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

Kirk Kincannon,
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

Clemyjontri Carousel


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 position or to remain seated in the wheelchair.

Frying Pan Farm Park Carousel/Playground

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

Lake Accotink Carousel

Due to needed repairs, the Lake Accotink Park carousel is currently closed.

Lake Fairfax Carousel

The Carousel and Boat House are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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!