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Riverbend Park Expands Programming Into Historic Properties
Riverbend Park Expands Programming Into Historic Properties

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Located along the Potomac River upstream from Great Falls in the northwestern corner of Fairfax County, Riverbend Park has long been home to a rich variety of nature programs. Thousands of people visit the park each year to learn about local flora and fauna from the park’s staff of knowledgeable and enthusiastic naturalists. However, traveling to Great Falls for a program or class can sometimes be difficult; so many people haven’t experienced these high-quality programs. That’s about to change in the New Year.


Beginning January 2011, Riverbend Park staff will supervise a slate of new classes held in Park Authority historic properties located throughout Fairfax County. Riverbend’s naturalists will conduct the nature programs, but a wide range of new classes are being offered, too. New programs will appeal to children, home-school students, and adults, and include nature adventures and hands-on activities and experiments, as well as classes for yoga and self-defense, painting and photography, and Bridge. Not only will participants continue to experience the same great programming they’re used to, but they’ll be able do it in interesting historic settings located closer to home.


Historic properties scheduled to host new programs include Clark House in Falls Church, Hunter House in Vienna, Dranesville Tavern in Herndon, Forestville School at the Great Falls Grange, and Stone Mansion in Alexandria.


Class details are available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend/calendar.htm. Find the most convenient historic site and click on it for information. Sign up for a member number to register for classes and receive useful information from the Park Authority.


Historical information for each site can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hprs/.


For more information, please call Riverbend Park at 703-759-9018.