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Hidden Pond Nature Center

Hidden Pond Nature Center
[ 8511 Greeley Blvd. Springfield, Virginia 22152 ]   [ 703-451-9588 ]

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Acres of undisturbed woodland, quiet trails, splashing streams and a tranquil pond are just a few of the reasons to visit Hidden Pond Nature Center. Tucked away in Springfield, Hidden Pond is a neighborhood haven filled with wondrous things. Hidden Pond, at 25 acres, lies adjacent to the much larger Pohick Stream Valley Park which boasts over 700 acres. A new 2000-foot trail and bridge has connected the two parks, so that many more neighbors and guests can visit the Hidden Pond Nature Center as well as the pond, streams, wetlands, woods and other quiet places that these preserves have to offer.

Normal Hours
Normal Hours
Winter Hours*
Winter Hours*
9-5, closed Tuesdays 12-5 11-4, closed Tuesdays 11-4
*Winter Hours = December, January, February          >>> HOLIDAY HOURS

Discover the flowers
of the Pohick Valley
(Click Here)

The nature center, which is accessible to everyone, features exhibits and live displays which orient you to the park and the natural world of Fairfax County. In addition, the center has a small sales area featuring books and other items for the nature enthusiast and nature study areas for group visitors. Complementing the nature center are stream side and woodland walking trails, a self-guided nature trail and a one-acre pond. The park also features lighted tennis courts and a children's play area.

Meet Amphibians
of Northern Virginia
(Click Here)

The nature center staff offers programs for school, youth and scout groups, community organizations and the general public. Activities include guided walks, field trips, workshops, demonstrations and special request programs by reservation on a variety of topics.

Enjoy Campfire Saturdays at Lake Accotink and Royal Lake Parks

Lake Accotink Dam

What better place for a campfire than on a lake?
Hidden Pond Naturalists lead adventures and campfires at your lakefront parks.
Saturday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Register for Campfires at Lake Accotink with Parktakes Online
Register for Campfires at Royal Lake with Parktakes Online

Winter Survival Camp Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Mon. - Wed. December 29, 9 a.m. - noon
Learn to survive and have fun with nature's most challenging season. Campers will make fire, build shelter, track animals, create snow goggles and more during this wonder-filled adventure into winter wilderness. For ages 8 - 13. $210/person Register with Parktakes Online  or call 703-451-9588.

Parktakes Online!
To register online all you need is your member number (or barcode number), a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard. Not a member yet? Sign up today! or call 703-222-4664.


NOTE: There are TWO Greeley Boulevards in the area. You must turn onto Greeley Blvd. where it intersects with Old Keene Mill Road approximately 1/4 mile west of Rolling Road.

Facility Address and Phone Number:
8511 Greeley Blvd.
Springfield, VA 22152

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