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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Light Testing at Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park to Begin October 21

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Loudoun County has scheduled daytime testing of lights at the site of the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park beginning Thursday, October 21, 2021, weather permitting. Area residents will notice increased activity at the park prior to the testing date. The...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Entrance to Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve Reopened

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The entrance to Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve has been reopened and power is restored. Earlier, the entrance was closed due to a large tree that fell, snapping powerlines. 

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Entrance to Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve Closed Due to Downed Tree & Powerlines

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Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve is closed due to a large tree that fell overnight snapping powerlines. The entrance is currently blocked by the tree, debris and downed powerlines. NOVEC is onsite working to repair powerlines. The Preserve will be closed unt...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Teen Performers Sought for Loudoun's Battle of Bands

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The 2021 Loudoun Battle of the Bands is open to middle and high school students, including soloists, vocalists, instrumentalists and DJs/producers. The competition is a joint venture among the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community S...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

County Offers Free Support for Caregivers

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) offers free, virtual education sessions to help ease the burden and stress of caring for loved ones. The October session, "Holidays and Dementia: Coping with Changes and Family Dynamics," will be pre...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

County Seeks Volunteers to Work with Seniors

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Area Agency on Aging (AAA) are currently seeking caring, knowledgeable adult volunteers for the county's senior centers. Volunteer opportunities include greeting center members,...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Dulles South Facilities Update for September 29

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The competition and leisure pools at Dulles South Recreation and Community Center (DSRCC) will be closed Wednesday, September 29, 2021, while a gas line is moved in preparation for enhancements to the air handling system. The pool closure is expected to l...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

County Parks & Recreation Earns National Accreditation

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) joins the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CA...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Dulles South Recreation Center Status Update

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The competition and leisure pools at Dulles South Recreation and Community Center (DSRCC) will remain open Monday, September 20, 2021. Previous plans to move a gas line in preparation for enhancements to the air handling system have changed. The project i...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Light Level Testing at Lovettsville Community Park Scheduled for October 5

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Loudoun County has rescheduled light level testing at the Lovettsville Community Park for the evening hours of Tuesday, October 5, 2021, weather permitting. Residents will notice increased activity at the park prior to the testing date. 

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

County Offers Free Education & Support for Caregivers

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering free, virtual education sessions to help ease the burden and stress of caring for loved ones. The September series begins Tuesday, September 21, 2021. All sessions are held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Dulles South Facilities Update for September 20

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The competition and leisure pools at Dulles South Recreation and Community Center (DSRCC) will be closed Monday, September 20, 2021, while a gas line is moved in preparation for enhancements to the air handling system. The pool closure is expected to last...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Claude Moore Park Hosts Fall Festival & Photo Expo

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The annual Claude Moore Park Fall Festival and Photo Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the event is free. The park is located at 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road in Sterling. 

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Preschool Openings in Leesburg

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services announces that space is available in the 2021-2022 preschool program at Douglass Community Center.  A fun, play-based curriculum allows children to experience social intera...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Beth Miller Park Trail Bridge Replacement is Complete

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has announced that the small, wooden bridge along the walking trail at Beth Miller Park has been replaced. The project is completed and the new bridge is open. The nine-acre park, f...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

"Live From The Lot" Outdoor Concert September 10

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services is hosting "Live From The Lot" featuring The Reagan Years and Uncle Jesse Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The event will take place in the parking lot of Segra Field at 42095 Loud...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center to Close for Maintenance

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services announces the closure the Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center August 23 through August 29, 2021, for annual maintenance. Recreation center operations and land-based program...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Claude Moore Park Visitor Center Closed August 24

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has announced the closure of the Vestal's Gap Road entrance to Claude Moore Park, along with the Visitor Center and adjacent parking lot Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The closu...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Beth Miller Park Trail Bridge to be Replaced

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has announced plans to replace the small, wooden bridge along the walking trail at Beth Miller Park. The renovation project will be conducted during the week of August 23, 2021. A s...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Dangerously Hot Weather, Storms Possible in Loudoun; Officials Offer Advice on Staying Safe

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With extreme heat and humidity in the forecast over the next few days and an excessive heat watch in effect Thursday, August 12, 2021, Loudoun County officials advise residents to be prepared and take precautions against the dangerously hot conditions, wh...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

County Asks Public to Help Rename Facility

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At its business meeting July 6, 2021, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors directed staff to develop a work plan to implement changes to the Confederate and Segregationist symbols already submitted by the public and to remove the name of Kephart Bridge...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Loudoun County to Require Face Masks Inside County Facilities

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Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, Loudoun County Government will require all employees and visitors to county facilities —regardless of vaccination status—to wear face masks while inside all county facilities in a renewed effort to red...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

County Recreation Centers Hold Membership Pass Sale

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Annual and six-month recreational memberships for Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center (CMRCC) and Dulles South Recreation and Community Center (DSRCC) are discounted 15% from August 9 through September 13, 2021. Admission passes include access to...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Douglass Community Center Relocation Update

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The date for the relocation of the Douglass Community Center has been revised. The center will open in its new location at 705-H East Market Street in Leesburg Thursday, August 19, 2021. Phone numbers will remain the same. An indoor version of the Douglas...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Dulles South Leisure Pool Reopens

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The leisure pool at Dulles South Recreation and Community Center has reopened. Repairs were completed ahead of schedule. 

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Dulles South Leisure Pool Closed

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The leisure pool at Dulles South Recreation and Community Center (DSRCC) is closed due to a mechanical issue. Repairs are expected to take several days. The competition pool and hot tub will remain open during normal hours. Status updates will be posted o...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Franklin Park Pool & Claude Moore Rec Center Leisure Pool Update

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The Franklin Park pool will reopen tomorrow, July 22, 2022, during normal hours. The leisure pool at Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center (CMRCC) will remain closed for repairs, which are expected to take several days. The competition pool and spa...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Franklin Park Pool and Leisure Pool at Claude Moore Rec Center Closed

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The Franklin Park pool is closed due to a water line leak. The leisure pool at Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center (CMRCC) is closed due to a filter issue, however, the competition pool and spa remain open. Status updates will be posted on the Fr...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

County Offers Free Education & Support for Caregivers

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering free, virtual education sessions to help ease the burden and stress of caring for loved ones. The August/September series begins Tuesday, August 3, 2021. All sessions are held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:3...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Update: Potomac Green Neighborhood Park Opening

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) and Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure announce the opening of Potomac Green Neighborhood Park in Ashburn, Virginia. The park will open to the public fol...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Potomac Green Neighborhood Park Opens to the Public

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) and Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure announce the opening of Potomac Green Neighborhood Park in Ashburn, Virginia. The park will open to the public fol...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Douglass Community Center Relocation Plan Revised

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The Douglass Community Center in Leesburg, operated by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, will be temporary relocated during renovation of the Douglass School. Renovation of the school, which houses the community ce...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Countywide Linear Parks & Trails System Plan Moves Forward

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is moving ahead with the Countywide Linear Parks and Trails System Plan (LPAT) following approval of the plan by the Board of Supervisors at its business meeting on July 6, 2...

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Posted on: July 5, 2021

Public Meeting on County Parks and Recreation Master Plan July 21

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The fourth public workshop regarding the County’s Parks and Recreation master planning project will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. Details about joining the virtual meeting are available at loudoun.gov/prcsmasterplan.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors in Leesburg

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The Home Delivered Meals Program (HDM), administered by the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, urgently needs volunteers 18 and older who will safely deliver nutritious, noontime meals to individuals confined to their home. Drivers are needed weekdays i...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

County Hosts Independence Day Celebrations July 2, July 3 & July 4

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services is offering residents and visitors several options for celebrating Independence Day this year. 

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Douglass Community Center to Relocate During Construction

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The Douglass Community Center in Leesburg, operated by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, will be temporary relocated during renovation of the Douglass School. Renovation of the school, which houses the community ce...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Loudoun County Parks and Recreation Master Plan Moves Forward

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is moving ahead with its master plan following approval of the plan by the Board of Supervisors at its business meeting on June 15, 2021. 

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Celebrate the Summer Solstice in a Digital Planetarium!

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The Franklin Park Arts Center and Claude Moore Park have partnered to bring the Digitalis Delta 4 Inflatable Planetarium to eastern Loudoun! Ages four and older can explore the wonder of space and celebrate the summer solstice Sunday, June 20, 2021. You c...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Space is Available in County After-School Program for Coming School Year

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The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has announced openings in the County After-School Activities (CASA) Program for the 2021-2022 school year. CASA is a licensed, after-school program for elementary school students (grades K-5) that...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

County Program Provides Summer Cooling Assistance for Seniors

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging, Virginia Department for the Aging, and Dominion Virginia Power are offering a program to provide fans and single-room air conditioners to eligible county residents 60 and older. The program runs June 1 through Sept...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

County to Hold Grand Opening for Ashburn Senior Center June 17

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and departments of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Transportation and Capital Infrastructure will celebrate the grand opening of the Ashburn Senior Center Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. The publ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

County Parks & Recreation Receives Three National Awards

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) was recognized for excellence in facility projects and programs completed in 2020 by the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) and the Nationa...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Social Distancing & Capacity Restrictions End May 28; Unvaccinated People Should Still Wear Masks

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Beginning Friday, May 28, 2021, Loudoun County will implement Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 79 (PDF), which lifts all remaining capacity limits for gatherings and social distancing requirements in previous executive orders that have been in pla...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Area Agency on Aging Hosts Mindfulness Practice Workshop for Caregivers

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is hosting a virtual workshop on "Mindfulness Practice" for caregivers. The free program will be presented Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. by Michele Zimmer-Forster, LCSW, psychotherapi...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Free Medicare Virtual Fair June 23

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The Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) will host the "Welcome to Medicare Virtual Fair" Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone newly eligible for Medicare can join for any length of time to learn about M...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Dulles South Recreation & Community Center to Close for Annual Maintenance

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services announces the temporary closure of Dulles South Recreation and Community Center (DSRCC) for annual maintenance. The center will be closed June 1 through June 7, reopening June 8, 20...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Countywide Linear Parks & Trails Public Meeting May 26

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Loudoun County seeks to develop an interconnected, countywide linear parks and trails system (LPAT). Following previous public input sessions and surveys, the next milestone is to present key findings and an update on the plan. Two virtual public meetings...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Loudoun Installs Another Wi-Fi Hot Spot to Help Western Loudoun Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Loudoun County has installed a new Wi-Fi hot spot for residents in western Loudoun. The county’s Department of Information Technology has installed outdoor Wi-Fi at the Lovettsville Community Center, which is operated by the Department of Parks,...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Bluemont Community Center to Close for Floor Replacement

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services announces the temporary closure of Bluemont Community Center (BCC) for a floor replacement project beginning May 31, 2021. The center is expected to reopen by mid to late June 2021....

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

County Parks & Recreation Master Plan Public Meeting May 25

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The third in a series of (virtual) public meetings regarding the Master Plan for the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services will be held Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The department contracted for a strategic master pl...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

County Recreation Centers Hold Membership Pass Sale

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Annual and six-month recreational memberships for Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center (CMRCC) and Dulles South Recreation and Community Center (DSRCC) are discounted 15% through June 14, 2021. Admission passes include access to: 

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Free Dementia Educational Workshop May 19

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering a free, virtual education session for individuals providing care to persons or loved ones with dementia. Dementia care consultant and author, Rachel Wonderlin, will present "Embracing Their He...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

County Debuts "Live and Wired" May 8

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"Live and Wired" will be livestreamed beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021. The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services is hosting the concert to provide an opportunity for local middle and high school teens to...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Free Webinar on Assistive Technology for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free webinar on current assistive technology devices to assist persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The virtual presentation will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Debbie Jones of the North...

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Posted on: May 1, 2021

Pavilion Project at Gwen Thompson Briar Patch Park Delayed

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services previously announced planned renovation projects at Gwen Thompson Briar Patch Park, including replacement of the picnic pavilion, followed by renovation of the volleyball court. Ini...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Public Input Needed for Countywide Parks and Trails System

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On January 17, 2019, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors directed the Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Board to develop a detailed implementation plan for an interconnected, countywide linear parks and trails system. The system will pro...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

County Debuts Livestreamed Concert by Local Teens May 8

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On Saturday, May 8, 2021, the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services will host?a live, virtual concert to provide an opportunity for local middle and high school teens to experience playing on a professional platform. The ev...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Summer Camp Openings

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Still thinking about summer camp? Spaces are available in our full-day Daze and Fest camps at select school sites. Visit loudoun.gov/camps for registration details or email [email protected] for location availability.

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

New Program for Persons with Early-Stage Cognitive Disorders

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging is starting a new monthly activity program for individuals recently diagnosed with a cognitive disorder and their care partners. "Early Birds in the Park" provides:

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Space Available in County After-School Program

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Open registration for remaining spots in the County After School Activities Program (CASA) for the 2021-22 school year begins Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. CASA is a licensed program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, that provides ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day at Franklin Park

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Celebrate Earth Day at Franklin Park! This family-friendly, safe, outdoor event will be held Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults and children five and older will enjoy:

  • Learning about conservation and nature.
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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Spring Fling Event April 24

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Celebrate the season at a "Spring Fling" hosted by Adaptive Recreation April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dancing, games, food and more! Safety measures in place. $10/person. Email [email protected]. 

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Celebrate National Walking Day at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021, is National Walking Day! Staff at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve in Leesburg will help visitors celebrate with guided walks on topics including birds, reptiles and amphibians, history and archaeology, trees and wildflowers between...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Bob Ross Painting Workshops April 16 & 17

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Learn to paint from a certified Bob Ross instructor! The Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center is offering a series of Bob Ross painting workshops for ages 16 and older. Guided by instructor Sandra Hill, students will complete a 16 inch x 20 inc...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Artisan Gift Box Subscription from Franklin Park Arts Center

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The Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center is bringing the arts to your doorstep! Unique artisan gift boxes are created to connect you with local performing and visual artists in Loudoun County. The springtime curated box subscription arrives in ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Renovation Projects at Gwen Thompson Briar Patch Park Underway

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has announced the start of additional planned renovation projects at Gwen Thompson Briar Patch Park. Current projects include demolition of the existing pavilion and construction of...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Easter & More Springtime Events

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The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services is hosting several fun Easter and other springtime events! Mitigation practices will be in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of participants. Enrollment may be lim...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Spring Caregiver Support Series Begins April 6

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering a new spring series of virtual education and support sessions for caregivers. The National Capital Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present "Know the 10 Warning Signs" Tue...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Space Available in Ashburn Spring Break Camp

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is offering spring break camp in Ashburn for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The camp will be held March 29 - April 2, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and COVID-...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Renovation Projects at Ashburn Park Begin Week of March 15

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services announces the start of planned renovation projects at Ashburn Park, beginning the week of March 15, 2021. The projects include repair of the drainage along the gravel road, demoliti...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors

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Volunteers are needed to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable Loudoun seniors during a time when many are feeling isolated. The commitment is less than two hours on a weekly or monthly basis. The Home Delivered Meals Program (HDM), administered by...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

County Adds New K-6 Distance Learning Child Care Location

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services is opening a new location for the K-6 Distance Learning Child Care Program. The program will be offered at Lovettsville Elementary School beginning Monday, March 8, 2021. Registrati...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Linear Parks & Trails Virtual Public Meeting February 24

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Loudoun County seeks to develop an interconnected, countywide linear parks and trails system (LPAT). A critical next step is receiving feedback from residents on their priorities for the system. Two virtual public meetings will be held Wednesday, February...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Teen Artists Sought for Virtual Concert Event

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is seeking local teen artists to perform at a live, virtual concert Saturday, May 8, 2021. PRCS is hosting the event to provide an opportunity for bands and soloists to exper...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Virtual Public Meeting on Countywide Linear Parks & Trails System

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Loudoun County seeks to develop an interconnected, countywide linear parks and trails system (LPAT). A critical next step is receiving feedback from residents on their priorities for the system. Two virtual public meetings will be held Wednesday, February...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

County Offers Free Education & Support for Caregivers

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is offering free, virtual education and support to ease the burden and stress of providing care for loved ones. The February/March series begins Thursday, February 18, 2021, with "Legal Planning for Older...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Free Support Program for Early-Stage Dementia

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A diagnosis of early-stage dementia can be overwhelming. The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging is offering a free, five-session, virtual program for individuals living with early-stage dementia and their caregivers. 

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

County Seeks Public Input on Linear Parks and Trails

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On January 17, 2019, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors directed the Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Board to develop a detailed implementation plan for an interconnected, countywide linear parks and trails system. PROS subsequ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

County Offers (Virtual) Support for Early Stage Dementia

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging has launched a new (virtual) support group for anyone diagnosed with early stage dementia. Members of the group are able to provide the acceptance, understanding and support needed by those facing consequences of th...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

PRCS Master Plan (Virtual) Public Meeting January 14

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The second in a series of (virtual) public meetings regarding the Master Plan for the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. The department has contracted for a strategic...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

PRCS Inclement Weather Guidelines

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Keep current on weather-related changes in operations for the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. Find our inclement weather guidelines online, follow @loudounprcs on Facebook, contact your local PRCS center/park office,...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

County Operational Status Thursday, December 17, 2020

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Loudoun County Government will be open on unscheduled leave status Thursday, December 17, 2020. When Loudoun County Government is on unscheduled leave status, PRCS facilities are open with normal operating hours and programs are run with reduced staff. Ke...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Some County Facilities Close 3 p.m. Dec 16

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Due to current and forecasted weather conditions, some Loudoun County Government facilities, including PRCS facilities, will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

County Parks and Recreation Launches Online Master Plan Survey

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is in the process of developing a master plan for the next generation of park and recreation opportunities and needs input from county residents. To ensure that the planning ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2020

Help for Caregivers Dealing With Added Holiday Stress

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In recognition of the added stress caregivers can experience during the holiday season, Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging staff will present a message of hope with "Coping Through the Tinsel and Tears"" Thursday, November 19, 202...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Free Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance

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Need help during Medicare Open Enrollment? The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging VICAP counselors are here to help (virtually)! Agency staff trained in the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program will work with you to help you find better c...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

The Gift of Health & Fitness!

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Treat yourself, or someone on your list, to a season of health and fitness. Annual and six-month memberships at Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center and Dulles South Recreation and Community Center are discounted 15% through January 11, 2020. Recr...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

WebTrac is Back Online November 18

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WebTrac is operational again Monday, November 18, following a temporary shutdown during the database cloud migration and testing. Transactions, including registrations and payments, have resumed. Issues with credit card payments that occurred this morning...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

County Area Agency on Aging Receives Resolution of Recognition

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For his final legislative session in 2019, Senator Richard Black, District 13 VA, identified the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging as particularly deserving of special recognition because of its important mission and vital role in the community. Senator...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Still Looking for Something Spooktacular this Halloween?

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You'll find Halloween and more fun, fall events for the whole family in the 2019 PRCS 2019 Fall Activity Guide! Find details on page 77-78 of the fall guide or in the online PRCS event calendar.  

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Teen Performers Needed for Loudoun's Battle of Bands

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Over $900 in prizes will be awarded to the top three winners of Loudoun’s Battle of the Bands. The annual competition is open to the county’s middle and high school students, including soloists, ensembles, bands and DJ/Electronic Music artists. Performers...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

New! Fall Caregiver Education Series

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The Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging is pleased to announce its new fall Caregiver Education Series beginning October 29. The free series for anyone providing care and support to a loved one includes legal planning and a virtual dementia tour. ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Loudoun County International Festival Oct. 13 in Leesburg

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Loudoun County’s 2019 International Festival will highlight music, food, dance and traditions of Japan, Central America, India, Ireland, China, South America, the Middle East and more. The celebration of cultural diversity in Loudoun and the reg...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Location Change for County Meeting on Ashburn Recreation & Community Center Project

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The location of the upcoming Loudoun County public information meeting about the new Ashburn Recreation and Community Center has been changed to the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn. The meeting will ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Franklin Park Tennis Courts to be Replaced

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The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has announced plans to replace the tennis courts at Franklin Park in Purcellville. The courts will be closed to the public beginning mid-October 2019. The project, which includes a ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Loudoun County Hosts Parade September 14 to Celebrate Loudoun South Little Leaguers

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Loudoun County invites members of the community to join in a celebration of the Loudoun South Little League team, the first team from Virginia in 25 years to go to the Little League World Series. The celebration will begin with a parade starting at 1:00 p...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Loudoun Breaks Ground for Ashburn Senior Center

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Loudoun County is celebrating the start of construction for the Ashburn Senior Center. Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors joined with other officials, Loudoun County government staff, members of the project team and community members for t...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Largest Bob Ross Exhibit on East Coast Opening in Loudoun

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The Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center in Purcellville, Virginia hosted a preview of “Happy Accidents: An Exhibit of Original Bob Ross Paintings” for media Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The show represents the first time the artist’s collection wi...

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Posted on: August 17, 2019

Loudoun County Hosts: "Happy Accidents: An Exhibit of Original Bob Ross Paintings"

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The Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center in Purcellville, Virginia, is pleased to announce the first exhibit of original Bob Ross paintings on the East Coast. With a total of 24 paintings, the exhibit runs Sept. 10 to Oct. 15, 2019. Hours are 9...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Public Invited to Ribbon Cutting for Loudoun United Soccer Stadium August 3, 2019

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Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will join with officials of Loudoun United FC and members of the community for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the soccer team’s new home at Segra Field on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at Philip A....

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Professional Opportunities in After-School Care

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Do you enjoy working with children? Do you like earning money? Why not do both? Join the PRCS team of dedicated professionals who provide after-school enrichment activities for children in grades K-5 You can find CASA position descriptions and online appl...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Ground is Broken for Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park

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A ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the start of construction for the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park was held Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Arcola. Members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors joined with other officials, Loudoun County gover...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Without Power? Cool off at a Loudoun County Facility

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Loudoun County reminds residents in western Loudoun communities who are experiencing power outages that several county-operated facilities are open until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019, providing an air-conditioned place to escape today’s heat.&nb...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Selected Loudoun County Facilities to Serve as Cooling Centers with Extended Weekend Hours

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During this period of excessive heat, selected Loudoun County facilities will operate as cooling centers with extended weekend hours. 

Saturday, July 20, 2019, Extended Hours

  • The Loudoun Valley Community Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p...
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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning in Effect for Loudoun; County Facilities to Serve as Cooling Centers

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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Loudoun County for Friday, July 19, 2019, forecasting temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values of up to 110 degrees. 

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Loudoun County to Hold Groundbreaking for Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park June 29, 2019

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Loudoun County invites members of the public to attend the groundbreaking for the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the park site on Evergreen Mills Road in Arcola. Signs will be p...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Loudoun County Hosts Public Information Meeting on Bles Park Improvements

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Loudoun County residents are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about planned improvements to Bles Park, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at George Washington University’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus, Exploration Hall, 20101 Aca...

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