Reston Community Center Launches New Offsite Outreach Program

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The County Conversation - Reston Community Center


A recent episode of the “County Conversation” podcast featured Maggie Parker, director of Offsite and Collaboration Programs at the Reston Community Center.

The Reston Community Center has long been known as a hub for cultural and recreational activities in Reston. Now, it's taking its programming on the road with the launch of a new department focused on offsite and collaboration initiatives.

"We have traditionally been a fantastic cultural organization but it’s been within brick-and-mortar walls," said Parker. "As the community grows and as our offerings grow, it’s time to move on out into the community and deliver a lot of our programming and content outside."

The new effort, helmed by Parker in a newly created role, will bring programming beyond the center's two physical locations and into the broader community. Efforts include partnering with new developments, outreach in underserved neighborhoods and a mobile unit dubbed "RCC on Wheels" coming soon.

Programming runs the gamut from concerts and workshops to fitness classes and educational programs. While Reston residents receive discounted rates, all are welcome to participate. The center also offers scholarships and reduced fees for those in need.

"Reston Community Center and our principles and mission really align with One Fairfax. And equity is a big goal of ours and our fee structure really aligns with that," said Parker.


" We have been delivering a lot of our programming and events outside the community center for several years now. But it's time to take it further. We want to engage with new neighborhoods, the transit corridor, and all the new developments happening in Reston." -Maggie Parker



Since 1979, Reston Community Center has been offering high-quality leisure-time and arts programming. It's supported by Small District 5, a special tax district that includes most of Reston. The center is governed by a nine-member Board of Governors. 

Each year, the Reston Community Center offers positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. It provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning. The center also creates and sustains community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit or call 703-476-4500.



The “County Conversation” is a podcast featuring employees and subject matter experts from the Fairfax County Government discussing programs, services and items of interest to residents of Fairfax County. Click here to listen to past episodes of "County Conversation.” To find other county podcasts, visit

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