Ahrens Institute

The Ahrens Institute is conveniently located off the Dulles Greenway, in Brambleton Regional Park in Ashburn, Virginia. Home to the National Recreation and Park Association, the Ahrens Institute is available to accommodate all of your meeting and event needs. Amenities include a 90-seat auditorium, spacious conference rooms, catering kitchen, patio and gazebo overlooking a pond. It's a relaxing, peaceful setting for your next seminar, workshop, conference, class, social/corporate event or wedding.

The Ahrens InstituteThe Ahrens Institute has four, fully furnished 775 sq. ft. conference rooms with standard meeting setups, including built-in dry erase boards, podium, Wi-Fi Network, conferencing phone and Internet connections. Our 90-seat auditorium is perfectly suited for lectures, presentations and training classes, and includes an LCD projection unit and comfortable theater-style seating with retractable writing surface. A great setting to break away, relax and accomplish your meeting goals and agenda.

The Amenities

    • Auditorium


    • Atrium/lobby for receptions


    • Audiovisual equipment at no additional charge


    • Wi-Fi network


    • Catering kitchen (outside caterers welcome)


    • Gazebo


    • Patio/picnic area (tenting permitted)


    • ADA compliant


    • Eco-friendly


    • Park setting


    • Nature trails


    • Complimentary parking


Facility Rental Contact

Ted Mattingly
Director of Facilities and Administrative Services 



From Dulles International Airport
Take Dulles Greenway west to exit 7, Loudoun County Parkway. Turn left at exit and follow parkway 2.9 miles to intersection of Ryan Road and Belmont Ridge Road. Turn right at light on to Belmont Ridge Road. The NRPA Ahrens Institute is located on the left, just past the high school (approximately 0.6 miles). At stop sign, proceed straight through to our parking lot entrance.

From Leesburg, Va.
Take the Dulles Greenway (Route 267) east to exit 4 (Belmont Ridge Road, Route 659). Go south on Belmont Ridge Road for about 2.8 miles. The NRPA Ahrens Institute is on the right.

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