Broadlands proudly offers a free fitness center for residential use. We are able to keep the recurring use of this facility free by not having staff present. This requires self policing and we continue to receive complaints from residents that some users are abusing the privilege and breaking the posted rules. As a reminder, the following rules have been adopted FOR YOUR SAFETY!
NO CHILDREN under the age of 13 are permitted in the building. This is due to manufacturer recommendations and insurance regulations. Children ages 13 through 17 may utilize the fitness center only when accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
Talking on cell phones is prohibited inside the fitness center. Distractions on the equipment may lead to injury and are disruptive to other gym users.
A key fob must be used to enter the facility. Do not open the door for anyone knocking on the doors or windows. All users must sign a release and purchase a key fob for entry.
Please be considerate and remember to wipe down equipment after use.
Violators can be verified from the video surveillance system and will be sent one reminder notice. Subsequent violations will result in termination of access. For a full list of rules, please READ HERE>>
Cost: $4/child pre-paid – closes noon on Friday ($5/child day of the event)
Who lives in the pond in front of the Broadlands Nature Center? Is the water healthy for living things? Bring your family outside to study the Nature Center pond with ANS naturalists! Together we will see what we can catch in our nets, complete a habitat survey and even take a look at the chemical composition of the water. A program introduction will run at 10:30, 11:15, and noon. Start at one of these times and stay as long as you like (until the program ends at noon). Rain boots are recommended, and remember to dress for the weather and for the possibility of getting muddy. This outdoor event will run rain or shine. Only freezing temperatures or thunder & lightning will send us inside. Registration link and fliers will be posted soon.
Calling all volunteers! If you are looking for a fun committee to volunteer on, THIS IS IT. Broadlands Live! is gearing up for yet another fantastic season and we need help from other music loving Broadlanders.
Please join us at 7:30pm on Monday, February 2nd to discuss the upcoming season and let us know how you’d like to be a part of the fantastic team of volunteers that puts this amazing event. The meeting will be held at the Clubhouse, located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square.
Ziggy is a red corn snake that was adopted by the Audubon Naturalist Society from a family who could no longer care from him. Ziggy is an environmental education animal who meets hundreds of children each year when they visit the Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg for Reptile birthday parties or for school or scout field trips. For the last two summers, we have been able to host Ziggy here at the Broadlands Nature Center while the Rust staff is off for the summer. This summer, Ziggy shed his skin two times while he was visiting the nature center. You can stop by to see the skin he shed when this video was taken on August 6th, 2014 and to see his neighbor, Sunny, our albino corn snake, who also meets many children each year. Corn snakes shed about once a month, more frequently when they are younger, and less frequently as they age. Snakes prefer not to be handled much around the time they are shedding. During the days before shedding corn snakes may have trouble digesting food, may be irritable, and you may notice that their eyes look bluer and their colors duller 3-4 days before shedding. You may also see them soak in their water bowls or rub their faces on the sides of their habitats in an effort to kick start the shedding process. As of today our resident snake, Sunny, is in the bluish stage. This explains why he refused food last Saturday and means we should see a shed in the coming days.
Due to the amounts and types of precipitation in the Northern Virginia area, Patriot Disposal will be suspending collection services on Thursday, February 13th and their office will be closed. Their primary concern is the safety of crews and customers. Both trash and recycling will be collected on our next regularly scheduled pick up day of Monday, February 17th.
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? How about a Broadlands stainless steel laser engraved corkscrew for the wine aficionado? Available for $7.00 at the Nature Center. These corkscrews are sturdy, sleek, and stylish.
How about showing off your Broadlands pride around town with a car logo magnet? Perfect for the new driver in the family, and only $2.00.
Stop by the Nature Center during normal business hours to pick yours up today!