Spring Has Sprung! – by Sue Jurjevic

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March 20 was the first day of spring. Even though the weather may not feel very spring-like, it’s never too late to make some plans for the season. If you’re looking for ideas, I have a few tips for you! At the Community Center, we’ve prepared a few special events to help you jumpstart your plans.

We had a visit from the Lifelong Learning Institute of Manassas to provide information regarding local parks, trails, and other places to visit this spring and summer. They talked about some of the best places in Northern Virginia to explore nature, go fishing, hiking, or bird-watching. Some of these places include Prince William Forest Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Washington and Old Dominion Park, and Mount Vernon. No matter where you go, you’re bound to find happiness and relaxation outdoors!

Our Special Events Division has also prepared some great events to get us ready for spring. Our annual Easter Egg Hunts and Kite Festival are quickly approaching! If you’d like to attend the egg hunts, be sure to sign up for your child’s age group at the Front Desk or online in advance. Our Kite Festival at Signal Hill Park is free to attend! You may bring your own kite or purchase one during the event. These events are great opportunities for families to get out and enjoy the weather, have fun, and make great memories.

For those of us who are ready to open up our windows and let the fresh air in, it’s time for some spring cleaning! Take some time to go through unwanted or underutilized items at home and bring them down to our Spring Yard Sale! Letting go of unneeded clothes, toys, furniture, and other items is a great way to give your home a new look. While you’re at the yard sale, you may even find items to decorate your home with a new theme! You’ll never know what hidden treasures you’ll find. Vendor spaces are filling up fast, so don’t wait to reserve yours!

With winter behind us, it’s time for spring fever and fun times. See you soon!

Sue Jurjevic is the Senior Recreation Specialist for the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation. She can be reached at 703-335-8872 or via email at s.jurjevic@manassasparkva.gov.

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