Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center: Currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the Park's trails 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.

Upcoming Featured Events



1:00PM, (Adults) Get off the beaten path with a naturalist and explore less popular…



10:00AM, (5-Adult) Learn how Cabell’s Mill has changed over its 250 years. As we tour…



1:00PM, (8-Adult) Why do we have a love/hate relationship with squirrels? Take a walk…



4:30PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy an evening around the campfire, toasting marshmallows over the…



10:00AM, (4-Adult) Discover the wild turkey's habits and secret ways during a walk in…

NOTICE: The new access road to E.C. Lawrence Park ballfields is open. The entrance is on the north end of the park and accessible from Westfields Blvd. The park entrance from Rt. 28 is closed. There are more than 100 new parking spots near the fields.
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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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