Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Walney Visitor Center hours: Mon & Wed-Fri 9-5pm and Sat-Sun 12-5pm. Closed Tuesdays. The park's trails, picnic tables and grounds are open dawn to dusk.

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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NOTICE: Sully Woodlands Stewardship Education Center Construction Begins

Active construction is anticipated to be completed by early 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



5:30PM, (7-Adult) Explore the lives of the men and women during the Revolutionary War…



6:30PM, (Adults) Learn the challenges of cooking in the 1800s. Make historic desserts…



9:00AM, (7-Adult) Wander with a naturalist to discover wonderful wildflowers that grow…



2:00PM, (6-Adult) Buzz through the ins and outs of a bee colony. Learn the park's…



8:30PM, (4-Adult) Meet at Cabell's Mill. As dusk approaches, the meadow is lit with…



6:00PM, (All Ages) Join a naturalist for a private nature hike exploring the survival…

Job Openings

View job details and application information for openings at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.

Visit Resource Management Division Jobs to view the below job opportunities and to apply. 

  • Summer Education Teacher (Part-time) - Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
  • Summer Education Director (Part-time) - Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
  • Natural Resources Technician (Part-time) - Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
  • Horticulturalist (Part-time) - Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

For other park employment opportunities, visit the Park Authority jobs page.

FIeld Trips

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


Two Girl Scouts work on crafts at a table


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


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