Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 711

5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia

John Shafer,

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Events

Meadow Bug Hunt

07/14/2020 6:00 pm

Come capture and release amazing insects and other arthropods. Learn the secret of this special meadow habitat.

African-Americans at Walney Walking Tour

07/17/2020 10:00 am

(12-Adult) Hear the names and stories of many African American families who lived and worked at Walney.

Turtle Survey

07/18/2020 5:30 pm

(4-Adult) See turtles close up. Learn how to identify different turtle species and then assist a naturalist in a search for them at the pond.

Stream Life

07/19/2020 6:00 pm

(4-Adult) Freshwater ecosystems are full of fascinating creatures. Search for stoneflies, hellgrammites, water pennies and crayfish. Explore Big Rocky Run with a naturalist.

The Mystery of Monarch Butterflies

07/22/2020 2:00 pm

(6-Adult) Why do monarchs migrate? Where do they go? Search for eggs, caterpillars, chrysalis’ and adults.

Tree Trek

07/25/2020 2:00 pm

(8-Adult) Trek into the woods to explore forestry basics. Aid naturalists in sampling vegetation.

Owl Prowl and Campfire

07/26/2020 8:30 pm

(8-Adult) Join a naturalist for a night hike to learn about the different owls that can be found in the park.

Spy Walk

08/01/2020 4:00 pm

Join us for a spell-binding tale of espionage, secret payments and Russians as we walk and talk about a spy who used Ellanor C. Lawrence Park as a drop-off location.

Fireflies in the Meadow

08/02/2020 8:00 pm

Join us in illuminating the world of small night creatures.

Family Outdoor Exploration

08/05/2020 6:00 pm

(All ages) Get your family into the great outdoors with a personalized naturalist- or historian-led program

Owl Prowl and Campfire

08/08/2020 8:00 pm

(8-Adult) Join a naturalist for a night hike to learn about the different owls that can be found in the park.

Growing and Protecting a Park Forest

08/19/2020 10:00 am

Walk with the Resource Manager as you are given insights into how a 650-acre county park of forests, meadows and streams is kept healthy and thriving.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Classes and Camps

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

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