Recreation Classes and Programs



Inclement Weather Policy

Please register early! A minimum number of participants is required for any class to run. If you have any questions, call 703-385-7858.    


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4 Ways to Register

1. ONLINE: Click Online Registration, 24 hours a day.

2. WALK-IN: Come to the City Hall Office, Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center or Green Acres Center: 8:30am–5:00pm, Monday – Friday.

3. MAIL-IN: Signed and completed registration forms must be mailed to: City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation,
10455 Armstrong St. Fairfax, VA 22030.

4. FAX-IN: Signed and completed registration forms must be faxed to 703-246-6321.


Credit Cards Accepted:  American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa

Make checks payable to: City of Fairfax

Payment must be made at the time of registration. Assumption of Risk Waiver, found on registration form, must be signed by all participants at time of registration. Parent/legal guardian signature is required for participants under the age of 18 years.


Steps to Registering OnlineOnlineReg_Icon

Click Online Registration

  1. Click on View Activities – Search for your class by scrolling through (programs and alphabetical order), search by name in top right corner of screen or search by category with drop-down boxes. You can search using single words

  2. Click the button Add to my Cart

  3. Fill out the necessary participant information and click Save and Continue. If you don’t have an account, continue to step 4a

    1. How to Create an account

      • Click on Set up an Account

      • Request an account – fill in all the required information and click ‘Submit’ or ‘Add another Family Member.’

      • A link will be sent to the given e-mail account. Open this e-mail and click the link to activate the account

      • Go back to home page and click ‘Log in to My Account’.

      • Register for classes listed above

  4. Review fees and answer necessary questions click Continue

  5. Review cart – click Done and Continue

  6. Complete Payment Information

  7. Receive Confirmation  


Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available for qualifying households.  Please call 703-385-7858 to make an appointment.


To request a refund for a class or program, complete the Refund Request Form and email it to or return to any of our offices.


Inclement Weather Cancellations

The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department follows the Fairfax County School’s cancellation policy.


When schools are closed due to inclement weather, all recreation classes, activities and the Senior Center will be cancelled. All facilities where these programs are held will only be open for administration purposes—Sherwood Community, and Old Town Hall, unless otherwise directed by the City Manager. Website for Fairfax County school information:

Late Start

When Fairfax County Schools are delayed for one to two hours, programs and classes will start at 10:00am. All classes with start times prior to 10:00am will be cancelled, with the exception of Senior and Adult morning classes at Green Acres which will start at 9:30amAll classes with start time prior to 9:30am will be cancelled. Senior Center and Fitness Room will be open to Senior Members at 9:00am. There will be no transportation by FASTRAN.

Early Dismissal

When Fairfax County Schools initiate an early school closing or cancellation of evening school activities, all afternoon and evening Parks and Recreation classes starting after 2:00pm operating out of Sherwood Community Center, Green Acres Center, Old Town Hall, city parks or schools will be cancelled, including the Senior Center.

In the event of inclement weather during a time when public schools are not in session or in the case of extenuating circumstances such as extreme temperature or issues with busing which does not affect Parks and Recreation programs the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department Director or designee will make a decision on cancellations and delays.  In these cases, we would operate the Senior Center on the delay opening schedule 10am-5pm. There will be no transportation by FASTRAN. Please call the center before leaving your home for updated center information and possible cancellations

 This information will be posted on the website, or call 703-385-7858.  Staff will make all effort to contact participants by posting on the city website, local news channels, as well as notifications by E-mas, mass e-mails and, where appropriate, phone calls.

Parks and Recreation Staff will make all efforts to make-up any missed classes due to inclement weather, and credits to your account/refunds will be given if this is not possible.


Would you like to offer a class or program at the City of Fairfax Park and Recreation Department?

We are always looking for new ideas to offer to the public. If you are interested in teaching a class for the City of Fairfax, you can fill out the Program Proposal Form and email it to A staff member will contact you to discuss more details.


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