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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.

Announcements
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.

Volleyball Clinics on our new court.  Register and pay at gatehouse. Cost for each volleyball clinic is $25.  Register by Aug 3 for head count. Walk-ins accepted if space available.

Introductory skills clinics for rising 4-6th grade boys and girls. Instructors will be local varsity players with oversight provided by NOVA CC Assistant Coach Nancy Nixon. Three sessions available.

Session 1 - Aug 4, 5, 7

Session 2 - Aug 11, 12, 14

Session 3 - Aug 18, 19, 21

Mon and Tue-Skills Training

9-10:15 am, 7-8 graders

10:15-11:30 am , 4-6 graders

Thurs - GAME DAY

9-10 am, 7-8 graders

10-11 am, 4-6 graders

Questions? Contact Sydney Nixon at sydney.p.nixon@gmail.com





Evening Swim Lessons for Parent and Tot, 6 mo-5 years.

Evening Swim Lessons for Young Children, ages 3-7, without parents.

Two sessions offered by Teresa Martin and Natalie Babiuch, certified swim instructors.

Cost is $25 per 5 class session. Session 1 is Aug 11-15, Session 2 is Aug 25-29. Register and pay at the Gatehouse.



Click here for Parent Tot information or go to Forms page.

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

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

Aug 4, 10:30 am, River Farm Tour

Thurs, Aug 7, Moonbounce, 12-4 pm 

Aug 12, Puppet Show, 2 pm

Aug 15, Tye-Dye, 2-4 pm

Aug 18, Reptiles Alive, 3:30 pm





Click here to print it out.

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.



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.

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 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, www.redhooklobster.com
August 4
9:00 AM Volleyball Clinic, $25 per session. 9-10:15am, 7-8 graders, 10:15-11:30 am, 4-6 graders. Register at Gatehouse.
10:30 AM River Farm Tour, 10:30 am.
August 5
9:00 AM Volleyball Clinic, $25 per session. 9-10:15am, 7-8 graders, 10:15-11:30 am, 4-6 graders. Register at Gatehouse.
August 7
9:00 AM Volleyball Clinic, $25 per session. GAME DAY, 9-10:am, 7-8 graders, 10-11 am, 4-6 graders. Register at Gatehouse.
5:00 PM Food Truck Thursday @ MVP from 5-8 pm, Food Dude, www.dougthefooddude.com
August 11
9:00 AM Volleyball Clinic, $25 per session. 9-10:15am, 7-8 graders, 10:15-11:30 am, 4-6 graders. Register at Gatehouse.
5:15 PM Parent and Tot Swim Class, $25 for 5 class session. Register at Gatehouse. Session 1, Aug 11-15. 5:15-5:45 pm, 2-5 year olds. 6-6:30 pm, 6 mo-24 mo olds. 6:40-7:10 for 2-5 year olds.
5:15 PM Young Child Swim lessons without parent, ages 3-7. Cost is $25 for 5 class session. Register at Gatehouse. Session 1, Aug 11-15, 5:15-6 pm.
August 12
9:00 AM Volleyball Clinic, $25 per session. 9-10:15am, 7-8 graders, 10:15-11:30 am, 4-6 graders. Register at Gatehouse.
2:00 PM Puppet Show - Little Red Rocket Hood, 2 pm, recommended ages: preschool - 12 years)
August 14
9:00 AM Volleyball Clinic, $25 per session. GAME DAY, 9-10:am, 7-8 graders, 10-11 am, 4-6 graders. Register at Gatehouse.
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
9:00 AM Volleyball Clinic, $25 per session. 9-10:15am, 7-8 graders, 10:15-11:30 am, 4-6 graders. Register at Gatehouse.
3:30 PM Reptiles Alive! - 3:30 pm, all ages. Come see the "Rainforest Program"!
August 19
9:00 AM Volleyball Clinic, $25 per session. 9-10:15am, 7-8 graders, 10:15-11:30 am, 4-6 graders. Register at Gatehouse.
August 21
9:00 AM Volleyball Clinic, $25 per session. GAME DAY, 9-10:am, 7-8 graders, 10-11 am, 4-6 graders. Register at Gatehouse.
5:00 PM Food Truck Thursday @ MVP from 5-8 pm, Food Dude, www.dougthefooddude.com
August 25
5:15 PM Parent and Tot Swim Class, $25 for 5 class session. Register at Gatehouse. Session 2, Aug 25-29. 5:15-5:45 pm, 2-5 year olds. 6-6:30 pm, 6 mo-24 mo olds. 6:40-7:10 for 2-5 year olds.
5:15 PM Young Child Swim lessons without parent, ages 3-7. Cost is $25 for 5 class session. Register at Gatehouse. Session 2, Aug 25-29, 5:15-6 pm.
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, www.phowheels.com
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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