RA News


Aug. 3, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter

See pictures of RA's volunteer appreciation pool party on Facebook.

Free Concert at RTC

Magic, Mystery Show



Visit the Reston Association website for information on property ownership, governance, parks and recreation, and other subjects. The site includes "Shop RA," which allows you to purchase various products and services offered by RA.

RA Publications
Keep up on Reston Association news and initiatives by reading our various publications. Get event and program schedules, and read useful and interesting features about our community.

Board of Directors

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Ken Knueven
Richard Chew

Click here for more information about the board.

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Board Business

- Meeting agendas
- Meeting minutes

Reston's paths are one of the community's greatest joys. Set as your goal to explore all 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways winding throughout Reston's open spaces. Not only do these paths provide a great place to exercise and get some fresh air, they also connect neighborhoods, recreation areas and shopping centers. 

Download Trail Maps


Reston Station

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is constructing a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system, which will be operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from East Falls Church to Washington Dulles International Airport. The extension will serve the Reston-Herndon area, the state's second largest employment concentration. It will provide a one-seat ride from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. Click here for more information.


Information about a quicker way to get around the Beltway when traveling through Northern Virginia.

Progress Report
Keep track of Reston's development and redevelopment projects.

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RA Pro Shop 
Great prices on Babolat racquets and shoes, and K-Swiss tennis and running shoes. Please call Rob at 703-435-6502.

About RA NEWS  
RA News includes information about association and other non-profit community events and programs. The free newsletter is sent to subscribers on Fridays. Items for submission must meet RA approval and are due on the Monday prior to publication.

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RA Events, Programs, News   
News, Updates and Alerts
Dogwood Project Progressing
RA officials at the Dogwood site.

Reston Association has determined that the Dogwood Pool renovation project will be completed by the end of September. RA officials recently discussed the progress of the project with contractor NVblu Inc., and said the grand re-opening of the Green Range Road facility is on schedule.

The renovations will include additional parking, a new bath house and 25-meter lap pool, as well as many other improvements. The Dogwood upgrades are part of RA's long-range pool renovations strategy. The association operates 15 pools in Reston.
Last Chance to Join RA Camps

These camps have space available for 2012:


Walker's Rangers (6-8 years old)   Sessions 4A & 4B Sportsters (6-8 years old)                 Session 4

Day Camp (7-11 years old)                Session 4

Skate Camp (6-13 years old)           Session 5

Adventure Links                                 Session 5


Go to www.reston.org to login and register. You can also register in person at Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. For more information contact camp@reston.org or call 703 435-6551.


Please add your camper to any waiting lists you are interested in. If you don't, we won't know to call you. We will notify you when a space becomes available.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements
Concerts on the Town Series
Saturday, Aug. 4
7:30-10 p.m.
Reston Town Center Pavilion. Free.
This week's performers: Airmen of Note.

Click here for RTC's full calendar of events.


Tours de Reston Schools       

Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5
9 a.m.-noon (or to completion)
Parents, children and interested Reston residents are welcome to join members of Reston Association's Pedestrian and Bicycling Advisory Committee (PBAC) as they bicycle between Reston's public schools on the south and north sides of Route 267 during two separate rides, surveying existing bicycle parking facilities in order to assist with improvements.

Tentatively, the Saturday ride will start at Hunters Woods Elementary school on the south side. Sunday's ride is scheduled to begin at Buzz Aldrin Elementary school in north Reston. Contact Brian Murphy at brian@reston.org or call Aric Line at 703-505-1805 for more information.


Wonderbunny's Show of Mystery        

Saturday, Aug. 4
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m
Reston Town Square Park at Market and Explorer Streets.
Presented by Reston Community Center.

A fun-filled show of magic, juggling and balloonacy with loads of audience participation. 703-476-4500. 

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Totally Trucks       

Friday, Aug. 10
9:30 a.m.-noon
Reston Association's Central Services Facility, 12250 Sunset Hills Road.
Bring the kids and check out Reston Association's big trucks at this free event. In addition, RA may have a police and fire truck on display. The first 400 children will receive a truck coloring book and a "Totally Trucks" construction helmet. Parking is limited. Plan to carpool or park next door at the YMCA. Rain or shine. No registration required. Contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577 for more information.


Geocaching for All      

Saturday, Aug. 11

11 a.m.-Noon

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$4/person RA members, $6/person Non-members.

For all ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Reservations required by Aug. 8. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.


Geocaching is high-tech treasure hunting, using a handheld GPS unit to find hidden containers. Start with a short lesson in using the GPS unit, and then look for hidden caches on the nature center property. Let us know if you will need to borrow a GPS unit.


Kids Outdoors 

Wednesday, Aug. 22

9 a.m.-noon (Check-in will begin at 8:45 a.m.)

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

$15/child RA members, $20/child non-members.

Ages 6-10 years.

Reservations required by Aug. 17. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.


Parents, drop off your child at this jam-packed morning of outdoor fun. Kids will play a game of "wild tracking" to solve a forest mystery. Go log rolling with a naturalist to discover what creatures you can uncover. Build a shelter using only natural objects. Finish your adventure around a campfire with a favorite campfire treat.

Get Involved by Volunteering at Reston Association
RA's volunteer program consists of members in our community working in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are RA's strongest line of communication with the community. Each year a diverse group of RA members donate thousands of hours to the association. Through their dedication, we are able to provide a wide range of high-quality programs, services and events that make Reston a great place to Live, Work, Play and Get Involved.   

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Help With Kids' Triathlon
Volunteers are needed to help with the Reston Kids' Triathlon on Aug. 12. Click here for more information.

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Fall Weed Warriors Brochure

Click here to download the fall edition of the Weed Warriors' brochure. Learn about how you can help remove invasive exotic plants at one of Reston Association's scheduled volunteer events.
12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA., 20191-3404 | 703-435-6530