Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center: December through February, open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

703-631-0013
TTY 711

5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia

John Shafer,
Manager

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Events

African-Americans at Walney Walking Tour

01/20/2020 2:00 pm


(8-Adult) In this interactive walking tour, learn the names and stories of many African-American families who lived in slavery and in freedom in the area that is now Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Learn about slave tenancy, and hear local stories of resistance and survival.

Making Ice & Ice Cream at Walney

01/25/2020 2:00 pm


(4-Adult) Crank ice cream as you discover how ice was harvested and stored on the 19th century farm that is now Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Try using ice tongs.

Groundhog Day!

02/01/2020 1:00 pm


(4-12 yrs.) Learn the story behind Groundhog Day and some interesting facts about the animal. Visit the home of the Walney garden groundhog, and play some groundhog games.

Winter Tree Detectives

02/09/2020 3:30 pm


(8-Adult) No leaves? No problem! Learn to use clues like buds, bark and fruit to identify and enjoy the winter beauty of some of our park's native trees.

Beautiful Handmade Arts

02/13/2020 10:00 am


(6-Adult) Gather friends and family together to create art inspired by history. The project reflects the season or month.

Courtship in the Animal World Campfire

02/14/2020 6:00 pm


(4-Adult) What does it take to attract a mate in the animal world? Turtles, frogs, insects, birds and even fish all have unique techniques for finding that special someone. Learn about these unique specialties and enjoy a short hike before sitting around a campfire to roast marshmallows

Home Made Bird Feeders

02/16/2020 1:30 pm


(2-Adult) Bring your empty milk jugs and/or two-liter soda bottles to make bird feeders. We discuss tips for feeding birds and learn to identify common birds that visit home bird feeders.

Unplug at the Park

02/23/2020 3:00 pm


(4-Adult) Leave the technology behind and connect with the great outdoors to search for birds and mammals. Dress for the weather

Ellanor C. Lawrence Classes and Camps

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

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