RA News
Dec. 13, 2013


Gift Wrapping



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

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.
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.

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. 

Do you have a question
about RA News?
Annual assessment notices are being mailed to Reston Association members this month. You can pay your assessment in person, by mail or phone, or online.

IN THE NEWS: Updates and Announcements

Wintry Landscapes
Restonians sustained an ice storm on Monday and a moderate snowfall on Tuesday. This week's wintry weather created scenic landscapes throughout Reston. See our photo gallery on the RA Facebook page.

foundersFounder's Day Initiatives

The Reston Historic Trust and Reston Museum are seeking input from the community for two initiatives that will coincide with Founder's Day next spring.


To celebrate Reston's 50th anniversary, residents who have grown up in Reston and continue to live or serve the area will be honored at the April 5 event. You can nominate Restonians who meet the criteria by downloading and submitting the "Recognizing Young Restonians" form.


Bob Simon In addition, the program for the 50/100 celebration will include messages to Reston's founder, Robert E. Simon, who will turn 100 years old. Download the "Messages to Bob" submission form here to include your message in the event program.


For more information about Founder's Day 2014, please contact the Reston Museum by e-mail at restonmuseum@gmail.com, or by phone at 703-709-7700. You may also visit our website www.restonmuseum.org.

Reston Town Center Skating Pavilion raises record funds for character-building organization. Click here to read the story.

CALENDAR: Events, Programs, Community Activities
holidayopenhouseHoliday Open House
Sunday, Dec. 15
1-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
For more information, call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Bring your family or friends to an afternoon of festive fun at Nature House. Listen to live music, make an ornament from natural materials and enjoy free refreshments. Pick up holiday gifts or snap a photo with one of the nature center mascots. There will be a special sing-along at 2:30 p.m.

giftwrapGift Wrapping for Kids' Charity

Dec. 20-21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Reston Town Center near Hyatt Regency.


Holiday gift wrapping will be available in the hallway off the Market Street entrance by the Hyatt Regency Reston and Appalachian Spring. Cost: $3 and up. Drop off gifts and pick them up later. Donations benefit Northern Virginia kids in need of school supplies and mini-scholarships. Call KidsRFirst organization at 703-850-3639. 

winterbirdcountWinter Bird Count
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
7 a.m.-noon. Free.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Adults  (Participants between 12 and 16 may participate with an adult.)
Sign up by Jan. 2, 2014. Please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
bird count Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun on our annual half-day bird count throughout Reston's natural areas. Enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House following the count.

GET INVOLVED: Volunteerism at RA
volunteer logo new
Follow us on Facebook.

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

RA logo

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA., 20191-3404 | 703-435-6530