Monday-Friday Pool Hours Restored (Sundays beginning October 13)

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YES to the VRPS – By Mike Arrington

I recently attended the 2019 Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s (VRPS) annual conference. I really enjoy conferences like these as they provide an opportunity to network with other industry professionals and to stay abreast on all current recreation industry trends. The VRPS conference is for recreation professionals located within Virginia and its surrounding areas. As […]

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Due to Lifeguard Shortage, Reduction in Day Time Pool Hours Effective September 9th, 2019

Since 2009, aquatics facilities across the nation have experienced a decline in recruiting and retaining lifeguards. (Articles related to this trend have been included at the end of this notice). Despite this national shortage, the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation has been able to maintain the necessary levels of staffing to […]

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Bringing Pride to the Community – Eliut Morales

This summer, we put together a program that would allow LGBTQ youth to have a place to get together, make new friends, and be themselves. This weekly program included activities, games, and resources to help youth express themselves and share their interests with other members of the community. On paper, this program was an amazing […]