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George Washington RECenter

Park Authority RECenters - System-wide Sustainability Plan The project team will look at potential future operational and facility improvements that effectively and efficiently help to meet the indoor recreation needs of Fairfax County residents.

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Map/Directions 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road
Alexandria, VA 22309


George Washington RECenter has a heated indoor 25 meter pool with a poolside spa, beach and wading area, saunas, showers and fully equipped locker rooms.

The fitness area includes two treadmills, recumbent and stationary bicycles. This completely accessible facility (curb cuts, dressing stalls, pool ramp) also features newly resurfaced lighted tennis courts and a picnic area.

Directions: George Washington RECenter can be reached by taking Beltway Exit 177A which is Richmond Highway or Route 1 south and then turning left on Route 235 which is Mount Vernon Highway. At the fork in the road bear right onto Route 623 which is Old Mount Vernon Highway. The park entrance is on the right.

The telephone number for the George Washington RECenter is 703-780-8894. People with hearing disabilities may call 703-799-8291, voice/TTY, for information on programs.

George Washington RECenter – Aquatics

NOW Hiring Swim Instructors!
George Washington RECenter is NOW Hiring Certified Swim Instructors!
Choose from a variety of class schedules.
Benefits of free usage of the RECenter and starting salary of $20.23/hr.

To Apply, email site manager or call 703-324-9232.

Water Exercise

George Washington RECenter has a 10 lane, 25-yard, heated pool with a pair of one meter diving boards. The little facility across from Mt. Vernon high school offers a handicap accessible beach area with zero depth entry and shallow water play area.

George Washington has the exercise program of your dreams - a regimen that lets you burn calories and tone muscles without putting strain on your joints or sweat on your brow.

Aerobic Water Exercise

Aerobic Water Exercise and Deep Water Exercise

Our  Aerobic Water Exercise and Deep Water Exercise  classes can provide a high intensity, low impact, full body workout for athletes looking for a cross-training alternative or the means to get challenging exercise while recovering from an injury. Water exercise is also a great way to begin working toward improved fitness. And for people with arthritis, water exercise is the solution to maintaining the mobility that keeps pain and stiffness at bay. Isn't it time you take the plunge?

Our Lifeguards

Professionally trained lifeguards oversee all natatorium activities. We are proud to be associated with Ellis & Associates (E & A), an aquatic safety consulting firm that provides the National Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard Training Program (NPWLTP). Licensed lifeguards maintain high standards with constant training and practice.

George Washington RECenter – Fitness

Fitness                                                                   While George Washington RECenter does not have a conventional weight/exercise room; we do have two treadmills, a stair-stepper, and a stationary bicycle machine in the main lobby. There is also a TV to watch while working out or relaxing after a nice swim. Locker rooms with showers, sauna and private dressing stalls are available.


George Washington RECenter – Facility Rental Rates

To check availability at George Washington RECenter, call 703-780-8894.

Facility Rental Rates: George Washington RECenter
Facility Square Footage Capacity Hourly *
Security Deposit
Entire Facility¹     $270 $300
Activity Room ** 380 16 $50  
Swimming Pool Please see Indoor Swimming Pool Rates

¹Non-profit organizations will receive a 20% discount on RECenter rental fees.
* One Hour Minimum Rental
** Activity room has a sink, microwave, countertop refrigerator.


Security Deposit
A security deposit is required on every rental. The security deposit can be paid by check (which is held and returned to you after doing a walk-through following your party) or by credit card if credit card number is on the contract. Rental rooms must be cleaned up and vacated by the time specified on your contract. (Example: A rental scheduled from 4:00 – 5:30 must be vacated by 5:30) If the room is not vacated by the contracted time, a charge for the additional time will accrue in half hour increments.

Chairs and Tables
Up to 20 chairs and 5 tables are provided with your rental. Extra chairs and tables are available at $2.50 per table and $.75 per chair.

Room Rental Party Options
As part of your party, you can use the pool. In addition to your room rental price, you will need to pay the General Admission fee for each participant. For groups of 12 or more, you will be charged the group rate, which is 25% off the regular price. Adults who want to go down to the pool, but not in the pool, can pay the chaperone fee of $1.50.
Party rental hours are limited to Saturdays: Noon – 6:00pm and Sundays: 1 – 6:00pm.

Responsibility for Personal Items
If you are swimming before your scheduled room time, you will be responsible for securing your gifts and party accessories. Our front desk cannot be responsible for holding presents, balloons, food, etc. If you want to arrive early to decorate or store your belongings, it is suggested that you rent your room for the extra time needed.

For more information
Call 703-780-8894

See other locations to celebrate in the parks. With an array of birthday party options and star attractions ranging from swimming to miniature golf to nature exploration, there's a party style to suit everyone.

George Washington RECenter – Accessibility


  • Ample accessible parking with curb ramps
  • Automatic doors
  • Elevator
  • Pool ramp
  • Wheelchair accessible family changing room
  • Dressing stalls
  • Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TTY) 703-799-8291

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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.

George Washington RECenter Hours of Operation



M-F     6:30 am – 10:30 am
M-Th  3 pm – 8 pm
Sat*    9 am – 6 pm
Sun     1 pm – 6 pm

M-F     6:30 am – 10:30 am
M-Th   1 pm – 8 pm
Fri         1 pm – 6 pm
Sat*     9 am – 6 pm
Sun      1 pm – 6pm

*Lap Swim and FCPA classes take priority on Saturdays from 9 am - Noon

Pool Calendar and Lap Lane Schedule
Water Exercise Classes Calendar

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Please Note: Many passes may be used at more than one facility. The location choice above should be for the facility you will use the most often.



Please Note: Many passes may be used
at more than one facility. The location
choice above should be for the facility
you will use the most often.


Adult Single: (1 non-senior 19 yrs. and older)
Adult 2 Person: 2 non-seniors 19 yrs. and older)
Family: (1-2 adults and up to 6 children living in the same household)
Dependent: (Must be purchased in conjunction with a pass in one of the other categories)
Youth/Student: (5-18 yrs./also available for ages 19-24 yrs. with a valid high school, college or vocational I.D.)
Senior: (Age 65 and older)
Senior 2 Person: (both ages 65 and older)
Adult/Senior Combo: (1 adult age 19-64 yrs. / 1 senior ages 65 and older)

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Facility Address:
8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road
Alexandria, VA 22309

Phone Numbers:
Front Desk : 703-780-8894
Hearing Impaired: 703-799-8291(TTY)
Fax: 703-781-4153

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