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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New friends group forming to support Audrey Moore RECenter

The pool at the Audrey Moore RECenter.

A new Friends of Audrey Moore RECenter group is being formed to obtain community input to identify, encourage, and advocate for improvements to the recreation center at Wakefield Park in Annandale.

The public is invited to a meeting, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., at Braddock Hall in the King’s Park Library building, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, to discuss the organization and objectives of the friends group.

When the Audrey Moore RECenter was built, nearly 40 years ago, it was the first RECenter in Fairfax County. “It is appropriate to start envisioning the future of the RECenter,” says Tom Kennedy, and to encourage the Park Authority to start planning for improvements.

Kennedy is organizing the new friends group with support and encouragement from Tony Vellucci, a member of the Park Authority Board, representing the Braddock District.

Kennedy suggests people visit the South Run, Oak Marr, and Spring Hill RECenters to get an idea of the types of improvements that might work for the Audrey Moore RECenter.

He is hoping for a strong turnout at the organizational meeting to show the Park Authority officials who will be in attendance that there is a strong desire within the community to upgrade Audrey Moore. If you’re interested in joining the friends group, contact Tom Kennedy,


  1. It needs a deep hot tub like the Mt Vernon Rec Center. Best hot tub in the FFX Rec center system. Its the only one that you can stand up in and have the water jets hit you in the right places. It also has seating too.

    Audrey Moore is overdue!

  2. Would hope Frank Vajda, Mason District Park Authority Board member, would also be in favor of long-overdue improvements. Has he commented?