Reston Sports & Fitness

Reston offers easy access to a range of health and fitness options. Here, you can find whatever interests you. You can become active and involved in just about anything.

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Fitness
  • Youth and adult sports programs

The Reston YMCA has something for Restonians of all ages. Enjoy the gym, pool, early learning programs, before and after school care, summer camps and much more.

The Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Railroad Regional Park is a paved trail between Shirlington and Purcellville, Virginia, and runs right through the heart of Reston. The trail is well used by walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters.

The Reston Triathalon has been run for more than 30 years. This community race offers Olympic distances in swimming, running and biking.

The Reston Bicycle Club promotes cycling in the Reston and the region. RBC is a volunteer, non-profit club with over 1,100 members. RBC organizes weekly bicycle rides and social events for all levels and abilities. Rides are held every weekend throughout the year.

Recreation Opportunities

Reston was developed to preserve green space and provide recreational opportunities. Here you will find more than 55 miles of walking and hiking paths and about 250 acres of woodlands and open space. Trees cover about half of Reston’s total area.

The centerpiece of Reston’s focus on nature is the Vernon J. Walker Nature Education Center. The Nature Center has a picnic pavilion, campfire ring, and other facilities that support its outreach programs. Its Nature House offers exhibits, an on-site naturalist, and various programs for children.

Reston contains four manmade lakes: Lake Anne, Lake Audubon, Lake Newport, and Lake Thoreau. Also within Reston’s area is the 476-acre Lake Fairfax Park, which features boat rentals, a large outdoor pool complex, overnight campground facilities, and picnic areas.

Reston has an assortment of pools, including a year-round indoor pool at the Reston Community Center. Ice skating is available year-round at SkateQuest as well as at an outdoor rink that is open in winter only at Reston Town Center.