Category Archives: Blog

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Benefits of Lifeguarding – by Sarah Barnett

Every summer, aquatic facilities across the country struggle to find qualified, competent, and available lifeguards to safely guard their pools. What was once considered a rite-of-passage, or the quintessential summer job, working as a lifeguard has decreased in popularity as a summer job as more and more teenagers spend their summer interning, vacationing, or participating […]

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Member spotlight: Nancy

Our member spotlight blog series features a Manassas Park Community Center member and their family. We hope that by sharing member stories we continue to work towards building an environment that embraces community. Nancy and her family have been All Access Passport members of the Manassas Park Community Center since 2014. Over their time with […]

Two young break dancers showed off their moves during Glow in the Park after Dark
Summer of Fun – by Kaitlyn Collier

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. It seems like it had barely started! The Special Events Division has had an exciting summer. We kicked summer off with the Father Daughter dance, which was a perfect way for dads (or any guardians) and daughters to spend some quality time together. This […]

Participants of Camp ROAD DAWGS with PWC Mounted Unit
Our Future Leaders – by Tony Thomas

The future leaders of tomorrow are learning today. For many teenagers, summer means spending their mornings sleeping in and staying up late at night. However, for a select group of teens in Manassas Park, that is not the case. This summer has been all about learning how to tap into their leadership potential. Learning how […]

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My Favorite Camp – by Wendy Alvares

I have been working at the Manassas Park Community Center for over four years now. One of my favorite things about this job is working during summer camp season. The best thing about our camps is that we offer different types of camps for every child. That means I am able to do new and […]