Neighborhood & Community Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
703-550-7195 TTY 711
9520 Richmond Highway
Lorton, VA 22079
Chris Scales
Division Director

Lorton Community Center

exterior of Sully Community Center

The Lorton Community Center opened its doors on Oct. 10, 2022; a grand opening was held on Oct. 15, 2022. Learn more about the project history. The 30,000-square-foot facility is co-located with the Lorton Library and Lorton Park. The community center provides space for the Lorton Senior Center and Lorton Community Action Center, as well as a broad array of services, programs and activities for individuals of all ages and abilities. Offerings include fitness classes, gym sports, teen programming, meeting spaces, facility rentals, School Age Child Care (SACC), camps for youth, therapeutic recreation services, and technology and computer instruction.

Additional Information

The Lorton Community Center includes the following features:

  • Gymnasium
  • Fitness Room
  • Game Room
  • Sensory Room
  • Senior Center
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose Rooms
  • Multi-use Lab
  • Art Room
  • Pantry (Lorton Community Action Center)
  • Lobby Space (shared with Lorton Library)
  • Co-located with Lorton Library
  • Adjacent to Lorton Park (playground, fitness area, open field area, plaza and trail loop)

Lorton Floor Plan

Lorton Community Center offers classes, activities, and opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage with their community, including:

  • Afterschool programs

  • Facility rentals

  • Fitness classes

  • Gym sports such as basketball, volleyball, and pickleball
  • Meeting spaces for groups and organizations
  • Afterschool programs

  • Spring, summer and winter camps

  • STEAM, technology and computer instruction

  • Teen programming
Register for NCS Programs (Requires NCS Account)

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

The mission of the Lorton Senior Center is to engage with older adults in our community and provide a supportive environment that encourages them to be active physically and mentally. The center provides physical, educational and social activities for active adults age 50 and older. A noon meal is provided weekdays to members who register. Transportation may be available. Activities include:

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


  • Monday - Friday, 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 12 - 9 p.m. 
  • Check with center for additional drop-in hours

Participating at one of Fairfax County’s teen centers allows youth to grow in a supervised, structured, and enjoyable environment. The Lorton Teen Center features use of a gymnasium, computer lab, craft rooms and a kitchen. Teen center participants 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 provide 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. Opportunities are also available for job coaching and training to advance future economic independence.

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

Fairfax County School Age Child Care (SACC) is offered at Lorton 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 FCPS breaks. SACC provides a sliding fee scale to support families’ access to affordable child care 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.

School Age Child Care (SACC)

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 Lorton 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.

All programs are led and/or supervised by full-time Inclusion Coordinators, 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 Lorton Community Center at 703-550-7195.

The Lorton Community Center will serve as the new home for the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC). LCAC has served the Fairfax County community since 1975 providing basic needs assistance, including weekly food through the pantry for more than 200 households; emergency rent and utility assistance to prevent homelessness; seasonal programs to meet school, holiday and winter coat needs; adult and children’s educational opportunities; after school programs and school break/summer lunch and programmatic opportunities.

Please see LCAC website for hours and information:

The Lorton Library serves the community with a collection of more than 30,000 items, free Internet stations and Wi-Fi access, an expanded children’s space, a teen room with gaming station, increased seating, and multiple meeting/collaboration spaces including a meeting room with after-hours access, conference rooms, and group study rooms. Library staff presents programs for children (including early literacy story times), teens, and adults.

Please visit the Lorton Library website for hours and information: 

Lorton Park is an approximately 1.7-acre park that includes a playground, fitness area, open field area, plaza and trail loop. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. For more information, visit the Fairfax County Park Authority's Park Locator.

Lorton Community Center/Library/Park Site Plan


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 CenterTeen 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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