Recreation & Parks

COVID-19 Update: Recreation and Parks Programs and Facilities

The Community Center is open for programming but remains closed to the general public/drop-in use. Only staff and registered program participants are currently permitted in the Falls Church Community Center at this time. The Senior Center and Teen Center also remain closed for drop-in use.

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 is open for a variety of indoor, outdoor, and virtual programs that are available this Winter/Spring. The program guide includes events, classes, youth sports, and outdoor and virtual senior programs.  For information on the health and safety precautions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions

Camp programs are planned for FCCPS Professional Days and seasonal breaks. A listing of programs and additional information can be found on our School Breaks Camp page. 2021 Summer camp information will be available by March 1. Registration will open March 8 for City of Falls Church residents and March 15 to everyone.

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 by reservation. Visit our tennis page for information on safety precautions and making a reservation.

We are accepting and processing picnic shelter rentals. At this time, we are not permitting any indoor rentals. Learn more about booking a picnic shelter here.

The City has extended the Temporary Commercial Activity Permit program to August 31, 2021.  

The Cherry Hill Farmhouse is currently closed to the general public. Visit the Cherry Hill Farmhouse virtually for museum at-home activities or take a virtual tour.

If you need to speak with a staff member, please call 703-248-5027 (TTY 711) between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturdays 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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