Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Walney Visitor Center Winter 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,
Manager

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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NOTICE:

Sully Woodlands Stewardship Education Center Construction Begins

Active construction is anticipated to be completed by summer 2023. Residents should expect occasional construction traffic entering and exiting the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park/Cabell’s Mill entrance. The park is located at 5235 Walney Road in Centerville, VA.

Upcoming Featured Events

Apr

10

1:30PM, (3-6 years) Explore the parks through books. Hear a story, enjoy nature…

Apr

15

11:00AM, (6-11 years) See the best that our park has to offer with topics that fit your…

Apr

15

3:00PM, (4-Adult) Hosted by ArtsFairfax and the Fairfax Poet Laureate, come celebrate a…

Apr

15

6:00PM, (4-Adult) Join us as we search for tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs and water…

Apr

18

10:00AM, (3-6 years) Explore the parks through books. Hear a story, enjoy nature…

Apr

23

5:30PM, (14-Adult) Go off trail with a naturalist to learn about the Paw-Paws…

We are hiring for the positions listed below. Visit the Resource Management Division Jobs to find out more.

  • Summer Camp Director (summer, 40hrs/week) -Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
  • Summer Camp Educator (summer, 40hrs/week -Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
  • Visitor Services Assistant- Volunteer Coordinator (part-time) -Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
  • Birthday Party Program Leader (part-time) -Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

FIeld Trips

A young boy learns about American Indian games by aiming a feathered corn cob at a ring

Scouting

Two Girl Scouts work on crafts at a table

Birthdays

Two ECLP volunteers play with a water hose while working in a garden

 

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