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



10:00AM, (4-Adult) Explore the natural world with our animated friends. Walk with a…



10:00AM, (8-Adult) View nesting bluebirds in their boxes at Walney as they feed their…



5:00PM, (All Ages) Join a naturalist for a private nature hike exploring the survival…



8:30PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a night hike to learn about nocturnal hunters. Listen to taped…



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



5:00PM, (2-Adult) Explore Rocky Run Stream Valley by wagon and by stepping in to learn…

NOTICE: The small connector trail/bridge between the North Loop Trail and the Turkey Loop Trail at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park has been permanently removed. Park staff removed the bridge to improve habitat in the area, address safety concerns and reduce maintenance issues. The two loops can be accessed by using the Walney Road Trail. Trail Buddy has been updated with this change and new trail maps will be installed later this spring at the four main trail heads.
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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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