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The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a variety of activities such as classes, camps and tours in a wide variety of categories including aquatics, fitness, nature, dance, outdoor recreation, performing arts, history and many more. Special events, trips/tours and specialty workshops are listed in Parktakes, the Park Authority’s quarterly guide, available through free subscription to county citizens. .

Adapted Deep Water Aqua Fitness 13+

This class is designed for individuals with developmental disabilities who are comfortable in water depths over 6 feet. Classes provide personalized instruction focusing on water exercise and stroke development.


Adapted Fitness Training (13-Adult)

(13-Adult) Designed for students who have mild intellectual disabilities who can participate in a class with a 4:1 ratio. Learn fitness and wellness skills in a fun and social environment. Class may include weight room exercises, team games, yoga, swimming, outdoor activities and nutrition instruction. Students must be able to ambulate independently.


Adapted Gymnastics (6-12 yrs)

This small-group, foundational/transitional class provides opportunities for children with disabilities to develop gymnastic skills. The adapted class offers additional staff supervision and support with one staff member for every three students. Skills cover basic gymnastic elements, including parallel bars, vault, floor skills, and tumble trak.


Adapted Ice Skating (13-Adult)

This foundational/transitional class offers additional staff supervision and support to help students with disabilities develop basic skating skills.


Adapted Ice Skating (6-12 yrs)

This foundational/transitional class offers additional staff supervision and support to help students with disabilities develop basic skating skills.


Adapted Intro to Basic Strokes (8-Adult)

Prerequisite: Students must be able to swim 15 yards independently. This class is designed to prepare students with disabilities for more advanced competitive swimming and focuses on the basic steps and progressions of the four competitive strokes.


Adapted Kayaking II-Winter (13-Adult)

This intermediate class is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities and led by Riverbend Park staff. Class takes place in the pool at Spring Hill RECenter and covers water safety in a paddling environment and continues to develop kayaking skills while preparing students for an outdoor venue. The low student-to-participant ratio ensures individual support.


Adapted Kayaking I-Winter (13-Adult)

This introductory class is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities and led by Riverbend Park staff. Class takes place in the pool at Spring Hill RECenter and covers water safety and basic kayak skills. Students develop skills necessary to become independent paddlers. The low student-to-participant ratio ensures individual support.


Adapted Park Explorers-Fall (6-11 yrs)

(6-11 yrs) Children with disabilities explore nature and history through hands-on activities. Topics vary by month. September: Fall Harvest; October: Tree Hike; November: Dairy Days; December: Winter Birds.


Adapted Pilates (Adults)

This class modifies Pilates fundamentals, exercises and sequencing for a slower-paced practice. Transitions and progression are designed to maximize Pilates exercise benefits with accommodations for people with disabilities or other health considerations that prevent participation in a standard class. ~


Adapted Swimming 1 (6-12 yrs)

Students engage in activities to overcome fear of water and gain basic swimming and water safety skills in a group setting. Skills include entering and exiting water safely, blowing bubbles, floating, gliding and using arms and legs to swim with flotation assistance. Parent participation may be required.


Adapted Swimming 2 (6-12 yrs)

Prerequisite: Swimming 1 or equivalent skill proficiency. Students increase confidence and ability to perform swimming skills with and without assistance or flotation devices. Skills include blowing bubbles with face submerged under water, floating on front and back and gliding or swimming at least two body lengths using arms and legs. Parent participation may be required.


Adapted Swimming 3 (6-12 yrs)

Prerequisite: Swimming Level 2 or equivalent skill proficiency. This class is designed to increase endurance and independent swimming skills. Skills include treading water, retrieving objects, and swimming front crawl and back crawl without flotation devices. Parent participation may be required.


Adapted Tae Kwon Do (10-17 yrs)

Class is designed for students with disabilities on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Students learn kicking, punching, blocking and sparring skills and forms as they improve confidence and flexibility. Martial arts uniforms are required. Extra fee for belt testing.


Adapted Tae Kwon Do I (16-Adult)

Class is designed for students with disabilities on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Students learn basic kicking, punching, blocking and sparring skills and forms as they improve confidence and flexibility. Martial arts uniforms are required. Extra fee for belt testing.


Adapted Tae Kwon Do I (5-10 yrs)

Class is designed for students with disabilities on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Students learn basic kicking, punching, blocking and sparring skills and forms as they improve confidence and flexibility. Martial arts uniforms are required. Extra fee for belt testing.


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