Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Manassas Park Parks and Recreation recognized as a NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports!

  Manassas Park Parks and Recreation becomes an NYSS Champion (Manassas Park, VA) – The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize Manassas Park Department of Parks and Recreation as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion. As a NYSS […]

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2021 MLK Jr. Oratorical Competition Winner

  Today is our last Black History Month video highlight and although this month is coming to an end, we celebrate Black History every day.   Do you know Myles Lanier won first place at the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition? Department of Parks and Recreation sat down (virtually) with local Manassas […]

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Learning about Naylor Cemetery

Did you know that near the pavilion and walking path in front of the Community Center building is a small family cemetery? The graves belong to a former slave, Samuel Naylor, who purchased his freedom from his owner during the Civil War. Samuel saved $500 and bought 50 acres in what is now present day […]

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Spotlighting Amanda Gorman and Her Acclaimed Poetry

  As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, this week we’re spotlighting Poet, Amanda Gorman!   Did you know that Amanda Gorman, 22, is the youngest inaugural poet in United States history? Amanda performed at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration and Super Bowl LV. Gorman graduated from Harvard University and is an award-winning author, activist, […]