Northern Service Area

General Information

To provide networking, resources and professional development to Northern Service Area members while supporting the overall objectives of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society.


Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors


Sarah Oberther, CPRP 

Fairfax County Park Authority

Pinecrest Golf Course Manager


Chair Elect:

Kaveh Tajalli, CPRP

Facilities Coordinator

City of Fairfax, Parks and Recreation



Sheri Conrad, Manager Middleburg Community Center

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services



Amy Maltese, Deputy Director

City of Falls Church, Recreation and Parks



Julie Miles, CPRP

Recreation Manager

City of Alexandria, Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities


Meeting Schedule

All VRPS Members are welcome! Meetings are 10:00am to 12 Noon.

September 19, 2018- Followed by Special Events Workshop


The River View Event Center

Occoquan Regional Park

Lorton, VA

November 28, 2018- Footgolf Social

Discussion: Alternative Revenue Opportunities


Pinecrest Golf Course

6600 Little River Turnpike

Alexandria, VA 22312

January 11, 2019- Winter Social

Time and location TBD

Upcoming Events

Board Elections

It's time to VOTE! 

We have 4 excellent candidates for our 2 open board positions. Please see the voting rules below;

  • Only individuals with voting membership types are eligible to vote:  Professional with Agency, Professional, Retired, Life, and College/University Representatives.
  • Individuals may cast only one vote per ballot.
  • Write-in candidates are permissible.

All ballots close on 8/31 so cast YOUR VOTE  today!

Community Events

Fairfax County Park Authority: Partnered with Special Olympics – participants completed aquatic competitions. Recently completed CAPRA visit will hear results back in the fall. Alcohol Policy out for public comment.

Leesburg: July 4 event on the front field; Taste of Leesburg event August 10; New effort regarding emergency management for special events

Herndon: Updating Strategic Plan

Alexandria: Tons of Trucks event July 14 at Chinquapin Park

City of Fairfax: July 4 parade and fireworks

Falls Church: July 4 event, Concerts in the Park, New Logo

NOVA Parks: Grand Reopening of Occoquan and River View at the Jean R. Packard Center - Brickmakers Café. Sunday is first open house for weddings but they already have 50 bookings. Currently running a wedding giveaway campaign.

Loudon: July 4 events begin this weekend- multiple events; Class & Compensation study occurring; Dulles South is now open; Claude Moore under renovations.

Service Area Workplan

Please read over our Northern Service Area workplan and always let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions!

VRPS NSA Yearly Workplan

The Land and Water Conservation Fund