Memorial Sun Dial
Wayne Hughes, architect
1988 | Ashlar bluestone face and a stainless steel gnomon
The Memorial Sun Dial at the Nature Center’s entrance is dedicated to Vernon J. Walker, Reston’s first Nature Center Director. It is #369 in the North American Sundial Society’s Registry. Vern had a passion for sundials and considered them to be the perfect symbol of man’s unity with the natural environment. His memorial sundial has been visited by sundial aficionados from around the world. It was designed by Wayne Hughes of Hughes Group Architects in 1988 and dedicated to Vern at the Nature Center’s Spring Festival in 1989. It has a 7 foot diameter with an Ashlar bluestone face and a stainless steel gnomon crafted by Superior Iron Works in Sterling. It was oriented on the property to tell true solar time.
Owned by Reston Association