Connect in the Community

Connect in the Community

Stay Connected in the Forest! 

Current Newsletter: Newington Forest publishes an electronic newsletter by the 5th of each month. When you register for your resident sign-in, include your email address and the monthly newsletter will be sent to you directly as soon as it’s published! Printed copies are always available for pick up at the association office: 8201 Southrun Rd., Springfield, VA 22153. Archived Newsletters can be found HERE.

Community Calendar: Check out the community calendar for upcoming community activities, events, and committee meeting dates. Community center rental availability may also be found on this calendar.

Facebook: Like us! Connect with the association’s Facebook page for social activities, photos, timely community information and sharing information and photos between residents. Photo Gallery: Community activity photos, landscape photos, and resident submitted photos may be found here.

Volunteer Opportunities:  Would you be interested in serving on one of our committees? Maybe you have a special interest in the community we haven’t thought of yet? Is your passion the trails, the pool, bringing people together, writing? We want to hear from you! Check out the following opportunities and jump in! Email for additional information on any of the following volunteer opportunities or if you have an idea of your own to share!

Adopt-a-Highway! Newington Forest Community Association has adopted Newington Forest Ave. and Southrun Rd (between Pohick Rd and the ball field) and committed to conducting quarterly clean-ups. Join fellow residents on these days to help keep the community clean. High School students needing service hours are encouraged to attend! Common area clean-ups can also be done anytime. Bags and gloves are usually available to residents who plan their own common area clean-ups in advance. Contact 

Green Thumb? Join the Facilities Committee! Members of this committee inspect common areas of the community, make recommendations to the Board when needed, and volunteer time to maintain and beautify common areas that need a little extra help in the green-thumb department. Pool Committee! This is a seasonal committee that meets at the direction of the Board to make recommendations for pool use, activities, and operations. Meetings are generally April – August.

Snow Buddies! We have recruited volunteers who are able to help keep an eye on the plowing of townhouse courts during a weather event and volunteers able to shovel snow from sidewalks in the community. Areas include sidewalks leading to the elementary school and sidewalks of residents in need. The Association routinely receives calls from residents who, because of a medical or advancement in age, are unable to clear the sidewalk in front of their home. Snow Buddies can help!  If you would like to volunteer yourself (or your able-bodied teenager in need of community service hours) to be a Snow Buddy, please contact the Association with your name, phone number, and preferred community area to serve.  

Social Committee: This committee can use the help of residents interested in planning and hosting activities in the community! Currently, the community schedules a doggie swim at the end of the pool season, movie night at the pool and ball field, National Night Out in August to support our local police and fire department, Food drive, or other good-will activity. Let us know if you can partner or volunteer time during any f these events – OR would like to start something new. In the past, the community has hosted Bingo Night, Garage Sale, Fun Run, Cookies with Santa, and more. If you are ready to jump in for community fun – let us know!