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The Reston Historic Trust presents the story of the early planning of Reston at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne Thursday, May 24.

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Making Reston into Reality

Historic Trust presents early planning of Reston.

Shortly after purchasing the land that would become Reston in March 1961, founder Robert Simon was on a plane back to New York City. The story he likes to tell is that’s where he grabbed a legal pad and began coming up with ideas for his new community, ideas based on his travels and life experiences.


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