Parks, Recreation & Events

Parks, Recreation & Events

Something 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.

Parks & Recreation Paid Internship (Spring 2017)

Provides administrative support and customer service to the Parks & Recreation Department. Assists the Community Events Supervisor in planning, implementing and evaluating a variety of events and programs for all ages throughout the Reston community. Fields patron concerns, assists aquatic staff with filing and seasonal staff database management. Assists with calendar template for aquatics scheduling software. Organize and maintain recreational signage throughout the department. Performs data entry for both the aquatics and camp departments. Manage camp paperwork and communication with parents throughout the registration process. Assist in planning activities, trips, and supplies for a variety of camps. Internship lasts from February through 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 20–30 hours per week including occasional evenings and weekends.
• Applicant should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and enjoy working with
the public.

$500 stipend paid at the end. Application available on our careers website in October.

Contact or 703-435-6577 for more information.