Category Archives: Blog

Did you pack the sunscreen?

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s Kim again with some tips for being in the sun at the pool or beach this summer. You need to consider the following questions when choosing the right sunscreen for you: 1. What are you going to be doing, what time of day will you be outside, and how much exposure you […]

Ron Knows MORE!

Welcome to our blog, my name is Ron Faircloth. I am Park Manager for Manassas Park Parks and Recreation. For the last six years I have been responsible for overseeing all events, maintenance, historic sites, block parks and more. Anything that goes on in Manassas Park Parks and Recreation, I am there to help. When asked to […]

DC Knows….. TICKS!

Hi everyone! Here I am in my office again! Everything was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. In my case, I could hear my watch tick tick tick tick and something came to mind…. TICKS! DC knows about ticks and they are really bad this time of year. The most common place to find […]

Factors to consider when leaving a child home alone

Good Afternoon, everyone! My name is Beth Roland-Studeny and I am the Licensed Program Director for the Department of Parks and Recreation Extended Care/Preschool Programs. A little bit about me…I have worked for Parks and Rec for nearly three years, but have volunteered with the City of Manassas Park as an Officer of Elections for […]

Strength training: OK for kids?

Being fit is important and taking care of yourself the right way is a big part of fitness. This week I am writing about strength training and at what age you can start. You can start as early as age 8, however, strength training can become a valuable part of an overall fitness plan — […]

All About Teens!

Hi Everybody, My name is Matt Hildreth and I run the Office for Teens for the Department of Parks and Recreation at the Community Center. I have been working with Manassas Park for almost 3 years and love my job and what I get to give back to the community. I get to program teen […]

Staying in Love with Sports

Hi, my name is Tony Thomas and I am the Recreation Supervisor for the Community Center. A little bit about myself, I’ve been working here for about three years, and I am a huge sports fan. I’ve played sports all my life from little league to college. One of my greatest joys here at the […]

This Week, DC Knows SQUIRRELS

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your Monday and had a nice Mother’s Day Weekend. Today I was sitting in my office looking out the window and saw the beautiful trees this time of year and thought about the beautiful animals that must live there…SQUIRRELS. DC knows squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing […]

Be Cool at the Pool this Summer

Hello, Manassas Park, I am Kim Baker your Aquatics Supervisor for the Manassas Park Department of Parks and Recreation. I have been involved with aquatics for 15 years starting as a young lifeguard and working my way up the ladder. Recreation is my passion as my friends and family will tell you. I also have […]

Opportunities You Don’t Want to Miss

Hi, my name is Jay Swisher and I serve as Operations Manager here at Manassas Park Community Center.  I also oversee the front desk, fitness, and custodial divisions.  If you ever have a question, suggestion, comment, or concern please feel free to pull me aside or float me a call/email and I will be happy […]