Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 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.

Department Resources

Burke Lake Park Rides


Closed for the season. Will reopen April 2023.

Clemyjontri Carousel


The carousel at Clemyjontri Park is closed due to inclement weather.

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…

Franconia Family Recreation Area

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

Frying Pan Farm Park Birthday Parties

Frying Pan has several options for birthday celebrations on the farm.

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 is open during weekends  only thru Sunday, Nov. 28.

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