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Kevin Costello is new Tourism Administrator for Prince William County

Prince William County has selected Kevin Costello as its next Tourism Administrator. Costello is the President of the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau in New York’s Finger Lake region.

Future site of a new state park to be on 600 acres in western Loudoun County

Some 604 acres of the 900-acre Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship land preserve, donated by the Robert and Dee Leggett Foundation to the Old Dominion Land Conservancy, were acquired June 14 by Virginia's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The plan is to use the acreage located in western Loudoun County for a new Virginia State Park.

Hawk released at Silver Lake after being rescued by PWC park ranger

On the afternoon of Jan. 3, Karen Shumake, a senior park ranger with the Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation Department, heard police dispatch go out about an injured hawk located at the intersection of U.S. 29 and University Blvd. Immediately, Shumake realized that she didn't have a safe way to safely capture the hawk that could do real damage with its beak and talons. Fortunately, she got some help from a passing motorist and Steven Neff, a county animal control officer.

George Liffert of Woodbridge named superintendent of Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts

George Liffert of Woodbridge a national park manager with 28 years’ experience and a former manager at Prince William Forest Park, has been tapped to lead Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, where he has been acting superintendent since June 2015. He will assume his role as superintendent immediately.

Manassas Park Community Center pool to be closed for Feb. 6 swim meet

Due to the inclement weather from last week, a swim meet has been rescheduled to use the pool this Saturday, February 6th, from 5:30pm until closing. The pool and hot tub will be closed during this time.

Manassas Park Community Center will be closed on Sunday

Due to inclement weather the Manassas Park community center will be closed Sunday, January 24th. All classes, programs, and rentals are cancelled, according to a news release. Watch for update about Monday.

SeaPerch robotics at Manassas Park Community Center on Jan. 18

On Monday, January 18th, pool space at the Manassas Park Community Center will be limited from 7 a.m. to noon due to the SeaPerch robotics program.

Reminder on Manassas Park Community Center closings

Manassas Park Community Center (MPCC) will close at 5 p.m. today, New Year's Eve (12/31) and will be closed tomorrow Jan. 1, 2016.

Foundation gets city permit to erect sign next to nativity scene in Nelson Park in Manassas

A Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) Winter Solstice banner has been placed in Nelson Park on Sudley Road in Manassas.

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