About RTC

Reston Town Center originated in 1990 between Library and Presidents Streets with the iconic Mercury Fountain at its core. In 1993, an open-air glass pavilion was added making RTC a community destination for shopping, dining, and special events.

Today, Reston Town Center has expanded to become an acclaimed outdoor venue offering more than 50 retailers, 35 restaurants, and a multi-screen cinema. With the addition of the Silver Line Metro in 2022, RTC continues to elevate the community’s shopping and dining scene, making it a year round destination.

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A portion of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail will be closed for the installation of a new pedestrian bridge linking the Reston Town Center and Reston Town Center Metro Station. The closure and detour will occur on Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28.

The less than 1.0-mile detour will be between a point just west of Town Center Parkway and just east of Reston Parkway. Temporary detour signage will be installed for trail users during the work period.

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Fairfax Connector moves tens of thousands of people on almost ninety routes every day. Find Out More


Capital Bikeshare has fourteen docking stations located in or near RTC, and a thirty-minute trip costs only $2. Find Out More


A Metro Silver Line station directly adjacent to RTC places Dulles, Tysons Corner, McLean, Ballston, Rosslyn, Foggy Bottom-GWU, and Washington, D.C. at our doorstep. Find Out More


Simply select ‘Public Wifi RTC’ and click ‘Connect’.
For more questions about RTC Wifi, see FAQs below

Events at RTC

Centrally located in the heart of Reston Town Center, our open-air pavilion is the place to be year-round, home to The Tephra ICA Arts Festival, a free summer concert series, and seasonal ice skating.

[email protected]
(703) 579-6720

Hyatt Regency Reston Catering Department
(703) 925-8120


When is the Ice Skating Pavilion open?

The Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion is open daily from early November until March. Learn more here.

How do I apply for a permit for uses, events, and functions in RTC?

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

How do I host an event at Reston Town Center or in the Pavilion?

Email us at [email protected]

I want to perform at Reston Town Center. How do I submit my band information?

Email us at [email protected] for booking consideration.

Does Reston Town Center have a photography policy?

Yes. If you are wanting to host a professional photography or videography shoot or will be publishing your photos, please email us at [email protected] to request a photography permit. For general photos and memory capturing during your visit, no permit is needed.

Where can I get maps of Reston Town Center?

The Reston Town Center directory map is available online here.

Are there public restrooms?

Public restrooms can be found in the Guest Center at 1818 Discovery Street.

I would like to lease a space! Who should I contact?

Please visit our contact page.

What is Reston Concerts on the Town? Is alcohol allowed?

The Reston Concerts on the Town Series takes place on select dates May-August in the Pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Free. Rain or shine. Presented by Reston Town Center and Reston Town Center Association. Alcohol purchased from participating Sip & Stroll restaurants within the event footprint is permitted. Visit restontc.org to view the Sip & Stroll rules.

What are the hours of my favorite store or restaurant?

Please visit the retailer pages for all store hours of operations.

I lost something at Reston Town Center. Is there a Lost & Found?

Yes, there is a Lost & Found located at the Security Office. Please visit them at 1818 Discovery Street or call at 703-709-9131.

If I have trouble connecting to the WiFi, who can I contact?

For technical support, please call the BXP Management Office at 703-579-6720. Our business hours are 8:30am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Will the information I provide to access Reston Town Center WiFi be shared or sold?

Information on usage of customer data can be found in our Terms and Conditions

How secure is the RTC network?

RTC WiFi is a public WiFi network that utilizes wireless technologies and does not require any secure passcode or login. Similar to networks found at coffee shops and public libraries, it is not inherently secure. Users are solely responsible for providing security measures that are suited for their intended use, including protecting their data and equipment from viruses, spyware, and other harmful components. Users are also solely responsible for any security breach or accidental disclosure of their personal information in their use of RTC WiFi.

Is the Reston Town Center WiFi accessible inside stores and shops?

The Wifi is only accessible in the public spaces of RTC; i.e., sidewalks, parks, outdoor seating areas, pavilion, etc. When entering stores and restaurants you will be disconnected from the Wifi, then reconnected once back into a public area.

Are there any restrictions on my use of the internet?

Accessing the internet over RTC WiFi implies your acceptance of the Internet User Policy. We reserve the right to restrict any inappropriate or illegal behavior.

How much time do I get to use the WiFi?

You are allotted 12 hours of use before you are required to reconnect and 24 hours before you are required to reaccept the Terms and Conditions.

Will I need any special settings or passwords to connect to the WiFi?

The service is open to all users. No special encryption settings, user names, or passwords are required. There is no guarantee of reliability, performance, or privacy.

Where can I find RTC Wifi?

RTC WiFi is available in an area roughly within Town Square Park at Explorer Street, New Dominion Parkway, Signature Park, and Democracy Drive.

How can I access FREE WiFi in Reston Town Center?

When in public spaces in Reston Town Center, you can connect to WiFi service provided by Sprint™. To log on, simply select “Public Wifi RTC” on your device’s WiFi Settings, and click “Connect.”