This is the official page for the Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Center.
Do you know How to Save a Life? Register for a Lifeguard Class today! Our class runs December 27-December 29. Come join us!
Good for fitness and everyday life. Thanks Arnold. Happy #motivationmonday Leesburg!
With winter weather on its way, we're going to be sharing some cold temperature tips to keep you safe no matter what the weather.
The Holidays In Leesburg Annual Arts & Crafts Show is happening today from 9:00am - 4:00pm! Please be careful driving and walking through the parking lots!
Join us for tree tree lighting at 6 p.m., on the Town Green, followed by Leesburg First Friday events until 9 p.m. or later.
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Attention students! Next week we will be offering our Winter Break Pass just for you! A valid student ID is required fro purchase.
Registration is open for our spring NFL Flag Football House and Elite Leagues. Our House League is co-ed and is split into 5 age groups and ranges in age from 6-16. For our Elite League, we accept full team registrations and offer 10u, 12u, 14u, and 18u age groups.
This weekend is the Holiday Arts & Crafts Show here at Ida Lee Recreation Center. Join us December 7th from 9:00am - 4:00pm and December 8th from 10:00am - 4:00pm and shop from local artisans! Please use caution walking through the parking lot!
#waybackwednesday to when Ida Lee Recreation Center was being built! If you look really closely, you can see the farmhouse and barn (original structures) near the top of the photo!
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Bring your camera and dance shoes! Santa will be on hand for picture opportunities and to hear wish lists. Then join Rudolph and Frosty as they rock out to holiday favorites and other kid's tunes while dancing the night away! Spaces are limited! December 13, 2019 at 6:30pm.
A little #motivationmonday from Agatha Christie on this Monday after Thanksgiving. What new thing will you start this holiday season or plan to start in the new year?
#wintersports #sportssaturday fun fact: Olympic snowboarders typically sore 20 ft over a half pipe. That means that they are close to 46 feet or 4 stories above the ground.
The Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show will be held at Ida Lee Recreation Center on December 7th (9am-4pm) and December 8th (10am-4pm). Join us for over 95 local and regional artisans selling a variety of hand-made items. Free parking and admission.
The Town of Leesburg Parks and Rec Staff would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
The holiday tree has arrived!
The Town's Christmas tree has arrived and will spend the next few days relaxing its branches prior to being decorated on Monday morning.
Tune in to the Town's page this Friday, at 7 a.m., to learn more about the entire process including pickup, decorating, and removal of the 16 foot Fraser fir.
Winter Break is around the corner! Join us for our two-week Winter Break Camp as participants will be able to enjoy various activities and games, arts & crafts, and swimming! For more information, check out our Winter Break Camp page.
No swim class November 27 - December 1. Enjoy your Holiday!
It's a #tennistuesday fact of the day!!! Tennis is believed to have originated in the monastic cloisters in northern France in the 12th century. Interestingly, the ball was then struck with palm of the hand. At that time it was named “jeu de paume” (game of the palm). Rackets came into use during the 16th century.
Thank you to all that attended our Thanksgiving Tea Party! We hoped you enjoyed and hope you have a wonderful holiday!
The holiday season begins this week with Thanksgiving. We know that food choices are hard during this time, but here's some #motivationmonday to remind us all that small adjustments don't have to mean deprivation.
It was a gorgeous fall day for the 17th Annual Freeze Your Gizzard 5K Country Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. A big thank you to everyone who participated in today's event.
Speaking of bib day, the course is set! Staff will see everyone tomorrow morning.
Today is Bib Pick Up Day for tomorrow's Freeze Your Gizzard 5k! If you haven't signed up, you can still sign up at the event for either the 5k run or the 1 mile run. All participants are asked to bring 2 canned or non-perishable goods to donate to Loudoun Hunger Relief Food Bank.
Just a reminder that next Thursday, Ida Lee Recreation Center will be open for limited hours from 5:00am-12:00pm.
Have you seen our new and improved Leesburg at Leisure?! We would love to hear what you think! Don’t have a copy, no problem, stop by the front desk to pick one up or a digital copy can be found on our website!
Ida Lee Recreation Center is proud to be one of five drop-off locations for this year's Toys for Tots campaign. Check out the following link for full details.
leesburgva.gov Town of Leesburg news releases are automatically archived after 90 days. The website archive includes news releases from 2017 to the present. Older news releases can be found here.
DID YOU KNOW that the US Army has very specific rules for how sit-ups should be done? Could you pass the Army Sit-Up Test?
To do a regulation sit up, assume the standard sit-up position but feet should be 12" apart and the heel is the only part of your foot to touch the ground. You must come all the way to the top (without your elbows touching your knees) and you must lay all the way back down.
How many can you do in 2 minutes? That's your score. Check out this chart for how many sit ups you would need to pass.
📷credit: Dept. of Defense
Oh Ben Franklin, we could use a little more energy on this Monday morning, but we'll try our best. Here's to #motivationmonday
Pre-registration for the 17th Annual Freeze Your Gizzard Run closes on November 20th! Sign up early and save $5 off the day-of registration price!
Rockin' with Rudolph has been moved to Friday, December 13th from 6:30pm to 8;00pm. Little ones up to age 8 (and their parent or guardian) are invited to come and dance the night away with Rudolph and Frosty. Bring your camera! Santa will be on hand to take take photos and hear wish lists! Pre-Registration is $12 for children 3-8 years old (code 207288a), and $8 for children 2 and under (code 207288b).
[11/12/19] And like that we are all sold out of Jingle Jam!! Thank you all who came out early this to get your tickets! We can’t wait to see you all out on December 14th for the show!
Update: we are now completely sold out of all shows!
Jingle Jam ticket update! 8:30pm and 2:30pm are sold out! We still have a handful of the 11:30am Jr. Jam left this morning.
Today we honor all the men and women who have served this country. If you plan on attending the Veterans Day Service at Dodona Manor, the program will begin at 10:30am.
Leesburg’s holiday rock n’ roll concert features many local and regional artists playing traditional holiday tunes- with a little edge.
Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 5:00am at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, in-person sales only with a 5-ticket limit. Matinee and evening tickets are $25; Junior Jam tickets are $5.
Do you have little ones between the ages of 3-8 who love a good tea party? We are throwing a Thanksgiving Tea Party complete with crafts, teeny tiny sandwiches, teas and treats! This wonderful themed tea party will be held at Ida Lee on November 19th, 2019. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling 703-777-1368 or by visiting www.idalee.org and using webtrac with the code 210118a.
This Monday, November 11th at 10:30am, The Town of Leesburg, Loudoun County and The George C. Marshall International Center will join together for the 15th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony at Dodona Manor. This free event is open to the public and will include members of the Virginia Army Reserve, Virginia National Guard, Virginia Defense Force, VFW Units from across Northern Virginia, and Vietnam Veterans Chapter 227. This event is tented and held rain or shine.
The main indoor pool at Ida Lee is now OPEN.
Due to repairs earlier, the pool had to be drained and refilled.
The current temperature is 74 degrees and slowing rising and should be at 83 degrees by mid to late day on Thursday, November 7, 2019.
All morning LEARN TO SWIM classes will be held in the auxiliary pool on Thursday.
Join us this Friday, November 8th at 7:00pm for our monthly dance social. Bring in two (2) non-perishable food items to donate to Loudoun Hunger Relief and you can participate in our next dance social for free! This fun class starts with an hour of lessons followed by two hours of putting those skills into practice and refreshments. It's a great way to get out on Friday night and give back to the community.
The main pool at Ida Lee will remain closed today and will be closed all day on Wednesday, November 6th for repair work.
The pool is anticipated to open on Thurday, November 7th at 5:00am.
The auxiliary pool and spa remain open.
JINGLE JAM IS COMING! Junior Jam is Saturday, December 14th - 11:30 am, and Jingle Jam shows are at 2:30 pm, and 8:30 pm.
Leesburg’s holiday rock n’ roll concert features many local and regional artists playing traditional holiday tunes- with a little edge. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 5:00 am at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, in-person sales only with a 5-ticket limit.
Matinee and evening tickets are $25; Junior Jam tickets are $5.
The main indoor pool at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center will be closed on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 9 a.m. until the end of the day. The pool will be open to swimmers from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. The pool closure is necessary for repairs that require partially draining the pool.
The beach area of the main pool will remain closed until the repair work has been completed. The auxiliary pool is not affected and will be open normal hours
We anticipate that the main pool will reopen at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Are you working through a plateau on this #motivationmonday ? Here's a little Bruce Lee wisdom bright and early to get you off to your day!
It's finally November! It's going to be the start of the holiday season but really, we're excited for our 17th Annual Freeze Your Gizzard Run! Join your friends, family and neighbors and participate in either the 5k Run or the 1 mile Fun Run. Pre-registration is available and recommended but you can sign up on race day. All participants are asked to bring 2 canned goods or non-perishable items to donate to Loudoun Hunger Relief. To register, call 703-777-1368, visit us online at www.idalee.org or go to www.prraces.com
The Winter 2020 Leesburg at Leisure is now available online. Registration begins at 5am on November 12 for Town of Leesburg residents and annual pass holders. Open registration begins at 5am on November 19. For more information or to obtain a user name and password please call 703-777-1368.
To view the Leesburg at Leisure click on the link below:
leesburgva.gov Leesburg At Leisure is published four times a year and contains class schedules for the season as well as general information about the Parks and Recreation Department.
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