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

Fireflies in the Meadow

06/27/2018 8:00 pm


(2-Adult) As dusk approaches, the meadow at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is lit with fireflies. Join us in illuminating the world of small night creatures. Bring a plastic jar with a lid to catch and then release. The program from 8 to 9 p.m. costs $6 per person. Wear long pants, socks and closed shoes. Flashlights and insect repellent are useful. Meet at Cabell’s…

Stream Life

06/30/2018 6:00 pm


(4-Adult) Freshwater ecosystems are full of fascinating creatures. Come to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park and search for stoneflies, hellgrammites, water pennies and crayfish. Explore Big Rocky Run with a naturalist, use dip nets and kick nets to catch and release these creatures and learn about their role in the environment. Learn stream monitoring techniques and the…

Creek Adventure Wagon Ride

07/13/2018 7:00 pm to 07/13/2018 8:00 pm


(2-Adult) Bring an adventurous spirit and shoes that can get wet to explore Rocky Run on this wagon ride at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The program runs from 7 to 8 p.m., and the cost is $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Pancakes at the Mill

07/14/2018 11:00 am to 07/14/2018 12:30 pm


(4-Adult) Enjoy a Sunday morning around the campfire and make corn pancakes with honey while discovering the little known history of the place we now call Cabell’s Mill. This program at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Meet at Cabell’s…

Fireflies in the Meadow

07/20/2018 8:00 pm to 07/20/2018 9:00 pm


(2-Adult) As dusk approaches, the meadow at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is lit with fireflies. Join us in illuminating the world of small night creatures from 8 to 9 p.m. Bring a plastic jar with a lid to catch and then release. The cost of the program is $6 per person. Wear long pants, socks and closed shoes. Flashlights and insect repellent are…

Dairy Farming at Walney: Ice Cream

07/21/2018 2:00 pm to 07/21/2018 3:30 pm


(4-Adult) Explore Walney’s dairy farm history while touring the ice house and dairy at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Try your hand at ice-making tools and picking up an ice block. Make and eat hand-cranked ice cream. The program runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and costs $10 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more…

Stream Life

07/22/2018 5:00 pm


(4-Adult) Freshwater ecosystems are full of fascinating creatures. Come to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park and search for stoneflies, hellgrammites, water pennies and crayfish. Explore Big Rocky Run with a naturalist, use dip nets and kick nets to catch and release these creatures and learn about their role in the environment. Learn stream monitoring techniques and the…

Afternoon Innovators

07/25/2018 2:00 pm


(6-11 yrs.) Build, design, engineer and create. Learn STEM as your child tackles engineering challenges inspired by history to solve today's problems. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Creek Adventure Wagon Ride

07/27/2018 7:00 pm to 07/27/2018 8:00 pm


(2-Adult) Bring an adventurous spirit and shoes that can get wet to explore Rocky Run on this wagon ride at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The program runs from 7 to 8 p.m., and the cost is $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Adapted Park Explorers

07/28/2018 2:30 pm


(6-11 yrs.) Students experience nature and history through hands-on experiences designed for children with disabilities. Meet animals who live in our Visitor Center, put your hands on the past as you learn what park archaeologists do and meet some critters who live in the pond. Topics vary by month. June: Amphibians and Reptiles, July: Archaeology, August: Pond…

Creek Adventure Wagon Ride

08/10/2018 7:00 pm


(2-Adult) Bring an adventurous spirit and shoes that can get wet to explore Rocky Run on this wagon ride at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Afternoon Innovators

08/25/2018 2:00 pm


(6-11 yrs.) Build, design, engineer and create. Learn STEM as your child tackles engineering challenges inspired by history to solve today's problems. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Adapted Park Explorers

08/25/2018 2:30 pm


(6-11 yrs.) Students experience nature and history through hands-on experiences designed for children with disabilities. Meet animals who live in our Visitor Center, put your hands on the past as you learn what park archaeologists do and meet some critters who live in the pond. Topics vary by month. June: Amphibians and Reptiles, July: Archaeology, August: Pond…

Ellanor C. Lawrence Classes and Camps

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