Burke Lake Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

703-323-6600
TTY 711

7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Christopher Goldbecker,
Lakefront Parks Manager

Burke Lake Park Rides

Train & Carousel Schedule     First Run Last Run
Memorial Day – Labor Day
May 28 – September 3
Open daily
Mon - Thu Train 11:15 a.m. 5:45 p.m.
Carousel 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Fri - Sun Train 11:15 a.m. 7:45 p.m.
Carousel 11:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m.

September: 8 Monroe Parker
Station opens at 1:00pm

Sat Train 1:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m.
Carousel 1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
September: 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
October: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
Sat - Sun Train 11:15 a.m. 5:45 p.m.
Carousel 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
October: 27, 28 Ghost Train* Sat - Sun *Check Burke Lake Park website for event times and pricing.
December: 1, 2, 8, 9 Winter Wonderland* (Day Event) Sat - Sun *Check Burke Lake Park website for event times and pricing.
November: 30 December 1, 7, 8 Celebration Station* (Night Event) Sat - Sun *Check Burke Lake Park website for event times and pricing.

The Train Station opens for ticket sales at 11:00am during the season. During high demand times, the Train & Carousel will run off-schedule until the line reduces. Join us for our spring special event, Baskets & Bunnies. Join us for our fall special event, Ghost Train. Join us for our winter special event, Winter Wonderland & Celebration Station. Please note ticket sales may end early on special event days due to high demand. Burke Lake Park facilities will reopen April 2019

Carousel at Burke Lake Park.Riders under the age of two years old may ride the train and carousel for no fee. All other riders ages 2 and older must purchase a ticket.  Parents who ride the train or carousel with their children must purchase a ticket.

Carousel Fee: Weekdays - $2.00  Weekends/Holidays - $3.00

Burke Lake Miniature Train Fee: Weekdays - $3.00  Weekends/Holidays - $4.00

 

The Miniature Central Pacific Huntington Steam Engine

A new locomotive pulls refurbished passenger cars at Burke Lake Park!Since 1967, the miniature Central Pacific Huntington steam engine chugged over the tracks at Burke Lake Park, carrying kids who grew up and returned to bring their own children back for a ride on this community landmark.

In 2005, the little engine that could was retired, and now a new version of the one-third-scale replica C.P.Huntington is making the rounds.

The new locomotive looks the same but technology has made advances in the design of miniature trains. This model gets diagnostic tests performed by laptop computer, it boasts an automatic sander, it's quieter and the improved gas mileage is a driver's dream - 26 runs, almost continuously throughout the day, on just four gallons of gas.

The ride over 1.75 miles of track takes 10 minutes and reaches speeds of 10 to 12 miles per hour. And after the chug-along, there's more old fashioned fun to sample - a spin on the carousel, a hand-dipped cone at the Ice Cream Parlor and a walk on the park trail rated one of the 10 best urban fitness trails in the nation by the American Hiking Society.