With the cold air looming, it’s time to move to our indoor recreation. Not to worry, Prince
William County Parks and Recreation has been providing fun and fitness year-round since 1974.
From racquetball courts to winter programming for kids, Parks and Recreation offers dozens of
ways to keep active all season long. Here are just a few of the recreation centers dotting the
county and the offerings they provide.
Pat White Center in Manassas offers variety of recreational programs and community classes at
an affordable rate for residents of all ages. Fondly known as "The Barn" by area residents, the
center is best known for its playschool program for 3 to 5-year- olds and premier dance programs
including tap, hip hop and belly dancing for all ages and all skill levels. Barre fitness, yoga and
tai chi are also available for many age ranges.
Chinn Aquatic and Fitness Center is a 60,000 sq. ft. facility adjacent to the Chinn Regional
Library in Prince William County. They offer a variety of fitness equipment including
cardiovascular and strength training equipment. You can enjoy racquetball or baseball on their
updated courts. They also offer therapeutic massage services. CAFC also offers low cost
personal training instructors for one-on- one, semi-private, small group, youth and sport specific
However, the best feature for the summer lover is the Aquatics Center, featuring hot tubs and
saunas for the adults as well as a slide and a mushroom water feature for kids missing the water
parks over the winter. The 40-meter heated pool sports 25-yard lanes available for lap swim and
a shallow area for recreation swim and classes. Professional life guards are on duty.
The Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center’s motto is “Where Everybody Fits In!”
SBDCRC and their programs have been a part of Prince William County since 1976. They offer
over 80 fitness and wellness programs weekly, multi-use activity rooms and a large
basketball/volleyball gym, as well as enrichment programming in a family friendly environment.
Children are welcome to enjoy classes such as “Jungle Yoga” and “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” to
begin their fitness journey.
This holiday season, both CAFC and SBDCRC will be offering drop and shop day camps for
kids so you can get your last-minute shopping done. Pat white Center is offering a Holiday craft
camp for kids as well. You can browse through the fall edition of Leisure Magazine to find out
what is happening around your area. Each center has a handy calendar linked to their webpage
for your scheduling convenience.
This is just a peek at what Prince William County Parks and Recreation has to offer. If you are
interested in finding out more about playing and living in Prince William County, contact the
Chris Colgan Real Estate Team and ask us. We are happy to share our love of all things Northern
Virginia with you!
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was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a
member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of
all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top
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