Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Walney Visitor Center Open hours: Mon & Wed-Fri 9-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12-5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. The park's trails, picnic tables and grounds are open dawn to dusk.
703-631-0013 TTY 711
5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia
John Shafer

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Preserving land, protecting resources

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is a 650-acre park in western Fairfax County with a history that spans 8,000 years. The park's habitats include forests, streams, meadows, and a pond. Inside the Walney Visitor Center you will learn about the natural and cultural history of the park, see live reptiles and amphibians, and enjoy children's hands-on activities. Outside the Visitor Center, explore pollinator gardens, a historic kitchen garden, and historic structures.

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Upcoming Events

8:30PM, 03, (4-Adult) Enjoy a night hike to learn about nocturnal hunters. Listen to…
10:00AM, 07, (1-4 years) Get moving with your toddler as we explore the park using our…
6:00PM, 11, (2-Adult) Explore Rocky Run Stream Valley by wagon and by wading in to…
8:00PM, 16, (4-Adult) Look for signs of beavers at the park with a guided tour around…
8:00PM, 18, (10-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led hike and identify plants that are safe to…
3:00PM, 24, (10-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led hike and identify plants that are safe to…

Parking Lot Closures

The parking lot located at the Woodland Stewardship Education Center will be closed or partially closed on the following dates due to special events:

  • Partial Closures: July 26; August 3
  • Full Closures: June 8, 9 and 22; July 13 and 23

Park visitors can still access the outdoor features at the Stewardship Education Center by walking, biking and by parking at Walney Pond and the Walney Pond Visitor Center (5040 Walney Road).

Creek Adventure Wagon Rides at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park​

Wagon Rides at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park​

Register for summer adventure, ECL style, with a wagon ride and splash in the stream to keep your summer cool!

  • Jun. 15, July 12 and Aug. 11, Choose between 6-7 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m., $10

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2024 Date Parktoberfest

Saturday October 5, Noon-5 p.m., Free

  • Live music by The Walkaways & Kentucky Avenue
  • Local foods and beverages brought to you by ODD BBQ, District Small Bites, ONO Brewery & River Sea Chocolates
  • Area artisans and vendors
  • Nature crafts with ECLP naturalists, and more


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