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Two major investment projects are planned for RCC Hunters Woods this summer

Reston Community Center Hunters Woods will be undergoing renovations from July 22 to September 6, which will require the aquatics facility to be temporarily closed.

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RESTON, VA – Two major renovation projects at Reston Community Center Hunter Woods this summer will result in the temporary closure of the Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center and a reduction in some programs and services.

The work also includes installing a new elevator in the nearly 50-year-old building. Workers will also replace hot water and energy-related systems and components, which should improve energy use and reduce costs.

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“Project components include a solar panel system to be installed on the roof, extensive LED lighting improvements, replacement of hot water boilers and pumps, and control system modifications and improvements,” RCC said in a press release. “These actions will offset 260 tons of carbon dioxide generated by the current equipment and systems.”

All work will be carried out from July 22 to September 6. The new elevator will be installed at night for the first few weeks to avoid demolition noise and service interruptions.

Read the full press release from the Reston Community Center about this project:

RESTON, VA — Reston Community Center Hunters Woods (RCC HW) will embark on two major capital projects this summer. The nearly 50-year-old building will receive a new elevator. Additionally, a major replacement of the building’s hot water and energy systems and components will be completed, which will result in improved energy use and cost savings. Project components include a solar panel system that will be installed on the roof, major LED lighting upgrades, replacement of hot water boilers and pumps, and modification and modernization of the control system. These actions will offset 260 tons of carbon dioxide generated by the current equipment and systems.

Programs scheduled at RCC HW will take place, but with occasional interruptions due to the two projects. Staff have limited rentals during this time to avoid booking events or uses for which such interruptions would be difficult to tolerate. Camps will take place through the end of the summer program. Due to the systems affected, the Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center will be closed during this time. Typical pool maintenance performed in late August and early September will also take place.

Work on the elevator will be conducted at night for the first few weeks to avoid noise and disruption from the demolition work. While this increased project costs, the ability to provide the limited programs and services planned for these weeks was critical to RCC and the clients. All contractors involved in these projects adhere to work practices designed to ensure the highest level of safety. Workers receive extensive training in worker safety. Fairfax County government contractors ensure that background checks and similar screenings are conducted prior to project commencement.

Parents and visitors can be assured that all areas of the RCC HW affected by this work will be cordoned off and secured to protect those visiting the building. Annual pass holders whose passes expire in August or later, as well as monthly pass holders whose passes expire in August, will be granted a one-month extension. No monthly or annual passes will be issued in July and August 2024. Anyone with questions about the projects can contact RCC at [email protected].