Though the designers of Columbia SportsPark might have squabbled over how many batting cages to build or whether the mini-golf course should have a waterfall, they unanimously agreed on one factor—the park should be a place for families to spend time together. Today, their collaboration fulfills that mission with a sprawling 15,000-square-foot playground of family-friendly recreational activities. Along the 18-hole mini-golf course, lush plants, gushing waterfalls, and pristine ponds recreate the peaceful feel of a tropical garden or DMV lobby. Skaters pull off stunts at the 15,000-square foot outdoor skate facility with ramps, pipes, and a four-foot spine, while batters slug practice balls in cages equipped with professional fast- and slow-pitching machines. Beyond the daily family outings, Columbia SportsPark regularly hosts camps, skate lessons, and community gatherings throughout the year.
With a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda - Washington DC in Bethesda, you'll be in the business district and minutes from Consumer Product Safety Commission and American University. This hotel is within close proximity of Bethesda Naval Hospital and National Institute of Health Campus.
Make yourself at home in one of the 270 individually furnished guestrooms, featuring MP3 docking stations and plasma televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and down blankets. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch high-definition televisions with digital programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a television in the lobby. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary manager's reception, held at early evening on Wednesdays. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Bethesda? This hotel has 13000 square feet (1208 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.
United Social Sports brings recreational athletes together to socialize and showcase their hand-eye coordination. Free agents or team-sized groups register for the organization’s casual coed leagues dedicated to traditional sports such as softball and volleyball as well as carnival games such as cornhole and skee-ball. Each league hosts 6–8 weekly matches, which culminate in a final tournament and an end-of-season party—much like youth-sports leagues, but with postgame drink specials.
Spanning 18,000 square feet of turf-covered courts and batting cages, Raider's Edge hones bat-swinging skills with practice areas and instruction for individuals and groups. Baseball- and softball-pitching machines spit endless volleys of spheres, their speeds adjustable to accommodate both little leaguers and six-armed spider-men. The two spacious turf courts can also accommodate practice for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, and dual pitching lanes allow pitchers to perfect their craft side by side. Weekly exercise and softball practice programs focus on skills such as hitting, fielding, and pitching, and young players put their skills into practice as part of Raider’s Edge’s Red Raider softball teams.
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The highly anticipated college clash pits Virginia Tech against last year's WAC champion Boise State in what Rivals.com is calling the number one non-conference college football game of the 2010 season. Coming into this season, the Hokies are ranked number six in USA Today's coaches' poll, while the Broncos hold the number-five spot. Catch all the gridiron action from the stadium's party-deck, located at both end zones directly above the stadium's high-definition video boards. Once in the club-level zone, you and a fellow football fanatic have exclusive access to all the club-level amenities, including restaurants and bars, expansive lounges with plush leather chairs, and dozens of high-def televisions sprinkled throughout the area. Parking is included in the price of your Groupon.