Calendar of Events at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park!
Please call 703-631-0013 for more information about any activities or events at the park, or to make reservations.
30 Friday Halloween Haunting
(8 yrs. and up), 6-7:30pm. Sit by the open fire roasting marshmallows and listen to stories of the park's ghosts. Bring short ghost stories to share and a pumpkin to carve. Dress in your costume if you choose, and prepare to be tricked or treated on a haunted night walk. Reservations required. $5
9 Monday Nature Snoopers - Bird Feeding
(5-6 yrs., for children in all-day kindergarten or first grade), 2:30-3:30pm. Learn about different types of birdfeeders and bird food. Take a short bird hike, and identify common backyard birds. Build a pinecone bird feeder to take home. Reservations required. $5
12 Thursday Coyotes Campfire
(8 yrs. and up), 7-8pm. On its way eastward, the coyote hybridized with timber wolves in the north and red wolves in the south and possibly wild dogs. Thus, at 20 to 45 pounds, the eastern coyote is bigger than its western cousin. Come enjoy a warm campfire, toast marsh mellows, listen to taped calls and learn about this awesome canine. Reservations required. $10/family
13 Friday Blackwater Birds
(Adults), 7am-5pm. Travel to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Delmarva Peninsula at the peak of migration season. View endangered fox squirrels, waterfowl, hawks, and eagles. Bring binoculars and a bag lunch. Dress for the weather. Van leaves from Packard Center in Annandale District Park. Reservations and advanced payment required by 11/7. $25
14 Saturday War Comes to Walney
10am-3:30pm. Experience Civil War camp life recreated by the 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. Glimpse the daily routine of the soldiers who once camped at Walney and in Centreville. Young recruit candidates can participant in military drill and learn hands-on about the lives of young men and women during the war. FREE
23 Monday Jr. Naturalists - Bird Feeding
(8-11 yrs.), 2:30-3:30pm. Learn about different types of birdfeeders and bird food. Take a short bird hike, and identify common backyard birds. Build a pinecone bird feeder to take home. Reservations required. $5
22 Sunday Turkey Walk
9-10am. Join a naturalist in the cedar forest to look for wild turkeys and their signs, and discover some of their habits and secret ways. Reservations required. $5