RA News
Dec. 19, 2014
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter





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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 new Silver Line will provide transportation from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. The first phase of the Silver Line opened on July 26, 2014. Click here for more information on the Silver Line and the Wiehle-Reston East station.

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poolRA Recognized for Pool Project

The Virginia Recreation and Park Society recently named Reston Association the winner of the Best New Renovation/Addition category for renovation work at Dogwood Pool.


The Dogwood Pool renovation was completed during the 2011 and 2012 season. A grand re-opening celebration was held on May 11, 2013. The renovated facility features an abstract-shaped 25-meter main pool with zero-depth entry and in-water seating. The remodeled bathhouse is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant and the pool offers three accessible points.


The adjacent picnic pavilion is utilized for birthdays and community events and the exterior mosaic fountain demonstrates the community's appreciation of public art.


The award was announced at the Dec. 6-9 VRPS conference in Hot Springs, Va., and received by the RA Board of Directors at its regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18. RA also recognized the NVBlu Inc. building company, Miller Architects and the Initiative for Public Art - Reston for their help in restoring Dogwood Pool.

closedRA Offices Closed for Holiday
Reston Association offices, including the Nature House and Central Services Facility, will be closed on Dec. 25-26 for the holiday. Offices will close at noon on Dec. 24. There will be no RA News email next week.
tourTour de Lights
Saturday, Dec. 20 (Rain date: Dec. 21)
4:30-6 p.m.
Starting Point: Lake Anne Plaza parking lot.
All ages welcome. Free.

Join Reston Association's Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee for a bike tour around Reston to see the holiday lights. Must have experience and ability to keep up with a group averaging 10 mph over a one-hour ride. Route includes North Reston paths and secondary roads. Riders are required to have front light and red, rear bike light. Click here for more information. 

birdcountWinter Bird Count

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

7 a.m.-noon

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Free. Adults.

Sign up by Jan. 2, 2015. Email naturecenter@reston.org or call 703-476-9689.


Join us for a half-day annual bird count throughout Reston's natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping obtain important information about our feathered friends. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House following the count from noon to 12:30 p.m.

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 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 donates 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

electionCall for Committee Candidates
Reston Association is seeking members who are interested in serving on the recently formed Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee will, among other things, advise the Board of Directors on the management and development of RA facilities and amenities. Contact Sabrina Tadele for more information.
The Covenants Committee is also seeking a member to serve as the Hunters Woods-Dogwood District Representative for a term of three years. The Covenants Committee is responsible for administering the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication. For more information, please contact Sabrina Tadele.
mlkMLK Day of Service

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Two sessions:

9 a.m.-noon at Southgate Community Center.

1 p.m.-3 p.m. at The Closet, Herndon, Va.


Join Reston Association at Southgate Community Center and The Closet, Inc. for a "Day of Service." Volunteers will engage youth and adults in honoring the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and focus on ways to build our local community. Click here for more information. 


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