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Mohamed Ghiwane
Project Management Branch Manager

Mount Vernon Rec Center Renovation and Fitness Addition

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For 42 years, the Mt. Vernon Rec Center has served the community well.  Thanks to voter approved Park Bonds in 2008, 2016 and 2020 the 75,000 square-foot expansion to the facility includes a two-story fitness center, multi-purpose areas, pool, indoor track and building upgrades, and a second NHL-sized ice rink.

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Project Background

In spring 2014, FCPA hired Hughes Group Architects to perform an existing building assessment. In October 2014, Hughes Group Architects issued the Facility Condition Assessment and Life Cycle Cost Analysis report. This report identified building system deficiencies as well as building program and layout deficiencies. It was determined that a needs assessment and feasibility study was required to determine the future program of the Rec Center and to make sure that the future program benefits the future building financial model as well as benefits the entire FCPA Rec Center system financial model. The future program will need to be incorporated into the building to function and operate efficiently and address the current program and layout deficiencies.

In Summer 2015, FCPA hired Hughes Group Architects to perform a Feasibility Study for the renovation and expansion of the Mt Vernon Rec Center. In July 2016, Hughes Group Architects issued the Feasibility Study report. This report documented the needs assessment and feasibility study to determine the future program of the Rec Center and made sure that the future program will benefit the future building financial model as well as benefit the entire FCPA Rec Center system financial model. The future program generated will be incorporated into the building to function and operate efficiently and address the current program and layout deficiencies.  It was determined based on the outcome of the feasibility study that in addition to the core building renovations and existing building lifecycle upgrades, that a fitness addition including more multipurpose rooms will be necessary to meet the desired needs.  The facility would also greatly benefit from an additional NHL ice rink and an additional Leisure pool with additional swim lanes.

The 2016 and 2020 Park Bonds were approved by the voters for construction of the Rec Center Renovation and Expansion as recommended in the Feasibility Study.  Park Authority staff in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Public Works Building Design and Construction Division are working as a team to advance the project design. The architectural firm of Ritter Norton Architects was selected to design the Core Renovation and Expansion project. Design of the second sheet of ice will be completed as part of the Rec Center Renovation and Expansion design. The design of the project started in July of 2017. The project milestone schedule is below. Meetings were held with the public and documents related to those meetings can be found below.

Project Information Briefing (May 4, 2022)

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For additional information, please contact Andrew Miller at andrew.miller@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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