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“Great Family Rec Center” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Claude Moore Park Recreation Center

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Claude Moore Park Recreation Center
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Sterling
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Sterling, Virginia
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Family Rec Center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is fantastic - in design and function. There is a little something for the whole family. The olympic-sized pool is quiet and clean, and rarely overly busy. There is a great track ringing the upper level and this is also rarely overly busy. Honestly, "rarely overly busy" could describe the entire facility. The kid's rec pool is often busy, and the major downside is that they don't allow you to take infants in without a gigantic life-vest. I get that it's a liability and safety thing, but when you're trying to teach your infant/toddler to swim, it's a major limitation. We actually had to stop using the facility regularly for this very reason and find elsewhere to teach our little-one to swim. But otherwise, it's got solidly flexible hours of use and is a fantastic place to spend time with the whole family. During the summer months it is VERY busy in the kid/family pool area.

Visited June 2014
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Sterling, Virginia
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154 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Luxurious gym and pool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

At county rec center prices! Olympic lane pool and huge kids pool with slides. Lots of gym equipment. Basketball and handball courts. Indoor track if you want to run in bad weather! I take my nieces and nephews here to burn up some extra energy. Cheap daily fees or monthly memberships.

Visited February 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,144 reviews
1,737 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,808 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Historic, interactive, and beautiful! This place is worth going back to. We went for their 4th of July festivities, and we had a great time--5 adults and one child. I highly recommend it!

Visited July 2013
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Sterling, Virginia
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Maybe not for everyone”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

There are many nice amenities at this park center. The pool is generally crowded due to the use by local high schools and swim clubs for practice. The youth pool is disturbingly warm which conjures up thoughts of a bacteria breeding ground.The fitness area is generally not too crowded which is nice. But overall the price of admission is too high to make this a family friendly rec center.

Visited October 2013
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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The leisure pool is great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I like taking my son to the leisure pool here. The price is way too high considering it is a government run center. The lap pool is always busy but it's nice that's it is separate from the leisure pool. I think the rules are too strict sometimes, no jumping even to a parent (like in the swimming lessons) no kids in the hot tub, can't even dangle their toes in.

Visited November 2013
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