Marsteller Park & Community Center

Fact Sheet on the Marsteller Park Acquisition (English)  ||  Hoja informativa sobre la adquisición del parque Marsteller (español)

Share your thoughts on what you would like to see at Marsteller Park.  ||  Cuéntenos sus opiniones sobre lo que quisiera ver en el parque Marsteller. (Encuesta bilingüe)

About the Park and Community Center Acquisition

The City of Manassas has purchased the former 20-acre Marsteller School property at 8730 Sudley Road for the city’s 21st public park, which will include a future community center, athletic fields, open land, and a fire station. 

The $9.9 million purchase from the Manassas Baptist Church, which bought the property in 2002, addresses a longstanding deficit of park and recreation facilities in the City. It also offers a cost-effective solution for indoor athletics and for the City’s first community center, without the need to redevelop commercial real estate. The sale does not include Manassas Baptist’s church building and surrounding six acres.

The former school facilities are immediately usable in a limited capacity. Community discussions in fall 2024 and a space needs analysis will help determine additional uses of the existing building. The addition of two diamond fields, a rectangular field, and an outdoor running track will help accommodate increasing demand and keep the City’s commitment to provide fields for youth recreation leagues. The purchase also provides an optimal location for the planned replacement of Fire Station 1 that will reduce response times to the northern side of the city, and bring public safety operations closer to UVA Health Prince William Medical Center.

Manassas Baptist Church will continue to operate its warming shelter, and can continue some programming during a transition period. The church’s other essential services will relocate to its existing church building. Planning and design for the new park facilities will begin immediately so that some outdoor programming may begin in the summer of 2024.

This rendering shows the proposed Fire Station 1 and the existing Marsteller School.
Proposed Fire Station 1
This map shows the 20-acre Marsteller parcel with the existing school and proposed Fire Station 1.

  • Rentals of the rectangular field will be available after mid-July, 2024.
  • For all other outdoor or indoor rentals please leave a comment or call 703-368-1873 and we will reach out once rental schedules are established.


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