Recreation & Parks

COVID-19 Update: Recreation and Parks Programs and Facilities

The Community Center is open for programming, rentals, pre-registered open gym users, pre-registered Senior Center program participants, and customer service. Individuals not enrolled in activities may utilize the restrooms. At this time of substantial community spread of COVID-19 in our region, the building is closed for all other drop-in uses.  

*NEW - All unaccompanied minors visiting the Falls Church Community Center on school days from 3-6pm must be registered for ARC - After-school Rec Club.  ARC membership is free and will permit those 6th-12th grades drop-in use of open gym.  It also grants access to 6th-8th grades to the Teen Center during those hours. Enroll your 6th-12th grader in ARC

Open gym is available on select dates/times and pre-registration is required. This is currently only available to City residents and is limited to one household per basket. Click here for additional details and to register. 

Registration for Fall programs opens August 16 for City residents and August 23 for non-City residents. A variety of indoor, outdoor, and virtual programs that are available.  The program guide includes events, classes, youth sports, and senior programs.  

All City parks and amenities are open. The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department does not have the resources to disinfect park equipment and facilities to eradicate tracings of COVD-19. The best ways to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19 are to wear a face covering, stay six feet from others, wash your hands often, and stay home if you are sick.

Tennis courts are open. Visit our tennis page to make a reservation.

We are accepting and processing both indoor and outdoor rentals. 
A Temporary Commercial Activity Permit is available for City businesses and non-profits through December 31, 2021.  Learn more about booking room or picnic shelter or the Temporary Commercial Activity Program here.

The Cherry Hill Farmhouse has reopened for Saturday tours. Visit the Cherry Hill Farmhouse for details.

If you need to speak with a staff member, please call 703-248-5027 (TTY 711) between 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturdays and 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sundays, or email 

We appreciate your patience as navigate this pandemic.

Welcome to Recreation & Parks!
The Recreation and Parks Department offers a year-round program of recreational and leisure-time activities for all age groups and interest levels. These programs include a variety of classes, athletic leagues, special events, and trips.

We sponsor special events throughout the year including the annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival, July 4 Fireworks, the Fall Festival, and Holiday Craft Show. 

The Recreation and Parks Department is also responsible for managing and maintaining neighborhood parks and the Cherry Hill Farmhouse and Barn.

The Falls Church Community Center is the main location for the Recreation and Parks Department. The Community Center hosts the majority of our programs and is the location of our staff offices.
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Falls Church Recreation & Parks Department is to provide a year-round program of recreation and leisure-time activities for all groups and interest levels. The Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and fostering a sense of community by providing superior recreational, educational and cultural services and through the effective maintenance and protection of the City's natural resources.

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