We are pleased to announce that beginning immediately the 1:00pm-4:00pm indoor pool hours for Monday-Friday have been restored. The 10:00am-12:00pm indoor pool hours for Sunday will be restored beginning October 13, 2019. We want to thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time. While we were navigating these challenges, so many of you sent […]
This year has really been a whirlwind for the Department – and it’s not even October yet! Some days it feels like we’re jumping from one big project to the next. Actually, most days we’re not jumping to the next project so much as the next project is jumping on us and we haven’t had […]
In early September, our Department announced that we were unable to consistently and safely staff our indoor pool during all hours of operation. As a result, we made the tough decision to close the pool Monday-Friday from 1:00pm-4:00pm and Sundays from 10:00am-12:00pm. This was no hasty decision, as I’m accustomed to doing whatever it takes […]
The gymnasium will be closed all day Saturday, October 12th and 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, October 13th for a private rental. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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 […]
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 […]
As I’m sure you’re all aware of, we are on fall’s doorstep! The temperature is cooling, leaves will be changing colors soon, and football has begun. Pumpkin Spice lattes are back too! Fall is one of my favorite times of year, and being a dog mom, it’s one of the best times of the year […]
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 […]