Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Jai Cole,
Executive Director


Take a Spin

The Park Authority offers many opportunities to ride carousels in select parks. Come take a spin and see what else you can do while you're here.

Burke Lake Park Rides

April 16, 2021 Notice

The BLP train will not operate this weekend due to mechanical issues.

Clemyjontri Carousel

NOTICE: Due to mechanical difficulties, the carousel at Clemyjontri Park is closed until further notice.

Chariots, a spinning tea cup and 14 prancing steeds await only the imagination of children. The carousel is recessed to ground level so that it is accessible for wheelchairs, allowing children to transfer to the tea cup. The chariot is designed to allow for transfer to a seated…

Frying Pan Farm Park Carousel/Playground

A 1920s Hirschhorn carousel turns round and round at Frying Pan Farm Park.

Lake Accotink Carousel

For years the 26-horse antique carousel has been a favorite of area children. Built between 1937 and 1945, the carousel was purchased by the Park Authority in 1978 from Fairhill Farm antiques.

Lake Fairfax Carousel

The Carousel will be open on weekends only thru Halloween Sunday, October 31st.

Lee District Family Recreation Area

Welcome to the Family Recreation Area at Lee District Park, home to Our Special Harbor and Chessie’s Big Backyard, a fully accessible recreation area for EVERYONE to enjoy!
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