Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

Badminton

NOVA Badminton Club, Ashburn, Virginia

Northern Virginia Badminton Club (NVBC) was founded by a group of badminton players with a passion for the game and a vision to grow the sport in Ashburn, VA and its surrounding areas. Our main goal is to provide a fully dedicated and a one-stop badminton facility for fellow badminton players. We are situated in a high-ceiling (greater than 30') facility housing 9 badminton courts with Olympic-level mats optimized for playing. We offer something for everyone in the family: coaching for children, seniors and adults; conditioning classes; summer camps; merchandise sales and many other amenities. We have players of all levels and welcome you all.
Published in BROWN Venues
Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

Baseball - Westfield

Westfield High School, Chantilly, Virginia

As members of a learning community that includes students, parents, staff, local businesses and global partners, the mission of Westfield High School is to educate and remediate our students within a nurturing, inclusive environment that promotes high academic achievement, focuses on improving reading strategies, and uses technology to promote learning. Teachers take a collaborative and integrated approach to provide each student with the maximum opportunity to develop skills needed to succeed as a citizen. An emphasis placed on informed problem-solving enables all graduates to independently create workable solutions within a changing society. The goal of the school and the community is to focus on the entire person so that each student can achieve success in academic, artistic, and athletic areas while maintaining individuality and integrity.
Published in YELLOW Venues
Friday, 27 September 2013 00:00

Bull Run Regional Park

Bull Run's spacious fields accommodate groups by the hundreds, even thousands, for picnics, camping or special events. Bull Run's scenic woodland and trails offer miles of hiking and solitude. In springtime, acres of bluebells and other wildflowers bloom beside a picturesque, meandering stream. A large outdoor pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Disc golf is open year round. A public shooting center, which includes sporting clays, skeet, trap, wobble trap and indoor archery, is open year-round.

Published in Campgrounds
Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Burke Lake Park

Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station features a 218-acre lake and an 18-hole, par-three golf course. The park has boating, boat rentals, fishing, hiking trails, a campground, a miniature train, a carousel, volleyball courts, picnicking, an ice cream parlor, playgrounds and a miniature golf course.
Published in Fairfax County
Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site is a beautifully wooded park surrounding a restored and working mill. The mill was a water-powered technological marvel when built c. 1811, and it now sits on the National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Take a tour to see the massive waterwheel and gears, feel the furrowed stones that grind grain and smell the burn of mill stones set too close together. You'll hear stories about the man whose ideas revolutionized the milling industry and the family that ran Colvin Run for over 50 years. Tours can be customized for groups. The site’s in-depth historical and engineering information will pique the interest history buffs and engineering fans. The site includes a General Store in a 19th century building, the miller’s house, a barn and a blacksmith shop. The park is open dawn till dusk. The mill is open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Tuesday. Tours are $7 per adult; $6 per student (16+ with I.D.); and $5 per senior or child.
Published in Fairfax County
Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Green Spring Garden

Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Va., is a 31-acre garden paradise and national historic site highlighted by more than 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a wooded stream valley with ponds, a glasshouse, a horticultural center, and a 1784 historic house. Works of renowned restoration architect Walter Macomber and landscape designer Beatrix Farrand are featured in and around the historic house. The gardens exhibit a wide variety of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, annuals, bulbs and vegetables. Green Spring hosts educational programs for all ages, changing art exhibits, tours, teas, and inspiration for home gardeners. The horticultural center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the park is free. Educational programs charge a fee.
Published in Fairfax County
Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Huntley Meadows Park

Huntley Meadows Park is a 1,500-acre natural and historic area featuring vast wetlands that provide some of the best wildlife viewing in the Washington metropolitan area. A half-mile boardwalk traverses the wetland and places visitors in the center of a marsh that is home to beavers, deer, frogs, herons and innumerable dragonflies. More than 200 species of birds have been identified in the park. The wet lowland carved by the Potomac River is a rare natural habitat in Fairfax County. A restored historic house at the park was once owned by descendants of U-S Founding Father George Mason. Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights which was the basis for the first ten amendments to the U-S Constitution that are known as The Bill of Rights. The park hosts dozens of nature programs, including regular Monday morning bird walks. Admission to the park is free. A fee is charged for educational programs. Huntley Meadows Park is open dawn to dusk. The visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends. The visitor center is closed Tuesdays.
Published in Fairfax County
Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Lake Accotink Park

Lake Accotink Park in Springfield features a 55-acre lake with boating, fishing, hiking, miniature golf, a carousel, snack bar, picnic areas and a playground.
Published in Fairfax County
Friday, 03 April 2015 00:00

Lake Fairfax Park

The 476 acres of Lake Fairfax Park include an 18-acre lake, the Water Mine outdoor swim park, fishing, a marina, a carousel, camping, trails, picnic areas and a skatepark.
Friday, 27 September 2013 00:00

Pohick Bay

Limited Wi-Fi Hotspot now available for registered campers! Pohick Bay Regional Park's location allows campers to enjoy the natural beauty of the Mason Neck Peninsula and Pohick Bay as well as the numerous nearby attractions of Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Convenient to Interstate 95, Pohick Bay Regional Park is 11 miles from the Springfield Metro Station, 22 miles from Washington, D.C., and 11 miles from Mount Vernon.  Mason Neck State Park, Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Gunston Hall Plantation are Pohick Bay's neighbors on the peninsula. Pick up directions to local points of interest at the camp store.  A network of trails leads walkers to the waterfront, mini golf and outdoor pool.  A one-mile trail connects the family campground to Gunston Hall Plantation, home of George Mason.  The camp store has limited groceries and camping supplies including ice, charcoal, lighter fluid and firewood.  Comfort stations have hot showers, sinks, toilets and laundry.

Pohick Bay Regional Park's 1000-acre family campground features 150 shaded sites--100 with electric 30-amp hookups and 50 tent sites. All sites are pull-in and include a grill, fire ring and picnic table. The camp store has limited groceries and camping supplies including ice, charcoal, lighter fluid and firewood. (Gathering of wood in the park is prohibited). Comfort stations have hot showers, sinks, toilets and laundry. A dump station is available for registered campers. A network of trails leads walkers to the waterfront, mini golf and outdoor pool. A one-mile trail connects the family campground to Gunston Hall Plantation, home of George Mason. March through October, campsites may be reserved with a one-night's, nonrefundable deposit. Reservations are strongly suggested for full-hookup sites and cabins. Reservations for the rest of the campground are suggested on peak weekends.

Published in Campgrounds
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