FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY – COVID-19 INFORMATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020
Park Authority Closes All Parks; Trails Remain Open
Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., all Fairfax County Park Authority parks and amenities will be closed to the public until further notice. This change is in response to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s order to close public access to recreational facilities, effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Park Authority closures include parking lots, athletic fields, sport courts, restrooms, nature centers, visitor centers, golf courses, historic sites, picnic areas, playgrounds, amusements, boat launches, skate parks, off-leash dog areas, outdoor fitness equipment and any areas for open recreation. While all parks and amenities are closed, trails will remain open for individual use, but not group use. All social distancing recommendations are in effect.
The health and wellbeing of our community, park visitors and staff remain our highest priority. By limiting park usage to exercising on trails, we hope to reduce the largest crowd gatherings, thus improving the ability to social distance and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Visitors who choose to use our trails should adhere to the following guidelines:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid congregating in groups.
- Maintain a 6-foot distance between others.
- Avoid touching shared surfaces.
- Take trash with you.
- Do not park illegally.
- Wash hands frequently.
All Park Authority programs and events through April 23 have also been canceled. All programs taking place at Fairfax County Public Schools locations are canceled through June 15.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the status of Park Authority facilities will be continuously re-evaluated. We look forward to reopening our parks as soon as it is safe to do so. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in contributing to the health and wellbeing of our entire community.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit the county's Coronavirus page. Get key coronavirus updates from Fairfax County by texting FFXCOVID to 888777 or visit http://bit.ly/337cThP. Thank you for continued support of your local park system.