The Mt. Vernon Recreation Center, is located a couple of blocks from River Towers on 2017 Belle View Blvd. The Fairfax County facility has a 25-meter heated indoor pool with poolside spa, a beach area with play features, a sauna, a fitness center, and a year-round 200 foot by 85 foot indoor Ice Arena.
The Lee District Recreation Center is five miles away and it is located on 6601 Telegraph Road. The Center has an indoor pool, gymnasium, and fitness center that is surrounded by a 193 acre park with soccer fields, T-ball fields, two football fields, softball fields, four basketball courts, an amphitheater, a playground and tot lot, four lighted tennis courts, a tennis practice wall, and walking trails. What makes it special is the tree houses and the Special Harbor Sprayground waterpark with Chesapeake Bay-themed attractions including a spraying osprey nest, Chessie the sea serpent, misting sunflowers and a lighthouse. The Washington Post wrote a review of the sprayground that they call "baby Vegas."