Monday, Feb. 5, 2007
If you are looking for a variety of ways to spend your free time, Fort Belvoir is the perfect place. Looking for exercise? Check out one of the two fitness facilities on post or the swimming pools (there are three outdoor and one indoor), or the golf courses (a nine-hole and two 18-hole courses here). You can also pursue your hobbies (there is an automotive shop, bowling center, community center) and outdoor interests (marina, outdoor recreation equipment, wildlife and wetland refuges). There are also clubs and organizations that range from theatrical to recreational. Find out more at www.belvoirmwr.com.
Indoor and outdoor ranges are available for year-round use. The Fort Belvoir archery and hunting programs have been cited as model programs and received attention in both local and national hunting publications. The center is located at Tompkins Basin, Bldg. 778 at the end of Warren Road. Phone: (703) 805-3688.
The key to keeping your vehicle reliable is regular maintenance. The Auto Shop makes it easy and affordable by providing space, supplies and advice. The Auto Shop hours of operation are Wednesday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 am. to 6 p.m. The shop is closed Monday and Tuesday. The sales store closes one hour before shop closing. All work and clean up has to be completed at least one hour prior to shop closing. The shop is located in the Kawamura Community Center, Bldg. 1462, on Gunston Road. Phone: (703) 806-4088
Everyone enjoys a good game of bowling at the totally renovated Bowling Center. Practice with friends or alone, or join a league for exciting weekly competition. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cosmic Bowling is offered Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. The center's restaurant, The Strike Zone, has a full meal and snack menu. The center is in Bldg. 1199, 9630 Middleton Road. Phone: (703) 805-2991
Enjoy the daily lunch buffet and weeknight specials at the Community Club. The club also hosts bingo, comedy shows, dances and TGIF parties. Consult with the club's qualified staff for all your catering needs. The club, located in Bldg. 1200 on Taylor Road, is open Sunday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The club is closed Saturday except for catered events. Rooms accommodate from 25-300 guests. For more information call or visit www.belvoirmwr.com. Phone: (703) 780-0962
This beautiful, historic club, situated on the banks of the Potomac River, with excellent views of the river, offers lunch, dinner, special all-you-can-eat meals and Sunday Brunch. With many elegantly decorated rooms, the Officer's Club is perfect for small seminars, luncheons or large dinner parties. The spacious swimming pool complex is the perfect gathering place for families to spend the day together. The cozy Washington Lounge, located in the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club, has the warmth and charm of an English pub. Membership is open to all officers and DoD civilians equivalent to GS-7 or NF-3 and above. The administrative office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch is offered Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dinner specials include: Tuesday Steak Night, 6 to 9 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night , 6 to 9 p.m.; and Friday Seafood Buffet, 6 to 9 p.m. A Sunday brunch is available 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. The club is open for special functions only on Saturday.
The Washington Cocktail Lounge is open Tuesday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, 4:30 to 10 p.m. The Officer's Club is located in Bldg. 20, 5500 Schulz Circle. Phone: (703) 780-0930
The Body Shop
The Body Shop Fitness Center offers aerobic and weight equipment for all around physical training. Hours are Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Body Shop is located in Bldg. 1023, 2116 12th Street. Phone: (703) 806-3100
Graves Fitness Center
The fitness center, located on North Post, offers aerobic and weight equipment, physical training classes, aerobics classes, and facilities for basketball and racquetball. Graves also offers full locker room facilities with showers, steam rooms and saunas. Hours are Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Graves is located at 2116 Abbott Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: (703) 806-5368
Specker Field House
Specker has three full-sized basketball courts, and locker and shower rooms. Limited weight-training equipment is also available. Hours are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Specker is located at 1182 12th Street. Phone: (703) 806-3057
North Post Golf Course
This 36-hole course was designed with nature's beauty and a challenging game in mind. The clubhouse is an inviting place in which to relax and enjoy sweeping views of Northern Virginia. The restaurant offers great lunchtime dining. The clubhouse also provides for catered events and group golf outings. Hours are daily, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The clubhouse is located in Bldg. 2920. Phone: (703) 806-5878
South Post Golf Course
This nine-hole course winds around the rolling hills of Fort Belvoir's South Post. Its central location makes it especially convenient for golfers to have a round of their favorite sport. Hours are daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The clubhouse is located in Bldg. 1494. The South Post Golf course restaurant, The South Side Grill, serves delicious meals seven days a week. Phone: (703) 806-4561
INFORMATION, TICKETING AND REGISTRATION
ITR is the post's source for travel information to destinations near and far and is a convenient source for tickets to theme parks, local entertainment and sporting events. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holidays hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ITR is located inside the Sosa Community Center, Bldg. 200. Phone: (703) 805-3714
KAWAMURA COMMUNITY CENTER
Stop in at the Kawamura Community Center to see how a little creativity can brighten your life. The Wood Shop, (703) 806-4654, is closed Monday, open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., closed Friday, open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.. The Self-Help Frame Shop is open Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The Auto Shop (see above listing) as well as the General's Store, (703) 806-4659, featuring plaques, trophies and military memorabilia as well as a custom framing shop, (703) 806-4652, are also in the center. The center is located in Bldg. 1462, 9290 Gunston Road. Phone: (703) 806-4655.
The marina, located on the Potomac River, offers a unique boating experience as well as space for storing, repairing and maintaining privately owned boats. Patrons can also take water safety and boat handling classes. A boat lift and launch ramp allows boat launchings for a small fee. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The marina is located at the entrance to River Village on South Post, and the office is in Bldg. 1696, 5465 Hudson Road. Phone: (703) 781-8282
EQUIPMENT ISSUE CENTER
The Equipment Issue Center provides a majority of seasonal outdoor equipment. The center offers camping gear, party canopies, grills and more for spring and summer. For the winter months the center turns into a complete ski and snowboard shop. The Equipment Issue Center is located in Bldg. 778, Warren and Johnson Road. Phone: (703) 805-3081.
SOSA COMMUNITY CENTER
First stop and first choice for informational and recreation needs, Sosa is the information center for Fort Belvoir recreation resources. From pool tables to classes, Sosa offers something for everyone. In addition to meeting and special event rooms, there is a game room with video games, pool tables, big screen TV, music room, recording studio and more. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is located in Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road. Phone: (703) 805-3714
The Fort Belvoir pools offer group instruction and private lessons, and even aqua-aerobics. The pools are also available for special events. The two outdoor pools, located on Gunston Road on South Post and near the PX/Commissary shopping center on North Post, are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year, from noon until sunset.
The Benyaurd Indoor Pool is open year-round, Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Benyaurd is just off Gunston Road, between 21st and 23rd streets, in Bldg. 182. Phone: (703) 805-2620
This program is a high-energy whirlwind of activity for youths ages 6 to 18. YS sponsors a variety of programs offering opportunities in life skills, citizenship and leadership, sports and fitness, leisure, recreation and the arts, and mentoring, intervention, and support services. The sports program offers baseball, T-ball, football, soccer, basketball, track and field, and golf. Hours are Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 8 p.m., Friday 2:30 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., closed Sunday. The YS is in Bldg. 1003, 5850 Langfitt Loop. Phone: (703) 805-4515
WILDLIFE REFUGE AREAS
The installation's natural resources are managed by the Directorate ofPublic Works, Environmental andNatural Resource Division, email@example.com. Phone: (703) 806-0049
Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge
Environmental Education Center
Opened in 2000, the center provides information regarding the refuge complex and the installation's natural resources through displays, videos, brochures, and interpretive programs. Contact the Directorate of Public Works, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge. Environmental Education Center is situated at the entrance to the Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge. The refuge has a 9-mile nature trail system, including a 1/2 mile handicap-accessible trail (Pohick Loop Trail), which is open dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Phone: (703) 806-4007
Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge
In 1988, Fort Belvoir established a second refuge, the Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge, to protect another sensitive wetland area and to provide opportunities for wildlife watching. This refuge has a one-mile asphalt trail with an observation deck overlooking the wetland area. It also offers fishing (including handicap-accessible fishing piers) in Mulligan Pond. A Virginia state fishing license is required. The refuge is open to the public from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.