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
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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Upcoming Events

Jun
05
9:45AM, 05, (1-3 years) Explore nature through sight, sound, smell and touch. Programs…
Jun
15
6:00PM, 15, (2-Adult) Explore Rocky Run Stream Valley by wagon and by wading in to…
Jun
16
9:30AM, 16, (4-Adult) Join us as we search for tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs and water…
Jun
17
10:00AM, 17, (2-6 yrs.) Explore the ever-changing landscape of the garden. Each week,…
Jun
19
10:00AM, 19, (8-Adult) Listen to stories of African Americans who were forced to live…
Jun
20
6:30PM, 20, (6-Adult) Buzz through the ins and outs of a bee colony. Learn about the…

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: April 13, 20 and May 26
  • Full Closures: April 27 and 30; May 4; June 8 and 22

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).


New Woodlands Stewardship Education Center Open House

April 28, 1-4 p.m. 

  • Fun activities to engage with nature 
  • Hands-on exploration of the stewardship center 
  • Learn and celebrate the use of reclaimed construction materials and sustainable energy and water sources 
  • Musical performance by Marsha from Marsha and the Positrons  

This project was made possible thanks in part to numerous donations contributed through the Fairfax County Park Foundation. 

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​Park n' Bark

​Walney Visitor Center, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly VA 20151 

​Saturday, May 11, 1-4 p.m.  

  • ​Family fun and four-legged friends  
  • ​Fundraising event for the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Friends 
  • ​Food and beer for purchase 
  • ​Dog-themed vendors 
  • ​Live music 
  • ​Adoptable dogs! 

 

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