Painting by Theodora Tilton

Prospective Members

Established in 1954, Mount Vernon Park is a non-profit, member association (membership is not based on local home ownership) located at the corner of Lafayette Drive and Fairfax Road in Hollin Hall Village.

Set on nearly 13 acres of wooded parkland, the Park is the focus of summer activity for 600 families. MVP members enjoy 3 pools (25 meter, 50 meter and wading), 4 lighted tennis courts (open year round), a large picnic area with grills, grass volleyball court, a children’s playground, a covered pavilion, and a 1 acre pond for fishing. The Park and swimming pools open on Memorial Day weekend and close after Labor Day.

Operating hours once schools are out in late June are generally 11 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday and Noon to 9 PM on Sunday through Labor Day.  Always check the calendar and main page for possible changes to Park hours.

During the summer season, MVPA is a center of activity.  Our swim team, ages 5 through 18, competes in the Northern Virginia Swim League. The Women‘s, Girl’s and Boy’s tennis teams compete in the Mount Vernon Community Tennis League.

Throughout the summer, the MVPA Activities Committee sponsors activities for all ages including a 4th July Celebration, Crab Feast, End of School pizza dance party, children’s crafts and more.  Our Aqua Aerobics classes and early morning Masters Adult Swim program are also ways to stay active.

To join MVP you will need to click the button below to submit your online application along with the $50 nonrefundable processing fee. When a Membership becomes available, we will contact you.  Old application forms found on the web and mailed in will not be accepted. Membership applications must be made using the link below.

Apply now to reserve your place on the waiting list. The wait list is currently 1-2 years depending on the yearly turnover and number of applications received. When contacted, you pay an initiation fee of $800. The Initiation Fee is non-refundable.

In addition, currently the yearly membership fee due by March 31 is $515.00 plus $72.00 for each member over 1 year of age by June 1st. (eg. a family of four would pay $803). Through our work day program, $125 of your dues is refundable (see below). Arrangements can also be made for childcare providers to have park access while with member children and the fee is $72 per season per provider. Dues are prorated if you join during the season.

Included in the yearly dues is a capital improvements fee of $175 per membership certificate per year.  This helps us to maintain, renovate and improve the Park.  Adult members age 16+ may help out for 8 hours at our Work Days over 2 weekends in late April/early May to earn back $125 of their family’s dues each year.  $125 is the maximum that can be earned per membership annually.

Once you’re offered a membership, your initiation fee and dues are paid online by credit card. Then you may also register for various activities and buy guest passes online with a credit card. Checks are accepted at the gatehouse for guest pass purchases, however, purchasing online with a credit card is faster and preferred. No cash or credit cards are accepted at the gatehouse, only checks.

We hope you find this information helpful. If you have unanswered questions, please send an email to