but it’s also her last. Duffy will be leaving for Indonesia with the Peace Corps in the fall. “I’m happy about this opportunity with the Peace Corps. I’m one of the oldest here and feel it is time for me to move on, but I’m sad that I will be leaving after the summer is over,” said Duffy.

“I HAD A LOT OF FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL WHO WERE RA LIFEGUARDS.” – Susan Duffy “It’s been a great experience working for RA. Everyone is very supportive and welcoming,” said Duffy. Willa Suter, RA Aquatics Manager, supported Duffy’s decision to join the Peace Corps and wrote Duffy a recommendation letter. “You have more opportunities to gain leadership and management skills. It’s a fun atmosphere. You get to be at the pool all day, and get to hang out with people you become friends with. I wish I had started lifeguarding for RA back in high school,” added Duffy. Jessica Bigger is a freelance writer who lives in Reston.

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HISTORIC RESTON | 1964 | PLANNED COMMUNITY | ROBERT E. SIMON

Early Recreation in Reston R BY SHELLEY S. MASTRAN eston is remarkable for many reasons. One of them relates to the importance Robert E. Simon Jr. placed on recreation in Reston. One of Simon’s original goals for the community was that “the widest choice of opportunities be made available for the full use of leisure time … [with] a wide range of…recreational facilities ….” Simon wasted no time putting Reston’s recreational infrastructure into place. Even before Reston’s first residents settled in, the 200-acre Reston North Golf Course (now Hidden Creek) was developed. Other early facilities included swimming pools, tennis courts, a hard-surface volleyball court, neighborhood playgrounds and a riding center. A 1966 article in Urban Land, “What Residents Think of Reston,” stated that Reston’s children “enjoyed swimming, sailing, tennis, playgrounds, horseback riding, walking, biking, dancing, ice skating, sledding...and golf.” Adults “enjoyed tennis, swimming, boating, golf, ice skating, horses, walking, hiking.” By the summer of 1970, Reston had seven pools: Golf Course Island, Lakeview, North Shore, Uplands, Vantage Hill, Hunters Woods and Glade. At that time, residents paid a fee to join a specific pool nearest to them, and each pool drew on the neighborhoods close by. In the community’s early years, the tennis courts were open to those who joined the Reston Tennis Association for an annual fee of less than $100.

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Simon himself enjoyed tennis, played it often and encouraged others to play. Volleyball wasn’t as popular in the 1960s and early 1970s as it is today. Starting in 1967, Phil Lilienthal and friends began playing on Sunday mornings in an open game on Reston’s court. That volleyball court was removed about 20 years ago, but today there is a sand court on North Shore Drive. Swimming in and sailing on Lake Anne were popular recreational activities in Reston’s early years. Residents enjoyed winter ice skating on the lake, as in general the winters were colder than they are today. The hill on the east side of Wiehle Avenue, where the pipeline stretches from the garden plots toward Baron Cameron, became Reston’s ski run, called Mount Reston. It had a rope tow that, according to Phil Lilienthal, “didn’t last long and was constantly being repaired.” In spring 1972, Reston Stables opened near Hunters Woods. Families could join the Reston Riding Association for five dollars a year to receive reduced rates on riding classes ($45 for 10 one-hour lessons) and stall rentals.

The Fairfax Steeplechase Races were held in September 1972 at the Reston Course across Baron Cameron from Lake Anne on the grounds where the Fairfax Hunt had its meets from 1929 to1970. (Today this area features soccer fields and a dog park.) The main attraction was the 3.5-mile steeplechase over 17 timber jumps. Special events included a showing of the Fairfax hounds, an antique auto parade

1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190 Phone: 703-709-7700 Email: info@restonmuseum.org www.restonmuseum.org www.facebook.com/RestonMuseum twitter.com/RestonMuseum

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and a mule race. Reading early copies of the Reston Times, one can clearly see the importance of recreation to our community from the get-go. The same can certainly be said today. Shelley S. Mastran is a board member of Reston Historic Trust & Museum.

RESTON MUSEUM HOURS Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday Closed


Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Professional, Amateur, and Families/Kids Categories Register at publicartreston.org Rain date: September 15, 2019

The annual ChalkFest at Reston Town Center is presented by Public Art Reston and Reston Town Center. All are invited to create chalk drawings on Market Street! The event is open to Professional Artists ($25), Amateur Artists ($20), and Families/Kids ($15). There will be prizes awarded in all categories as well as an Audience Choice Award! Š Photos by Sammy Monaghan and William O’Brien

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MEMBER SERVICES WELCOME TO RESTON

New to Reston and have questions? The Reston Association is here to help you get the most out of your community and start enjoying all Reston has to offer. Contact Member Services for more information on programs and events. We look forward to serving you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS I’m renting a Reston Association property. Can I still purchase a pool and tennis pass?

Yes. Renters must provide proof of renting an RA property every year, and the property they are renting must be in good standing with the organization. Please stop by our offices with an ID or driver’s license, plus a lease or utility bill. Both documents must be current and include your name and the RA property address. Documents can also be emailed to Member Services after creating your account on www.restonwebtrac.org.

How do I find out who my Covenants Property Advisor is and their contact information? Go to www.reston.org and search keywords "Covenants Team." Then, click on the Advisor Assignments & Schedules on the right hand side.

Does RA provide a place to store my recreational vehicle?

Yes, please contact the Central Services Facility at 703-437-7658 for details.

Is swimming allowed in the lakes and ponds?

No, swimming is not allowed in any of the lakes or ponds due to safety concerns. Lifeguards are not available, and water quality is not maintained for public swimming.

How do I know when my local pool is open?

The schedule can be found on our website or at your local pool. For details on hours of operation at each pool, go to our website and navigate to Parks, Recreation & Events > Aquatics. Download the Pool Schedule on the right side of the page.

Does RA offer swim lessons?

Yes. Our group lessons feature a 4:1 student to instructor ratio for lower levels and 5:1 for intermediate levels. We have experienced and fun instructors who are here to help you, or your child, learn this invaluable life skill. Our private and semiprivate lessons feature a fully customized schedule between client and instructor — swim school convenience at a fraction of the price. See pages 48-49 for information on level placement help, registration, and class schedules.

RESTON ASSOCIATION 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. EMAIL: member_services@reston.org

Phone: 703-435-6530 Facility Inquiries: reservations@reston.org

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When do the pools close? RA's last two pools close on September 22. For the pool schedule, visit our website's Aquatics page.

Can I rent a pool for a private event? Yes, and we would love to host your celebration at one of our pools! Facilities are available outside their operating hours until as late as 11 p.m. See our ad on page 55, submit your Reservation Permit Request at www.restonwebtrac.org, or visit the Aquatics page on www.reston.org for a Fact Sheet with additional details and instructions.  

Where can I buy Restonthemed merchandise for visitors and friends?

Shop online at www. restonwebtrac.org or stop by the Reston Gear & Gifts Shop at Member Services. We offer unique Reston items including t-shirts, mugs, swimming, tennis and Camps gear, and Reston books.

UPDATING YOUR WWW.RESTON.ORG ACCOUNT

Can you help me get my teenager out of the house this summer?

Absolutely! Reston Association's Aquatics department is happy to be able to hire staff as young as 14 for our Attendant positions and 15 for Lifeguards. We offer short term, substitute, part-time, and full-time summer jobs throughout the pool season and would love to have your teen – OR YOU – as a part of our team. Find all open positions at https://careers.reston.org.

This account is used for Assessment Payments. Please take a moment to update your online profile so can conveniently make property payments online. If you forget your username or password, click the appropriate link to receive assistance. If you would like to change your billing address for assessment mailings, please contact Financial_ Services@Reston.org or 703-435-7991.


WEBTRAC RA’s Online Registration System for:

§§ Aquatics, Camps, Health and Wellness, Nature and Tennis programs §§ Pool and Tennis Pass renewals and purchases §§ Event and trip registrations §§ Community building, picnic pavilion, and swimming pool reservations §§ Reston Gear & Gifts Shop purchases If you forgot your username or password, use the appropriate link for assistance.

STEP 1: CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT

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Visit www.restonwebtrac.org Click on “Need an Account? Click Here.” Be sure to include all members of your household. Accounts may take up to 2 business days to verify. After you have created your account and received a confirmation email, you are able to begin shopping.

STEP 2: SHOP FOR ACTIVITIES

§§ Enter your username and password to log in. §§ Use the Quick Link “Browse Activities” or click on one of the shortcut photo buttons. §§ Here, you may search by any of the following methods: ˚˚ Type in the “Activity Number” (9 digits included in this magazine and indicated with this icon ) ˚˚ Type in a “Keyword” related to the activity ˚˚ Search broadly by selecting criteria such as age or category from the drop down menus. §§ Choose your activity by clicking the plus sign (+) in the “Add to Cart” column. §§ You can continue shopping or check out by clicking the “Add to Cart” button in the window at the bottom of your screen. §§ You will be asked to select the applicable family member(s) for each of the items in your cart. §§ Follow onscreen directions to complete your transaction by Visa or MasterCard. To pay by check or cash, please visit Reston Association. For any questions or assistance in creating your household account or with making a purchase, please contact Member Services at member_services@reston.org or 703-435-6530.

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR RA MEMBERS PLAN FOR SUMMER FUN IN RESTON WITH YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS!

With 15 pools and 52 tennis courts that are open early in the morning to late at night, your pass is the perfect answer to your summer of fun. Plus, tennis courts are open year-round weather permitting and the two heated pools are open from early May through the end of September extending the outdoor recreation season. You will find 1-meter spring boards, 50- and 25-meter lap lanes, a 20-foot water slide, picnic tables and ample sun or shaded decks, clay tennis courts, practice walls, lighted courts and even outdoor hot tubs. We’ve got something for everyone close to home.

BUYING YOUR PASS Online Purchase

Visit www.restonwebtrac.org to login or create your account.

In-Person at Member Services

Free shipping or office pick-up for all online orders. Reston Association 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Email: member_services@reston.org Phone: 703-435-6530

SAVE TIME AND RENEW YOUR PASSES ONLINE* PASS OPTIONS

FEE

Adults* (18+)

$35 $28

First-time purchase Renewal

Children* (Ages 1-17)

$15 $10

First-time purchase Renewal

Tennis Key Tag

$3

GUEST OPTIONS All-Season Guest Pass*

$40

Pre-Paid 5-Visit Guest Passes

$40 $40 $20

Tennis guests (all ages) Pool, Adult guests Pool, Child guests

One-Day Guest Pass

$10 $10 $5

Tennis Pool, Adult Guest Pool, Child Guest

Replacement Passes

$5 per card (all types)

All pool and tennis passes are non-refundable.

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POOL & TENNIS PASSES FOR NON-MEMBERS

COME PLAY IN RESTON THIS SUMMER AND ENJOY A VACATION CLOSE TO HOME!

We have quiet, shady pools for relaxing, pickleball and clay courts, tennis leagues, a bustling Olympic-sized pool complete with sand volleyball court, and more. Get your pass today by visiting www.restonwebtrac.org to login or create your account.

SPECIAL OFFER

Prices are half off starting Monday, July 15.

SAVE TIME AND RENEW YOUR PASSES ONLINE* PASS OPTIONS Individual Pass* Family Pass* Pickleball Pass*

TENNIS ONLY

POOL & TENNIS

$260 $130

$370 $185

(DISCOUNT STARTING 7/15)

(DISCOUNT STARTING 7/15)

$360 $180

$530 $265

(DISCOUNT STARTING 7/15)

(DISCOUNT STARTING 7/15)

$100 $225 w/Pickleball Net

GUEST OPTIONS All-Season Guest Pass*

$60

$60

Pre-Paid 5-Visit Guest Passes

$40

$40 Adult $20 Child

One-Day Guest Pass

$10

$10 Adult $5 Child

10-DAY TRIAL PASS OPTIONS Individual

$50

Family

$100

Replacement Passes

$5 per card (all types)

All pool and tennis passes are non-refundable.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY HEALTH AND WELLNESS Get your pass for unlimited classes, join us on a drop-in basis, or give FlowMotion FITT a try. No matter what you attend, make a splash.

WaterART

Shallow water workout to increase your flexibility, strength, balance, and posture. All set to popular, up-beat tunes. Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm North Hills Pool

Unlimited Fitness Pass Allows holder to attend as many water aerobics or aquafitness classes as desired. Passes are sold per person, are non-transferable, and are not valid for FlowMotion FITT classes. On sale now at www.restonwebtrac.org $100 ($70 for 55+) $200 ($140 for 55+)

Drop-In Class

Registration and payment are handled on site! Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start of class. CASH ONLY (exact change preferred) $10 ($8 for 55+) $20 ($12 for 55+)

DROP-IN CLASSES Lunch Break

Deep water workout to energize you for the rest of your day. Noodles and hand weights provided. Please bring your own optional flotation belt (available at RA Headquarters) Mon/Wed/Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lake Newport Pool diving well

Weekend Wake-Up

Deep and shallow water aerobics class that includes both strength and cardio elements mixed with water resistance to build your core. Low impact on joints, increased flexibility, and improved muscle tone. Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 am North Shore Pool

FlowMotion FITT

Balance, Yoga, Cardio, Bootcamp — we have it all — and you could, too, from atop a FlowMotion FITT board this summer.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

Reston Aquatics would like to recognize the following businesses for the goods, services, time and effort they are donating to our 2019 Aquatic Season. Tisseront Orthodontics

Bootcamp Sessions

www.tisserontorthodontics.com 703-773-1200 12+ years of donating the iconic Tisseront Towel to our lifeguard staff

Yoga Sessions

Papa John’s Pizza

301200809 7/26-8/30 Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 am Lake Audubon Pool $90 $110

bsi.

6-class session 301200809 7/8-7/24 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Audubon Pool $90 $110 6-class session 301200809 7/21-8/25 Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 am Lake Audubon Pool $90 $110

www.papajohns.com Store #600/Herndon 703-435-PAPA (7272) Store #999/Fox Mill 703-476-PAPA (7272) Weekly pizza vouchers for facility inspections winners, and 20 percent of all net sales delivered to RA pools!

www.bsigroup.com/ehs Annual staff training by Certified Industrial Hygienist and avid lap swimmer Dan Chute.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Bring your dog for a f inal dip this season! Friday, Aug. 23, 4-7 p.m. Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Rd. Small Dog Saturday (only dogs under 30 pounds) Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-Noon and 2-4 p.m. North Hills Pool, 1325 N. Village Rd. Puppies of all sizes Sunday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. - Noon and 2-4 p.m. North Hills Pool, 1325 N. Village Rd. Register online at www.restonwebtrac.org or walk up on the day! All fees are per dog. ADVANCE: DAY OF:

$6 RA Members, $8 Non-members $10

Note: People are not permitted in the water with dogs. Current Dog License required! Dogs must remain under control and sociable at all times or will be asked to leave without refund. Female dogs in heat are not permitted. RA reserves the right to deny admission to any patron/dog owner.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSES

Reston Association is proud to be a provider of American Red Cross Aquatics Courses. Certification courses are taught by certified and experienced instructors and include all in-class materials as well as a take-home text and resuscitation mask. COURSE

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LIFEGUARDING AND SHALLOW WATER LIFEGUARDING CLASSROOM LEARNING

$175 $225

LIFEGUARDING AND SHALLOW WATER LIFEGUARDING BLENDED LEARNING LIFEGUARDING RE-CERTIFICATION* *No take home textbook included, in-class use only. WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR BLENDED LEARNING

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR BLENDED LEARNING

$175 $225

$75 $100

$240 $275

$240 $275

ACTIVITY #

CLASSROOM

ONLINE

PRE-REQUISITIES

CERTIFICATIONS (ALL VALID 2 YEARS)

201200201

28 hr

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300-yard continuous swim 2-minute tread without hands Timed retrieval of 10-lb. item in deep water. Modified skills for shallow water.

Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

201200201

20 hr

7.5 hr 300-yard continuous swim 2-minute tread without hands Timed retrieval of 10-lb. item in deep water. Modified skills for shallow water.

Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

201200201

5 hr

7.5 hr Current, or no more than 30 days expired, lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross

Lifeguarding (includes First Aid, CPR, and AED)

301200205

23.5 hr

7 hr

Demonstrating swimming skills Water Safety Instructor (WSI) consistent with the American Red Cross Level 4 proficiency in front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and butterfly. Students must also have the ability to maintain a position on the back for 1 minute in deep water and tread water for 1 minute.

301200208

21 hr

2 hr

Age 17+ by last day of class. Current certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR from the American Red Cross.

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

AQUATIC FACILITY OPERATOR (AFO) Premier facility operator certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). View the ‘2019 Pool Operator Fact Sheet’ at www.tinyurl.com/RAPools Registration closes July 19. 401010206 8/5-8/6 Mon & Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Reston Association Headquarters $250 $275 Ages 18+

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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RESTON AQUATICS IS

HIRING NOW CAREERS.RESTON.ORG Competitive wages, flexible hours, paid training, advancement potential and great networking Applicants who complete their lifeguarding course with Reston Association are eligible for a half or full refund of the course fee if they also work for ra during the summer. 200 Hours = half refund 400 Hours = full refund Reston Association is an EOE and drug-free workplace.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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AQUATICS & SAFETY GROUP SWIM LESSONS Group Lesson Fee: $75 $90 'And Me' Lesson Fee (per four $37.50 $45 lessons): Register online with your WebTrac account or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

TWO-WEEK SESSIONS July 22-Aug. 2 Aug. 5-16

FOUR-WEEK SESSIONS July 8-Aug. 2

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Step 1: Be sure to create your household account and add all family members. Step 2: Visit www.restonwebtrac. org and login to your account Step 3: Select the ‘Aquatics & Safety’ category Step 4: Using the Advanced search Criteria you can select your student’s age and your desired facility to see what’s available.

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Participants must be the required age by the first day of class. 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available in four lesson increments – student may attend any 4 dates within the 2-week session. Students may need to repeat the last level taken in the previous summer. Please plan ahead and have alternate choices in mind as availability is limited. Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for documented medical reasons or family emergency – 10% processing fee applies. Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund or opportunity to transfer to another class that meets your needs. All group lessons are 35 minutes in length except Levels 4 & 5 which are 40 minutes.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Would you prefer more personalized instruction? RA offers private and semiprivate swim lessons throughout the summer. Private lessons provide a one-on-one learning environment between student and instructor while semiprivate lessons accommodate two students with one instructor. All ages and skills levels are welcome. Classes are provided in four 40-minute sessions, scheduled at the convenience of the participant and instructor.

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55 Step 1: Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator to join our waitlist. 55 Step 2: Once paired with an instructor you will work out your custom schedule and location. 55 Step 3: Contact the swim lesson coordinator to complete your registration and payment. $104 $114 Private: $88 $108 Semi-Private:

Private swim lesson refunds will be given for any pending sessions that are reported to the Swim Lesson Coordinator.

SWIM SCHOOL CONVENIENCE AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE

Questions? Contact our Swim Lesson Coordinator at 703-4356520 or swim@reston.org.

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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Youth Swimming 2 GROUP SWIM Students are encouraged to LESSON LEVEL perform the skills independently by the end of the class. DESCRIPTIONS ƒƒ Enter and exit water safely ƒƒ Jump in to chest-deep water * 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. Customers who purchase four lessons may attend any four in the two week sessions.

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Ages: 6-18 months, parental involvement Instructor helps parent and child to become comfortable in the water by emphasizing fun in the water.

Toddler and Me

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Youth Swimming 1

All skills are completed with assistance and support. ƒƒ Safely enter and exit water ƒƒ Blowing bubbles three seconds with mouth and nose submerged ƒƒ Submerging face repeatedly ƒƒ Flutter kick on front and back: two body lengths ƒƒ Float with recovery ƒƒ Front and back glides: two body lengths with recovery ƒƒ Roll from front to back and back to front ƒƒ Arm and hand treading action (in chest-deep water) ƒƒ Arms — front crawl two body lengths ƒƒ Finning and 'tickle, T, pull' arms on back two body lengths

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Submerge face/head, recover object from bottom — two times Bob five times with rhythmic bubble blowing Submerge face in water at least three seconds while blowing bubbles with nose and mouth Kick on front and back, with support (threefive body lengths) Front and back floats with head in proper position and ability to stay floating w/o support Gliding with recovery Roll from front to back and back to front without support Change direction while swimming on back and front Front crawl: threefive body lengths Swim on back, threefive body lengths Elementary backstroke arms or finning three body lengths Introduce back crawl arms, supported/ guided by instructor Treading using arm and leg actions, 15 seconds in shoulder-deep water

Youth Swimming 3

Students perform all shallow water skills independently and with confidence while being introduced to deep water skills. ƒƒ Safely enter/exit water by jumping from the side into deep water ƒƒ Bobbing while moving towards safety, in chest-deep water ƒƒ Retrieve multiple objects underwater in chest-deep water ƒƒ Introduction to underwater skills ƒƒ Push off in a streamlined position on front and back, then begin flutter kicking,

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three-five body lengths Elementary backstroke kick Breaststroke kick Rotary Breathing, 10 times Front crawl, 15 yards Elementary backstroke, 10 yards Back crawl arms, five yards

Deep Water Skills ƒƒ Bobbing, five times, at wall ƒƒ Front and back floats with recovery ƒƒ Treading water ƒƒ Sitting and kneeling dives

Youth Swimming 4

The majority of this class is conducted in deep water. Students will work on technical improvement of strokes. ƒƒ Swim underwater, threefive body lengths ƒƒ Front crawl, 25 yards (with rotary breathing) ƒƒ Front crawl, open turn ƒƒ Back crawl and elementary backstroke, 25 yards each ƒƒ Backstroke, open turn ƒƒ Breaststroke kick, 15 yards — emphasis on knee position and effective propulsion ƒƒ Breaststroke, full stroke, work up to 15 yards ƒƒ Tread water, one minute

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Dolphin kick, 15 yards (emphasis on keeping legs together) Front crawl bilateral breathing drills Sitting and kneeling dives

Youth Swimming 5

Students will increase endurance and continue to receive feedback on stroke proficiency. ƒƒ Circle swimming, surface dives, racing dives ƒƒ Open turns and flip turns ƒƒ Butterfly arms, kick, and timing — work up to 15 yards ƒƒ Front crawl, 50 yards (with bilateral breathing) ƒƒ Breaststroke, back crawl, and elementary backstroke, 50 yards each ƒƒ Standard scull, 30 seconds ƒƒ Tread water, two minutes ƒƒ Sidestroke

Adult Beginner

Students will work within their own comfort level to learn floating, locomotion and increase overall confidence in the water.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY 2019 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE Baby and Me*

Toddler* and Me

6-18 months

18 - 36 months

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Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 3-5

Age: 6-12

Age: 5-12

Age: 6-12

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SESSION 3: JULY 8- 19 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 am

11 am*

11 am

10:15 am

11 am

11 am

10:15 am

10:15 am

NORTH HILLS

10:15 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS 7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD

11 am 7 pm

LAKE AUDUBON

7 pm

UPLANDS

7 pm

7 pm 7 pm

FOUR-WEEK OPTION SESSION A: JULY 8-AUGUST 2 MONDAY & WEDNESDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS GOLF COURSE ISLAND

5:15 pm

NEWBRIDGE

6:15 pm

6 pm

5:15 pm

6 pm

6:15 pm

7 pm

SESSION A: JULY 8-AUGUST 2 TUESDAY & THURSDAY FOR FOUR WEEKS 6 pm

TALL OAKS

5:15 pm

5:15 pm

6 pm

6:15 pm*

DOGWOOD

SESSION 4: JULY 22-AUGUST 2 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS 10:15 am 11 am

LAKE NEWPORT

10:15 am

11 am

11 am

10:15 am

10:15 am*

NORTH HILLS

11 am

RIDGE HEIGHTS 7 pm

AUTUMNWOOD

7 pm 7 pm

LAKE AUDUBON 7 pm

UPLANDS

7 pm 7 pm

SESSION 5: AUGUST 5-16 MONDAY-THURSDAY FOR TWO WEEKS LAKE NEWPORT

11 am*

LAKE AUDUBON

10:15 am

11 am

7 pm

6:15 pm

10:15 am

9:30 am

7 pm

GENERAL INFORMATION • • •

* 'Baby and Me' and 'Toddler and Me' classes are available as four lessons or eight lessons. See level descriptions on page 49. Group swim lessons are non-refundable except for medical reasons or family emergencies. A doctor's note may be required and a 10% processing fee will be applied. Any class canceled by Reston Association will result in a full refund. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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9:30 am 7 pm

7 pm


BOAT RENTALS Navigate historic Lake Anne in a canoe, single or tandem kayak, or pedal boat. Rental tickets are sold on site on the Lake Anne Dock by RA staff. $10 per boat for 1-hour rental. Cash only.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Through September 2 Thursday - Friday 4-8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sunday hours on Labor Day Monday) September 5-29 Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Frequent renter? Consider a pre-paid punch pass on sale now at www.restonwebtrac.org

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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AQUATICS & SAFETY 2019 POOL SCHEDULE POOL

OPEN SWIM TIMES Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

FITNESS HOURS (for pass holders age 16+)

Season 3: June 14-August 11 Autumnwood Pool

Noon-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Dogwood Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Thu (fitness hours)

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon

Golf Course Island Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Mon & Wed

Hunters Woods Pool & Spa

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Lake Audubon Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Fri

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Wed & Fri (fitness hours)

Thu, Noon-6 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm Wed & Fri, 10 am-6 pm

Newbridge Pool

11 am-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Mon & Wed

North Hills Pool & Spa

11 am-8 pm

11 am-8 pm

Tue (fitness hours) & Thu

Tue, Noon-8 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

Noon-6 pm

Mon (fitness hours)

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm Mon, Noon-6 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Thu

Shadowood Pool

Noon-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Tue

Tall Oaks Pool

11 am-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Uplands Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Tue & Thu

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2019 POOL SCHEDULE OPEN SWIM TIMES

POOL

Weekends

Weekdays

CLOSED DAY

FITNESS HOURS (for pass holders age 16+)

Season 4: August 12-18 Dogwood Pool

10 am-7 pm

9 am-7 pm

Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon

Lake Audubon Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-7 pm

Fri

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

North Hills Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

9 am-8 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-6 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Tall Oaks Pool

11 am-8 pm

Noon-8 pm

Tue & Thu

Glade Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Mon

Lake Newport Pool

Noon-7 pm

Noon-8 pm

Fri

Lake Thoreau Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm

North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

11 am-7 pm

10 am-6 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

11 am-7 pm

11 am-7 pm

Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm Weekdays, 6-9 am & 6-10 pm Weekends, 7-9 pm

Season 5: August 19-25

Season 6: August 26-September 22 North Shore Heated Pool & Spa

10 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

Ridge Heights Heated Pool

10 am-7 pm

4-7 pm

Inclement Weather

In the event of a storm (or if the weather is cool, raining or drizzling), all Reston Association pools will close, with two exceptions: Lake Thoreau and North Shore Pools (unless normally closed on that day).

EXCEPTIONS TO

Lightning

All Reston Association pools will close until one-half hour after the last sound of thunder or visible lightning.

POOL SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 17 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 21 *Various Saturday, July 27 Lake Newport Pool Sunday, July 28 *Various Sunday, August 4 Ridge Heights Pool Labor Day Weekend *Various

Early closing at 4 pm for RSTA IM Finals (rain date 7/18) Early closing at 5:30 pm for RSTA team Parties (*Autumnwood, Glade, Golf Course Island, Hunters Woods,Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, North Hills, and Ridge Heights) Late opening at 2 pm for RSTA All-Stars Meet (rain date 7/29) All pools close at 5 pm for staff event Late opening at 1 pm for Reston Kids Triathlon Select facilities will re-open based on staff availabilities.

RSTA Swim Meets: Saturdays June 16 through July 20 Various pools opening late at 1 p.m.

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AQUATICS & SAFETY POOL FACILITIES AND FEATURES Lap swimming: Each 25-m pool will have at least one dedicated lap lane available at all times during open swim. = ADA compliant amenities on site. Please see pool description for specific amenities.

Autumnwood Pool

703-467-0903 11950 Walnut Branch Road Lane depth: 3.5 – 5.5 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area and large grass picnic area Nearby: Lighted tennis courts, tot lot, basketball court and access to Pink Trail

Dogwood

703-476-5717 2460 Green Range Road Lane depth: 3.5 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Beach style entry and water play feature, in-water benches and plank-style diving board Amenities: Fully compliant parking lot and bathhouse, in-water wheelchair and pool-side chair lift Nearby: Interactive fountain, picnic pavilion, The Greens Recreation area and Bordeaux Recreation area

Glade

703-476-5732 11550 Glade Drive Lane depth: 3.5 – 12.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Two-story water slide, in-water benches, 1-meter diving board, heated spa and wading pool with beach style entry and water play fountains. Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts, basketball court, tot lot, Walker Nature Education Center and access to Turquoise Trail

Golf Course Island

703-435-8397 11301 Links Drive Lane depth: 3 – 12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board, large grass picnic area and wading pool with beach style entry and water play fountains Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot and garden plots

Hunterswoods

703-391-2187 2501 Reston Parkway Lane depth: 3.5 – 8.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: In-water volleyball court, in-water basketball court, interactive splash pad, heated spa and large grass picnic area Amenities: Ramp into main pool and in-water wheelchair Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, picnic pavilion and access to Turquoise Trail

Lake Audubon

703-860-3080 2070 Twin Branches Road Lane depth: 3 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Deep-end water slide, grass picnic area and wading pool. Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, boat launch ramp and access to Turquoise Trail

Lake Newport

703-467-0694 11601 Lake Newport Road Lane depth: 3.5 – 5.5 feet Length: 50 meters (3 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Two 1-meter diving boards, wading pool, covered picnic area with charcoal grills and sand volleyball court Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Basketball courts, tot lot, soccer/ball fields and access to Blue Trail

Lake Thoreau

703-860-0640 2040 Upper Lakes Drive Lane depth: 3 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (4 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Heated spa, plankstyle diving board, wading pool and grass picnic area Nearby: Scenic views of Lake Thoreau and access to Red Trail

Newbridge

703-476-1301 11768 Golf Course Square Lane depth: 3.5 – 12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool Nearby: Tennis courts, basketball court and tot lot

North Hills

703-435-6769 1325 North Village Road Lane depth: 2 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Heated spa, wading pool with fountain, covered picnic area and large grass picnic area Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Lighted clay tennis courts and access to Pink Trail

North Shore

703-689-4091 11515 North Shore Drive Lane depth: 3 – 11 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: Heated spa, seasonally heated main pool, covered picnic area on upper deck, small grass picnic area, wading poo and plank-style diving board Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: QuickStart children’s tennis courts, Lake Anne Plaza and access to Green and Blue trails Note: Parking only on North Shore Drive

Ridge Heights

703-476-7084 11400 Ridge Heights Road Lane depth: 3 – 5 feet Length: 25 meters (3 dedicated lap lanes during Season 3) Amenities: Seasonally heated main pool, wading pool, two grass picnic areas and plank-style diving board Amenity: Pool-side chair lift Nearby: Langston Hughes Middle School, South Lakes High School and access to Red Trail

Shadowood

703-860-8075 2201 Springwood Drive Lane depth: 3 – 5 feet Length: 20 meters Amenities: Deep-end water slide, shallow-end water slide, wading pool (UNDER RENOVATION), and grass picnic area. Nearby: Lighted tennis courts

Tall Oaks

703-435-1072 12025 North Shore Drive Lane depth: 3 – 12 feet Length: 25 meters (2 dedicated lap lanes) Amenities: 1-meter diving board and wading pool Nearby: Tall Oaks Village Center and access to Blue Trail

Uplands

703-435-2586 11032 Ring Road Lane depth: 3.5 – 8.5 feet Length: 25 meters (1 dedicated lap lane) Amenities: Upper lap pool with in-water benches, lower splash pool with beach style entry, interactive water play fountains, and in-water benches and splash pad play area Amenity: In-water wheelchair for splash pool access Nearby: Tennis courts

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All RA pools are available for private rental outside their operating hours.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USEReview THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH RA MEMBERS AND Instructions on our Fact Sheet at www.reston.org.

Start your search and submit your Permit Request at www.restonwebtrac.org.

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CAMPS

WELCOME TO CAMP 2019 This is going to be a summer of endless possibilities! At RA Camps, we spend lots of time playing outdoors, exploring camp traditions, and growing new ones. Our camps are run by a team you can trust, who are trained to make sure the summer is filled with lasting memories. We look forward to seeing you this summer! EXPLORE. PLAY. GROW.

CAMP PROMISE

We promise that all campers will be given the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. They will try new things, explore new places, and carry on camp traditions in a safe, fun environment. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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CAMP DIRECTORY

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Nature Tots (ages 3-5) p.58 Soccer Camp (ages 4-7) p.58 Junior Day Camp (ages 5-7) p.58 Technology CampLego (ages 5-12) p.59 Sportsters (ages 6-9) p.59 Walker’s Rangers (ages 6-9) p.60 Art Camp (ages 6-10) p.60 Camp on Wheels (ages 6-12) p.60

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Day Camp (ages 7-11) p.61 Tennis Camp(ages 7-13) p.61 Science Camp (ages 8-12) p.61 Junior Lifeguarding (ages 11-14) p.62 Teen Camp (ages 11-14) p.62 Wilderness Camp (ages 11-14) p.62 Counselor-In-Training (ages 14-15) p.62

BEGINNER SWIM LESSONS

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SESSION 2 2A

2B

SESSION 3 3A

SESSION 4 3B

4A

4B

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7/29-8/2

SESSION 5 5A

5B

PRESCHOOL Nature Tots

3-5

VARIETY Junior Day Camp

5-7

7/15-7/26

7/29-8/9

8/12-8/16

Day Camp

7-11

7/15-7/26

7/29-8/9

8/12-8/16

8/19-8/23

SPECIALTY Soccer Camp

4-7

Technology Camp-Legos

5-12

Sportsters

6-9

Walkers Rangers

6-9

Camp on Wheels

6-12

Art Camp

6-10

Tennis Camp

7-13

Science Camp

8-12

8/19-8/23 8/12-8/16

8/19-8/23

7/15-7/26 7/15-7/19

8/5-8/9

8/12-8/16 8/12-8/16

7/15-7/19

7/22-7/26

7/29-8/2

8/5-8/9

7/29-8/2

8/5-8/9

8/12- 8/16

7/15-7/26

TEEN Junior Lifeguarding

11 -14

Teen Camp

11-14

Wilderness Camp

11-14

Counselor-In- Training

14-15

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

7/22-7/26 7/15-7/26 7/15-7/19 7/15-7/26

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

7/29-8/9 7/29-8/2 7/29-8/9

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REGISTRATION

Online registration is available for members and non-members at www.restonwebtrac.org. Those new to RA programming should create a webtrac account. Accounts may take up to two business days for approval.


CAMPS NATURE TOTS

Have fun with water science activities. Cool off with water games on a hot summer’s day. Session 4A 7/29-8/2

Ages 3-5

206120101 A.M. Session Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 11:45 am

SOCCER CAMP

Ages 4-7

P.M. Session Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive $95

$120

Growing Up

You’re getting bigger and so are young animals. Discover how different animals grow and change. Look for tadpoles and frogs living in the stream and pond at the Nature Center. Hunt for caterpillars and discover what they will look like when they are grown up. Create a beautiful butterfly. Find out where baby animals sleep instead of a crib. See how you measure up against other young animals. Session 3B 7/22-7/26

Summer Splash

Discover how “cool” water can be, especially during the hot days of summer. Explore the wonders of our streams, lakes and oceans. Wade into a creek to explore life there. Listen for frogs in our pond and make a frog to take home. Paint a forest scene with watercolors.

Research shows that a player who is just starting out needs to immediately experience the fun aspect of the game. This soccer camp is perfect for improving skills and learning new ones. Learn fundamentals on dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control.

JUNIOR DAY CAMP

Ages 5-7

Junior Day Camp offers themebased enriching activities, group games, sports and fitness activities, hands-on nature activities, arts and crafts, music, swimming and field 302130154 trips related to the theme. Brown’s Chapel Park —Baseball Field #3 302130101 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Park $435 $490 Session 5BA 8/19-8/23 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm $90 $115 Ages 5-6 Session 5BP 8/19-8/23 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm $90 $115 Ages 5-6

NEW IN 2019!

Soaking Wet

Nobody will stay dry this week at camp as we all get soaked from our head down to our toes. Take your turn on the slip n slide and play a friendly game of water balloon toss. We guarantee you won’t stay dry! Session 5A 8/12-8/16 $225 $250

Lets Get Dirty

Join us for an insanely hilarious journey down some of nature's most interesting and disgusting paths! Get ready for a wacky week of icky, sticky, silly stuff created by you! This session is guaranteed to make you say “eeewww”! Session 3 7/15-7/26

Ice Age

Travel back in time and track sloths, cats, bears and mammoths. Discover the world before the ice melt. Campers will use games, movements and crafts to answer these ice age questions. Come watch the ice caps melt away as we find cool ways to enjoy the extra water. Session 4 7/29-8/9

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TECHNOLOGY CAMP – LEGOS

Ages 5-12

Play-Well TEKnologies provides project-based programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering to children using LEGO®.

302120152 Brought to you in partnership with Play-Well TEKnologies.

Ninjaneering Masters using LEGO

Master the world of Ninjago by becoming a Ninjaneer! Tame the Ice Dragon, motorize your Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress, and hone your Spinjitzu battle skills! In this advanced LEGO camp, Ninjaneering masters will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. Session 5AP 8/12-8/16 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Glade Room $175 $200 Ages 7-12

Jedi Engineering using LEGO

Ninjaneering using LEGO

Enter the world of Ninjago and become an apprentice Ninjaneer! Learn the way of Spinjitzu, build the Fire Temple, race Skull Trucks, and encounter the mighty Dragon! Imagine and build unique and fun LEGO projects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago. This is an ideal way to prepare young Ninjaneers for the challenge of Ninjaneering Masters with LEGO camp. Session 5AA 8/12-8/16 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Glade Room $175 $200 Ages 5-6

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! Session 5BA 8/19-8/23 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Lake House $175 $200 Ages 5-6

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO

The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away. Session 5BP 8/19-8/23 Mon-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Lake House $175 $200 Ages 7-12

SPORTSTERS

Ages 6-9

This camp gives players the opportunity to experience up to 10 sports in a session and includes baseball, basketball, kickball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, hockey, flag football, dodgeball and World Cup games! We’ll also discuss nutrition and the importance of stretching. Our camp is coached by professional staff who are trained to encourage maximum participation, good sportsmanship, and above all, FUN! We will go on field trips to the RA pools and do classic summer camp activities.

302130102 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:45 pm Lake Anne Park $305 $330

Session 3

7/15-7/26

Brought to you in partnership with Fitness2Go.

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. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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CAMPS Water Wonders

WALKER’S RANGERS

Ages 6-9

206130102 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive $95 $120

Nature’s Cuisine

The forest is full of food for our furry friends. Discover the web of life and make food chain crafts. Create nut-free trail mix to enjoy on a nature hike. Harness the power of the sun to create a yummy snack with our solar ovens. Design a funny creature with bean sprouts for hair. Enjoy a s’more and sing campfire songs. Session 3A 7/15-7/19

Dirt Detectives

Unravel nature’s mysteries hidden beneath our feet. Discover cool critters living under logs. Identify animal tracks and skulls of all sizes. Participate in worm races while learning about composting. Enjoy a special “muddy” snack. Use microscopes to discover the tiniest of creatures. Follow a trail of clues hidden through the forest that leads to a mystery waiting to be solved. Session 4B 8/5-8/9

Water is essential to life, but it can be a lot of fun, too. Learn about the amazing critters that inhabit our oceans, lakes and streams. Dip into a creek to look for fish and bugs. Cast a line at Lake Audubon and return our fishy friends to their watery home. Conduct fun and interesting water science experiments. Cool off at the end of the week with an obstacle course that’s sure to make a splash. Session 5A 8/12-8/16

Children experience exciting themes exploring the visual arts in tandem with science, art history, and even some yoga. Explore the outdoors during break time and visit a RA pool. Campers will spend one afternoon a session at GRACE and will go home from there.

Fun-tastic Forts!

In this camp, kids investigate all things 3-D! From blankets to boxes, we cover the basics of building the best forts ever! Campers will spend their days creating new spaces to explore and will come away Ages 6-10 with a basic understanding of engineering, and a fort of their own to take home! 302130153 Camp also includes exciting Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm group games, outdoor The Lake House exploration, and a chance to experiment with a wide variety of sculpting materials! Session 3B 7/22-7/26 $310 $335 Ages 6-10 Brought to you in partnership Fibers & Friends! with Greater Reston Arts Tie-Dye, Friendship Center’s (GRACE).

ART CAMP

Bracelets, and More!

Reston Association is partnering with Greater Reston Arts Center’s (GRACE) to offer exciting art camps this summer. This camp encourages children to expand their artistic vocabulary and creativity through hands on art activities taught by professional art educators.

Have you ever wondered how a spider builds its web, how a bird weaves a nest, how your friend made such an AWESOME key chain? Become a wonder-weaver as we explore all things fiber-tie-dyeing, friendship bracelets, basketry, and more! Session 4A 7/29-8/2 $310 $335 Ages 6-10 Session 4B 8/5-8/9 $310 $335 Ages 6-10

CAMP ON WHEELS

Ages 6-12

Learn to Ride a Bike

Ages 6-8 This camp is for kids who are ready to learn to ride without the assistance of training wheels. Learn balance, starting, stopping, basic riding skills, steering and more. Bring a bike without training wheels, a helmet, water, lunch and snacks daily in a cooler.

Bike Riding

Ages 8-12 This camp is for kids who can already ride without the assistance of training wheels. Improve riding skills, braking, stopping, negotiating obstacles, shifting pedal cadence. Activities include instruction, confidence courses and basic maintenance. Bring a bike without training wheels, a helmet, water, lunch and snacks daily in a cooler.

302130150 8/12-8/16 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Lake Newport Soccer Field Parking Lot $350 $375

Brought to you in partnership with Flywhl.co

Art & Movement

Who says art making must be stationary? This camp session focuses on all the ways art can get you moving and features 2-D and 3-D projects, which will utilize movement and artmaking in innovative ways. In partnership with Beloved Yoga, campers will enhance their action art with yoga each day. Session 5A 8/12-8/16 $310 $335 Ages 6-10

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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DAY CAMP

Ages 7-11

Look no further than our most popular summer camp! Join the fun as we explore RA camp traditions that have been passed on for 45 years. Participate in hands-on nature activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and swimming. Enjoy pool parties, daytime cookouts and go on field trips within and outside Reston.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Do you ever wonder what lives in the woods or your very own back yard? This session we will explore nature and its living species. Make a birdhouse, eat dirt cups, play predator prey and explore the black hole. We’ll see you in the woods! Session 4 7/29-8/9

Whatever Floats Your Boat!

Float through this session as we go fishing, creeking and boating on a few of Reston’s 302130103 favorite lakes and streams. Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Unleash your inner shipwright Brown’s Chapel as you design miniature ships $440 $495 with cardboard and tape. Session 5A 8/12-8/16 $225 $250

Hanging on to Summer Campers will spend the I Survived Campers are divided into teams/tribes and participate in games to win prizes, create team unity, and strategize to win. Tribes of campers will spend 10 days in the great outdoors learning tips to survive in the Owl Woods, finding treasure at Brown’s Chapel park, and building the best tepee. OUTPLAY OUTLAUGH - OUTLEARN Session 3 7/15-7/26

last few days of summer engaged in some of their favorite camp activities as they prepare to head back to school. Campers will have an end of summer celebration, make summer memory books and say their goodbyes. Session 5B 8/19-8/23 $225 $250

SCIENCE CAMP

NEW IN 2019!

TENNIS CAMP

Ages 8-12

Ages 7-13

New for 2019, this tennis camp is designed for beginners. Our camp staff are tennis enthusiasts and we bring in RA Tennis Instructors to teach lessons Monday through Wednesday. Depending on the day, activities may include drills & skills, on or off court games, and athletic skill development. We will take a break during the day with a trip to a RA pool for a swim. In addition, campers may spend part of their day participating in activities including group games, sports & fitness, hands-on activities, arts & crafts or a field trip. Lessons that are missed due to rain will be made up Thursday and/or Friday.

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The USGS welcomes campers to their beautiful 100 + acre campus. Meet with USGS guest scientists and learn about careers in science. Experience a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration and outdoor activities. Touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is all about. Engage in science activities, sports, games, crafts, music, drama and trips to RA swimming pools.

302130104 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 3:45 pm United States Geological Survey $462 $517

Brought to you in partnership with USGS.

Out of this World

Have you ever wanted to visit outer space? How do people get to the moon? Take a virtual trip to the stars as we explore the universe, galaxies, the Milky Way and the moon. Investigate life on other planets, as well as our own planet. Session 3 7/15-7/26

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CAMPS JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

TEEN CAMP

Ages: 11-14

Ages 11-14

RA’s Junior Lifeguarding program is like a training camp for future lifeguards. As part of this program, participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard, improve their swimming skills, practice beginner level rescues, gain experience in a variety of customer service scenarios and, of course, get an opportunity to jump out of the guard stand.

Teen Camp keeps teens active and engaged in a variety of activities designed to build friendships and opportunities to try new things. Join the 301014101 fun as we go on awesome field trips, cool off at the pool, Session 3B 7/22-7/26 get creative with arts and Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm crafts projects and give back Lake Newport Pool to the community through a $325 service project each session. $275

Please note: participation in Junior Lifeguarding does NOT result in American Red Cross (ARC) certification.

302140105 Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Glade Room $475 $515

Highlighted Trip: Hershey Park Session 3

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Highlighted Trip: Kings Dominion Session 4

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WILDERNESS CAMP

Ages 11-14

COUNSELOR-INTRAINING (CIT)

Ages 14-15

This specialty outdoor camp is for youth who are comfortable outside and want to experience more in the great outdoors.

In a time when teenagers are becoming increasingly more glued to technology, our camp takes teens and thrusts them into nature, 302140107 teaching them valuable Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm lessons about the outside Pony Barn Picnic Pavilion world, while simultaneously $300 $350 molding them into capable young adults. Counselor-inEnvironment Skills Training is an experienceCampers will learn about based learning program and water ecology, forest ecology, our CITs are a valued part of medicinal plants, geology our summer camps. They will and wild edibles. We will explore principals of effective explore map reading and leadership and gain practical orienteering while learning experience in these skills as about invasive plants and leaders in our own RA camps. exploring the nature of Reston. 302140106 Session 3A 7/15-7/19 Mon-Fri 8:45 am - 4:00 pm Survival Skills Brown’s Chapel Park This week is geared toward $255 $310 learning valuable outdoor skills and basic first aid, fire building and outdoor cooking. Learn to build shelters and purify water. Session 3 7/15-7/26 We will spend the final day Session 4 7/29-8/9 at a local campground where survival skills will be tested. Session 4A 7/29-8/2

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REGISTRATION Age Requirement

Minimum age requirements must be met by Sept. 30, 2019. Maximum age requirements must be met by the first day of each session.

Payments/Refunds/ Transfers

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Registration and related forms are available online at www.reston.org. You may print and submit forms in person at Member Services. Forms may also be scanned and emailed to camp@reston. org. A confirmation receipt will be sent through WebTrac. Contact the Camp Registrar (703-435-6551) or Member Services for questions. If you prefer to register in person or drop off your forms, our address is: Reston Association ATTN: Camps 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191 A 24-hour drop box is in front of the building on the side facing Sunrise Valley Drive. Faxed registrations are not accepted. The following forms are required: ƒƒ Participation form ƒƒ Age identification or Student Information System (SIS) account ƒƒ Health physical/ shot records ƒƒ Specialty camp waivers for Art and Camp on Wheels These are Virginia Department of Social Services requirements. Campers without all required forms will not be permitted to participate in camp.

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Full payment for all sessions and services is required at registration. A $75 nonrefundable deposit per camper per session is required at registration. Exception: Deposit for Nature Tots and Walker’s Rangers is $40. Deposits are credited toward the total cost of the program; however, they may be transferred to another RA camp session within the same year. Deposits may not be used toward a camp balance. For complete refund policies and procedures see the Camp Handbook (available online). Transportation and extended care fees are refundable and transferable until two weeks before the start of the applicable session. Returned checks will result in a fee. Transfers are permitted, provided there is availability for the desired camp. A $20 fee applies for camp/$10 fee applies for transportation/ extended care. All request forms are due 12 business days prior to the start of the camp and may only be submitted for the child who was originally registered.

Camp Shirts

Campers at Junior Day Camp, Soccer Camp, Sportsters, Day Camp, Science Camp and CITs are required to wear an official camp T-shirt each day. Shirts are sold at the RA office and cost $8 for youth sizes and $10 for adult sizes.

Transportation

$50/Session – AM $50/Session – PM Van transportation is available within RA boundaries only. Campers may be picked up and dropped off at two different locations. Locations must remain the same throughout the session. Pickup/drop-off locations must be a home, place of employment or day care provider. Transportation is not available after extended care. Camp registrar will call the family 24-48 hours prior to the first day of the session to confirm approximate morning pick-up times.

Extended Care

$55/Session – AM (7:30-9 a.m.) $55/Session – PM (4-6 p.m.)

Beginner Swim Lessons

$65/session (9:30 a.m.) North Hills Pool Add 30-minute beginner group swim lessons to your child’s camp experience. Swim lessons are built into the daily camp schedule and transportation is provided to/from camp. Children will learn fundamentals of floating, gliding, and kicking as well as an introduction to swimming strokes. We hope to get every camper to yellow or green band by the end of summer! Take advantage of the $10 discounted pricing for campers before slots fill! Available at Junior Day Camp, Day Camp and Sportsters.

Extended Care is provided at our Brown’s Chapel facility. Extended Care activities are less structured and more independent than regular camp activities. They may include cards, board games, crafts and reading. A snack and drink will be served. If your child attends Science Camp or Teen Camp, please drop them off at extended care by 8:15 a.m. and pick them up no earlier than 4:15 p.m. These recommended times are subject to change.

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EVENTS Reston Association has something for everyone, including trips to local places of interest, monthly movies for seniors and a community yard sale, just to name a few. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org to be added to the email distribution list for events.

RESTON MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, Sept. 28 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Lake Anne Plaza

Join us for a celebration that brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. Everyone is encouraged to dress in attire from their own cultural roots and share the stories that we gather on the pathways of our lives. Reston Community Center presents the Reston Multicultural Festival; it is hosted by Lake Anne Plaza and co-sponsored by Reston Association, with partners from a variety of Reston-based organizations and businesses. Rain or shine. Check out www. restoncommunitycenter or call 703-476-4500 for more information.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Totally Trucks

Bring the kids and check out all the big trucks that Reston Association uses to make Reston beautiful. In addition, we may have a police and fire truck on display. Children will receive a “Totally Trucks” construction helmet. Horn-free hour 8:309:30 a.m. Rain or shine. 307011301 8/2 Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 pm RA Central Services Facility $2 for children 2-12 years

Apple Picking at Stribling Orchard

Come spend the afternoon picking apples in beautiful Markham, Virginia. We’ll leave RA headquarters at 12:00 and return by 5:00 p.m. Plenty of time to explore all the apple varieties that Stribling Orchard has to offer. Perfect family day — pack a picnic, pick pumpkins and shop at the Harvest House. 307011617 9/21 Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bus pick-up: RA Headquarters $10/adult (13+) All ages $8/child (3-12) $12/adult (13+) $10/child (3-12) Free (ages 0-2)

ALL AGES

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Dive-In Movies

RA pass holders are invited to join us for FREE poolside movies! Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase, but don’t forget your favorite float. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location. These events are canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-4356577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Registration is not required. Time: 8:30 p.m. until the movie is over Dates/Locations: Mon 7/8 Newbridge Pool Sat 7/13 Lake Audubon Pool

Ice Cream Socials

Hot enough for you? Come out to the pool and enjoy some refreshing ice cream as you lounge poolside. Make sundaes for the kids and for yourself. Supplies are limited. FREE. These events are canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or call 703-435-6577 for weather-related cancellations. Dates/Locations: Mon 7/8 2:00 pm until ice cream is gone Tall Oaks Pool Sun 7/14 2:00 pm until ice cream is gone Newbridge Pool Wed 7/24 2:00 pm until ice cream is gone Shadowood Pool Thu 8/1 2:00 pm until ice cream is gone Lake Newport Pool

Wed 7/17 North Hills Pool Sun 7/21 Hunters Woods Pool Tue 7/30 Golf Course Island Pool Fri 8/9 Ridge Heights Pool

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National Book Festival in Washington, DC

Are you a book worm and would like to wiggle away for a few hours? Then join us on a bus trip to the Washington Convention Center for this annual event. This event, sponsored by the Library of Congress, is for anyone who loves to get lost in a good book and allows people from all over to come together and celebrate the joy of reading books. Come join us and escape from reality to visit with more than 175 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets who will talk about and sign their books. 307011612 8/31 Sat 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters $32 $38 All ages

Trip to see “Cats” at the Kennedy Center

Join us for a trip to the Kennedy Center to see “Cats,” the recordbreaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, “Cats” tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. 307011610 10/2 Wed 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters $125 $135 All ages

Hot Tub Movies

ADULT EVENTS

Ages 17 years and older. (unless otherwise noted) © WWW.KENNEDY-CENTER.ORG

COMMUNITY YARD SALE Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 1900 Campus Commons Drive

(Corner of Sunrise Valley Dr. and Wiehle Ave.) (Rain Date: 9/22) Go to www.restonwebtrac.org to register. 307201304 $45/booth space $55/booth space Eighty families will be selling a variety of items, so this event is a great opportunity to find things for a new home or a college dorm. Sign up to have a booth or stop by to browse for great bargains. Booth space is two parking spaces. Tables are not provided. Space is limited. Vendors must preregister with payment to secure a space. All sales are final. No refunds unless canceled due to rain. Contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.

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Bootcamp Brunch & Beer

Reston Association is partnering with Fitness2Go this summer for some fun fitness classes along with a nutritious post-workout brunch. Fitness2Go friends at Lokl Gourmet will be delivering a nutritious and delicious brunch, but you will have to earn it! The brunch will highlight a small batch kitchen producing fresh food specializing in local, organic and gluten free menu options. We will be rotating monthly to different RA Parks from July through September. Come prepared to sweat with us this summer followed with some great food and refreshing beer. For specific brunch details please visit www.restonwebtrac.org. 305200811 7/7-7/28 Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Golf Course Island Pavilion, 11301 Links Dr. 8/4-8/25 Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Hunters Woods Pavilion, Steeple Chase Dr. 9/8-9/29 Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Brown’s Chapel Park Pavilion, 1575 Browns Chapel Rd. $104 $120 Ages 18+ . PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA invites RA pass holders who enjoy the late-night adult swim hours to join us for a FREE movie by the hot tub. Refreshments will be available for purchase. These events are canceled in the event of rain or threatening rain. Movie titles will be advertised at the event location or contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or 703-435-6577 for more information or weather-related cancellations. Time: 8:30 p.m. until the movie is over Wed 7/10 Glade Pool Fri 7/26 North Hills Pool

Sunset Wine Tasting at the Lake House

Virginia has some of the most beautiful sunsets and what better way to enjoy them than with wine. Come enjoy a winefilled evening overlooking Lake Newport. We will be offering samples of red and white wines along with tastings of a charcuterie board. Bring a friend or meet a new one and join us for the beautiful view and tastes of Reston. 307201018 7/23 Tue 5:30-7:00 pm The Lake House $23 $28 Ages 21+

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EVENTS

This committee, made up of Reston Association (RA) members, was established by RA to advise the board on how to enhance the general welfare and wellbeing of the association’s older adults (55 and over) through advocacy and initiative. We are looking for new members and fresh perspectives. Give something back to your community by volunteering your time and join this active committee. Where: Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive When: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 4-5:30 p.m.

LUNCH BUNCH

Ever wanted to try a new restaurant or just go out to an old favorite but didn’t want to go alone? Join us for our new series of gettogethers over lunch. Bring a friend or just come and meet new ones. We will dine at various restaurants throughout Reston. Contact Ashleigh@reston. org or 703-435-6577 for more information.

Ages 55 years and older.

Senior Movie Day: 25th Anniversary

The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas, and sponsored by Tall Oaks Assisted Living, presents the 25th anniversary of Meet Me at the Movies on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Refreshments are provided, and door prizes are distributed prior to the movie. On the Basis of Sex 7/24 The Upside 8/28 TBD 9/25 Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Showtime is at 10:00 a.m. Bow Tie Cinemas Ages 55+ FREE

Learn How to Ride the Bus and the Metro

Become familiar with the regional transit systems through an innovative transportation experience. Take a ride on the MATT (Mobile Accessible Travel Training) bus, which is a hands-on learning experience. Learn how to read bus schedules and route maps, how to determine and pay fares, how to signal the driver to stop, as well as other travel skills. We will stop at the Silver Line, where you will learn how to determine the fare and purchase Metrorail fare cards, read the rail system map and board the train to travel by rail. 307221010 9/12 Thu 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters Ages 55+ FREE

Senior Social: Fiesta Theme

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Reston Community Center and Reston Association as we pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Join us for lunch, door prizes and fun entertainment, while learning about upcoming

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55+ EVENTS

trips, classes and events. 307221015 9/18 Wed 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm RCC at Hunters Woods $8 $15 Ages 55+

55+ TRIPS AND TOURS Ages 55 years and older.

We will take a variety of trips this year to locations such as museums, shows and local places of interest. Join us as we have fun visiting the area’s hot spots. For upcoming trip dates, details and to get on our trip mailing list, contact Ashleigh@ reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

Trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Join us for a bus trip to see one of DC’s most popular museums. The museum’s 12 inaugural exhibitions focus on broad themes of history, culture and community. These exhibitions have been conceived to help transform visitors’ understanding of American history and culture and to help visitors adapt to and participate in changing definitions of American citizenship, liberty and equality. Also, enjoy the museum cafe and shops. 307221606 9/4 Wed 9:15 am - 3:15 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters $39 $44 Ages 55+

Trip to Paradise Springs and The Winery at Bull Run

Join us for a bus trip to Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, Virginia, and The Winery at Bull Run to explore two of the many beauties within Virginia Wine Country. Paradise Springs Winery is a relaxing winery that has a large tasting room with seating indoors as well as on the outdoor patio. The Winery at Bull Run has an authentic style 19th-century setting. Tastings are on your own. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy. 307221604 9/11 Wed 11:00 am - 3:30 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters $28 $32 Ages 55+

Trip to the Waterford Fair

Hear ye, hear ye! Come one, come all to the Waterford Fair! The fair is one of the county’s premier cultural events, right down the road in the Landmark District. It is your chance to explore historic times through re-enactments, live music, heritage farming exhibits, handmade crafts and other hands-on activities. Join us for a historic day of fun, learning and culture. 407221601 10/4 Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Bus pickup: RA Headquarters $32 $38 Ages 55+

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Reston Kids Triathlon Race Date: Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8:00 a.m. www.restonkidstri.org

Splash and Dash Race Date: Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8:00 a.m. Registration: Exact TBD – check our website for updates corefoundation.raceentry.com

A Unique Way to Recognize Someone or Something Make a lasting community enhancement. Donations are appreciated in any amount and are tax-deductible. Sponsoring a needed item for one of our park facilities is a great way to memorialize a loved one, promote your organization or commemorate a special occasion. Full donation amounts include an engraved plaque, if desired. Locations are based upon community need as well as your preference. After a location has been agreed upon with RA staff, donations are gratefully received by its 501(c)(3) supporting organization, Friends of Reston, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston VA 20191. Please make checks payable to Friends of Reston and write the item you are donating towards in the memo section of your check.

Pathway/ Recreation Area Bench: $1,000

Adopt-A-Bench

Help to increase seating along Reston’s pathways and at recreational areas such as tennis courts. Benches are recycled plastic with heavy duty steel support.

Tennis Bench: $600

Adopt-A-Recycling Bin

Help Reston increase recycling in the community. Bins are especially needed at picnic pavilions and tennis courts. The bins are made from recycled plastic lumber and fastened to a sturdy, recycled, cast-aluminum frame.

Recycling Bin: $1,000

Adopt-A-Bike Rack

Help promote bicycling as an alternative form of transportation by providing a convenient way for patrons to secure their bikes at our recreational facilities. The racks have a heavy duty frame and a 4-loop design.

Bike Rack: $750

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EXPERIENCE TENNIS & PICKLEBALL 10 AND UNDER

Tennis is a whole new ballgame with balls, rackets and courts sized just right for kids. It’s all about the play. Children learn best when they have an opportunity to play and have fun. Reston Tennis Youth classes focus on “practice, learn and play” using the QuickStart format. Children will learn to play tennis by playing tennis. Reston Tennis implements the games-based approach to tennis, which means involving participants in tennis play within the first hour of the program.

ACES

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. We encourage

MUNCHKINS TENNIS

This exciting new play format for learning tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring — all tailored to age and size. Kids enjoy a fun, motivating introduction to tennis, emphasizing fun and play. It’s the fast, fun way to get kids into tennis and keep them playing. Parents or guardians must be present and join in the fun.

a parent or guardian to join in the fun to make this class a success. To be enrolled in Aces II, you must have completed Aces I with instructor approval.

Aces I

Once a week for six weeks. 208100902 8/13-9/17 9/24-10/29 Tue 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts $126 $136 Ages 5-7

208100902 7/19-8/23 (skip Labor Day weekend) 9/6-10/11 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts $126 $136 Ages 5-7

208100902 8/3-9/14 (skip Labor Day weekend) 9/21-10/26 Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am North Shore Tennis Courts $126 $136 Ages 5-7

Once a week for four weeks 208100901 8/3-8/24 9/7-9/28 10/5-10/26 Sat 9:00 am - 9:45 am 10:00 am - 10:45 am North Shore Tennis Courts $60 $70 Ages 3-4

Once a week for four weeks 208100901 7/30-8/20 9/3-9/24 10/1-10/22 Tue 10:00 am - 10:45 am North Shore Tennis Courts $60 $70 Ages 3-4

Once a week for four weeks 208100901 7/12-8/2 8/9-9/6 9/13-10/4 10/11-11/1 Fri 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm North Shore Tennis Courts $60 $70 Ages 3-4

Aces II

and making the game more accessible to children 8 to 10 years old. This course will include drills for footwork, shot preparation and recovery.

Once a week for six weeks. 208100908 7/8-8/12 Mon 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $136 $146 Ages 8-10

Once a week for six weeks. 208100903 8/14-9/18 9/25-10/30 Wed 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts $126 $136 Ages 6-8 208100903 7/19-8/23 (skip Labor Day weekend) 9/6-10/11 Fri 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts $126 $136 Ages 6-8

208100903 8/3-9/14 (skip Labor Day weekend) 9/21-10/26 Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm North Shore Tennis Courts $126 $136 Ages 6-8

ORANGE BALL FUTURES

Futures Orange Ball is played on a 60-by-21-foot court, with an orange ball and a 23- to 25-inch racket.

Orange Ball Futures I

Orange Dot Balls are a perfect way to get your young athlete involved in the game of tennis. They travel at half the speed of a standard tennis ball, giving it a lower bounce

208100908 7/19-8/23 9/6-10/11 Fri 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts $136 $146 Ages 8-10

208100908 7/20-8/24 9/7-10/12 Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 am Barton Hill Tennis Courts $136 $146 Ages 8-10

Once a week for five weeks. 208100908 8/19-9/23 (skip Labor Day) 9/30-10/28 Mon 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $113 $123 Ages 8-10

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Orange Ball Futures II

Teen Tennis Level Two

While this course will work on improving basic strokes, the emphasis will be on developing game tactics and strategy for match competition. There will be drills for footwork, shot preparation and recovery. A third of every lesson will be devoted to match play. Once a week for four weeks 208100909 7/10-7/31 8/7-8/28 9/4-9/25 10/2-10/23 Wed 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts $136 $146 Ages 8-10

JUNIOR TENNIS

This is RA’s Beginner and Advanced Beginner lessons for ages 10-13 years old. These classes are intended for kids still developing their technical abilities and ball recognition skills.

Level One is designed for students with little or no tennis experience. Players will learn proper grips, footwork patterns and correct swing technique for forehand, backhand, serve and volleys. Level Two will have heavy emphasis on ball control, hitting over the net with margin of error and learning to rally.

Level One

Twice a week for three weeks. 208100905 7/23-8/8 8/13-8/29 9/3-9/19 9/24-10/10 10/15-10/31 Tue & Thu 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $140 $150 Ages 10-13

Level One

Once a week for four weeks. 208100905 8/3-8/24 9/7-9/28 10/5-10/26 Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 am Hook Road Tennis Courts $140 $150 Ages 10-13

This class is for players who have started to rally and understand the correct stance and grips. Players should have completed Level One at least twice unless an RA instructor has approved moving up to Level Two.

Level Two

Once a week for four weeks. 208100906 8/3-8/24 9/7-9/28 10/5-10/26 Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts $140 $150 Ages 10-13

GREEN DOT

These classes are appropriate for 9- to 12-year-olds who have mastered the Orange Ball Court and beginner and intermediate players 11-12. This class focuses on the fundamentals, including the ABCs — Agility, Balance, and Coordination — as well as court movement and more focus on stroke production and tactical play. Once a week for four weeks 208130921 7/30-8/20 8/27-9/17 9/24-10/15 Tue 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts $136 $146 Ages 9-12

TEEN TENNIS

Teens ages 13-17 will enjoy tennis with their peers and learn the fundamentals of tennis techniques and strokes. Emphasis is on fun, fitness and play. Class size limited to six.

Once a week for four weeks. 208100912 7/11-8/1 8/8-8/29 9/5-9/26 10/3-10/24 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts $140 $150 Ages 13-17

JUNIOR VARSITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Junior Varsity Development is a Yellow Ball class for intermediate level juniors ages 11-15 who want to raise their technical skills to an advanced/ competitive level. Instructors will focus on developing advanced ground stroke, serve and volley techniques. Classes will consist of conditioning, stroke instruction, various drills and exposure to match play. Instructor approval is required for entry into this class. Tryouts are required for first-time participants.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS INNOVATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This is Reston Association’s highest level of play for juniors. This program is for rising high school players and those already in high school. This match play program will develop competitive skills for both singles and doubles play under actual match conditions. Emphasis will be on strategy, conditioning and footwork. Players must already be competitive to enter this program. Tryouts are required for first-time participants. Twice a week for three weeks. 208100914 7/9-7/25 7/30-8/15 8/20-9/5 9/10-9/26 10/1-10/17 Tue & Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $189 $199 Ages 12-17

Twice a week for three weeks. 208100913 7/8-7/24 7/29-8/14 8/19-9/4 9/9-9/25 9/30-10/176 Mon & Wed 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $189 $199 Ages 11-15

Teen Tennis Level One

This class is for players with little or no tennis background. Once a week for four weeks. 208100911 7/11-8/1 8/8-8/29 9/5-9/26 10/3-10/24 Thu 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Hook Road Tennis Courts $140 $150 Ages 13-17

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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EXPERIENCE TENNIS & PICKLEBALL ADULT TENNIS TWICE A WEEK

Advanced Beginners

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. 208200916 7/15-7/31 8/5-8/21 8/26-9/11 9/16-10/2 10/7-10/23 Mon & Wed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $146 $156 Ages 18+

Intermediate

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18 years and older.

Beginners

Introduces serve, volley, forehand and backhand strokes, court positions and tennis terms. Reviews beginners’ strokes with an emphasis on stroke execution and introduces lob and overhead, scoring and rules. Students must know the basic strokes and forehand rallying.

For those wishing to perfect their strokes through drills with an emphasis on consistency, singles and doubles strategy and match play. Note: We cannot guarantee court preference. On some occasions, classes may be combined at one location, or students may be asked to move from one level to another to maximize the ability for congenial class instruction. Depending on class enrollment, class times may be subject to change.

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. 208200915 7/15-7/31 8/5-8/21 8/26-9/11 9/16-10/2 10/7-10/23 Mon & Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $146 $156 Ages 18+

208200915 7/16-8/1 8/6-8/22 8/27-9/12 9/17-10/3 10/8-10/24 Tue & Thu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $146 $156 Ages 18+

Intermediates

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Twice a week for three weeks. 208200917 7/15-7/31 8/5-8/21 8/26-9/11 9/16-10/2 10/7-10/23 Mon & Wed 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $146 $156 Ages 18+

208200917 7/16-8/1 8/6-8/22 8/27-9/12 9/17-10/3 10/8-10/24 Tue & Thu 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lake Newport Tennis Courts $146 $156 Ages 18+

ADULT TENNIS ONCE A WEEK

18 years and older.

Advanced Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 208200916 7/13-8/3 8/10-9/7 9/14-10/5 10/12-11/2 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts $146 $156 Ages 18+

Intermediate

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks. 208200917 7/13-8/3 8/10-9/7 9/14-10/5 10/12-11/2 Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 am Shadowood Tennis Courts $146 $156 Ages 18+

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSON For those who prefer more individual instruction or for the player needing a flexible schedule.

Private Rates: $70/person $75/person

Semi-Private Rates: $38/person $40/person

Beginners

Groups of three to six students meet with one instructor. Once a week for four weeks 208200915 7/13-8/3 8/10-9/7 9/14-10/5 10/12-11/2 Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Shadowood Tennis Courts $146 $156 Ages 18+

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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PICKLEBALL

Reston Association is now offering exciting adult pickleball classes for both member and non members to enjoy. What is Pickleball? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and plastic ball with holes.

ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

18 years and older.

Senior Round Robin

Still looking for competitive fun play? Join the senior interReston league. The format will be doubles. Registrants commit to play for six weeks (or get a sub). Sub list provided. Play is two hours/week with some play in the sun. For more information, contact the Tennis Office 703-435-6534.

If you are looking for some great exercise for your mind and body, pickleball can’t be beat. Playing pickleball allows you to work on your balance, agility, reflexes, and hand-eye coordination without putting excessive strains on your body.

Once a week for six weeks 2082200807 6/7-7/12 (rain makeup July 19) 7/26-8/30 (rain makeup September 6) Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 am Uplands Tennis Courts $25 $30 Ages 55+

Intro to Pickleball

Drop-In Tennis

309200922 7/30-9/5 409200922 9/10-10/17 Tues 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 am 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Autumnwood Courts $146 $156 Ages 18+

Advance Beginner Pickleball

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Tue 7-10 p.m. Lake Newport Tennis Courts: 1,2,5,6 *Drop-in tennis is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Non-members must purchase an RA tennis membership to participate. How it works: You must have your RA pass with you to participate. Bring a can of balls and your game. Doubles will be the format when people are waiting to play. Teams will play best of five games using NOAD scoring. The winning team will stay on the same court but will split and no longer be partners. Losing team will slide to the next court down where a winning team will have split and will accept one player each. If the court next to you has not finished, you are asked to wait outside the court or on a bench. This format will continue until nobody is waiting to play. Once people are waiting to play, you are asked to go back to the five game NO-AD matches. Courts one and two should be used by players 3.5 and below when no line is present. Courts five and six should be used for

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

RA TENNIS STAFF

3.5 and above when no line is present. If court three has no lessons at 9 p.m., it will be reserved for drop-in tennis. Call the Tennis Office at 703435-6502 for details.

Robert Tucker

Drop-In Pickleball

You must have your RA pass to participate. Mon/Wed/Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Autumnwood Tennis Courts Adults Courts: 1 & 2 *Drop-in Pickleball is for Reston Association Members and tennis members only. Nonmembers must purchase an RA tennis membership or a pickleball pass to participate.

Tennis & Pickleball Ratings

Would you like to know what your level of play is? Spend 30 minutes having your game evaluated with one of our certified instructors. $10 $15

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

Robert is the Reston Tennis Program Manager who lives in Reston. With two decades of experience in tennis sales, he is the “go to” guy when you’re trying to find the right equipment for your game.

Erin Koenig

Erin is the Reston Tennis Program Coordinator. Erin is a USPTA certified instructor. She was a scholarship player at Oklahoma State University. She coached at IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy working with all ages. After IMG, Erin was the Head Men’s and Women’s coach at Eckerd College. Erin enjoys working with players of all ages and levels.

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EXPERIENCE TENNIS & PICKLEBALL RA TENNIS COURT RULES Who May Use the Courts

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Reston Association Members only with their membership cards. Guests must have a guest pass and be accompanied by the host member. Players must show membership cards and guest passes on the changeover. RA Courts may only be used by Association staff to conduct lessons/ coaching sessions or give instruction with the exception of parents, guardians, or immediate family members providing instruction to those persons residing within the same household. Instructor and student passes must display matching addresses and Guest Passes shall not be valid for this exception.

Priority of Play

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COURT CHANGES ARE MADE ON THE HOUR. Please show your pass when entering the court. Play is limited to one hour for singles and two hours for doubles when other players are waiting. Players who use the court for a fraction of an hour must vacate on the hour when others are waiting to play.

Reserving a Court

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One member may reserve a court to use a ball machine or ball hopper. Reston Association may reserve courts for lessons, tournaments, junior activity, league play and court rentals. Check our online calendar at www.reston.org

Rules for Court Use

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COURTS ARE TO BE USED FOR TENNIS ONLY. Players are required to use tennis shoes when using the courts. (No jogging or soccer shoes.) Bicycles, skates, skateboards, baby carriages, playpens, strollers, radios and pets are not allowed on the courts. Children who are not playing tennis are not allowed on the courts. Please dispose of trash in proper receptacles.

Rules Enforcement

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Reston Association and staff, court monitors and Reston Tennis Association officers will enforce the rules of court play. Failure to adhere to the rules will result in loss of court privileges. RA cards are available at Reston Association headquarters or online at www.reston.org. Guest passes can be purchased from court monitors. For further information, call 703-435-6530.

Players must place their membership card or key tag and racquet (or racquet cover) on a numbered hook on courtside gates. Failure to display either racquet or cover and membership card or key tag means court is not reserved. Players reserving courts must remain courtside while waiting to play. Players may not reserve courts while playing.

TENNIS KEY TAGS TENNIS INFO

Great for easy identification and your convenience. Key tags are available for $3 at Reston Association.

LIGHTED COURTS

The following 26 RA courts are lighted until 11 p.m. for night play: ƒƒ Autumnwood Courts ƒƒ Glade Clay Courts ƒƒ Hook Road Courts ƒƒ Lake Newport Courts ƒƒ North Hills Clay Courts ƒƒ Shadowood Courts

PRACTICE WALLS

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Info available on our Reston Tennis News Facebook page www.facebook. com/ RestonTennisNews Find the following upto-date information in the tennis section on the Reston Association website at www.reston.org. RTT Scoreboard is listed at www.restontennis.org. Tennis ladder is listed on www.tennisengine.com. USTA Tournament and entry forms are listed on www.usta.com.

Colts Neck Hook Road Lake Anne Park

TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-435-6530 FOR MORE INFO.

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RESTON ASSOCIATION TENNIS PRO SHOP Racquets, Shoes, Grips, Great Prices and Customer Service

Yonex VCORE 100 $219.00

Head Graphine 360 Speed Pro $229.95 360 Speed MP $219.95 360 Speed S $199.95

Yonex EZONE 100 Babolat Pure Drive Babolat Aero Pro $209.00 $219.00 $229.00

Head Graphine Wilson Pro Staff 97 360 Instinct MP $219.00 $199.95

Men’s Hypercourt Express $104.95

Wilson Clash 100/100 Tour $249.00

Women’s Hypercourt Express $104.95

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

Dunlop CX 200 $219.00 Dunlop CX 400 $199.00

Women’s Ultrashot 2 $119.95

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

Radical Tour Pickleball $89.95

NON-MEMBERS

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NATURE WALKER NATURE ALL AGES All ages welcome. Children must be CENTER accompanied by a registered adult.

Located at 11450 Glade Drive, the Nature Center provides a variety of educational and recreational programs and amenities. There is free parking and restroom and trail access dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. The mission of the Center is to foster an environmental stewardship ethic in the community. The Center enhances people’s awareness, knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the environment. The 72-acre wooded site features: §§ 1 mile of loop trails §§ An education building known as Nature House §§ A picnic pavilion §§ Picnic tables and trailside benches §§ A fire ring §§ Outdoor displays and interpretive signs §§ Demonstration gardens and meadow §§ A pond §§ The Glade Stream Valley §§ Snakeden Branch stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon

REGISTRATION

Advance registration and payment is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org to register online, or contact naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689, ext. 5, for assistance.

Cancellation Policy: Nature activities may be canceled due to severe weather, severe weather warnings or low enrollment. Refund Policy: Refunds are available with two weeks’ notice or if we cancel for any reason.

Campfire — Starlight and Firelight

Enjoy the beauty of the night sky while sitting around a glowing campfire. Hear stories of the constellations and sing starry songs. Make a Milky Way s’more and watch stardust sizzle in the fire. Register by July 23. 306011003 7/26 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road $6 $8 All Ages

Fireflies in July

Just what makes those little bugs glow and why do they do it? Learn what they eat and where they live. How can you attract them to your own backyard? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we stroll by Lake Newport and explore Brown’s Chapel Park to catch a glimpse of this bioluminescent phenomenon. Make a glowing craft to take home. Register by July 28. 306011008 7/31 Wed 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Lake House Adults & Children 5+ $6 $8

Moths by Moonlight

Moths are nocturnal insects that are important pollinators and a source of food for many animals. We’ll set a light trap so you can get an up-close look. Discover how moths can improve your yard, and how you can attract them. You’ll be amazed at the diversity of moths observed in Reston. Register by August 4. 306011008 8/7 Wed 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults & Children 5+ $5 $7

Back to School Campfire

Stretch your summer experience by bringing family and friends to an evening of outdoor fun. Enjoy the fire as we make wishes for the new school year, sing silly songs, make s’mores and more!Register by August 13. 306011003 8/16 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road $6 $8 All Ages

Stream Slosh

Dip into a cool stream to escape the heat of summer. Use a net to search for fish and frogs, and take a peek under rocks to look for insects. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We’ll provide the nets and buckets. Register by August 14. 306011007 8/17 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center $5 $7 All Ages

NATURE HOUSE

Free parking, restroom and trail access dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.

Visit Nature House to:

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Enjoy exhibits and displays. See some native animals up close. Talk with a naturalist. Use the nature resource library. Do a simple activity or read a nature story with a child. Learn about the green features of this LEED Gold building.

HOURS OF OPERATION MON, WED - FRI 9 AM-5 PM TUE

CLOSED

SAT

10 AM-1 PM

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1-4 PM

Check holiday schedule for additional closings.

Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? See page 87 for details. TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-476-9689 FOR MORE INFO.

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You’re invited to the best family-friendly Halloween event this side of Transylvania.

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RAIN OR SHINE At Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive Ages 3 to Adult

Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult at all times. Children under 1 do not require a ticket and must be carried in a baby carrier.

Tickets

Online advance tickets only. Buy tickets at www.restonwebtrac.org. Click on “Halloween Tickets” in Quick Links. Make sure you have created your WebTrac user account by September 27. Go to www.restonwebtrac.org and click “Need an Account” under “Member Login.” Your account may take up to two business days for approval.

Choose a date & start time: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

7:30 PM

8:00 PM

7:30 PM

8:00 PM

FEE:

$12 $15 Each ticket time is one-hour long. Ticket price includes a Trick-or-Treat bag. No refunds.

RA Members sales begins on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. Non-member sales begins on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. We highly recommend that you purchase your tickets on the first day of sales. This event sells out quickly.

TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

You may arrive at check-in up to 15 minutes prior to your start time. Please park along Glade Drive or at Glade Pool, and bring a flashlight. This is NOT a horror show or a haunted house. Meet a creative cast of characters, including real animals, along our nature themed Trick-or-Treat Trail and inside our Nature House turned Halloween House for this very special evening. Enjoy jack-olanterns, carnival style games, sound and light effects and creatures of the night. Participants are encouraged to wear non-scary costumes and enjoy the activities at their own selfguided pace. For more information, call 703-476-9689 and press 5 or email naturecenter@reston.org. To volunteer, see page 92.

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

RA MEMBERS AND

NON-MEMBERS

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NATURE Bats of Reston

ALL AGES

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Cricket Crawl

Participate in a regional citizen science project to better understand cricket populations in the greater Northern Virginia area. Meet at Nature House for a crash course in cricket and katydid calls. Then go outside to listen for our target species and record our findings. Register by August 20. 306011008 8/23 Fri 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults & Children 7+ $5 $7

Owl Pellet Lab

Learn how owls catch their prey and what an owl pellet is. Piece together the contents of an owl pellet for a hootin’ good time. Register by September 5. 306011008 9/8 Sun 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults & Children 5+ $5 $7

See a presentation on Reston’s bats, then take a stroll to Lake Audubon to look for bats. Scan the sky for this amazing, flying mammal and use a bat monitor to detect bat traffic. Learn the latest from the bat world and enjoy some evening wildlife. Register by September 10. 306011008 9/13 Fri 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center $5 $7 All Ages

Autumn Campfire

As temperatures and leaves begin to drop, cozy up to a crackling campfire. Sing songs, hear stories and enjoy the change of seasons. Roast a hot dog and enjoy a tasty s’more. Park on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Register by September 24. 306011003 9/27 Fri 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road $7 $9 All Ages

FAIRY FESTIVAL

Fall Favorites

Caramel apples, corn husk crafts, smells of cinnamon and spices. What fall traditions does your family have? Celebrate the natural delights of the season with some Nature Center favorites. Register by October 3. 406011012 10/6 Sun 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Walker Nature Center $8 $10 All Ages

BABES IN THE WOODS

Ages 18 months through 35 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.

Buzzing Bees Calling all fairies young and old! Experience the magic of gossamer wings, fairy wands and whimsical tales. Explore a woodland trail filled with fairy houses and help to build a fairy house from natural materials. Sip fairy tea and enjoy refreshments with the Fairy Queen. Make a craft and find hidden fairies. Register by July 10. 306011306 7/13 Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center $7 $9 All Ages Children and adults are encouraged to wear fairy costumes. Bring a homemade fairy house to display for a chance to win a prize!

Flowers are blooming, and bees are busy gathering nectar and pollen. Get your own antennae and stingers and fly like a bee. Make a bee craft and taste a honey treat. Look for bees buzzing around flowers. Park at Hunters Woods Pool. Register by July 5. 306111001 7/8 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 7/9 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hunters Woods Pavilion at 2501 Reston Parkway $7 $9 Ages 18-35 months

Whose Hoof?

What do horses, deer and unicorns have in common? They all have hooved feet! Take a journey through Reston’s history at the Pony Barn Pavilion. Make a footprint craft, and use your imagination on a short “trot” through the woods. Register by August 2. 306111001 8/5 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 8/6 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Pony Barn Pavilion $7 $9 Ages 18-35 months

Leaf Magic

Fall is when leaves put on a delightful color show. Look at leaves of different sizes and shapes along the trails, and discover how they will change. Make a colorful leaf craft and bring some nature magic into your home. Register by September 6. 306111001 9/9 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 9/10 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center $9 Ages 18-35 months $7

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TRAVELING NATURE TRUNKS from the Walker Nature Center

Nature Trunks are a great way to bring environmental education to your classroom while meeting Virginia SOL requirements. Each trunk is a treasure chest filled with audio-visual materials, equipment for hands-on learning and activity guides. Materials are customized to Reston and may also be borrowed by youth group leaders. Reston schools/groups: FREE Non-Reston schools/groups: $25

NEW Insect Trunk (Grades K-3)

Help your students understand the ecological and agricultural importance of insects as pollinators. Contents include field guides, story books, collecting equipment, viewers, specimens, puppets, stamps and acrylic models.

Tree Trunk (Grades K-3 or 4-6)

Teach your students about plant life cycles, photosynthesis, Virginia’s natural resources, and how people affect forests and the environment. Contents include posters, CDs, DVDs, books, classifying games, and hands-on materials to study leaves, seeds and tree rings.

Watershed Trunk (Grades 3-6)

Use the interactive watershed model by EnviroScape to demonstrate the watershed concept and how people impact our streams and lakes. Contents include an activity guide, DVD, and Virginia/Fairfax County watershed maps.

Contact 703-435-6518 or kmichienzi@reston.org. Funding provided by Dominion Energy, Friends of Reston and The Sallie Mae Fund

Songbird Blues Trunk (Grades 2-4)

Help your students understand how local actions and activities abroad influence songbird survival. Contents include a CD, DVD, specimens, puppets, a felt board story, books, posters, and binoculars.

Li’l Pumpkins Halloween Party

Join the Halloween bash that’s perfect for toddlers. Wear your costume on a walk along the trails. Meet a couple of fun characters and a real Corn Snake. Paint a pumpkin and collect a goody bag to take home. No frights at this fest! Register by October 4. 406111001 10/7 Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or 10/8 Tue 10:00 am - 11:00 am Walker Nature Center $7 $9 Ages 18-35 months

Attention Scout Leaders The Walker Nature Center can help your organization to earn patches and badges.

Education Programs

Fun and educational programs are available in achievement areas such as Forester, Naturalist, Wildlife, Eco-action, Earth Connections, Earth is Our Home, Earth and Sky, Water Everywhere, Senses, Animals and more.

$5/scout (min. charge $50) $7/scout (min. charge $70)

Campfire Programs

Service Projects

Campfire Fun and Campfire Cookery programs are available upon request.

Community service projects such as planting and trail maintenance days can be arranged for your group.

$6/scout (min. charge $60) $8/scout (min. charge $80)

FREE.

Note: Fire Ring can be rented for self-use. You bring the wood and the water.

$20/hour

$30/hour

Nature Trunks

Available on loan for Birds, Trees, Insects and Watershed requirements. FREE for Reston

groups. $25/non-Reston

Call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org for details and reservations. TO FIND PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, USE THE INDICATED ACTIVITY NUMBER

. PRICES ARE LISTED FOR BOTH

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NATURE PRESCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Ages 3 to 5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.

Knee Deep in a Creek

Hot days are perfect for dipping your feet into the cool water. Explore Snakeden Branch stream looking for frogs, tadpoles, minnows and other creatures. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Nets and buckets provided. Register by July 24. 306121008 7/27 Sat 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center $5 $7 Ages 3-5

Super Slime

Really gross or very cool, slime is important for many animals. Learn why some animals need slime to survive, and look for slimy creatures under logs and leaves. Make some slime of your own. Register by August 18. 306121008 8/21 Wed 10:00-11:00 am Walker Nature Center $6 $8 Ages 3-5

Rascal Raccoons

Make a raccoon mask and tail craft, then dress up like a raccoon to go in search of what a raccoon needs to survive. Explore the forest to look for food, water and shelter that is just right for this furry, forest creature. Learn silly songs about our rascal raccoon friends. Register by September 11. 306121008 9/14 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center $6 $8 Ages 3-5

Going Batty

Learn why bats are important, what they eat and where you find them. Make a bat craft. Play a fun game to learn about echolocation. Then, take a stroll through the forest to find hidden bats. Register by October 16.

406121008 10/19 Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center $6 $8 Ages 3-5

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees are applied per child.

STEAM Workshop — Halloween Science

Get ready for Halloween by learning some tricks and science thrills that are sure to impress your friends and family. Make a pumpkin that fizzes and a catapult for candy pumpkins. Discover how to bend a bone and bounce an egg. Launch a ghost “rocket” and look for creepy critters on a walk through the woods. Register by October 11. 406131012 10/14 Mon 10:00 am - 11:30 am Walker Nature Center $6 $8 Ages 5-12

BIRD BACKPACKS— CHECK ONE OUT

It’s free, fun and educational! Kids, hit the trails on your journey to discover more about our feathered friends, the birds. Each backpack is filled with cool stuff like binoculars, sound cards, field guides, games and a take-home Bird Sleuth guide to extend your birding experience. Stop in at Nature House located at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Backpacks must be signed out by an adult, used onsite and returned at the end of your hike. Funded by: Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Friends of Reston

Planning a Birthday Party? Bring the kids and the cake to a fun-filled, creative party at the Nature Center. Thematic parties include a two-anda-half hour facility rental, with 45 minutes of staff-led activities and party favors. Choose from the following themes:

Nature Detectives Ages 3-7

Learn to be a good nature detective by using your eyes, ears, nose and hands. Play sensory guessing games, find what doesn’t belong on our “unnature” trail and follow clues to solve a mystery animal’s trail. Favors include a magnifying hand lens, a mini-notebook and a Nature Center pencil. The birthday child receives an Earl the Squirrel stuffed toy.

Dinosaurs Ages 3-9

Share what you know about these amazing animals. Uncover bones and shells like a paleontologist, and make your own fossil imprints in clay. Go on a dinosaur egg hunt that will lead you to a nest full of eggs. Favors include a dinosaur egg, a dinosaur sticker and a fossil imprint. The birthday child receives a dinosaur coloring book (ages 3-5) or sticker book (ages 6-9).

Nature Crafts Ages 3-12

Learn new skills and nature facts as you make a variety of crafts to take home. Younger crafters will make bug boxes, rock insects and wildlife masks or puppets. Older crafters will try their hands at leather crafts, bird feeders and beads.

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Parties may be booked up to three months in advance. Weekend dates are limited and fill quickly. Consider a weekday afternoon or evening party. Maximum 15 children per party.

$200/RA member $225/Non-member For more info, please call 703-476-9689 and press 3 or email naturecenter@ reston.org.

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Butterfly Class: An Introduction

Discover the colorful and diverse lives of Reston’s “flying flowers.” Learn how to identify Reston’s common butterflies and get a basic introduction to their life history. Register by July 15. 306201205 7/18 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Adults

Butterfly Count

The Walker Nature Center offers free elementary programs for Reston schools, as well as programs for preschools and non-Reston schools at affordable rates.

Elementary Field Trips

§§ Fall, Winter, Spring §§ 1 ½ to 2 hours Topics include: Earth Cycles, Sensory Awareness, Habitats, Trees, Geology

Elementary Classroom Visits

§§ Winter only §§ 50 minutes Topics include: Season of Change, Wild About Weather, Winter Survival, Wonderful Watersheds

Dragonfly Class: An Introduction

ADULT PROGRAMS

Join us for the annual Butterfly Count through Reston’s natural areas. Meet fellow butterfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while collecting information on our fluttering friends. Data will be submitted to the North American Butterfly Association for their national Fourth of July Butterfly Count report. After the count, enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House. Register by July 17. 306201205 7/20 Sat 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Adults

Discover the fast and fascinating lives of Reston’s “flying dragons.” Learn basic identification, natural history and conservation of local dragonflies. Learn to identify Reston’s common dragonflies and get a basic introduction to their bizarre behavior and complex history. Guest Presenter: Don Coram. Register by July 22. 306201205 7/25 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person, free for count participants

Dragonfly Count

Join us for the annual Dragonfly Count through Reston’s natural areas. Meet local dragonfly lovers, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping to obtain important information on our fast-flying friends. After the count, enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House. Guest Leader: Don Coram. Register by July 24. 306201205 7/27 Sat 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free

Preschool Field Trips & Classroom Visits

§§ Fall, Winter, Spring §§ 45 minutes Topics include: Fall Frolic, Crack-a-Nut, Animal Adaptations, Winter in the Woods Fee: $45/program (Reston schools) $75/program (Non-Reston schools) Contact kmichienzi@reston.org or call 703-435-6518 for more information and reservations.

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NATURE Fermentation — Sauerkraut Workshop

ADULT PROGRAMS Nature Walk at Hidden Creek Country Club

Join a naturalist and some golf course enthusiasts to learn about the natural resources and experiences that this valuable open space provides. Look for a variety of birds, and visit field, forest and pond habitats. Co-sponsored by Rescue Reston. Meet at Golf Course Island Pool, 11301 Links Drive. Register by September 20. 306201007 9/23 Mon 10:00 am-12:00 pm Adults Free

OLLI: World Around Us Course

Join this 7-week course presented by George Mason University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Walker Nature Center to learn more about the wonderful world of flora and fauna in the Reston area. Topics such as birds, butterflies, dragonflies and stream life will be presented by a variety of speakers with a rich background in natural history. Learn more in the OLLI catalog https://olli.gmu.edu. 306201205 9/23-11/4 Mon 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Walker Nature Center $35 $49 Adults 55+

The ancient technique of fermentation produces some of the most beloved food products around the world. Learn about this technique and then practice it by making a jar of your own sauerkraut to take home. Oktoberfest is the perfect time of year to discover this recipe. Guest presenter: Katie Strong, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Register by September 23. 306201012 9/25 Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center $20 $25 Adults

BIRD WALKS

16 years to adult. Free. No reservations required.

SUMMER SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL Temperatures are hot outside, so join us inside for some of the coolest short films that shed new light on environmental topics in concise, creative and quirky ways. Popcorn and drinks for sale. 306201052 8/2 Fri 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Adults Free, $5 suggested donation Co-presented by Friends of Reston

Beginning and expert birders are invited to help find birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. Cosponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.

Free

BRUSH CHIPPING RA’s brush chipping program

July Bird Walk: Twin Branches Nature Trail

7/7 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road. Adults Free

August Bird Walk: Buttermilk Creek Nature Trail

8/4 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park at Uplands Pool. Adults Free

September Bird Walk: Stratton Woods Park

9/15 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am 2431 Fox Mill Road Adults Free

October Bird Walk: Bright Pond

10/13 Sun 7:30-10:30 am Meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Bright Pond Lane. Adults Free

THE NATURE OF RESTON

Photos by Charles A. Veatch Text by Claudia Thompson-Deahl An art photography, nature and informational book and guide to Reston’s habitats all in one beautiful hardbound volume. ON SALE for $20 at Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive All proceeds from the book sales go to the Walker Nature Center.

offers you a place to bring your brush for chipping at no cost. RA Guidelines state that no brush may be dumped on RA property. Just drop off your brush at the locations listed below, and RA crews will chip it for use on RA open space. PLEASE: Brush only (branches should be less than 4 inches in diameter). No grass clippings, dirt, trash, paper, vines, thorns or other debris. Brush may be dropped off at any time during the days listed. No contractors.

DATES & SITES: July 20-21 Lake Audubon Pool August 17-18 Central Services Facility September 21-22 Lake Audubon Pool

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PROHIBITED PLANTS IN RESTON

Reston Association’s Board of Directors has updated the invasive plant ban to include all plants on the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Heritage Program’s invasive plant list. Although many of these plants can be purchased at nurseries and garden centers, they are detrimental to the local environment. They may not be planted by homeowners in RA member yards or by staff at RA facilities and natural areas. Invasive exotic plants are nonnative to North America. They spread quickly and outcompete native vegetation. Often, invasives get their start in yards where they can become a serious problem for the property owner and adversely affect neighboring properties as well as RA natural areas. The proliferation of invasives decreases plant diversity and harms wildlife that depends on native plants for food and shelter. Many invasives overtake native shrubs and trees that are a signature of the Reston community. Efforts to control these species on RA property are ongoing and costly.

Banned Invasives

The banned invasive plant species include: ƒƒ Flowering Pears (Pyrus calleryana cultivars) ƒƒ Winged Burning Bush (Euonymus alata) ƒƒ Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) ƒƒ Exotic Bush Honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.) ƒƒ Exotic Bamboos (Bambusa spp.) ƒƒ Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) ƒƒ Japanese Wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) ƒƒ English Ivy (Hedera helix) ƒƒ Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) ƒƒ Porcelain-berry (Ampelopsis

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brevipedunculata) Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) Periwinkle and Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major and minor) Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Additional banned plants can be found at www. dcr.virginia.gov/naturalheritage/invsppdflist. If you would like to learn about alternative native plants, visit the RA website at http://bit.ly/2qwjRbH. If you would like to volunteer to help control invasive plants in Reston, contact Ha Brock at habrock@reston. org. Please direct questions to our environmental resource staff at 703-437-7658.

JOIN THE WALKER NATURE CENTER’S ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST!

Receive the quarterly newsletter, Branching Out, as well as announcements of upcoming special events. To subscribe, email naturecenter@reston.org.

Reston’s Official Bird: The Pileated Woodpecker Prints by Dana Ann Scheurer Limited Edition Prints Reduced Price $100 Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive The original watercolor, commissioned by Friends of Reston and created by the Reston artist Dana Ann Scheurer, is part of the permanent collection at the Walker Nature Center. Exclusive limited edition iris giclee prints are available. Scheurer’s works are highly recognizable. They include a mural of Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, located at the Reston Town Center. All proceeds from the sales of the prints benefit Friends of Reston, dedicated to helping Reston Association bring charitable, scientific and educational projects to the community. Visit its website at www.friendsofreston.org.

Native Shrub Sale Beautiful gardens and healthy woodlands have vibrant shrub layers. If you’ve had trouble finding native shrubs, pre-order some Nature Center favorites and enjoy the savings. Place orders by Friday, September 27, 5 p.m. Pick up on Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Species will include deer-resistant species. A plant list and order form will be available in August at www.reston.org and at the Nature Center. Contact naturecenter@reston.org or 703-476-9689 for more information or to get on the order form list.

You can also email nature questions to this address. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ walkernaturecenter Instagram at @walkernaturecenter Follow us on Twitter @ restonnature

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FACILITY RENTALS

Have Your Next Event at a Reston Picnic Pavilion

Plan outdoor private parties or weddings, group and corporate gatherings or family picnics at one of our seven affordable pavilions. Available for rent seven days a week from April through October. To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac.org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org or 703-435-6530 $165 $340 Full Day Rental Fees:

Dogwood

2460 Green Range Drive Size: 1,200 square feet ƒƒ Spray and play water feature available April through October ƒƒ Four picnic tables and a large built-in grill ƒƒ Features ADA-accessible parking lot and picnic pavilion area ƒƒ Parking shared with pool facility or at curbside ƒƒ Restrooms available April-October (Pool access is not included in pavilion reservation.)

Golf Course Island

North Shore Drive and Links Drive Size: 775 feet ƒƒ Four picnic tables and one grill ƒƒ Parklike setting with tot lot and a playground, both equipped with swings ƒƒ Near a basketball court, trail, and plenty of open space ƒƒ Pool restrooms available during open pool hours (Pool access is not included in pavilion reservation.)

Hunters Woods

Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Reston Parkway Size: 842 square feet ƒƒ Four picnic tables (two are ADA-accessible) and one grill ƒƒ Ample parking shared with pool facility or at Hunters Woods Park ƒƒ Pool restrooms available during open pool hours (Pool access is not included in pavilion reservation.) ƒƒ Nearby basketball court, tot lot, and trail

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Lake Anne

11301 North Shore Drive Size: 900 square feet FULL DAY RENTAL

Fees:

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HALF-DAY RENTALS

Featuring: ƒƒ Water spray fountain available April through October ƒƒ Seven picnic tables, one large grill and one small ƒƒ Restroom facility ƒƒ Water and electricity ƒƒ Tot lot, benches, trail, and ample parking, including curbside ƒƒ Nearby basketball and volleyball courts not included in reservation

7 a.m.-2 p.m. or 3-10 p.m. Fees: $100 $190

North Hills

Center Harbor Road and North Village Road Size: 1,024 square feet ƒƒ Nine picnic tables under cover and three large brick barbecue grills ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Electricity, water, lights, and a water fountain ƒƒ Tot lot, ample parking and green space

Pony Barn

Corner of Steeplechase Drive and Triple Crown Road Size: 2,006 square feet ƒƒ Ten picnic tables and one small grill ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Parking available in 9 spaces or at curbside ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Wood-chipped tot lot equipped with swings

Temporary Road

Corner of North Shore Drive and Temporary Road Size: 892 square feet ƒƒ Seven picnic tables and two small grills ƒƒ Two portable restrooms ƒƒ Parking available in 16 spaces or at curbside ƒƒ Water fountain ƒƒ Four benches and a swing set situated throughout the park ƒƒ Large, level field excellent for group activities

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Reston Association

Conference Center

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive | Reston | Virginia | 20191 | www.reston.org

HOLD YOUR NEXT MEETING CLOSE TO HOME Ideal for

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70” LCD TV with laptop projection capability Wireless connectivity in each room Ceiling-mounted projectors and projection screens Wireless microphone capability in tabletop, handheld, or clip-on/lavaliere-style Teleconferencing capability

Flexible room layouts ƒƒ Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Presentation supplies, including flip charts, whiteboards, markers, ƒƒ podiums and easels ƒƒ Free parking Rates: $40-$120/hr. ƒƒ On-site support staff ƒƒ Buffet serving area in rooms Contact: To arrange a venue tour or to discuss your specific Accommodates meeting needs, contact Member ƒƒ Small groups of 35 or less Services at reservations@reston.org ƒƒ Large groups up to 170 or call 703-435-6530.

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Pantry with microwave, coffee and tea supplies, refrigerator and disposable serving supplies Audio-visual equipment Wireless microphones Outside catering

RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. NEW

To search for Conference Center availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link.

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LET US HELP YOU

REACH OUR MEMBERS

Advertise today and be seen by 21,000+ households

Call and begin your successful marketing campaign today. Mike Leone Advertising Sales E-mail: mike@reston.org Direct: 703-435-657985 WWW.RESTON.ORG | JULY 2019


FACILITY RENTALS

RA COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

Rent one of our indoor venues for your next event. Facilities are available to rent seven days a week. RA members in good standing are given priority in all facility rental requests. NEW To search for availability, go to www.restonwebtrac. org and click on the Facility Rentals quick link. Contact Member Services: reservations@reston.org 703-435-6530 Brown’s Chapel and the Glade Room are frequently used for: ƒƒ Group & business functions ƒƒ Classes, workshops & training programs ƒƒ Community and club meetings ƒƒ Birthday parties and wedding ceremonies & receptions ƒƒ Cluster meetings ƒƒ Faith group meetings

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Brown’s Chapel

1575 Brown’s Chapel Road Size: 914 square feet A very cozy and affordable facility close to home. Its tall ceilings provide excellent acoustics, and its parklike grounds offer a lovely setting. The facility has chairs to seat 50 people, three tables, restroom facilities, heating, air conditioning and ample parking. NEWLY RENOVATED

Glade Room

11550 Glade Drive Size: 881 square feet This facility is equipped with chairs to seat 75 people, four tables, restroom facilities, heating and air conditioning. Enjoy nearby facilities such as tennis courts, tot lot, and the Glade Pool. Rental Fees: $25-$90 per hour (security deposit required). Available for members and non-members year round.

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The Lake House

11450 Baron Cameron Avenue Size: 1,490 square feet The Lake House, sponsored by Comstock, is Reston Association’s newest community building on Lake Newport and is frequently used for: ƒƒ Small to midsized weddings, engagement parties ƒƒ Milestone birthday and anniversary parties ƒƒ Family holiday gatherings ƒƒ Corporate retreats and holiday parties ƒƒ Private functions ƒƒ Workshops, classes and conferences

BROWN'S CHAPEL

GLADE ROOM

Ask us about our Wedding Package, including Brown’s Chapel. Attractive Rates: $100-$275/hour Available for members and non-members year round.

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RENT SPACE AT THE WALKER NATURE CENTER WALKER NATURE CENTER 11450 GLADE DRIVE

Looking for the perfect spot for a community meeting, family gathering or business retreat? Affordable and attractive rentals are available at the Nature Center.

Nature House Multipurpose Room

664 square feet of space, capacity 60 people, seats 40 people with tables and chairs. Parking and restroom access. RA member or Reston not-for-profit fee $40/hour Non-member or non-Reston not-for-profit fee $60/hour For profit/corporate fee $80/hour

Nature Center Pavilion

576-square-foot pavilion with picnic tables and bench seating in a beautiful woodland setting. Parking and restroom access. RA member or Reston not-for-profit fee $30/hour Non-member or non-Reston not-for-profit fee $40/hour For profit/corporate fee $60/hour

Fire Ring

Fire pit in woodland setting with bench seating, small pavilion and picnic tables. Roadside parking. No restroom. Renters must supply their own wood and water to extinguish the fire. RA member or Reston not-for-profit fee $20/hour Non-member or non-Reston not-for-profit fee $30/hour For profit/corporate fee $40/hour Make a facility reservation request online using Reston Association’s WebTrac system at www.restonwebtrac.org. For assistance or further information, call 703-476-9689 and WWW.RESTON.ORG | JULY 2019 press 3 or email naturecenter@reston.org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED VOLUNTEER RESTON

Volunteer Reston is a network of community members who come together to complete various projects to improve our surroundings and bring the Reston community together.

Our mission is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills to a variety of engaging projects and endeavors.

CONNECT WITH VOLUNTEER RESTON ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Following our accounts is a convenient way to stay up-to-date on volunteer opportunities in the Reston community. Get the latest updates about our events, share your experiences and photos with us, and see what all of our incredible volunteers are up to.

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WHY VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers play a critical role in helping Reston grow. Whether you are hoping to meet new people, spend time with friends, learn new skills, make a positive impact in your community or complete school service hours, Volunteer Reston has something for everyone. Regardless of the motive, Reston Association volunteers all have one thing in common — they are all helping to make Reston a better place to live, work and play. RA volunteers have a variety of ages, skill levels and personalities. Volunteers include senior citizens, corporate teams, faith-based groups, families, college students, retirees, scouts and youth. There are several ways to get involved. Some events happen frequently, whereas others happen on an annual or even one-time basis. Our recreational, environmental and administrative projects enable volunteers to meet other locals and learn more about Reston’s growing community.

MAKE A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Reston is often praised for its trails, lakes and landscape. To preserve Reston’s natural beauty, regular maintenance is essential. Consider supporting habitat restoration, watershed cleanups and other workday projects by signing up for an upcoming opportunity. Opportunities include Habitat Heroes, stream monitoring, watershed cleanups, Walker Nature Center assistance and other workdays. To get involved, complete a one-time Volunteer Application

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found online at www.reston. org, and contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston.org with your interest.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Reston Association frequently hosts community events throughout the year. These events allow Reston locals to meet, network, share stories and work together with camaraderie and stewardship. Events include the Multicultural Festival, Halloween House & Trick-orTreat Trail, Community Yard Sale and summer pool events. To learn more about upcoming opportunities, complete a onetime Volunteer Application found online at www.reston. org, and contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org with your interest.

NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?

Many students in Reston and the surrounding area are required to perform a specific number of community service hours for school. Volunteer Reston is a great way to fulfill these hours. Students may be able to finish their service hours by handling shifts at

special events, monthly service projects and workday cleanups. We want all our volunteers to enjoy their time participating at such events. Not only will volunteers be prepped and trained for each opportunity, but they will also be able to grow individually and make a significant impact. We cannot guarantee that all service hours can be completed at one event, but we welcome student participation regardless. Each event has a limited number of spots available and can reach capacity. Please be mindful of upcoming dates/ times, and sign up in advance to secure a spot. To have your hours approved by Volunteer Reston, you must have a volunteer record on file in Volgistics. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 89 All opportunities are found in Volgistics/VicNet, x2VOL and the RA website at www.reston. org. We also frequently update our pages on VolunteerMatch, Volunteer Fairfax, Idealist and Mason Gives Back. Contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston. org with any questions.


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PORTAL

(VOLGISTICS/VICNET)

We invite you to become a vital member of the Volunteer Reston team. You can join our team by completing a one-time volunteer application in Volgistics and pre-register yourself for a shift in VicNet. If you are already registered as a volunteer, please go to Step 3 to sign up.

APPLICATIONS & INSTRUCTIONS

Full instructions can be found at www.reston.org. Locate the “About Reston Association” tab and click “Volunteer Opportunities” to learn more.

STEP 1: NEW VOLUNTEER — COMPLETE A ONE-TIME APPLICATION

ƒƒ Adult/Group Volunteer Application ƒƒ Volunteer Minor Application — Parent must consent with his/her email address After you submit your application, you will receive an email from Reston Association to go into VicNet to set up your volunteer account.

STEP 2: CREATE YOUR VICNET ACCOUNT

Go to http://bit.ly/VRVicNet, click on the “need a password” link. ƒƒ Enter your email address (the email you submitted on your volunteer application) and click the “Go” button. ƒƒ Follow the prompts on the screen to create your password. (Check junk/spam folder if you don’t receive an email.)

STEP 3: EXISTING OR RETURNING VOLUNTEERS — HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A VOLUNTEER SHIFT IN VICNET

Log in and schedule yourself in VicNet: http://bit.ly/VRVicNet ƒƒ Once you are logged in to VicNet, click on the “My Schedule” tab. ƒƒ In the blue box, use the dropdown menu to select any assignment(s) that you want to review or where you want to volunteer. ƒƒ Scroll down to see the calendar, which will display “Help Wanted” icons for opportunities where volunteers are needed. ƒƒ Click “Schedule Me” for the shift for which you would like to volunteer. ƒƒ Click “Yes” to confirm your shift. ƒƒ Click “Continue” to go back to the monthly calendar or click “Exit” to log off of your account. ƒƒ Bookmark or save VicNet on your desktop or mobile device. Visit often as we frequently update our assignments. For more information, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or ha@reston.org

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED HABITAT HEROES Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive plants like English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and bamboo. These plants are fastgrowing and threaten the local habitat and wildlife. We need heroes like you to join us in preserving Reston’s ecosystem.

Honeysuckle Vines and Burning Bush Saturday, July 27 10 a.m. – noon Site Location: Autumn Ridge Circle Natural Area. Meet at 1481 Autumn Ridge Circle; parking is available along the street

Wainwright Restoration Saturday, September 21 10 a.m – Noon Volunteers will remove the aggressive Burning Bush and English ivy that has spread throughout this community natural area. Volunteers will use tools such as weed wrenches, saws and loppers to take out the invasive shrub and create space for native plants to thrive. Meet at Wainwright Rec Area.

Stop the Choking, Save the Natives

Saturday, October 26 10 a.m. – Noon We need your help to remove the English ivy vines, Multiflora rose, Autumn olive, and Bush

honeysuckle and give the native wildflowers, trees and shrubs a chance to thrive at the Ridge Heights Pool natural areal. Meet at Ridge Heights pool parking lot. Volunteers will work with Reston Association environmental staff to remove honeysuckle vines and burning bush that have taken over the natural areas. These fast growing, aggressive plants escape from people’s yards and threaten local ecosystems, taking away vital food and habitat from already stressed wildlife. Removal involves pulling the vines by hand and using weed wrenches, shovels and hand saws to remove the shrubs.

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Identifying whether plants are native vegetation or invasive Replanting natural areas with attractive and important native ferns, wildflowers, shrubs or trees

Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each child participating. Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. New volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Information Portal (VOLGISTICS/VICNET) on page 89.

To register for this event, visit VicNet and locate the date. Refer to page 89.

Contact: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston. org or 703-435-7986.

For your safety: Please wear long sleeves and long pants to protect you from biting insects, thorns and poison ivy. There is poison ivy at almost all sites. Bring gardening gloves if you have them. RA will provide some tools, gloves, snacks and water.

STREAM MONITORING

Key Responsibilities: ƒƒ Removing invasive, exotic plants from our community

Summer: July 1-Aug. 31 Fall: Oct. 1-Nov. 30

Try stream monitoring: Saturday, Aug. 24, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. New volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Information Portal (VOLGISTICS/VICNET) on page 89. Summer and fall provide a great opportunity for us to get out and be in nature. What better way to do this than to get your feet wet in one of Reston’s streams? RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations. Get involved with a small team to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing stream health. Not only do you learn about streams, you also have an opportunity to make new friends.

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If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by seasoned volunteers and RA staff. You can earn a Virginia Save Our Streams stream monitoring certification by successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macro-invertebrates. Each monitoring session lasts two to three hours. Any interest and commitment levels are appreciated. If interested, join our volunteer monitor email distribution list to receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates. Email Garrett Stewart, Reston Association’s Watershed Specialist, at gstewart@reston.org with the message “add me to the stream monitors list” to begin receiving emails. Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each child participating. Contact: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston. org or 703-435-7986.


FALL STREAM CLEANUP Saturday, October 19 10 a.m. – noon (rain or shine)

There are three potential worksites. RA will be hosting cleanups at Hunters Woods Village Center, Soapstone Drive and the Southgate Community Center. Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Tons of trash end up in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay every year from our watersheds. Litter is harmful and an eyesore in our neighborhoods and open spaces. Let’s do our part. It is amazing what a group of people can accomplish in a few hours. Help keep Reston looking beautiful by joining RA for the Fall Stream Cleanup! By simply clearing out litter from our watersheds, your contributions will have a significant impact on restoring Reston’s streams. Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. New volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Information Portal (VOLGISTICS/VICNET) on page 89.

STORM DRAIN MARKING PROJECT

What can you do to protect our local streams, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay? One way is to participate in the Storm Drain Marking Project. Our storm drains prevent flooding of roads and neighborhoods by carrying rain and snowmelt away from streets and sidewalks. Unlike water from our taps and tubs, water flowing into our storm drains is not treated. Storm drains connect directly to our streams and empty into our lakes. Trash, pet waste, motor oil, paint and other materials dumped or washed into storm drains pollute our watersheds and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Markers on each storm drain remind all of us to keep storm drains and our streams clean. Since there are over 4,000 storm drains in Reston, many volunteers are needed to mark the storm drains and to help educate the community about the connection between the storm drains and our streams and lakes. We are looking for volunteers to utilize Reston’s ArcGIS mapping software to update storm drain marker locations. This is a great way to complete community service hours for students. Many storm drains in Reston are on private roads. In order for volunteers to mark the drains, clusters need to grant permission first. Contact your local cluster board member and get your neighborhood involved today. The Storm Drain Marking Project in Reston is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Northern VA Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Department of Transportation-Northern

VA District and Reston Association. To get your project started or for more information, contact Will Peterson, Watershed Manager, at 703-435-6535, wpeterson@reston.org.

JULY IS LAKES APPRECIATION MONTH

Show your appreciation for Reston’s lakes by participating in the Lakes Appreciation Challenge sponsored by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). The goal of the challenge is to promote and encourage support for Lakes Appreciation Month. Here’s how you can join in: 1. Take a picture of yourself or someone you know enjoying or working on a lake or reservoir during July. 2. Log on to Facebook or Twitter and upload your picture. 3. Add an informative, funny or witty caption along with the name of lake. 4. Be sure to type #LakesAppreciation in your post so we can find your entry.

Why should you join in? ƒƒ You can win PRIZES ƒƒ You can get RECOGNITION. With your permission … ƒƒ NALMS may include your photo on our Lakes Appreciation Month webpages or other media. ƒƒ NALMS will consider your photo for the Photo of the Month in NALMS Notes. ƒƒ Because YOU’RE AWESOME ƒƒ And you are! Thank you for joining the Challenge and for appreciating your lakes!

GREAT NORTH AMERICAN DIP-IN

Participate in the Annual DipIn between July 1 and July 31. Volunteers will monitor the transparency of the lakes and ponds in Reston using a Secchi disk. The values are used to assess the transparency of volunteer-monitored lakes in the United States and Canada. This is a quick activity best accomplished by boat. We are looking for one volunteer on each lake. To schedule a date for training and sampling, contact Will Peterson, Watershed Manager, at 703435-6535, wpeterson@reston. org.

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VOLUNTEER RESTON | GET INVOLVED RESTON MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL (rain or shine)

The Reston Multicultural Festival is an annual event that brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. The festival opening will include a Naturalization Ceremony where America’s newest citizens will take the Oath of Allegiance. Come and share with family, friends and neighbors the music, entertainment, dress, food and cultural treasures from all over the world that are all right here. The Reston Multicultural Festival is hosted by the Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association and co-sponsored by the Reston Association, with partners from a variety of Reston based organizations and businesses. This signature Reston event honors the diversity that is one of our greatest assets. Volunteers are an essential part of the festival, and each year it takes more than 100 volunteers to make the event a community success. Please carefully review the list of possible job descriptions listed below. Volunteers will receive a food voucher and a festival volunteer T-shirt.

Volunteer Schedule

Friday, Sept. 27 Festival set-up 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 Setup 8-11 a.m. Specific jobs* 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Specific jobs* 2:30-6:30 p.m. Breakdown 6-8 p.m. *See job descriptions.

Age: Volunteers must be 13 years or older; younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult.

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Parking Attendant: Control access to parking lot, directing the public to parking areas around the plaza. Volunteer must be 18 years or older. Activity Assistant: Volunteers will assist with hands-on arts and crafts, making activities with school-aged children. Volunteers will be assigned tasks by staff. Survey Takers: Volunteers will walk around festival site asking attendees to fill out a brief survey. Volunteers should be outgoing and comfortable talking with people. Concessions: Assist with selling popcorn, hotdogs and cotton candy. Setup/Breakdown: Setup crew in the morning will help with decorating the plaza, setting up tables, chairs and tablecloths. May be required to do heavy lifting.

Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. New volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Information Portal (VOLGISTICS/VICNET) on page 89. For more information, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at ha@reston. org or 703-435-7986.

Please note: Setup will take place at 8 a.m., and breakdown will begin at 6 p.m. Location: Lake Anne Plaza – 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston, Virginia

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HALLOWEEN HOUSE & TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 5-9:30 p.m., Walker Nature Center

The Walker Nature Center’s Halloween event is one our most exciting volunteer opportunities of the year. We’re looking for more than 50 fun-loving, energetic volunteers to bring this event to life. This is a great opportunity for adults, teens, civic organizations and college groups.

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Characters: Do you have a theatrical streak? Are you a Halloween enthusiast? You might have what it takes to be one of our Halloween characters that delight and educate visitors. All costumes, props and scripts will be provided. Costumed characters should be people who enjoy Halloween and will really “get into” their role. You do not have to memorize the script. Each station is based on a theme with key talking points and sample dialogue. You will ad-lib comments that fit with the mood of the station and have fun! Mascots: Kids love the Nature Center mascots, Walker the Woodpecker and Myrtle the Turtle. They love having their picture taken with them, too. We need volunteers to wear these adorable head-to-toe, furry costumes. Mascots need excellent people skills and should be able to animate their character without talking. Mascot Escort: We need volunteers to help the mascots get into costume and escort them around the event. This job requires standing and walking. Face Painting: Paint simple animals and designs on children’s faces or hands. Sample designs will be provided. Minimal artistic skill necessary. Supplies provided. Carnival Activities: Help children to play quick Halloween-themed carnival games. Distribute prizes and candy to children. Hands-on Crafts: Help children to make Halloween-themed take-home crafts. All supplies provided. Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (Start): Welcome patrons to the trail and check for hand stamps. Explain the rules of the trail and hand out trick-or-treat bags.

Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (End): Pass out candy and collect flashlights from patrons finishing the trail. Direct new patrons to the trail entrance. Breakdown: Help clean up the event at the end of the night. Many hands make for light work. Volunteers: Must be preregistered to volunteer for this event. Please do not sign up until you are sure you can commit to the date and position. Please specify which day and shifts you would like to work. New volunteers must attend orientation. Returning volunteers have the option to attend orientation, but it is highly recommended. Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, October 16, 6-7 p.m. Age Requirement: Ages 13 and up are welcome. Volunteers between the ages of 13 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers at the same station. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each volunteer participating. Volunteer Registration: Visit http://bit.ly/VRVicNet and click on the date. New volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Information Portal (VOLGISTICS/VICNET) on page 89. For more information, please contact: Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager ha@reston.org or 703-435-7986


CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE

CORPORATE SERVICE PROJECTS

Volunteer Reston offers your company a flexible, efficient and professional means of mobilizing employees for a wellrun volunteer experiences. We have 15+ years of experience producing custom service projects for groups of 25 to 100+ people in a single day.

Who Are We?

Reston Association is one the largest community associations in the U.S. We serve over 60,000 residents in Reston. Even though we’re not a “town”per se, we provide services and programs similar to a town or city government. We own and maintain over 1,300 acres of parkland, 15 outdoor pools, 48 tennis courts, a 72-acre Nature Center, 55 miles of pathways and four man-made lakes. Living in Reston is like living in a park. Your project will go through the Friends of Reston, a 501(c) (3) organization established in 1999 to support the Reston Association in bringing valuable projects to the community. The Friends group allows the association to tap into other resources to bring great community projects to fruition on our land, at our facilities and within our programs.

How It Works

Depending on your group size and other requirements, we will offer a range of opportunities that meet your specific needs. Projects can take place during the week or weekend, on a onetime basis or more frequently, and may include employees’ families and clients, if desired. Based on your input, our team will plan the day(s), order supplies, handle set-up and logistics and prep any employees who wish to serve as volunteer team captains. On the day of service, we are onsite to support your volunteers and make sure

your engagement runs smoothly. Some corporate service projects include: ƒƒ Landscaping, trail clearing, and other beautification efforts at Reston’s tot lots, facilities, picnic pavilions and lakes ƒƒ Clearing invasive species and increasing biodiversity in Reston’s natural areas ƒƒ Assisting with special projects and fundraising events in support of the Friends of Reston ƒƒ Assisting with programs that take place at the Nature House, including Nature House 5K, Spring Festival, Arbor Day, Earth Day and Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Trail, which requires 50+ volunteers each year Partnerships start at $300 for the production and supplies of a custom day of service engaging up to 25 volunteers. Volunteer Reston is largely supported by volunteers, corporate partners and donations. We make it easy for your company to volunteer by managing the process from A to Z. Donations and contributions go toward plants, tools and supplies that support the service projects. To get started on your Corporate Day of Service, please complete the Corporate Volunteer Application: bit.ly/ VRCorporateApplication

For more information, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@ reston.org or 703-435-7986.

Serve on Boards and Committees

Serve on our Board of Directors or on any of our Committees. Our Advisory Committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. Advisory Committees are composed of RA members who provide advice on association matters and perform such duties as may be requested by the Board of Directors. Advisory Committees exist for a term of one year from the annual or initial meeting of the Board of Directors and may be renewed at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board currently has four such advisory committees: ƒƒ The Environmental Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The Multimodal Transportation Advisory Committee ƒƒ The 55+ Advisory Committee Each committee is composed of up to 15 members, includes a Board member and at least one staff liaison, and generally meets once per month. More information on the committees and an application can be found at www.reston.org

Volunteer Reston offers expertise in community service to corporations by creating customized projects that complement team building, leadership development and philanthropy initiatives. Philanthropy comes in various ways: from event sponsorship, monetary donations, in-kind contributions and employee volunteerism. Opportunities are numerous and we would be delighted to connect with corporations to customize an opportunity beneficial to your philanthropic goals. For more information on corporate partnership opportunities contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at habrock@reston.org or call 703-435-7986.

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BOARD & GOVERNANCE | ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS | DIRECTORS BOARD ACTIONS

The following actions were taken by the RA Board of Directors at meetings held in the months of December 2018 through May 2019. Please note that some of the motions below are abbreviated. To access the full motions, please see the board meeting minutes found in the Governance section of www.reston.org.

December 13, 2018

ƒƒ Approval of December 13, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Agenda ƒƒ Approval of November 15, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Minutes ƒƒ Approved 2019 Elections Committee Calendar ƒƒ Approved Elections and Referenda Resolution 1. Elections Committee Administration & Operations; and 3. Campaign Rules & Standards of Conduct ƒƒ Approved Legal Committee Report ƒƒ Appointed Sharon Canner to the 55+ Committee Chair ƒƒ Appointed Nancy Malesic to EAC Advisory Committee ƒƒ Authorized staff to use $95,500 of unused 2018 RRRF capital funds for the North Hills Tennis Renovation project; and $52,300 from CAARF capital funds for the following projects ˚˚ Small Equipment Lift ˚˚ Deep Tine Aerator ˚˚ Ridge Heights and Shadowood Pool Winterization Covers ƒƒ Approved (a) stay enforcement of boat violations effective as of March 22, 2018, until the final report of the Lakes, Docks, and Boats Working Group is presented and accepted; (b) to have staff proceed with enforcement action on violations related to boat conditions and non-payment of boat fees.

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January 2, 2019 Work Session Meeting

ƒƒ Approved January 2, 2019 Board of Directors Work Session Meeting ƒƒ Directed the Board President, Vice President, and Secretary in conjunction with the CEO and staff to develop a letter to the Planning Commission regarding the PRC zoning ordinance amendment

January 24, 2019

ƒƒ Approval of January 24, 2019 Regular Board Meeting Agenda ƒƒ Approval of January 2, 2019 Board Work Session Minutes; Unanimous Consent Resolution – Elections Pledge ƒƒ Approved Design Review & Covenants Administration Resolution 12; Inspection Process ƒƒ Approved Litter Working Group Pilot Project: Single Use Plastic Waste (The Last Straw) ƒƒ Approved the purchase of the Vermeer Chipper

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February 21, 2019

ƒƒ Approved February 21, 2019 meeting agenda ƒƒ Approved January 24, 2019 Minutes ƒƒ Approved Use and Maintenance Standards Resolution 16: Common Area Violations and ƒƒ Encroachments ƒƒ Approved Design review & Covenants Administration Resolution 8: Design Review and Application ƒƒ Procedures

March 21, 2019

ƒƒ Approved March 21, 2019 agenda ƒƒ Adopted the Consent Calendar to include February 21, 2019 Board minutes, Committee Volunteer Appointments, Common Area Rules and Regulations: Resolution 1 Common Area Use, Committee Resolution 2: Committee and Member Chair Appointments, and Committee Resolution 4: Board Committees

April 10, 2019

ƒƒ Elected new Board Officers (President – Cathy Baum, Vice President – Julie Bitzer, Secretary – John Mooney, Treasurer – Eric Carr) ƒƒ Adopted Board Committee Assignments

May 23, 2019

ƒƒ Approved May 23, 2019 Meeting agenda ƒƒ Appointed new At-Large Director, Doug Britt ƒƒ Approved Consent Calendar items as follows, April 10, 2019 minutes, Committee Volunteer Appointments, Lake Use Requests: Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta; Lake Anne Stand-Up Paddleboard Triathlon, Fairfax County Easement/Dedication Request: North Shore Sidewalk, Assessments and Finance Resolution 12; HOA/PUD Questionnaire Response to Lenders, Committee Resolution 5: Board Advisory Committees, 2020-2021 Budget Calendar, and Environmental Advisory Committee Workplan


MEET THE BOARD & OFFICERS / BOARDOFDIRECTORS@RESTON.ORG

Catherine A. Baum, President Apartment Owners' Representative BODBaum@reston.org

Julie Bitzer, Vice President South Lakes District Director BODBitzer@reston.org

John Mooney, Secretary North Point District Director BODMooney@reston.org

Eric Carr, Treasurer At-Large Director BODCarr@reston.org

Tom Mulkerin At-Large Director BODMulkerin@reston.org

Doug Britt At-Large Director BODBritt@reston.org

Aaron Webb Lake Anne/Tall Oaks District Director BODWebb@reston.org

Caren Anton Hunters Woods/Dogwood District Director BODAnton@reston.org

Ven Iyer At-Large Director BODIyer@reston.org

Hank Lynch

Chief Executive Officer hlynch@reston.org

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INFO & RESOURCES | GUIDELINES | FACILITIES | MAP

Reston Association Common Area 1.

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Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall not attempt to nor improve, alter, landscape or mow Reston Association (RA) Common Area. Owners, including Owners of property adjacent to the Common Area, shall confine all fencing (including invisible fencing), sheds, or any other development to their own property.

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RA meadows in the Common Area shall be mowed annually by RA staff only.

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Smoking is prohibited within all RA Community Buildings and is also prohibited in all Pool facilities; on and within all Tennis Court facilities and Picnic Pavilions; on all Ballfields, Multi-purpose Courts, Garden Plots or Garden Plot Areas; and on or within Tot-Lots or TotLot Areas. This smoking ban is also in effect within a fifty (50)-foot-wide perimeter around the exterior of any building or the boundary of any facility, to the extent that such fifty (50)-foot area, or any portion thereof, comprises RA Common Area. The utilization of electronic cigarettes is also prohibited on these RA common areas. On those Association Common Areas where smoking is not prohibited by this resolution, RA strongly discourages smoking and requests that all persons refrain from smoking.

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Dogs are to be walked on a leash in accordance with Fairfax County regulations. Cats, while on Common Area, must also be walked on a leash. Except for service dogs, no pets are permitted on active recreation areas, including but not limited to, such areas as playgrounds, picnic and multi-purpose courts, and play fields. Dumping of any refuse, including but not limited to, grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees, appliances, old sofas, crank case oil, etc., is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(b).]

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No invasive exotic plants or animals (especially invasive plants such as bamboo and English ivy) shall be introduced to the RA Common Area.

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Unless specifically authorized by the Association, the use of any motor vehicles or other motorized vehicle, other than governmental police, fire and rescue vehicles, on walkways or other Common Area, is prohibited. [Also see Amended Deed Section VI.2(db)(10).]

10. Loitering, as defined by Fairfax County Code Article 1 Section 5-1-2, is prohibited. Specifically, it shall be unacceptable for any person to loiter at, on, or in RA Common Area in the following manner: a. To interfere, impede or hinder the free passage of pedestrian or authorized vehicular traffic; b. To threaten or do physical harm to another member or members of the public; c. To threaten or do physical damage to the Common Area; or

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d. To breach the peace or engage in disorderly conduct by the use of words or acts or other conduct that clearly threaten, intimidate or present a danger to others. Except where 10 a-d apply, before contacting local law enforcement, Reston Association, in its sole discretion, may contact an appropriate organization(s) to assist in the intervention with or removal of individuals from the Common Area. 11. Unless specifically authorized by the RA Board of Directors, the following actions are prohibited in the RA Common Area: a. Carrying or discharging of firearms, air guns, archery equipment, including but not limited to, bow and arrow, and B-B guns; b. Hunting, trapping, harvesting or collecting of any wildlife, including but not limited to, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians; c. Feeding of nondomesticated wild animals (except songbirds); d. Practices that attract non-domesticated wild animals or those that may be vectors for infectious diseases, including but not limited to, leaving pet food out of doors overnight in a location accessible to nondomesticated wild animals; e. Fires or burning; f. Overnight camping; g. Harvesting or collecting plant life, except as authorized by the Association.

12. Fishing in the Association’s Lakes and Ponds is permitted as per Section 8(i) of Common Area Rules & Regulations Resolution 2 on Lake Use & Access. 13. Geocaching [use of Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS)] to locate a cache of materials is permitted only by Members under the following rules: a. Members interested in performing geocaching must notify the Association of all cache sites; b. Cache sites located on the Common Area must be completely hidden from view; c. Cache sites are not permitted near wildflowers, a wildlife nest or den; d. Cache sites located in the Association’s Common Area, known as the Walker Nature Education Center, must be no more than ten feet from a pathway or trail edge; e. The Association shall not be held liable for any injuries or personal property damage incurred by those participating in geocaching on the Common Area. 14. The Board of Directors may, for specific management purposes on certain properties, amend these rules or implement additional rules to meet land and resource management objectives.


Fishing and Boating Guidelines Reston’s four man-made lakes — Anne, Thoreau, Audubon, and Newport — along with Reston’s two ponds — Bright and Butler — cover 125 acres and provide recreation and stormwater management for the community. While swimming and ice skating are not permitted, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, and lakeside picnicking are available to RA members and their guests.

Fishing in Reston

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Places to Fish

Lake Newport: Along the dam (park at Brown’s Chapel Park.) Lake Anne: Along the Lake Anne Plaza steps and public docks, along south shore of the canal and along the dam.

Lake Thoreau: Along 80 feet of shoreline and the public dock near Lake Thoreau pool, along dam by Lake Audubon, along bridge near golf course, and along timber wall at Purple Beach. Lake Audubon: Along dam by Lake Thoreau, at boat ramp by Lake Audubon Pool off Twin Branches Road, and along shoreline for 150 feet near the Nature Center (docks are private).

Boating in Reston

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Boats (jon boats, canoes, deck boats, sailboats, etc.) may be up to 18 feet long, and no more than 10 feet wide. One electric motor (no gas motors) up to three horsepower may be used. Inflatables must have three separate compartments and sidewalls. All boats are required to have a wearable flotation device for each passenger on board. All boats left in the water between November 1 and March 31 require a permanent mooring permit. Only lakefront owners may permanently moor a boat on Reston’s lakes. Individual clusters or condo associations which own lakefront property have specific rules regarding mooring boats consistent with RA rules and regulations. For more information, see Resolution 2: Lake Use Access in the Governing Documents download the Boat Guide at http://bit.ly/RABoatGuide.

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LAKE NEWPORT POOL (13)

RESTON ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERS (22)

11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

11601 LAKE NEWPORT ROAD

12001 SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE 703-435-6530

AUTUMNWOOD TENNIS COURTS (1) 11950 WALNUT BRANCH ROAD

BARTON HILL TENNIS COURTS (2) SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE/ BARTON HILL ROAD

LAKE NEWPORT TENNIS COURTS (14)

COLTS NECK ROAD

BROWN’S CHAPEL PARK (4) 1575 BROWN’S CHAPEL ROAD

11032 RING ROAD

11452 BARON CAMERON AVENUE

11400 RIDGE HEIGHTS ROAD

UPLANDS TENNIS COURTS (28)

LAKE THOREAU POOL (15)

SHADOWOOD POOL (24)

11032 RING ROAD

2040 UPPER LAKES DRIVE

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

UPPER LAKES TENNIS COURTS (29)

NEWBRIDGE POOL (16)

SHADOWOOD TENNIS COURTS (24)

UPPER LAKES DRIVE/SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE

11450 GLADE DRIVE 703-476-9689

WALKER NATURE CENTER CAMPFIRE RING (31) SOAPSTONE DRIVE/LAWYERS ROAD

2201 SPRINGWOOD DRIVE

NEWBRIDGE TENNIS COURTS (16)

TALL OAKS POOL (25)

11718 GOLF COURSE SQUARE

12025 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

NORTH HILLS PICNIC PAVILION (17)

TEMPORARY ROAD PICNIC PAVILION (26)

1325 NORTH VILLAGE ROAD

TEMPORARY ROAD/NORTH SHORE DRIVE

DOGWOOD POOL (5) 2460 GREEN RANGE ROAD

WALKER NATURE CENTER (30)

UPLANDS POOL (28) RIDGE HEIGHTS POOL (23)

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COLTS NECK TENNIS COURTS (3)

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POLO FIELDS RECREATION AREA (19)

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LAKE ANNE TENNIS COURTS (11)

PONY BARN PICNIC PAVILION (20)

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LAKE ANNE PICNIC PAVILION (11) 11301 NORTH SHORE DRIVE

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LAKE AUDUBON POOL (12)

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