Herndon Parks and Recreation Department
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Herndon Homecoming Parade - This Saturday

Be a part of this community-wide celebration, which kicks-off at 9:30am. The parade theme is "In to the Future." Plan to watch the parade along Elden Street and cheer on the participants. You can also participate in the parade or volunteer. Click here to learn how to sign up.

Locust Street and its side streets will close at 6:30am for the duration of the parade. Elden Street and Lynn Street will be closed from 9am-1pm, which could impact access to the HCC and the golf course. Other ways to get to HCC and golf course besides Ferndale Avenue and Herndon Parkway, are from Vine Street or Park Avenue.
New Strength Training Equipment

Our Fitness Room upgrade is nearly complete! With the new addition of our Matrix Strength Lower Body Circuit, we offer a first-class workout space to rival that of any gym in the area. Matrix strength machines provide fluid movement, ergonomically sound comfort and the durability to stand up to the most rigorous exercise environments. Joined with our Rogue Rack and Upper Body Multi-Jungle, these units (leg press, extension, and curl; inner/outer thigh, ab/back and a glute/hamstring bench) bring together everything you need for an incredible workout!
Chandon Park Trail Improvements

Work on the Chandon Park Trail Improvements begins this week. The project consists of the installation of approximately 1,600 linear feet of eight- foot-wide asphalt trail connecting Herndon Parkway, Worldgate, and the Dulles Glen Apartments. Removal and replacement of the bridge to the dog park with concrete culvert pipe is also being done as part of this project. Access will be maintained to the dog park, tennis courts and ball field throughout the duration of the project. Funding for these improvements were obtained through grants from Fairfax County as part of the Herndon Metrorail Station Access Management Study. Substantial completion of the project is expected in December 2019. 
Fall Programs and Events Guide

New class sessions begin in late October and early November. Fill your fall with classes and events that move you and your family! Learn more and read our Fall Programs & Events Guide . Registration is ongoing.  View a PDF of our guide.   
Decorations - That Make Many Go OOOH & AWW

When you walk in to the HCC we hope cheerful holiday and seasonal decorations catch your eye and make you and your family feel welcome. Jackie Harmon, a front desk staff member, makes these decorations with care and creativity. The decorations and Jackie are just a part of what makes the HCC a warm, welcoming and special facility. Keep an eye out for the next display to celebrate upcoming holidays.
Panera Bread Fundraising Event - Wednesday, October 23

Help support our scholarship fund, which provides free and reduced fees to those in our community who are in need. On Wednesday, October 23 from 4-8pm, Panera Bread in Worldgate Shopping Centre or at 460 Elden Street will donate a percentage of all in store and delivery orders. When your order in the store, please show this flyer or enter "PRFUND" as your promo code when you order online.
Spooktacular - Friday, October 25

Do you know which costume you or your child will wear for Halloween? Parents and kids put on your best costume and join us at the HCC for a special Halloween celebration. Kids ages 3-8 can enjoy a Halloween-themed carnival followed by a children's magic show by High Energy Magic of Speed. Fee covers all activities and a treat bag. Dinner on your own. Parents must accompany children at this event and only the child needs to register. $11 in advance per child or $15 on the day of the event. Click here to register using code 250000.50. 
Pumpkin Palooza - Saturday, October 26

This NEW event features all things pumpkin! Bring your pumpkin on wheels and try for 1st place in our Pumpkin Derby. The event will run from 10am-1pm on the Town Hall Square, 730 Elden Street. Compete in our all-ages-welcome pumpkin pie eating contest. Purchase a pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch and get creative. Don't miss pumpkin bowling, popcorn, & more! Admission and most activities are free. Learn more.
Farmers' Market - Acoustic Performances

Thursdays the Herndon Farmers' Market is open 8am-12:30pm, and it is a great place to shop for fresh produce, baked goods, and homemade foods. Plus, there is one more acoustic performance coming up: Acoustic Soul October 31. The last day the Farmers' Market will be held this year is November 14.
Bird Walk in Runnymede Park

Every second Saturday of the month, the Friends of Runnymede Park conduct bird walks in Runnymede Park. Join them on November 9, 8-10am. Look for winter birds arriving from northern climates, and observing changes in the woods and meadow. Meet in the parking lot. Bring binoculars if you have them or borrow one of ours. Free and no registration required.
Turkey Trot - Saturday, November 23

Runners and walkers, take your mark! Enjoy a 5K trail course, which winds around the Herndon Centennial Golf Course. The race starts at 4pm. This is a family-friendly race! Long-sleeve Sport Tek T-shirts guaranteed to the first 900 pre-registered runners. We are collecting used running shoes for the Reuse-A-Shoe Recycling Program with Nike. Bring one pair or bring ten! We will be collecting shoes at the HCC until the day of the race. Please donate a nonperishable food item as part of your registration. All food will be donated to LINK. Cost: Adults: $30 for pre-registration (online ends 12pm on 11/22) and $35 race day registration, use reg code 257150.60. Youth age 18 & under: $20 use reg code: 257150.61. Click here to register. 
Scholarship Fund - Donate Today

We are now collecting donations to help support our scholarship fund. There is a new donation collection stand in the HCC lobby, please consider supporting this program. Your contribution will help people who need financial assistance to access our programs and facility at a discounted rate.

The scholarship is funded strictly by donations. Please contribute so others can have the opportunity to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. Thank you!
Kickstart to Health Series

This NEW series dives deeper into different topics for better health and well being, held in a small group setting. You will receive relevant handouts, recommendations, recipes, easy action plans to implement, group coaching, and more. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7pm for ages 16 & up. Individual topics we’ll focus on:
  • November - Healthy On-The-Go
  • December - Bye-Bye Sugar Cravings

Registration is Ongoing for 2019-2020 Preschool

Our preschoolers are enjoying school and there is still time to sign up your child. Exciting new changes have been made to the preschool program. Now ages 4 & 5 meet daily Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm, with an emphasis on skills needed to enter kindergarten, plus field trips, outside free play, music, swimming and holiday activities to celebrate diversity in our classroom. Children must be 4 by September 30, 2019.

Preschool Prep focuses on ages 3 & 4 and they meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm.

Our interactive, play-based curriculum fosters your child’s sense of responsibility and independence through daily activities. Parents and children love our outdoor courtyard for play, games, and arts & crafts, while enjoying on-site access to a full-sized gymnasium, large outdoor playground and indoor swimming pool. The program runs through June 12 (generally following Fairfax County Public School schedule)

Registration is ongoing*. To learn more, contact Kimmie Alcorn or 703-435-6800 x 2119.

*A $75 nonrefundable deposit and child’s proof of age (such as birth certificate or passport) are due at the time of registration. Fees are payable on a convenient payment plan of 10 installments. 
Looking for Rewarding Part-Time Work?

Working for the Town of Herndon allows you to make a difference in your local community, while teaching others to succeed in their health and recreation pursuits. Our part-time staff enjoy great benefits, like free use of the Herndon Community Center and golf course during non-peak times. Learn more about jobs with the Town of Herndon. We are currently looking for:

  • Tennis Instructors
  • Swim Instructors
  • Gymnastics Instructors
  • Lifeguards
  • Les Mills/ZUMBA Instructors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Recreation Assistants (Front Desk)
  • Assistant HAC Swim Coach
  • Life Interest Class Instructors (arts and crafts, cooking, etc.)
  • Event Staff
Kings Dominion & Soak City Discounted Tickets

The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department is now selling 2019 Kings Dominion & Soak City discounted tickets in conjunction with the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society.

  • Super Saver Day - $39 valid on the following dates except park rental days: now-October 27
Tickets are for ages 3 & up. There are no returns for online sales. Ticket prices do not include parking.
Visit the Herndon VRPS Ticket portal and use Username: KDVRPSHN and Password: KDVRPSHN.
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