Excellent Schools, Parks, Events: Supervisor Welcomes You to Sully District

Excellent Schools, Parks, Events: Supervisor Welcomes You to Sully District

Stone Middle students recognize the event sponsors during Centreville Day 2018. This year’s event will be held on Oct. 19.

Stone Middle students recognize the event sponsors during Centreville Day 2018. This year’s event will be held on Oct. 19. Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.

Welcome to the Sully District. I am your Sully District Supervisor, Kathy Smith, and I represent our community on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. At the crossroads of major highways and adjacent to Washington Dulles International Airport, the Sully District is dotted with thriving office parks and wonderful amenities.

One of the great things about living in the Sully District is the array of public events and activities that happen throughout the year.

The Starlight Drive-in Cinema takes place on the first four Saturdays in August as part of the Park Authority’s Summer Entertainment Series. Come watch a movie under the stars at the Trinity Centre in Centreville. Admission is free.

This year I held the second Sully District Summer Open House & Food Drive. Attendees learned about Summer RECenter classes, toured the Sully District Office, and much more.

Coming up on Oct. 19, 2019 we have the annual Centreville Day celebration – a local favorite. The event includes family-friendly activities, entertainment, and a parade.

Our region is also lucky to include the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum. If you have not been yet, I highly recommend visiting soon and taking in a movie at their IMAX movie theater. Parking is free after 4 p.m.

The Field at Commonwealth center is a newly constructed 169,264 square foot mixed use site located in Chantilly. The anchor store, Wegmans, opened on June 3, 2018, and other restaurants and retail stores have occupied space in the shopping center since the Wegmans opening. The property also includes a light up interactive floor and the only theremin bollards in the United States.

Another great advantage in our region is our abundance of public facilities. Fairfax County has an excellent public school system. Every day of the week, there are activities and educational programs at both Chantilly and Centreville Regional Libraries. You can learn about new technologies, such as 3-D printers, borrow a thermal camera to check energy loss in your home or join a book discussion group. The Sully Senior Center is a great place for older adults to exercise, pursue a hobby, and engage with members of the community.

Fairfax County also has an exceptional park system. The Cub Run RECenter offers an indoor pool, nature program, and a gym.

EC Lawrence Park’s 650 acres include: the Walney Visitor Center, athletic fields, trails, a picnic area, and an outdoor amphitheater. The Sully Historic Site, completed in 1799, was home to Northern Virginia’s first Representative to Congress. Guided tours as well as programs and camps happen all year long. The Sully Woodland core properties comprise roughly 2,000 acres of open space park land in the district.

I hope you will find opportunities to get involved in your community. Sully District has representatives on 80-plus boards, authorities, and commissions. If you or someone you know would be interested in one of these positions, please contact my office to inquire about openings.

Furthermore, if you need any help with county services or any other issues, please feel welcome to contact my office any time via email at sully@fairfaxcounty.gov or by phone at 703-814-7100. We have two community rooms available at the Sully Governmental Center for free for Fairfax County residents to use. You can reserve our community rooms, and sign up for our weekly e-newsletter online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/sully.

Top 10 Places, Events in District

Starlight Cinema at Trinity Center

Antique Car Show at Sully Historic Site

Centreville Day, Oct. 19, 2019

Centreville Historic District

Mt. Gilead and Sears House

Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum

Walney Pond – Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Cub Run Recreation Center

Sully Senior Center

Bull Run Regional Park