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Mount Vernon

Founded in 1954 as The Mount Vernon Community Park and Playground Association on eight acres of land donated by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the current park sits on 13.2 acres of land located at the corner of Fairfax Road and Lafayette Drive.

On Memorial Day weekend, the Board opens the park continuing over 50 years of continuous operation with a schedule of park sponsored children’s and adult activities, NVSL Team Swimming and Adult and Children Tennis Teams. Additionally, we also sponsor other activities including aerobic classes and master swim.

If you are interested in a Park Membership you may complete an application or contact us directly.


A revised Childrens Activities Calendar has been uploaded to the Forms page. Several new activities have been added and one change was made!

Mon, July 14, Bat Day with Bat Habitat Ranger Leslie Sturges at 3 pm (all ages)

Fri, July 18, Waterslide, 12-3pm

Schedule change - Friday Night Movie changed from July 18 to July 25, 7 pm

Thurs, Aug 7, Moonbounce, 12-4 pm 

Click here to print it out.

Bring Your Own BREW/CHILI COOK-OFF, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 7-10 pm.  Chair Mike O Connor, 703-768-6261. Bring your own home brewed beer or chili for sharing and judging.  You can also bring your favorite microbrew 6 pack. Home brews will be judged.

Food Truck Thursdays! Beginnning June 5 through August 28, skip your dinner prep on Thursdays this summer and drop by the park between 5 - 8 pm to buy your dinner from a local food truck and enjoy a nice evening. 

Click here for the schedule and visit their websites for menus.

American Red Cross Babysitters Training Course to be held at MVPA on Thur, July 24, 9 am - 4 pm. Ages 11-15. Bring baby doll, paper, pen and snack. Pizza lunch provided. Cost $80 for members, $90 for non-members. Call trainer John Ercolano at 804-909-3547 for more info. Register online at

Does your youngster want to learn how to play tennis? Send them to a Tennis Clinic. There are 3 sessions offered: the week of June 30 (July 4 sessions will be held July 5 instead), the week of July 7 and the week of July 21.

Ages 4-7, 12:30 - 1pm

Ages 4-7, 1-1:30pm

Ages 8-12, 1-2pm.

Register and pay at gatehouse.

LIFEGUARD certification courses at MVPA this spring: May 12-18, July 24-30.  Click on Forms to the left and print out the 2014 Lifeguard Training Courses sheet for dates, times, fees and how to register.

DuCard Vineyards Special Wine Tasting Event, 3-5 pm, Saturday, September 6th

Scott Elliff, Proprietor at DuCard Vineyards in Etlan, VA will come to MVP to lead a wine tasting of the wines he grows from the four grapes that are gaining national and international recognition: Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Virginia Native Norton. Come join your friends and neighbors in this premier event at MVP. Cost is $20/person and will include many tastings, cheese and crackers and an opportunity to purchase the wines you enjoy. Tickets will go on sale in mid August for this September 6 event (3:00-5:00). Tickets may be purchased at the gatehouse and must be bought in advance to ensure a minimum number sign up.

MVPA now has an email system broadcasting announcements and newsletters!

Click here to sign up now.

Leaving MVPA?  We are sorry to see you go.  Find instructions on how to turn in your membership on the Forms Page or by clicking the link below.

Instruction for Turning in Membership

Go to the 'Forms' page to view, print or download forms and schedules for MVPA events.  Also available are current versions of the MVPA Bylaws and our Rules and Regulations.

The May Newsletter, full of information on this summer at the Park, including the swim and tennis teams, plus children and adult activity schedules and registration forms, is now available to print out on the Forms page. 

Click here to print it.

Upcoming Events and Activities
July 24
9:00 AM American Red Cross BABYSITTING class for ages 11-14, 9am-4pm, lunch provided. Cost is $80.
11:30 AM Junior Tennis Team Awards Lunch and Round Robin at Mt. Vernon Athletic Club. Starts 11:30 - 1:00 pm for 12 and unders; pizza lunch and awards; 12:30-2:00 pm for 13 and ups.
5:00 PM Lifeguard Training: July 24, 5-7 pm, Pre Course Session
5:00 PM Food Truck Thursday @ MVP from 5-8 pm, Food Dude,
6:00 PM Junior Tennis Awards Banquet at MVP, 6 pm
July 25
6:30 PM Womens Tennis League Round Robin Social and trophy presentation @ MVP, 6:30 pm
6:30 PM Womens Tennis League Social, 6:30 - 9pm, TENNIS COURTS UNAVAILABLE.
7:00 PM Friday Night Movie Night, 7 pm - elementary through high school.
July 27
7:00 PM Mens Tennis Team Postseason play begins.
July 28
9:00 AM Lifeguard Training: July 28, 9am - 5 pm, Classroom and Pool training
July 29
9:00 AM Lifeguard Training: July 29, 9am - 5 pm, Classroom and Pool training
July 30
9:00 AM Lifeguard Training: July 30, 9am - 5 pm, Classroom and Pool training
July 31
1:00 AM Craft Demonstration Day, time TBA, (all ages) 1) Woodworking Demonstration and Make-a-Top Craft, $1 per child for materials, adult supervision required. 2) Blacksmith Demonstration with Jeff Dunkelberger, Black Forest Art Works, 3) Weaving and Beading demonstration with Allison Fuentes. Some items for sale.
5:00 PM Food Truck Thursday @ MVP from 5-8 pm, Red Hook Lobster,
August 4
10:30 AM River Farm Tour, 10:30 am.
August 7
5:00 PM Food Truck Thursday @ MVP from 5-8 pm, Food Dude,
August 12
2:00 PM Puppet Show - Little Red Rocket Hood, 2 pm, recommended ages: preschool - 12 years)
August 14
5:00 PM Food Truck Thursday @ MVP from 5-8 pm, Pho Wheels (Vietmanese Pho noodle soup and Bahn Mi sandwiches with vegetarian options.
August 15
2:00 PM Tye - Dye Day - bring your own shirt. All ages. 2-4 pm.
August 16
7:00 PM Annual Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-off - 7-10 pm, Bring your own home brew or a six-pack of your favorite to share. Is chili your specialty? If so, bring yours to the Cook-off.
August 18
3:30 PM Reptiles Alive! - 3:30 pm, all ages. Come see the "Rainforest Program"!
August 21
5:00 PM Food Truck Thursday @ MVP from 5-8 pm, Food Dude,
August 28
4:00 PM Water Battle (elementary through high school in park area), 4-6 pm
5:00 PM Food Truck Thursday @ MVP from 5-8 pm, Pho Wheels (Vietnamese Pho noodle soup and Bahn Mi sandwiches w/ veggie option,
August 30
6:00 AM MASTER SWIM ends August 30.
September 6
3:00 PM DuCard Vineyards Special Wine Tasting Event, 3-5 pm, Saturday, September 6th, Register in advance.
5:00 PM 60th Anniversary of MVPA Celebration! 5 pm on.
September 13
5:00 PM Fall Family Camp Out - Set up no earlier than 5 pm.

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