Category Archives: Athletics

Campers take a break from camp to go on a nature hike around the Manassas Park Community Center
A 2016 Preview of the Manassas Park Community Center – by Jason Shriner

Many of you probably don’t know this, but before I started working for the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation I was a baker. You might think the best thing about being a baker is getting to eat all those delicious treats. For me, the most rewarding part of being a baker […]

5 Seconds of Summer – By Mike Arrington

School is almost over and now the task at hand is to find worthwhile entertainment for your children. There are sports camps, arts camps, theater camps, teen camps, computer camps, travel camps, religious camps, special needs camps, so many choices for a parent to make. Busy schedules mean wedging summer camp among family vacations and […]

Family-Focused Recreational Opportunities – By Michele Quander-Collins

According to a recent article in one of the professional association journals, Parks and Recreation departments “…could better serve communities with family-focused programming.”  If you look through our Fall/Winter Mosaic (program directory), you’ll find plenty of activities for children, teenagers, adults, seniors, and even families. Admittedly, programming for families presents a challenge because members have different […]