Parks, Recreation & Events

Parks, Recreation & Events

Something Here for Everyone

Living in Reston is like living in a park. Over 1,350 acres of open space are maintained throughout the community, and a wide variety of facilities and programs offer year-round opportunities for fitness, fun and exploration.
Fifty-five miles of paved pathways and natural surface trails connect our facilities, neighborhoods, schools and shopping, and are perfect for walkers, joggers and bicyclists. More than 700 acres of forest, 50 meadows, and four wetlands provide beautiful vistas and important habitat for local wildlife. Aquatic habitats include four lakes, three ponds and 20 miles of streams, enjoyed by boaters and anglers.
From Reston's 15 different pools, patrons can swim laps in our Olympic-sized pool, splash in the children’s interactive area, speed down a giant slide or relax in heated spas.

Reston’s vibrant tennis community plays on 52 community courts.  Eight are clay and 26 are lighted. These include six smaller-sized "Quickstart" courts for kids 10 and under.

Friends and teams practice and compete on ball fields and multipurpose courts. Playgrounds, garden plots, picnic facilities and community buildings are popular places to gather.
Parks & Recreation staff conduct an exciting line-up of top notch programs and events for all ages. From nature programs and summer camps to dive-in movies and festivals, there is something fun for everyone -- including those who may work in Reston. Many activities are free while others require reservations and have fees.

Let us help you to get the most out of Reston’s park lands and facilities.

E-mail or call 703-435-6530 for more information.

Work for Parks & Recreation

Paid Internship (Spring 2016)

Provides administrative support and customer service to the Parks and Recreation Department. Assists the Events Supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of events and programs for all ages throughout the Reston community. Makes cold/warm calls to market private pool rentals. Assists aquatic staff with filing and seasonal staff database management. Assists with calendar template for aquatics scheduling software. Performs data entry for both the aquatics and camp departments. Assist in planning activities, trips, and supplies for a variety of camps.

Position from mid-January through mid-April (start and end dates are flexible).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in Parks & Recreation or related field.
  • Must be at least 18 years old with a good driving record and valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to lift 20+pounds.
  • Must be able to work 10–20 hours per week.
  • Applicant should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and enjoy working with the public.

$1,000 stipend paid ($500 at half way point and $500 at the end). Application available on our careers website at in November. Contact or 703-435-6577 for more information. 

Want a great summer 2016 job?

Special Events Assistant
Work Dates: Mid-May to Mid-August

Assist the Events Supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of programs throughout the Reston community. This is a great job for a college student who is comfortable working independently and available to work some evenings and weekends and July 4. Must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, good driving record and able to lift 20 lbs. This job will be open for applicants to apply online beginning in January at Contact or call 703-435-6577 to find out details on this great summer job.