Herndon Parks and Recreation Department
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Turkey Trot - Saturday, November 23
Register Now & Save!

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.
Winter and Fall Programs and Events Guide

Our Winter Programs and Events Guide is available. Each season we put together a variety of classes to allow you and your family to recreate and take time to improve your health. Stay active indoors as the winter brings a deep chill to our area. Winter registration starts at 10am on Wednesday, December 4 for Town of Herndon residents and at 10am on T uesday, December 10 for non-residents. Click here to read our guide .

There is still time to sign-up for a few remaining fall classes. 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 .
Halloween Candy Collection For Troops and Charity

After the kids count and sort all their Halloween candy, consider donating some at the HCC. Fill our candy bowl and kids will receive a HCC youth day pass. Plus, the candy will go to troops overseas and raise money for our scholarship fund. Candy collection ends Monday, November 4.
Children's Show, Mr. Jon - Monday, November 4

Come rock out at the HCC starting at 10:30am with Mr. Jon & Friends. Mr. Jon & Friends is Parents’ Choice Award-winning music for kids and their families. Enjoy funtastic family music that’s sure to inspire fun, laughter and lots of smiles! This program is for kids ages 1-10. Remember this show is held on a school holiday. $4 in advance and $5 at the door, children under the age of one are free. Register today using code 248000.11. 

Mark your calendar for Monday, January 20 at 10:30am to see Rainbow Rock or Monday, February 17 to dance along with Rocknoceros.
Yard Sale Downtown - Saturday, November 9

Join us for Herndon’s first ever Downtown Community Yard Sale from 8am-12pm. We invite you to clean out your clutter and participate in this community-wide yard sale. A space can be reserved for only $10 using this application and you keep all of your profits from the day! Or come shop and support your Herndon neighbors by finding a few treasures.
Farmers' Market - Acoustic Performance on Thursday, October 31

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: Acoustic Soul on 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 Saturday, 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.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Show - Sunday, December 8

Shop local and find unique gifts and home items. The HCC will host over 90 arts & crafts vendors selling distinctive handmade gifts, holiday-themed decorations, and fine arts. The event runs 10am-4pm and there is FREE admission and parking. Gift wrapping available and donations accepted. Food and beverage will be on sale. Arts and craft vendor applications are still be accepted, click here for details.
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.

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

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 ballfield 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. 
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