What is "private recreation use"?

No county taxes + no RA dues
= private recreation use

"The Reston National Golf Course area should remain as open space forever." - Robert Simon, Founder of Reston, August 14, 2015

The legal case regarding the land use designation of Reston National Golf Course has made it clear: An investor bought into a golf course, and a golf course is what they have.

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OpEd: Wheelock’s Mythical Grand Park

Published October 13, 2020 in the Reston Patch Developer Wheelock Communities proposes to add up to 1000 new residential units on the “high ground” of the existing Hidden Creek golf course and to “dedicate” up to 100 acres of the property as a park. This “grand park”...

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Reston Voices Share Disinformation Campaign Experiences

UPDATED October 6, 2020 Fact: There is no development allowed on Reston's two open space golf courses. Fact: Nothing has changed about the land use designation of open space. Fact: Developers are working to mislead the public. This page is dedicated to sharing...

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Defeat the Disinformation Campaign

Have you been contacted to participate in a survey? It’s come to our attention that two research companies have been conducting online focus groups and phone surveys on the topic of development in Reston for an undisclosed client. We have heard from a few supporters...

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Golf Courses by the Numbers

166 + 164

Golf Course Acres


Open Space Since


Reston National Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course Since


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Community Support

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The Kids of the 13th Fairway video!

Reston Association "Around Reston" Article

Reston’s Public Golf Course: Good for Wildlife, Too!
Article by Bill Burton with Photography by Ed Hass and Laurel Wanrow

Development/Environmental Song

Singer/Songwriter Chris Anderson shares her new release “Virginia” with our supporters. It rings true here in Reston.

“how your quiet manner eased my soul, Virginia, 
but there are others
watching you with bold desire.”