Audrey Moore RECenter
The Fairfax County Park Authority no longer follows the closing schedule of public schools during inclement weather. Instead, the Park Authority will follow Fairfax County Government closures. Unless Fairfax County closes all county facilities, RECenters and other park facilities will remain open for general use. Classes, programs and events will go on as planned at Park Authority facilities unless otherwise noted by FCPA.
Audrey Moore RECenter at Wakefield Park is approximately 76,000 square feet in size and houses a 50m pool with one 3m and two 1m diving boards. The natatorium also contains spectator seating, doors that lead to a spacious outdoor sundeck, and locker rooms containing saunas and showers. In addition to the various racquetball/wallyball, and squash courts, the center has a large gymnasium with six basketball hoops, and volleyball nets. The center also contains a cycle studio, a dance room, a pottery lab and kiln, an arts and crafts room, three multi-purpose activity rooms, and a senior center.
Members can also take advantage of more than 40 group fitness classes the center offers each week.
Overlooking the natatorium and gymnasium is our fitness center. The fitness center is well equipped with Cybex machines, a wide selection of cardiovascular equipment, free-weights, and a stretching area.
Wakefield Skate Park, located next to the recenter, offers a chance for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the thrills and excitement of skateboarding, inline skating, and BMX biking on our Freestyle and Competition courses.
The Wakefield Farmers' Market is another wonderful addition to the park. Stroll the tree lined avenue of merchants with a variety of produce and other products located just inside the Wakefield Park entrance.
The center is accessible according to ADA guidelines with curb ramps,
automatic doors, ample parking, an elevator, and a wheelchair
accessible unisex bathroom and dressing stalls.
Audrey Moore RECenter - Aquatics
The Audrey Moore RECenter has an Olympic-sized heated indoor pool with
3 Duraflex springboards, a 44 ft x 200 ft outdoor sundeck, saunas,
locker rooms with private showers, a family changing room, and a
bleacher seating capacity of 500.
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Audrey Moore RECenter - Fitness Center
Our fitness area is open Monday - Friday, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday,
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Teens, 12-15 years old,
may use the fitness center and equipment when accompanied by an adult.
After completion of a teen weight training class, no supervision is
required. Contact us at 703-321-7081 to learn more about the teen
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Audrey Moore RECenter - Gymnasium
The Audrey Moore RECenter gymnasium, dedicated to Joseph E. Davis of Annandale High School in 1977, is a full-size basketball court that can be divided into two half courts. The 10,000 square foot gymnasium consists of six basketball hoops and varsity volleyball system.
Our courts host a variety of classes for all ages as well as open basketball and volleyball play (see gym calendar). Some classes are youth basketball and soccer, cycle spin, and dog obedience. Women's basketball league also plays during the spring months.
The gymnasium can be rented for birthday parties and other activities based on availability. For additional information, check the Rental Rates page or call the RECenter at 703-321-7081.
Audrey Moore RECenter - Open Pottery Lab
Have Fun, Relax and Make Friends!
If you are 6 years old or older and like to make items out of clay, we have a program for you! Our pottery program offers opportunities for students -- from the beginner to the experienced -- to be creative in an educational and friendly atmosphere. Children, ages 6 -12, express their artistic abilities exclusively through hand built projects. If you are 13 years old or older, you can use an electric wheel, hand build or use an extruder to create unique pieces. Check Parktakes Online for class availability.
In addition to classes we have an open pottery lab for experienced potters who want extra time to work on their project. The cost is $4.00 per hour or you can save by purchasing a 12-hour lab pass. The cost is $30 for current students and $45 for non-students. Our clay is $24 for a 25 pound bag, firing fee included with purchased clay. We only fire pieces that were made with clay issued by the RECenter.
Open Pottery lab hours:
- Sundays: 1:30p - 4:30p
- Mondays: 9:30a - 12:30p
- Fridays: 9:30a - 12:30p
- Fridays: 7p - 9:55p
Call Audrey Moore RECenter at 703-321-7081 to confirm lab hours on given days. Lab closed on holidays.
Audrey Moore RECenter - Outdoor Activities
In addition to its RECenter, Wakefield Park offers a mix of outdoor activities from athletic fields, basketball courts and tennis complex to trails and picnic areas. Read More >>
Some of the Wakefield's outdoor features include the following:
- Fairfax County Trails
- Wakefield Skate Park
- Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Natural Surface Trail Activities
- Athletic Fields
In the late 1990's the Commonwealth of Virginia set a goal to establish a state-wide birding and wildlife trail divided into three geographical regions. Although officially in the Piedmont Region, Wakefield Park has been grouped into the Coastal Region because of our closeness to the Chesapeake Bay and the types of birds the bay attracts.
Wakefield attracts a large number of unusual breeding birds during the summer. These include 26 species of warblers that are very accessible for viewing, even for beginners. Wakefield Park is a very good birding spot due to its closeness to the Chesapeake Bay and the rough woodsy areas near the ballfields, where the birds can find seeds and insects for food and trees to nest in. While the Bird Trail has not been formally marked at this time, access to the areas of the park well suited for birding can be achieved from the Cross County Trail within Wakefield Park.
Wakefield's bird trail was officially designated Stop #12 on the Great Falls loop in the Spring of 2006. This loop starts in Alexandria and ends in Riverbend Park. For more information about this loop and other Virginia bird trails, check out this website: www.dgif.state.va.us/wildlife/vbwt, and follow the links.
Over five miles of natural surface single-track trails exist within Wakefield Park and are utilized by mountain bikers, runners, hikers, and nature lovers. Please contact Audrey Moore RECenter at 703-321-7081 for more information about these activities. Specific activities that are coordinated on the natural surface trails include the following:
- Night Riding - Wakefield trails are open to night riding from dusk to 10:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout the year. All vehicles must leave the park by 11:00 pm.
- Night riding is not allowed on any other nights or in other parks under the jurisdiction of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Monitoring of night rides is provided by volunteers from the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE).
- Trail Rules must be followed at all times and high intensity helmet lights must be worn for visibility on the trails. Night riding will be cancelled in the event of wet trails or inclement weather.
- Mountain Bike Races - Mountain bike races are conducted throughout the summer by Ex2Adventures and Potomacvelo. Advanced or race day registrations are available for beginner through expert racers.
- Trail Races - Trail running races are conducted within Wakefield Park as a part of the Backyard Burn race series coordinated by Ex2Adventures in the spring and the fall.
- Bluebell Walk - During the Spring (late March to early April) the bluebells are in bloom along the creek trail within Wakefield Park and provide a wonderful exposure to natures beauty within the park.
Wakefield park maintains seven athletic fields. These include five softball fields, a football field and a soccer field. Reservations for use of the fields may be accomplished by contacting Community and Recreations Services at 703-324-5522.
Athletic Field Rules as defined under Park Rules must be complied with at all times.
Wakefield Park has 11 outdoor lighted tennis courts. Lights go out at or near 11:00 pm. These courts are open to the public for a small fee, which can be paid in advance at the RECenter. Reservations are taken up to one week in advance by calling 703-321-7927. Classes are held all year for beginner through advanced players. Classes are small and are taught day and night, weekdays or weekends for all ages. See Parktakes Online for a listing of classes and the registration schedule.
See FCPA Tennis Courts page for a complete list of tennis courts throughout Fairfax County Parks.
Audrey Moore RECenter - Accessibility
- Accessible parking is available at RECenter and at athletic fields.
- Steep grade on route to tennis courts and multi-use courts.
- No access route to soccer/football fields.
- Accessible playground near athletic fields.
- Ramp for wheelchair access to the olympic-size pool.
- Family changing room with shower.
- Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TTY) 703-321-8124
Access support provides opportunities for all
|Fairfax County is committed to giving all citizens equal access to recreation and leisure opportunities. In keeping with that policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations are provided to individuals with disabilities in all Park Authority programs, services, and facilities. ADA accommodations include sign interpreters, alternative information formats, program modifications and inclusion support. Contact the ADA Specialist at 703-324-8563 or 703-803-3354 (TTY) for additional information.
If participation accommodations and/or alternative information formats are needed in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call 703-324-8563 at least 10 working days in advance of the registration deadline or event (whichever is earlier). Individuals using teletype equipment (TTY), call 703-803-3354. The Park Authority will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations; however, failure to request an accommodation with the specified time frame may limit our ability to complete this request.
Visit the Park Authority Leisure Services for Individuals with Disabilities (L.S.I.D.) web page for more information on accessibility programs and classes.