Neighborhood & Community Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Saturday, 9 AM to 10 PM
703-865-0520 TTY 711
3001 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
Chris Scales
Division Director

Jim Scott (formerly Providence) Community Center

Jim Scott (formerly Providence) Community Center

Welcome to the Jim Scott Community Center! Our inclusive facility offers programs and activities for community members of all ages and backgrounds. The center houses an Adult and Senior Program, Youth and Family Program, Technology Center, School Age Child Care (SACC), Sensory Room and more. Whether you are looking to meet new people, learn new skills, discover community resources, engage your senses or enjoy time with your family, Jim Scott has opportunities for everyone. Stop by today to explore he center and learn how you can join the Jim Scott family!

Jim Scott Community Center is conveniently located in between the MetroWest and Circle Woods communities, down the street from the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station, and within minutes of Route 66 and Route 29. 

Jim Scott Community Center News: 


  • Gymnasium
  • Fitness Room
  • Billiards Room
  • Teen Room
  • Sensory Room
  • Senior Room
  • Kitchen
  • Multipurpose Rooms
  • Multiuse Computer Lab/Sound Studio
  • Art Room
  • Glass Recycling Drop Off

  • Before and Afterschool programs
  • Facility rentals
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym sports such as basketball, volleyball, and pickleball
  • Meeting spaces for groups and organizations
  • Spring, summer and winter camps
  • STEAM, technology and computer instruction
  • Teen programming
  • Community days
  • Intramural sports
  • Senior Center programming

Family Programming includes: 

  • Bimonthly Family Meals
  • July 4th Celebration
  • Lego Club
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • Arts & Crafts Nights
  • Special Events


Explore ncs programs (requires ncs account)

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Daily age-appropriate fitness classes such as line dancing, yoga, strength training and aerobics
  • Daily lunch service 
  • Art classes: acrylic painting, watercolor painting and craft classes
  • Billiards, table tennis and pickleball
  • Chartered trips of necessity
  • Computer/smart device classes, knitting & crochet group, cards, board games, bingo and gardening
  • Referral services


Teen program participants grow in a supervised, structured and enjoyable environment that includes use of a gymnasium, computer lab, craft rooms and a kitchen. They are mentored by positive role models and may participate in a variety of activities and projects designed to keep them engaged and support their physical, mental, academic, financial and social development. Center staff provides programming and opportunities for youth to develop skills, explore creative thinking and emphasize community building. Activities include a variety of recreational classes, educational workshops and field trips, as well as many other special events. 

  • Teen Program Hours: Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.
  • Late Night Teen Zone, Fridays 6-7:45p.m.



Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Therapeutic Recreation Services (TR) provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to develop the skills that enable them to participate in the recreation and leisure programs of their choice.

TR works in conjunction/tandem with regional services to ensure that we are creating a culture of inclusion within our centers. We work alongside of NCS Culture, Recreation, and Community Connections staff and the inclusion specialist to provide services and programs for individuals of all abilities, allowing and promoting access to the sensory space at Sully to all participants.

We provide a person-centered, safe, and nurturing environment designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals of all ages – and particularly those with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities – through structured interaction and engagement with the room’s unique features. Sensory rooms, by nature, are relaxing and calming environments that offer a variety of sights, sounds and interactive elements that promote stress-free engagement and physical and intellectual development – especially for young children and individuals with disabilities. A vibrant combination of lights, sounds, textures, touch pads, swings and much more offer a variety of opportunities to explore while experiencing physical and intellectual benefits including: improved communication and social skills; enhanced concentration, focus, and memory; reduced stress; and promotion of leisure education. 

The Jim Scott Community Center Sensory Room is located on the second floor of our center. The Sensory Room offers a full slate of weekly programs including one-on-one sessions, group sessions and special themed programs for a variety of ages and abilities. All programs are led and/or supervised by full-time Inclusion Coordinator, who is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, as well as part-time staff trained in how to utilize the room. All programs and sessions are scheduled through the Inclusion Coordinator. To make an appointment and to inquire more about this space, please contact the Jim Scott Community Center at 703-865-0520.

Inclusion Specialist: 703-865-0534


Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

Fairfax County School Age Child Care Center (SACC) is offered at Jim Scott Community Center. SACC promotes the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities by providing affordable, safe and educational care for children before and after school and full day care during Fairfax County Public School breaks. SACC provides a sliding fee scale to support families’ access to affordable childcare services. SACC staff work in partnership with families and collaborate with early childhood professionals, schools and community partners to support children in reaching their fullest potential. SACC staff create a welcoming environment; provide unique, creative and engaging curriculum experiences for children; and provide a supportive environment that promotes children’s learning and social, emotional and physical development.

On occasion, inclement weather may affect the operation of Fairfax County Community, Teen and Senior Centers. Decisions regarding the delayed opening or closure of county facilities are made with the utmost regard for the safety of our participants and staff.

In the event of inclement weather, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) posts all facility closures and delays online. You may also learn of status updates by contacting your selected Community Center, Teen Center or Senior Center directly or by calling the Neighborhood and Community Services Main Office at 703-324-4600, TTY 711.

All NCS Community, Senior and Teen Centers serve as warming and cooling centers during extreme weather. Staff are prepared to accommodate any community walk-in needs during operating hours.  Visitors using the center for warming/cooling services will not have access to community center programming/classes unless they are a current registered member.

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