Reston in conjunction with the Fairfax County Park Authority, announced on Monday it is looking to build a new recreation facility at Baron Cameron Park in Reston.
The facility would be built with money from Fairfax County Small Tax District 5, which operates the current Reston Community Centers. Most residents of Reston pay this additional tax already (47 cents per $1,000 of assessed home value).
RCC has begun taking feedback from residents on what they want to see in the multimillion dollar rec center. While a 50-meter pool came up often at Monday's first public hearing, many ideas were offered up by community members and organizations. Among them, basketball courts, a climbing wall, and indoor and outdoor tracks. Those in attendance asked for non-sports amenities too, such as rehearsal and performance space for musical and theater groups and space for children's birthday parties.
Some people in the crowd were thinking big. One Reston Masters Swim Team representative said there are enough swimmers to support three pools. Local businessman and philanthropsit Joe Ritchey suggested building an indoor pool with facilities capable of hosting major national meets.
So, what's on YOUR wish list. Tell us in the comments below.
There will also be many more opportunities to tell RCC officials what you would like. Click here for a calendar of upcoming public feedback sessions.
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