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2020 Ida-Lee-Front-EntranceThe Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing high quality programs, parks, and facilities to meet the diverse needs of all citizens within the Town of Leesburg. The Department takes great pride in the quality of services and programs provided to its customers.

Children on PlaygroundThe Department is comprised of 37 full-time and  numerous seasonal and temporary part-time staff. The Town of Leesburg parks system consist of approximately 400 acres of parkland; including a Skate Park, a recreational facility, an indoor/outdoor tennis center, an aquatic center, and  provides a large variety of recreation classes; from learn to swim classes to sports leagues. The Department produces four major special events a year, with several smaller events throughout the Town.

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A two-time recipient of the National Recreation and Park Association's Gold Medal Award for Excellence in the Field of Parks and Recreation Management, we make excellent opportunities available to the Town of Leesburg residents and visitors alike.

The Department is diligently working on plans to develop additional parkland, ball fields, and pedestrian trails. We would enjoy your comments on the Department and the parks in the Town; please send e-mails to Systems Technician.  

 

History:

Ida Lee Park was made possible by the generous donation of prime, undeveloped land formerly known as the Greenwood Farm by the Rust Family. In 1986, William F. Rust and his wife, Margaret Dole Rust, donated 138 acres to the Town of Leesburg for perpetual use as a public park which was named in memory of Mr. Rust’s grandmother, Ida Lee, to preserve an important historic link between the Lee Family of Virginia, and the Town of Leesburg. Ida Lee Rust was the daughter of Edmund Jennings Lee, first cousin of Robert E. Lee. Ida Lee spent her married life at "Rockland"; the Rust family home located near Leesburg, and in her later years lived in a house built by her sons at 113 East Cornwall Street in Leesburg. Ida Lee Park stands for the memory of Mr. Rust's grandmother, the continuation of the Lee family name, which played a key role in Leesburg's history, and Mr. Rust's sentiment that Leesburg should remain a "personal" town.

After receiving the donation, a Citizen Advisory Commission was created. At the time, the few parks that were established within the Town of Leesburg were operated by the Public Works Department. The donation of Ida Lee Park led to the creation of the Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department.

Overtime, construction and renovations were made to the property; Ida Lee Park Recreation Center was opened in July 1990 and expanded in November 2002. The Farmhouse, which houses the Department’s administrative offices, was renovated and dedicated in August of 1991 and serves as a reminder of the park’s history. Outdoor tennis courts were added in September 2001 and the A.V. Symington Indoor Tennis Center was completed in January 2008. The latest edition, an outdoor swimming facility known as the A.V. Symington Aquatic Center opened in May 2009. 

While Ida Lee Park was the first park established under the newly created Parks and Recreation Department, today, the Department oversees 16 parks, with a total of 400 acres to maintain. With the use of these parks and the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, the Department offers a wide range of programs and events for people of all ages. The Leesburg At Leisure brochure is published four times a year and lists all of the opportunities available during that current period.

 

Highlights:

• May 2009 – Opened the A.V. Symington Aquatic Center. The facility features a 600’ lazy river, large slide tower with two body flumes, dumping buckets, crossing feature, two gang slides, little squirt whale, floating snake and alligator, 25 yard lap lanes, drop slide, water pipe fall, large beach area with bubblers and water fountains, shade structures, concession stand, and grass picnic area.
• May 2009 – Opened the first dog park within the Town of Leesburg. The new facility is located within Olde Izaak Walton Park, an already established Town park. The dog park features over 25,000 square feet of enclosed space, dog waste stations, and parking in an attractive wooded setting.
• July 2008 – The existing pre-Civil War barn at Ida Lee Park, previously used only for storage, was renovated and preserved creating a weather-tight structure allowing for multiple future use options, while maintaining the barn’s time-treasured features.
• April 2008 – A Virginia Tech Memorial Tree Grove was dedicated in memory of the students and faculty who lost their lives during the tragedy at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.
• January 2008 – The Department opened the A.V. Symington Indoor Tennis Center. The facility features 4-Deco Turf courts, a spacious viewing area, and a central lobby.  Renovations were made to the existing tennis pavilion for year-round usage, all the outdoor courts were repainted, and lights were added to the seventh court. 
• January 2006 – The Proposed Plan of Action for the use of the A.V. Symington donation was approved by Town Council, providing public recreation improvements at Ida Lee Park. The Proposed Plan allows for the possibility of acquiring land adjacent to Ida Lee Park, building an Outdoor Pool, and building an Indoor Tennis Center.
• September 2004 – Freedom Park Memorial Wall was built to honor those who perished on 9-11-2001, along with those whose heroic actions on other hallowed dates inscribed on the wall represent a quest for universal freedom, justice and peace have made them a part of the American legacy.
• April 2003 – The Department opened Freedom Park, a 20-acre park with 4 baseball/softball fields, one football/soccer field, a field house with concession stand, a picnic pavilion, and batting cage.
• November 2002 – The Department opened the expansion of the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. The completed facility consists of 72,304 square feet of fitness and recreation opportunities for the public. Facility features include a 6,600 square foot fitness area, aerobics/dance room, two racquetball courts, auxiliary pool, childcare room, locker rooms, and additional rooms for meetings and recreation classes.
• September 2001 – The Ida Lee Park Tennis Center opened featuring 7-Deco Turf courts; of which six of the courts are lite.
• July 2000 – The Department began leasing the land and building at Olde Izaak Walton Park.
• October 1998 – The Catoctin SkatePark, a street skate park with half pipes, quarter pipes, rails, ramps, and fun boxes opened for operation. This effort was driven by the support of the Friends of Ida Lee Park.
• August 1991 – The Town of Leesburg dedicated the renovation of the farmhouse to serve as the Parks and Recreation Department’s administrative office while serving as a reminder of the park’s history. The quaint farmhouse, officially known as the William F. Rust, Jr. Administration Building, was built in the 1790’s and was the home of an Episcopal minister in the early 1800’s. The house’s brick chimneys, stone foundation, hardwood floors, and metal roof were preserved to maintain the original character of the farmhouse.
• In 1991, Mr. Rust donated $50,000 to the Town of Leesburg to construct a park pavilion and public playground at Ida Lee Park. In 1994, the park pavilion was dedicated in the memory of Mr. Rust’s brother-in-law, William J. “Billy” Cox.
• In 1988, the Town of Leesburg broke ground on the construction of the recreation center, which was dedicated in July of 1990. The original recreation center was a 38,500 square foot facility consisting of a 25 meter by 25-yard indoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa, gymnasium, fitness room community meeting rooms and a vending/refreshment area.
• In 1986, Ida Lee Park was made possible by the generous donation of prime undeveloped land formerly known as the Greenwood Farm by the Rust Family. William F. Rust, Jr., and his wife, Margaret Dole Rust, donated 138 acres to the Town of Leesburg for perpetual use as a public park which was named in memory of Mr. Rust’s grandmother, Ida Lee, to preserve the historic link between the Lee family of Virginia and the Town of Leesburg.

Awards:

In keeping with our vision statement to exceed expectations, the Department strives to be one of the best Parks and Recreation departments possible. We are proud and honored to have received the following awards over the years:


Past Six Years

2019 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park as the “Favorite Park” in the Loudoun County area.
2019 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Favorite Community Center” and “Favorite Recreation Center” in the Loudoun County area.
2019 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named AV Symington Aquatic Center as the “Favorite Swimming Pool” in the Loudoun County area.
2019 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Center as the “Favorite Place to Play Tennis”.
2019 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the 1st Place winner for Best Recreational Facility.
2019 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Center as the 1st Place winner for Best Tennis Courts.
2018 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival.
2018 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Facility (Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways, Greenways, and Trails) Award – Catoctin Park.
2018 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Renovation/Addition (Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways, Greenways, and Trails) Award – Billy Cox Pavilion.
2018 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park as the “Favorite Park” in the Loudoun County area.
2018 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Favorite Community Center” and “Favorite Recreation Center” in the Loudoun County area.
2018 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named AV Symington Aquatic Center as the “Favorite Community Pool” in the Loudoun County area.
2018 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Center as the “Favorite Place to Play Tennis” and “Favorite Tennis Instructor – Kyle Lambkin”.
2018 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Favorite Festival” in the Loudoun County area.
2018 – The Loudoun Business Journal readers’ poll named Ida Lee the Best Places to Work in Loudoun County for Fitness and Recreation.
2018 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the 1st Place winner for Best Recreational Facility.
2018 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Center as the 1st Place winner for Best Tennis Courts.
2017 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival.
2017 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Single Page) – Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival.
2017 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best T-Shirt Design – Leesburg Airshow.
2017 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park as the “Favorite Park” in the Loudoun County area.
2017 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Favorite Community Center”, “Favorite Recreation Center”, and “Favorite Swimming Pool” in the Loudoun County area.
2017 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Favorite Summer Camp” in the Loudoun County area.
2017 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Center as the “Favorite Place to Play Tennis” and “Favorite Tennis Instructor – Mark Elliott”.
2017 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Favorite Festival” in the Loudoun County area.
2017 – The Loudoun Business Journal readers’ poll named Ida Lee the Best Places to Work in Loudoun County for Fitness and Recreation.
2017 – Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Award for Public Spaces – Raflo Park Sculpture Garden.
2017 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the 1st Place winner for Best Fitness Center/Gym, Best Recreational Facility, and Best Swim School.
2017 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Center as the 1st Place winner for Best Tennis Courts.
2016 – International Festivals and Events Association Gold Award for Best Company Image Pieces – Flower & Garden Festival Wine Glass. 
2016 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement (flexi) – Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival.
2016 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Ad Series – Leesburg Airshow.
2016 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award, Specialty – 25th Annual Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival Wineglass.
2016 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park as the “Favorite Park” in the Loudoun County area.
2016 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Favorite Community Center”, “Favorite Recreation Center”, “Favorite Fitness Center”, and “Favorite Swimming Pool” in the Loudoun County area.
2016 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Favorite Summer Camp” in the Loudoun County area.
2016 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Center as the “Favorite Place to Play Tennis” and “Favorite Tennis Instructor – Mark Elliott”.
2016 – The Loudoun Now Loudoun Favorite’s poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Favorite Festival” in the Loudoun County area.
2016 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the 1st Place winner for Best Fitness Center/Gym and Best Recreational Facility.
2016 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the 1st Place winner for Best Camp/Summer Program.
2016 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Center as the 1st Place winner for Best Tennis Courts and Best Tennis Instructor – Mark Elliott.
2016 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the 1st Place winner for Community Festival.
2016 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the 2nd Place winner for Swim School.
2015 – International Festivals and Events Association Gold Award for Best Single Newspaper Display Ad – Memorial Day Observance.
2015 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Single Magazine Display Ad – Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival.
2015 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Single Page) – Independence Day Celebration.
2015 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Company Image Pieces – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival.
2015 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Ad Series – Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival.
2015 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Renovation/Addition Award (Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways, Greenways, or Trails) – Potomac Crossing Park.
2015 – Family Magazine readers voted Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the Best Recreation Center for Families in the DMV (District, Maryland and Virginia) area.
2015 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Best Recreation Facility” and “Best Fitness Center/Gym” in the Loudoun County area.
2015 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Facility as the “Best Tennis Courts” in the Loudoun County area.
2015 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Best Community Event/Festival” in the Loudoun County area.
2015 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Parks and Recreation Department as having the “Best Camp/Summer Program” in the Loudoun County area.
2014 – International Festivals and Events Association Gold Award for Best T-Shirt Design – Independence Day Celebration.
2014 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Ad Series – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival.
2014 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Misc. Printed Materials (Single Page) – Holidays In Leesburg.
2014 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award, Specialty – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival Time Lapse Video.
2014 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award, Traditional – Independence Day Celebration Poster.
2014 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Best Recreation Facility” and “Best Fitness Center/Gym” in the Loudoun County area.
2014 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Facility as the “Best Tennis Courts” in the Loudoun County area.
2014 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Best Community Event/Festival” in the Loudoun County area.
2014 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Parks and Recreation Department as having the “Best Camp/Summer Program” in the Loudoun County area.
2014 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named AV Symington Aquatic Center as the 1st Place winner for Water Parks.
2014 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the 1st Place winner for Community Festival.
2014 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Recreation Center as the 1st Place winner for Sports Training.
2014 – The Loudoun Times Mirror readers’ poll named Ida Lee Recreation Center as the 2nd Place winner for the following
 

 

Previous Years

2013 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Single Magazine Display Ad – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival.
2013 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Ad Series – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival.
2013 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Renovation/Addition Award (Parks, Playgrounds, Blueways, Greenways, and Trails) – Bike Depot at Raflo Park.
2013 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Best Recreation Facility”, “Best Fitness Center”, and “Best Children’s Center” in the Loudoun County area.
2013 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Facility as the “Best Tennis Center” in the Loudoun County area.
2013 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Best Community Event/Festival” in the Loudoun County area.
2013 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park and Leesburg Dog Park as the “Best Place to Walk the Dog” in the Loudoun County area.
2012 – National Gold Medal Award Finalist for Excellence in the Field of Park and Recreation Management awarded by National Recreation and Park Association.
2012 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Single Magazine Display Ad – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival.
2012 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Event – Leesburg Airshow.
2012 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Facility Award (Bricks and Mortar) – Ida Lee Park Maintenance Facility.
2012 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award, Traditional – Leesburg Airshow Poster.
2012 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award, Specialty – Ida Lee and AV Symington Aquatic Center Car Magnets.
2012 – Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association (Visit Loudoun) Tourism Marketing/Promotion Campaign of the Year Award – Leesburg Airshow.
2012 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Best Recreation Facility”, “Best Fitness Center”, and “Best Children’s Center” in the Loudoun County area.
2012 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Facility as the “Best Tennis Center” in the Loudoun County area.
2012 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Best Community Event/Festival” in the Loudoun County area.
2012 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park and Leesburg Dog Park as the “Best Place to Walk the Dog” in the Loudoun County area.
2011 – International Festivals and Events Association Gold Award for Best Single Magazine Ad – Flower & Garden Festival. 
2011 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Miscellaneous Printed Ad – Independence Day. 
2011 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Promotional Poster – Independence Day. 
2011 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Ad Series – Holidays In Leesburg. 
2011 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Best Recreation Facility”, “Best Fitness Center”, and “Best Children’s Center” in the Loudoun County area. 
2011 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Facility as the “Best Tennis Center” in the Loudoun County area. 
2011 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Best Community Event/Festival” in the Loudoun County area. 
2011 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park and Leesburg Dog Park as the “Best Place to Walk the Dog” in the Loudoun County area. 
2010 – A.V. Symington Aquatic Center Featured in Aquatics International’s ‘2010 Dream Designs Showcase’. 
2010 – Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Award for Mixing Place – Ida Lee Park Recreation Center and the A.V. Symington Aquatic Center. 
2010 – Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence Award for Details – Foxridge Park. 
2010 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Ad Series – Flower & Garden Festival. 
2010 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Best Recreation Facility”, “Best Fitness Center”, and “Best Children’s Center” in the Loudoun County area. 
2010 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Tennis Facility as the “Best Tennis Courts” in the Loudoun County area. 
2010 - The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Best Community Event/Festival” in the Loudoun County area. 
2010 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park and Leesburg Dog Park as the “Best Place to Walk the Dog” in the Loudoun County area.
2009 – Virginia Municipal League (VML) Achievement Award – The A.V. Symington Projects. 
2009 – International Festivals and Events Association Gold Award for Best Single Newspaper Display Ad – Memorial Day. 
2009 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials – Holidays In Leesburg Passport.
VRPS Award - Tennis Bubble2009 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Renovation/Addition Award – Ida Lee Park Tennis Center and A.V. Symington Indoor Tennis Center. 
2009 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award for Circular/Flyer – Holidays in Leesburg Weekend Passport. 
2009 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award for Apparel – Commemorative 250th Celebration Flower and Garden Festival T-Shirt. 
2009 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Best Recreation Facility”, “Best Fitness Center”, and “Best Tennis Courts” in the Loudoun County area. 
2009 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Best Community Event/Festival” in the Loudoun County area. 
2009 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Leesburg Dog Park, Ida Lee Park, and Foxridge Park as the “Best Place to Walk the Dog” in the Loudoun County area. 
2008 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Ad Series – Court & Market Days. 
2008 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award for Specialty Piece – Ida Lee Park Recreation Center Free Trial Coupon. 
2008 – The Ida Lee Lifeguarding team won the Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s statewide Lifeguarding Cup. 
2008 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Best Recreation Facility”, “Best Fitness Center”, and “Best Tennis Courts” in the Loudoun County area. 
2008 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Best Community Event/Festival” in the Loudoun County area.
2007 – International Festivals and Events Association Gold Award for Best Event Photograph – Independence Day Parade.
2007 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Promotional Brochure – Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival Walk Around Brochure.
2007 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award for Circular/Flyer – Holidays In Leesburg Postcard.
2007 – The Ida Lee Lifeguarding team won the Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s statewide Lifeguarding Cup in Woodbridge, Virginia.
2007 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named Ida Lee Park Recreation Center as the “Best Recreation Facility”, “Best Fitness Center”, and “Best Tennis Courts” in the Loudoun County area.
2007 – The Leesburg Today readers’ poll named the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival as the “Best Community Event/Festival” in the Loudoun County area.
2006 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Program Award - Recreation Outreach to Community Kids (R.O.C.K.). 
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2006 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award for T-Shirt – Freeze Your Gizzard 5K Cross Country Race. 
2006 – International Festivals and Events Association Bronze Award for Best Ad Series – Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival. 
2006 – Ida Lee Park Recreation Center was voted the “Best Recreation Facility” and Ida Lee Park Tennis Center was voted the “Best Tennis Courts” in Loudoun County by the readers of Leesburg Today Newspaper.
2006 – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival was voted the “Best Community Event/Festival” in Loudoun County by the readers of Leesburg Today Newspaper
2005 – Two Time National Gold Medal Award Winner for Excellence in the Field of Park and Recreation Management, presented by The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association.
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2005 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award Circular/Flyer – Ida Lee, The Place That Makes Your Meeting, Workshop, or Celebration a Memorable Event!
2005 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Promotional Effort Award for Basic Promotional Piece – Ida Lee, Your Guide to Family, Fun and Fitness! 
2005 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Singles Magazine Display Ad – Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival.
2005 – International Festivals and Events Association Silver Award for Best Other Merchandise – A Day In The Park Dog Bandana.
2005 – Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival was voted the “Best Community Event/Festival” in Loudoun County by the readers of Leesburg Today Newspaper.
2005 – Ida Lee Park Recreation Center was voted the “Best Recreation Center” and “Best Tennis Center” in Loudoun County by the readers of Leesburg Today Newspaper.
2004 – Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival voted “Best Community Event/Festival” in Loudoun County by the readers of the Leesburg Today newspaper. 
2004 – Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival has been recognized annually by The Washington Post’s Weekend Section as a “Best Pick”. 
2004 – Ida Lee Park Recreation Center was voted the “Best Fitness Facility”, “Best Recreation Center”, “Best Tennis Center”, and “Best Indoor Pool” in Loudoun County by the readers of Leesburg Today newspaper. 
2003 – 13th Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival was voted as the Virginia Governor’s Travel and Tourism Outstanding On-going Event of the Year. 
2003 – Ida Lee Tennis Center was voted “Best Tennis Facility” by the USTA Virginia Chapter. 
2003 – Ida Lee Park Recreation Center was voted the “Best Fitness Facility”, “Best Recreation Center”, “Best Tennis Center”, and “Best Indoor Pool” in Loudoun County by the readers of Leesburg Today newspaper. 
2002 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Facility Renovation/Addition. 
2002 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Specialty Marketing Piece – Grand Opening Rack Card. 
2002 – United States Tennis Association (USTA) Outstanding Public Tennis Center. 
2002 – Ida Lee Park Recreation Center was voted the “Best Fitness Facility”, “Best Recreation Center”, “Best Tennis Center”, and “Best Indoor Pool” in Loudoun County by the readers of Leesburg Today newspaper. 
2000 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Specialty Marketing Piece – Holiday Poster.
2000 – Winner of the Washington Metropolitan Lifeguard Competition. 
1998 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Specialty Marketing Piece – Play in the Parks of Leesburg. 
1996 – National Gold Medal Award Winner for Excellence in the Field of Park and Recreation Management, presented by The Sports Foundation Inc. in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. 
1996 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Specialty Marketing Piece – Holidays at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. 
1996 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Basic Promotional Effort – Welcome to Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. 
1996 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Presidential Award. 
1995 – National Gold Medal Award Finalist for Excellence in the Field of Park and Recreation Management awarded by National Recreation and Park Association.
1995 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Circular Flyer Promotional Effort – Plan a Wild Birthday Party.
1995 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Program Award – World War II Commemoration Day. 
1994 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Specialty Promotional Effort – Leesburg is Your Park Place. 
1994 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Circular Flyer Promotional Effort – Leesburg-Loudoun Arbor Day Program. 
1993 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Basic Promotional Piece Award – Summer Seasonal Brochure.
1992 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Circular Flyer Promotional Effort – Come Let Us Entertain You at Ida Lee. 
1991 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Specialty Promotional Award – Ida Lee Park Recreation Center Membership Card. 
1991 – The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award Certificate of Recognition for Resource Planning. 
1991 – Silver Medal – National Spa and Pool Institute Design Award Presented by Hughes Group Architects, Inc. 
1990 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Basic Promotional Award – Leesburg at Leisure. 
1990 – Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best Specialty Promotional Award – Leesburg Gifts Catalog.