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Herndon Community Center to celebrate 45 years with special deals, swim challenges

Herndon Community Center (staff photo by James Jarvis)

The Herndon Community Center is planning a week-long series of events later this month to celebrate its 45th anniversary.

The center, which has been provided health, wellness, and recreational activities for the community since its inception in 1976, is inviting residents to participate in the festivities, starting Monday, March 25 and concluding on March 28.

Originally developed in partnership with Fairfax County, the center has expanded significantly from its initial 15,000-square-foot facility into a 56,000-square-foot complex at 814 Ferndale Avenue that includes an indoor aquatic facility, fitness center and racquetball courts, among other amenities.

Bob Williams, director of the Town of Herndon Parks & Recreation Department, expressed pride in reaching this milestone.

“Celebrating 45 years of community service underscores the continuous support from our residents and the dedication of our staff to offer exceptional programs and facilities,” he said in a press release.

The anniversary week will feature a range of activities and special offers, including free-admission fitness classes, themed Zumba sessions and discounts on passes. Highlights of the celebration include:

  • Monday, March 25: Kick off the celebration with a series of special fitness classes, including a 45-minute tutorial workout (12 pm & 6 pm), a full-strength workout (6:30 pm), and a 70s themed Zumba session (5:30 pm).
  • Tuesday, March 26: Get groovy with another round of 70s-themed Zumba (5:30 pm),guaranteed to get you moving and shaking.
  • Wednesday, March 27: Keep the party going with more 70s-themed Zumba (5:30 pm) and a 45- minute tutorial workout (6 pm) designed to help you achieve your fitness goals.
  • Thursday, March 28: Close out the week with one last burst of energy with a 45-minute tutorial workout (11 am) and another fun-filled session of 70s-themed Zumba (5:30 pm).

Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in daily giveaways and engage in a coloring page activity commemorating the center’s 45th anniversary. Additionally, the center is offering promotional deals, including admission for $4.50, a 45-day pass available for $45, and a buy-one-get-one-free offer for individuals aged 45 and older.

Coinciding with the celebration, the Herndon Community Center is initiating a “Swim the Distance in 2024” challenge, where members will swim a total of 45 miles over the course of the year. They can track their progress with forms provided by the center.

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