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.