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Lee District 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.

Chessie Closed Area UPDATE: Chessie's Playground Area Will Close for Resurfacing

The complete resurfacing of Chessie's Big Backyard Playground for ages 5 - 12 has been rescheduled to begin Monday, October 9, 2017 and is anticipated to be complete by Friday, October 14. During this time a portion of the Family Recreation Area will be closed. Click on the picture for a larger view. The closed area is outlined. We appreciate your patience.

Lee District RECenter

Map/Directions6601 Telegraph Road
Franconia, Virginia


Lee District RECenter, approximately 83,600 square feet, is comprised of three major areas; Natatorium, Gymnasium and Fitness Center.

In addition to these main features, the RECenter also contains racquetball/wallyball courts, two mirrored dance/fitness rooms, three multi-purpose rooms, a mezzanine, and preschool.

The surrounding 193 acre park has one soccer field with two overlay T-Ball fields, two football fields with two overlay softball fields, four basketball courts, an amphitheater, a playground and tot lot, four lighted tennis courts, a tennis practice wall, and walking trails.

Lee District RECenter - Aquatics


The Natatorium includes a heated, indoor 50-meter by 25-yard pool, two 1-meter and two 3-meter diving boards, spa, spectator seating, locker rooms, family changing room, saunas, and showers and an outdoor sun deck and grassed sunbathing area.

Lee District RECenter - Fitness Center

fitness center

The Fitness Center has a dedicated fitness studio equipped with CREW, indoor cycles, Pilates Allegro equipment, Cybex VR2 machines, and a wide selection of cardiovascular equipment and free-weights.

Lee District RECenter - Gymnasium


The 20,400 square foot gymnasium includes one regulation size basketball court, or is convertible to two half courts. Also included are electronic scoreboards, spectator seating, boxing equipment, and a three-lane, 1/10 mile running tra

The Lee District RECenter gymnasium was dedicated in January 1989 to Joe Alexander, honoring the former long-time Lee District representative on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The gymnasium is a regulation-sized basketball court that can be divided into two full courts. Surrounding the courts is a three-lane, 1/10th mile indoor track.

Our courts host a variety of classes for all ages as well as open basketball play (see Gym Calendar).

The gymnasium can be rented for birthday parties and other activities based on availability. For additional information, check the Rental Rates section or call the RECenter at 703-922-9841.

Lee District RECenter - Family Recreation Area

Chessie's Big Backyard Chessie's Big Backyard
Chessie's Big Backyard Chessie's Big Backyard
Treehouse Treehouse
Carousel Carousel

If you like running through the sprinkler, you'll love Our Special Harbor Sprayground at Lee District Park. The fully accessible complex features Chesapeake Bay-themed attractions including a spraying osprey nest, Chessie the sea serpent, misting sunflowers and a lighthouse. The beach area is quieter with softer bubblers and interactive water tables. The computerized water maze and dumping crab basket provide more lively activity.

Children (15 years and younger) on the spray pad must wear aquatic shoes or sandals at all times with an enclosed heel or strap on back to keep secured to the feet. Non-standing/non-mobile babies are exempt. Adults/parents/guardians, including employees, may wear flip-flops in lieu of the above. Street shoes are not permitted on the spray pad. For more information, check the Sprayground web page.

In addition to the spraypark, the Family Recreation Area has a fully accessible tree house, and a playground for children ages 5 to 12. The playground, known as "Chessie’s Big Backyard," is fully accessible and incorporates slides, swings and other equipment specially designed for use by all children, including those with special needs.


The Carousel will be open WEEKENDS only from September 9 - October 29, 2017

Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and Holidays: $3 per person. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other recreation facilities include:

  • 4 Tennis Courts (lighted)
  • Tennis Practice Wall
  • Playground/Tot Lot
  • Accessible Tree House
  • 2 Overlay Softball Fields
  • 2 Overlay T-Ball Fields
  • 2 Football Fields
  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • Synthetic Turf Soccer/Football Field (lighted)
  • 2 Sand Volleyball Courts (lighted)

For field usage and reservation information, contact Neighborhood and Community Services (703-324-5264).

Lee District RECenter - Preschool

preschool                             Lee District RECenter is very fortunate to have the perfect facility to support a half day Preschool. All staff is fully licensed and the lead teachers have college degrees—better than that, they are all loving, fun, professionals who only have children's best interest at hea

The primary focus of the Preschool is socialization and school readiness skills, accomplished through a creative, developmental approach. Safety is of utmost importance, as well as each child's individuality and sense of self.

The children have many hands on experiences including; art, science, circle time, centers, and music. The preschool schedules special appearances from local groups to enhance the program. We have an age appropriate playground, dance room, soft playroom, and a gym all at our fingertips for plenty of physical fitness—kiddie style!

Class Ratio
Age Ratio
2 1/2 years 14 to 2 teachers
3 years 14 to 2 teachers
4 years 16 to 2 teachers

Orientation: There will be an orientation for parents in early September before school begins. An evening orientation will be held for the parents and a morning orientation for the children. In mid August, you will receive a letter with your child's class assignment and details about the beginning of the school year.

School Calendar: Download Pre-school Calendar

Volunteer: We do not have a co-op system; however, there are many opportunities to volunteer within the classroom if you wish. Proof of negative TB test is required and must be within the last two years.

Registration: Typically, registration for Preschool is in spring prior to the school year the child attends. However, openings come up intermittently due to the mobile area we live in! Call the RECenter and check on availability. The fee is charged on a monthly basis and is based upon the class the child attends. There is a non-refundable registration fee applied to reserve your child's space.

Age Requirement: Child must be appropriate age by beginning of class and/or no later than September 30. Child must be potty-trained.

Tuition: Tuition is due by the first of each month. However, tuition for September is due on August 1st to reserve your child's space.


Age Days Time
2 1/2 years* T / Th 9:30-12pm
3 years T / Th 9am - 1pm
3 years T / Th 9am - 12pm
3 years M / W / F 9am - 12pm
4 years M - F 9am - 1pm
3 - 4 years T / Th 12:30pm - 3:30pm

* Children should be in the transitioning stage of potty training (from pull ups into underpants).

Forms Required: Immunization records, physical records, emergency form, pick-up authorization, and original birth certificate must be presented by the first day of class.

Method of Payment: Tuition can be paid by check, cash, Visa or MasterCard.

For more information or to register, call 703-922-9841.

Lee District RECenter - Facility Rentals

Minimum Rental Times
Room Rentals – 1 hour
Gym Rentals – 1 hour

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.

Chairs and Tables
Up to 20 chairs and 5 tables are provided with your rental. Extra chairs and tables are available for an additional fee.

Room Rental Party Options
As part of your party, you can use the pool and/or reserve the wallyball court. In addition to your room rental price, you will need to pay general admission 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 a chaperone fee.

In order to be in water over their shoulders, children must pass a quick swim test in front of the lifeguard. Each child must swim (without flotation device) the width of the pool (25 meters) without stopping or grabbing the divider ropes. No flotation device may be worn in the deep end. Flotation device use by non-swimmers in the shallow end requires direct adult (in-water) supervision.

Soft Play Room Soft Play Room  - New equipment installed August 2013.

For more information
Call 703-922-9841

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Facility Rental Rates: Lee District RECenter
Facility Square Footage Capacity Hourly Fee Security Deposit
Entire Facility¹     $1255 $300
Hilltop Room 440 23 $55 $50
Preschool Pod 748 34 $55 $50
Dance Studio 2,280 100 $100 $150
Play Room 400 16 $50 $50
Full Gymnasium 20,240 1,020 $220 $250
2/3 Gym 13,500 680 $187 $250
1/2 Gym 10,120 510 $132 $250
1/3 Gym     $82.50 $250
Full Gymnasium Non-Prime** 20,240 1,020 $110 $250
2/3 Gym Non-Prime** 13,500 680 $93.50 $250
1/2 Gym Non-Prime** 10,120 510 $66 $250
1/3 Gym Non-Prime**     $41.25 $250
Mini Lee Outdoor Classroom     $100.00 $50
Swimming Pool Please see Indoor Swimming Pool Rates
¹Non-profit organizations will receive a 20% discount on RECenter rental fees.
**Non-Prime time is Monday-Friday opening until 5 p.m., September-May.

Lee District RECenter - Accessibility


  • Ample accessible parking with curb ramps
  • Automatic doors
  • Elevator
  • Pool ramp
  • Wheelchair accessible family changing room
  • Dressing stalls
  • Spare wheel chairs for pool access (so personal chair need not get wet)
  • Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TTY) 703-922-3711

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.

Lee District RECenter Hours of Operation
Facility Pool
Mon. - Thu. 5am - 9:30pm Mon. - Thu. 6am - 9:30pm
Fri. 5am - 9pm Fri. 6am - 8pm
Sat. 8am - 6pm Sat. 9am - 6pm
Sun. 8am - 8pm Sun. 8am - 6pm (spring, summer, fall)
12pm - 6pm (winter)

LAP SWIM & FCPA CLASSES ONLY Saturdays 9 a.m. - noon and Sundays 8 a.m. - noon (Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions only).

Click Here for HOLIDAY HOURS

Pool Calendar and Lap Lane Schedule
Water Aerobics Schedule
Fitness Class Schedule
Open Gymnasium Calendar



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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:
6601 Telegraph Road
Franconia, Virginia 22310

Phone Numbers

Front Desk : 703-922-9841

Phone Registration: 703-222-4664

Hearing Impaired : 703-922-3711(TTY)

Fax: 703-719-0987

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