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There's No Such Thing as a Free...Game?

There's No Such Thing as a Free...Game?

There may be no such thing as a free game of pickup soccer in Fairfax County after a new permit policy is put in place.  Previously, permits were only required for groups of 20 or more players. The new policy, which was approved earlier this week, requires groups of 20 or more to submit a $5.50 fee for each participant, including spectators.

Local soccer players like Danny Arnez and Greg Pedersen, who play at noon daily at Pentagon City’s Virginia Highlands Park did not know about the change and were not pleased after learning about it.

Grand Opening of The Fresh Market in Vienna Tomorrow

From The Fresh Market:

The Fairfax County Summer Reading Program Continues

The Fairfax County Summer Reading Program Continues

From Fairfax County:

The Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read for pleasure during summer vacation. It is held in cooperation with the Fairfax County Public School system.

Five in July Park Pledge

Five in July Park Pledge

From Fairfax County:

 

Since 1985, the National Recreation and Park Association  (NRPA) has celebrated National Park and Recreation Month in July. Throughout the month NRPA promotes the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining healthy lifestyles and communities. This year, July has five weekends, leading NRPA to challenge people to visit local parks on five consecutive weekends. Anyone interested in creating healthy weekend habits is encouraged to sign the Five in July Park Pledge.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields

FX CO park board weighs rules to limit 'walk-ons' on county fields
New rules under consideration by the Fairfax County Park Authority Board would severely curtail the use of parks for casual, pick-up games of soccer and other sports.

Under current policy, if a field is not in use by a group that reserved it in advance, a “walk-on” group, with up to 40 participants (including spectators), can use it. The proposed rule would cut that number in half.

All county parks would be affected, including Mason District Park, Annandale Community Park, and Roundtree Park in the Annandale area.