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About Us

Welcome to the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation. The Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to the provision of quality leisure services for the residents of Manassas Park. Over the years, through the many changes the City has endured, the Department of Parks and Recreation has responded to the growing needs of the community by continuing to support the Governing Body’s vision to be the “Premier Northern Virginia Community to live, work, and raise a family”.

Department Mission

The Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to the provision of quality leisure services for the residents of Manassas Park. It is our mission to provide a variety of high quality, diverse leisure opportunities, foster our city’s parks and natural resources, and support the individual growth and well being of our citizens.

Core Values

Community

Promoting healthy lifestyles, strengthening our families, maintaining community assets, good stewardship of our parks and open space, and fostering a sense of community pride and common purpose

Diversity

Creating a better understanding and appreciation of our human diversity as we embrace the preservation of human dignity and we recognize our role in this community driven effort through leisure opportunities

Environment

Providing leadership in conserving natural resources and looking for new and better ways to be environmentally friendly

Accessibility

Offering all segments of the community a high level of physical, social, and economic access to our programs and facilities

People

Enhancing the quality of people’s emotional, physical, and social well being to promote their personal growth through play, discovery, enrichment, and learning

Partnership

Building partnerships to address common issues, promote mutual interests, benefit our community, and enhance the quality of life in Manassas Park

Excellence

Striving to be leaders in our organization and in our community through transparent, ethical, and accountable decision making

Innovation

Upholding the tradition of creative thinking, trendsetting, and calculated risk taking

Policies

Registration

Registration is on a “first come, first serve basis.” You will only be notified if the class/program is cancelled. Late registrations are accepted, if space is available with no reduction in fee.

Forms & Fees

Each class/program must be accompanied by the registration form and payment. The forms and fees should be dropped off/or mailed to: Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park, VA 20111. Checks are to be made payable to “City of Manassas Park.” There is a $35.00 returned check fee for any check returned by the bank.

Cancellations

The Department of Parks & Recreation reserves the right to cancel any class/program which does not meet the minimum enrollment. All programs with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled 5 days prior to the program start date. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!

Non-City Residents

Most of the fee based classes/programs are available to non-city residents at an additional fee. Please see the individual class/program for additional information.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather the Department of Parks & Recreation will follow the Local Government cancellation schedule. If classes/programs are cancelled, every attempt will be made to re-schedule the class/program. Click here for the inclement weather policy for our daycare programs.

Participation

The City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation, classes/programs/events/facilities are open to all citizens regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide accommodations based on individual need. Please contact the Deputy Director prior to the program start date for any additional assistance. If assistance is required for the hearing impaired please call Virginia Relay Center at 1-800-828-1140. For more information regarding participation please contact Tony Thomas at 703.335.8872