Reston Association Pools open for the season Saturday. Not sure which pool is closest to your home? Click here to see RA's full list of pools, with addresses and phone numbers. Pools have different schedules and hours and adult swim days. Click here to see the full seasonal pool schedule Want to find out about swim lessons? Click here for group lessons and here for private lessons. Have questions about guest passes, lost passes and other things pool related? Click here. Each RA pool has its own personality. Tell us which one is your favorite and why in the comments.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Milton Matthews, at helm of RA since 2004, leaves job at end of month.
Reston Association CEO Milton Matthews was showered with good wishes and parting gifts from RA staff, board of directors and leaders of other Reston organizations at Thursday night's RA board meeting. Matthews announced in February he was stepping down after eight years on the job. He is leaving the position because his wife accepted a job as the city manager of Rockville, Md., last summer, and that job, like RA, features a residency requirement. Matthews will be on leave after May 31, but his contract will run through Sept. 30 if RA has not hired a new CEO. RA is conducting a search for a new CEO but has not hired one yet. "You have been a tremendous advocate for RA," Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Ingrao told…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Reston Town Center will be one pit stop along the way as thousands will ride their bicycles to work this week.
More than 10,000 Washington, DC-area commuters are expected to use pedal power to get to work on Friday for Bike to Work Day 2013. Washington area events are organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, who say that biking to work has benefits for both employees and employers. Among them: reduced health care and parking costs. There will be 70 "pit stops" around the metro area, including one at the Reston Town Center pavilion. Pit stops will feature free T-shirts, refreshments, and a raffle for a free bicycle. The Town Center pit stop is sponsored by Reston Association and the Reston Bike Club. It runs from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. To register for the raffle in advance, click here. To see a map of all area …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
After being closed for two seasons, Reston Association facility back in business with a new look and features.
Reston Association's Dogwood Pool re-opened on Saturday, showing off its new features after a renovation. New features at the pool include a new pool with zero-depth entry; additional parking and a new picnic pavilion; a spray & play water feature and public art. The pool, at 2460 Green Range Dr., had been closed since after the 2010 swim season and permitting and construction suffered several delays. RA had originally intended the pool to open during 2012. Read more about the renovations here.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Reston Association will hold ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.
After a more than two-year renovation, Reston Association's Dogwood Pool will re-open on Saturday. New features at the pool include a new pool with zero-depth entry; additional parking and a new picnic pavilion; a spray & play water feature and public art. The pool had been closed since after the 2010 swim season and permitting and construction suffered several delays. RA had originally intended the pool to open during 2012. Reston Association will hold a grand re-opening ceremony at Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Rd., at 10 a.m. Saturday. The pool will open to the public at 11 a.m. Other RA pools opening Saturday include Ridge Heights and North Shore, both of which are heated. Read more about the renovations here. Which RA pool is your …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
RA says it will wait for more information before forming a position on plans for new indoor pool at Baron Cameron Park.
Reston Association's Board of Directors says it is not yet taking a position on the Reston Community Center's proposal for a new recreational facility at Baron Cameron Park. "Before finalizing a position on the recreation facility, the RA board and staff will continue to attend meetings and gather more information about the proposal," RA president Ken Knueven said in a statement. "We welcome and strongly encourage our members to share their perspectives through the communication channels provided by RCC on the Park Authority’s Master Planning Process of Baron Cameron Park." RA and RCC worked together on a proposal to build a recreation center at RA's Brown's Chapel Park in 2009. Public opinion was mostly against the 171,000-square-foot …
Reston schools taking part in national event to show the benefits of arriving to class on two wheels.
Update: Due to a rainy forecast, Aldrin has cancelled its event and Terraset will holds its on Friday. If you have any news about your school, post in the comments. Original Story: Who is biking to school on Wednesday? May 8 is National Bike to School Day, and there is a little competition going on between Reston elementary schools to see who can get the most students to school on two wheels. Thousands of kids across the country will ditch the bus and carpool for their bikes Wednesday in the second annual National Bike to School Day, a celebration that aims to create more excitement about using two wheels to get to school. The national event is organized by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, which sponsors International Walk …
More than a dozen Habitat Heroes (formerly known as Weed Warriors) volunteers helped Reston Association with its VA Invasive Plant Removal Day on Saturday. Volunteers helped RA remove Double File Viburnum and Garlic Mustard at Old Trail natural areas. The next Habitat Heroes project will be May 25. Contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Reston Association pondering plans for lighting Field No. 1, which will allow night Little League games but may also anger neighbors.
What will the future of Brown's Chapel Park look like with a lighted field? Depends who you ask. It will look like night baseball for Reston Little League players, but it could also mean light pollution for nearby residents. Reston Association approved more than $282,000 for ball field improvements at Brown's Chapel as part of this year's budget. Brown's Chapel contains three baseball fields. Much of the money will be spent on overall field enhancements, but RA also wants to install lighting on field No. 1 - which is the Little League field and the field closest to the Brown's Chapel building - as well as in the parking lot. The proposal has been discussed at recent RA Design Review Board meetings and will likely be discussed again in June…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tell Reston Association your budget suggestions this week.
Reston Association wants to know what you think should be top priorities for this next budget cycle. RA's Board of Directors is working on its budget for 2014 and 2015, which will be adopted in the fall of 2013. So you have a suggestion or an idea about improving association services or adding new services? RA wants to hear from you. You are welcome to submit any and all ideas about Reston Association’s services, facilities, operations and programs. The Board of Directors says it will carefully consider all suggestions received in light of available financial resources and will prioritize these suggestions for possible inclusion in the upcoming budget. Click the PDF attached to this story to access a form for submission and email to RA. …