City of Manassas Services
The City of Manassas offers comprehensive municipal services. Listed here are a list of services and things-to-do in these communities.
City of Manassas Things To Do
- Boys and Girls Club of Manassas This link has information for art programs, athletic leagues, before and after care, calendar of events, education and career development program, health and life skills programs, sorts, fitness, and recreation programs, and summer camps.
- Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory Programs include the Pied Piper Theatre (ages 8-18), Rooftop Productions theatre company, summer camps (see catalog of courses), dance programs offering basic and intermediate lessons, Summer Sounds concerts at the Harris Pavilion, Arts on the Go elementary and middle school programs in Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park City Schools. The Center for the Arts also offers classes for adults, teenagers, and children in drawing, painting, water color, digital photography, printmaking, jewelry making, drama, music, and dance.
- Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center A cooperative fitness center of George Mason University, City of Manassas, and Prince William County. Activities at the Freedom Center are listed below:
- AQUATICS: Fitness classes, competitive swimming, aquatic summer camps, lifeguard training, and swim lessons.
- FITNESS: Group fitness classes, personal and group training, individual fitness consultation.
- RECREATION PROGRAMS: Youth sports programs, summer camps, gymnastics, programs, home school programs, birthday programs, and the sports, arts, and education catalog.
- ADULT SPORTS: Racquetball Challenge, co-ed adult volleyball league, pickle ball, open gym basketball.
- ARTS & EDUCATION: Dance, engineering for kids, Drama Kids International Program (improving public speaking skills and acting abilities), outdoor education, Aviation Education (school enrichment and after school clubs), Little Hands Program (early childhood development), child birth education.
- SPORTS: Basketball (various age groups), cheerleading, indoor soccer, Tiny Tots soccer (ages 3.5 to 5), indoor tennis, Little Pucks (ages 3.5 to 5), Pee Wee T-Ball, tae kwon do (ages 4 to 15), Sports Challenge (basic skills instruction for several sports for ages 6-8), developmental volleyball (co-ed ages 10-15).
- CAMPS: Aquatics Camp, Cheerleading Camp, Engineering for kids (ages 5-7 and 8-12), In-Line Skate Camp, Learn to Ride a Bike, Martial Arts Camp, Nature Camp, Rock Climbing Camp, Softball Camp, Tennis Camp.
- Freedom Museum Several exhibits are artifacts and source documents donated by our local citizens. Among these are military art, and combat stories told by the military veterans. There is also the Local Heroes Memorial which recognizes all men and women from Manassas, Manassas Park, and Prince William County who died serving our country from World War I to present day.
- Harris Pavilion During the months of June, July, and August the Harris Pavilion hosts the following weekly events: SUNDAY is Jazz, Orchestra and Band Performances, ice cream socials; TUESDAY is Take Out Tuesday Concert; WEDNESDAY is scheduled for lunch concerts; THURSDAY is scheduled for Manassas Farmer’s Market; FRIDAY is Family Movie Night; SATURDAY is scheduled for Adult Dance. Annual Events include the Railway Festival, Taste of Manassas, Wine and Jazz Festival, Greek Festival, Taste of Greece, Latino Festival, Fall Jubilee, Alzheimer’s Walk, Chess Tournament, Chili Cookoff. January 1st through March 1st is community ice skating. Check the pavilion calendar for specific dates and events.
The Loy E. Harris Pavilion was dedicated to the founder and president of the Harris Insurance Agency, Inc. (1965-1998), president of Historic Manassas Inc. (1995-1998), and International Rotarian for 25 years. He was instrumental in the resurgence of business to the Old Town Manassas Historic District, buying several buildings and renovating them to transform empty storefronts into thriving businesses and sought-after apartments. He purchased the Opera House (c. 1906) and neighboring bank building, and later opened the Opera House Gourmet which has remained a thriving business. His plans for the development of the City Square Project were instrumental part to revitalizing Old Town Manassas.
- Historic Manassas, Inc. This link provides information about attractions, shopping, dining, creative and performing arts, family friendly events, live music and entertainment, historical tours, farmer’s market, date night events, and services.
- Hylton Performing Arts Center The Hylton Performing Arts Center features are the 1,123 seat Merchant Hall, 240 seat Gregory Family Theatre, Didlake Grand Foyer, and Buchanan Partners Art Gallery. This link provides information on tickets, events, art gallery submissions, and rental overview.
- Manassas Museum Virtual tours of Liberia Plantation, Mayfield Civil War Fort, Cannon Branch Civil War Fort, Manassas Industrial School and Jennie Dean Memorial, Historic Train Depot, Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory, Speiden-Carper House.
- Discover Prince William & Manassas, Virginia This website provides tourist information on attractions, lodging, dining, trip planner, visitor centers, shopping malls and specialty shops, special and annual events.
City of Manassas Services
- Click here for information related to the following departments: Airport, Community Development, Economic Development, Family Services, Finance and Administration, Fire and Rescue, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manassas Museum System, Police Department, Public Works, Purchasing, Utilities, Voter Registration and Elections. A list of neighborhood homeowner’s associations can be found under neighborhood services.
The Harry J. Parrish Town Hall Building (above left) was originally designed as a fire station for the Manassas Volunteer Fire Company, and Manassas Town Council chamber and offices (2nd floor). It was built in 1914 in response to the 1905 Manassas Business District Fire. The fire company vacated the building in 1956 and it now serves as the voter registration and elections office. The Manassas City Council dedicated the building to Harry Jacob “Hal” Parrish in September 1999. Several life accomplishments include:
Manassas High School Student Council President (1940); Manassas Volunteer Fire Company (1948-2006), U. S. Army Air Corps and U. S. Air Force pilot supplying the Flying Tigers from India to China during World War II (Distinguished Flying Cross), Presidential Squadron Pilot for President Eisenhower (1952-53); Chairman of the Board of Manassas Ice & Fuel Company (MIFCO). He also served on the Prince William Hospital Board of Trustees (founding member) for several decades. He served on the Manassas Town Council (1951-1963); Mayor of the Town of Manassas (1963-1975); Mayor of the City of Manassas (1976-1981); Virginia House of Delegates (1982-2006); Chairman of the Virginia House Finance Committee.
City of Manassas Taxes
- Click here for links to real estate taxes, property taxes, and business taxes. The tax rate for personal property in the City of Manassas is $3.25 for each $100 of assessed value. Links to the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue include the following:
- Tax Assessor’s Online Database
- Manassas City GIS and Interactive Mapping with Real Estate Assessments
- Board of Equalization for Real Estate Assessment Appeals
- Assessment Review Applications
- Tax Relief Applications
- Special Tax Districts
- Transient Occupancy Tax Return
- Business Licenses
- Business and Personal Property Taxes
- Personal Property Vehicle Registration Form
City of Manassas Affiliates
- Manassas City Public Schools
- Baldwin Elementary School (grades PK-4) has 674 students. It’s ranked last of 5 Manassas City elementary schools, 826/1102 Virginia public elementary schools, 14:1 student-teacher ratio.
- Jennie Dean Elementary School (grades PK-4) has 642 students. It’s ranked 4th of 5 Manassas City elementary schools, 816th/1102 Virginia public elementary schools, 13.5 to 1 student-teacher ratio.
- Richard C. Haydon Elementary School (KG-4) has 605 students. It’s ranked 3rd of 5 Manassas City elementary schools, 520th/1102 Virginia public elementary schools, 15:1 student-teacher ratio.
- George Carr Round Elementary School (PK-4) has 557 students. It’s ranked 1st of 5 Manassas City elementary schools, 229th/1102 Virginia public elementary schools, 13:1 student-teacher ratio.
- Weems Elementary School (grades PK-4) has 739 students. It’s ranked 2nd of 5 Manassas City elementary schools, 309th/1102 Virginia public elementary schools, 14:1 student-teacher ratio.
- Mayfield Intermediate School (grades 5-6) has 1,056 students. Students passing Virginia Standards of Learning: Writing: 67%; Math: 70%; Science: 64%; Reading: 65%; History: 65%. The student-teacher ratio is 14:1.
- Metz Middle School (grades 7-8) has 1,014 students. It’s ranked 360/419 Virginia public middle schools, 11.5 to 1 student-teacher ratio.
- Osbourn High School (grades 9-12) has 2,255 students. It’s ranked 267th of 322 (worse than 83% of Virginia public high schools), 15:1 student-teacher ratio.
- Governor’s School at Innovation Park:
- Prince William Chamber of Commerce
- Click this link for the event calendar, sponsorship, woman’s conference, networking, luncheons & workshops, leadership series, trade shows & conferences, business & valor awards.
- Prince William County/City of Manassas/City of Manassas Park Court System Clerk of Circuit Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Criminal Justice Services, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, Juvenile Court Service Unit, Office of the County Attorney, Prince William Public Law Library