Things to Do this Summer - Staff Picks

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We’re just a few days away from the official start of summer! What’s on your summer bucket list? If you’re looking for ways to fill up your summer calendar and keep the kids busy, check out some of our staff recommendations for summer below. From our pools, parks and playgrounds to plenty of indoor and outdoor programs and activities, Prince William County Parks offers endless options to keep you busy and having fun all summer long.

“Enjoy yoga at the Boardwalk! Sign up for Strawberry Full Moon Yoga (June 21) at the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk. It is an enchanting event.” – Carmen F., Fitness

“I like to hike the trails at Bristow Station Battlefield Heritage Park.There are numerous species of birds, including Red-winged Blackbirds, Meadowlarks and Red-tailed Hawks to see. There is also interesting Civil War history to be discovered, and the sunsets are amazing." – Matt S., Sr. Park Ranger

“Come check out Fridays at 5, our free outdoor summer concert series. It’s a good time for the whole family!” – Amber S., Marketing

"A great place to fish is anywhere along the banks of the pond at Locust Shade Park. It's so peaceful, relaxing and the atmosphere is beautiful." – Janet L., Recreation

"Go check out all the great food at the Dale City Farmers Market! My kids absolutely love the Dale City Farmers Market. We make a day of it by arriving early for breakfasteveryone immediately goes to their favorite food vendor. Then we walk around the market and do the same thing for desserts!"  – JaVonne P., Marketing

“Immerse yourself in Prince William County’s history. From experiencing the sights and sounds of a Civil War hospital to attending a history event, like World War II weekend, at Rippon Lodge, there is something for everyone!" – Paige B., Historic Preservation

“Spend the day with the grandkids playground hopping!” – Bonny G., Marketing

“Catch a show at the Locust Shade Amphitheater. Reptile World is always a hit and he’ll be there three times this summer." – Rosemary M., Marketing

“Bring your dog(s) to the dog park. I love taking my two dachshunds to K9 Gunner Dog Park.” – Kat F., Fitness

“Spend the day cooling off at one of our pools or waterparks.” – Lani P., Marketing

“Watch the beautiful sunrise or sunset at Silver Lake Park.”  – Jane E., Recreation

“Hit some golf balls at the driving range at Locust Shade Park.” – Amir W., Marketing

Looking for more ideas? Check out the latest edition of Leisure covering programs and activities through August. To view locations and information on all of our parks, check out our PWC Recreation Mapper.

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