Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park is open dawn to dusk. Visitor Center Hours Weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends noon - 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

703-631-0013
TTY 711

5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia

John Shafer,
Manager

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Events

Spy Walk

09/22/2018 2:00 pm


(12-Adult) Hear a spell-binding tale of espionage, secret payments and the Russians at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Learn through a walk-and-talk about a spy who used Ellanor C. Lawrence Park as a drop-off location during the end of the Soviet Union in the 1980s. This program meets at Walney Pond and runs from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost is $6 per person. For more…

Are You Going to Eat That?

10/06/2018 2:00 pm


(12-Adult) Ellanor C. Lawrence Park has many edible and useful plants growing wild; all you have to do is look carefully. Enjoy a naturalist-led hike from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and identify plants that are safe to eat and which ones to avoid. Other helpful plants will be identified for uses such as rope making and folk remedies and with connections to Eastern Woodland…

Wonderful Wildflowers

10/17/2018 6:00 pm


(7-Adult) Wander with a naturalist to discover wonderful fall wildflowers that grow at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The program runs from 6 to 7 p.m., and the cost is $6 per person. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Pumpkins by the Campfire

10/19/2018 6:00 pm


(4-Adult) Families can bring a small pumpkin to decorate at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Play games, roast marshmallows at the campfire, enjoy cookies and juice, and make crafts as we share stories about pumpkins that aren’t scary. The program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. costs $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call…

House of Reptiles and Night Ride

10/27/2018 5:00 pm


(4-Adult) Amazing reptiles call Ellanor C. Lawrence Park home. Play games, test your courage with a touch table and see these wonderful creatures up close. Calm your nerves by roasting s’mores at a campfire while listening to stories, and then join us for a refreshing wagon ride through the woods. The program runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and the cost is $10 per person.…

Ellanor C. Lawrence Classes and Camps

See all the classes and camps scheduled at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.