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Prince William County Parks and Recreation is proud to steward one of the most robust park systems in the United States. Residents and visitors can choose from 57 parks and facilities, and 60 miles of multi-use trails spread across 5,000 acres of land offering endless opportunities for recreation, fitness and fun in Prince William County.

In our latest issue of Leisure magazine we’ve got children’s programs, adapted programs, sports programs, as well as fitness, outdoor, history focused programs and more. You’re sure to find an activity for everyone in the family. Below are just some of our many programs coming up in the next few months. To view all of our offerings, please click here to view the May-September issue of Leisure.

Children’s Programs
From running to basketball to volleyball, we offer clinics, leagues and programs for young children to teens.

In our Ready to Run-Intro to Running program, each week kids 5-12 will engage in an organized, goal oriented outdoor running class that combines instruction on key running concepts with practical demonstrations of and participation in running activities. In this class, participants will develop physical, emotional and social skills by transforming traditional running games into powerful life lessons! Classes are separated by age group. Sign up today. Classes are held at Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center.

If basketball is your child’s favorite sport, we offer clinics to help them improve their skills, as well as leagues that offer regular play during the spring to summer at Dale City. Click here to view all classes and dates available and to register. Classes are available for ages 6-16.

Adapted Programs
Prince William County Parks is proud to offer programs for individuals with disabilities, both youths and adults. We’ve got adapted programs for dance, flatwater kayaking, art and aquatics. 

Our adapted dance class will help participants develop communication skills through movement. This class will encourage self-expression, creativity, and physical fitness. Class will start with easy dance moves that condition, and progress to fun steps in the center that will improve gross motor skills and coordination. Class finishes with a dance routine all can enjoy. 

Come experience the freedom and joy of paddle sports! In our adapted flatwater kayaking class at Lake Ridge Park, our adapted programs instructors will help participants become comfortable with using kayaks on the water. Parents and siblings are encouraged to register as well. Participants must be able to keep a life vest on while on the water, stay seated in the boat and close lips and hold breath in case of submersion. Learn more here.

To view all of our adapted programs and to register, click here.

We’ve got Pilates, Zumba, yoga, a lifting class and more! 

If you’ve always wanted to learn more about weightlifting, now is your chance. Register for our Lift and Learn class at Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center, where you will learn the fundamentals of weightlifting with a Certified Personal Trainer. This workshop is designed for lifting enthusiasts of ALL levels. Whether you're new to weights, or an experienced lifter, this workshop will teach you the techniques for success.

Looking for a fun, free event to do with the family? Then join us on Saturday, May 4, at our free interactive “May the 4th be with you” Family and Health Fitness Day at Harbor Drive Wellness Park. Children along with their loved ones can take part in a creative workout for all ages. Join group fitness instructor and personal trainer Andrea Birmingham for this event. Andrea aims to make workouts exciting yet safe and effective, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro! Andrea will be your biggest cheerleader, encouraging you to push yourself further than you thought possible. 

Spend your summer outdoors with us at one of our nature/outdoor programs.

On Friday, June 14, join us at the Fireflies and Full Moon program as we illuminate the night with fireflies and a glowing summer firepit. We begin the evening around the firepit, roasting smores and learning about the full Strawberry Moon and the amazing bioluminescent beetle, the firefly. Then, we head out along the boardwalk to see these summertime favorites. Meet at the Neabsco Regional Park pavilion.  

Make this the summer you learn how to paddleboard! Have you ever watched those folks at the beach or local lake that seem to be walking on water as they float by on paddleboards and wished that you could do it as well? Here is your opportunity to try! "SUP" is a great way to explore calm lakes, rivers or saltwater. In this class you will become familiar with equipment and safe operation of boards. We will teach proper stance for control and balance, learn basic paddle strokes as well as turning techniques. Fee includes use of all equipment. Bring your own board and receive a $10 discount. (Must call and register over the phone to receive discount 703-792-8992). No day of registrations. Learn more about our Intro to Paddleboard classes here.

May is Historic Preservation Month, the perfect time to tour Prince William County’s newest “old” building. Join us on Saturday, May 11, for a hard hat tour of the Williams-Dawe House, the oldest residential structure preserved in the town of Brentsville that was home to many Prince William County Clerks. Come explore the history of the building and the people that lived there. Also learn the modern story of the building’s ongoing restoration work. This is a rare opportunity to see preservation in action! Space is limited, and advance tickets are recommended. Purchase tickets here.

Bring the whole family to Ben Lomond Historic Site on Monday, June 10 for Museum Family Day at Ben Lomond: Grow Your Own Garden to learn about the plants and old-time gardening techniques through hands-on learning. Then, build your own planter and take home a plant to start your own garden. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to purchase tickets.

Come explore history through fun, historic games and activities at Museum Family Monday – Rippon Lodge Game Day event on Monday, July 8. Programs will include indoor and outdoor experiences. Purchase tickets today.

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