The original item was published from June 3, 2021 12:18 PM to December 2, 2021 3:10 PM
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and departments of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Transportation and Capital Infrastructure will celebrate the grand opening of the Ashburn Senior Center on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony.
The center is located at 20880 Marblehead Drive in Ashburn. Overflow parking and shuttle service will be available at Ray Muth Senior Memorial Park located at 20971 Marblehead Drive.
Following the ceremony, the center will open to the public for tours of the facility, program demonstrations and entertainment until 3:00 p.m. The center will remain open for tours and membership sales until 5:00 p.m. Normal hours of operation and programming begin Monday, June 21.
In 2009, the Board of Supervisors approved an initial plan for a 15,000-square-foot senior center to be built in the future to serve the greater Ashburn area. In 2017, the future 5-acre site of the Ashburn Senior Center on Marblehead Drive was dedicated to the county by Toll Brothers, the developer of the Regency at Ashburn, a 55 neighborhood adjacent to the community center property.
The project includes the construction of a 15,000-square-foot senior center on the 5-acre proffered site. The Ashburn Senior Center provides administrative and program space for adults 55 , staff and volunteers, including a small gymnasium, large multipurpose room with pickleball courts, commercial kitchen, fitness room, classrooms, game room, computer lab, arts-and-crafts room, restrooms and storage areas.
The exterior areas have been designed as extensions to the classroom areas, allowing activities to flow outside to take advantage of the natural surroundings. The project will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified, a certification indicating that the building meets the environmental needs of the community and will maintain an eco-friendly design.
For regular facility hours, memberships, features and activities, visit loudoun.gov/prcs
or call 571-367-8340. For more information about the facility opening, email
or call 703-771-5351.