Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Walney Visitor Center Open hours: Mon & Wed-Fri 9-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12-5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. The park's trails, picnic tables and grounds are open dawn to dusk.
703-631-0013 TTY 711
5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia
John Shafer
Manager

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Little Gardeners

06/17/2024 10:00 am to 06/17/2024 10:45 am

(2-6 yrs.) Explore the ever-changing landscape of the garden. Each week, participants will explore and discover the changes in the garden. This program will feature seasonal activities that can include planting seeds, pollinators, harvesting vegetables, digging in the soil. and exploring plant parts. Adults must attend with a registered…

Paths of Freedom Seekers

06/19/2024 10:00 am to 06/19/2024 11:00 am

(8-Adult) Listen to stories of African Americans who were forced to live and work on this farm. Reflect on individuals’ stories of resistance and survival. Learn how enslaved communities and freedom seekers have forged a path of resiliency throughout American history.

The Buzz on Bees

06/20/2024 6:30 pm to 06/20/2024 7:30 pm

(6-Adult) Buzz through the ins and outs of a bee colony. Learn about the park's history of bees, how colonies thrive and grow and watch as we open the bee boxes. End the fun evening with a sweet taste of honey.

Fireflies in the Meadow

06/22/2024 8:30 pm to 06/22/2024 9:30 pm

(4-Adult) Join us at the park to enjoy an evening of fireflies. Bring a plastic jar with a lid to catch and then release. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Fireflies in the Meadow

06/29/2024 8:30 pm to 06/29/2024 9:30 pm

(4-Adult) Join us at the park to enjoy an evening of fireflies. Bring a plastic jar with a lid to catch and then release. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Toddler Take Over

07/03/2024 10:00 am to 07/03/2024 10:45 am

(1-4 years) Get moving with your toddler as we explore the park using our senses. Each month, we will make, taste, dance, walk, sing and tell stories. Different topics and activities every session.

Fireflies in the Meadow

07/05/2024 8:30 pm to 07/05/2024 9:30 pm

(4-Adult) Join us at the park to enjoy an evening of fireflies. Bring a plastic jar with a lid to catch and then release. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Stream Life

07/07/2024 10:00 am to 07/07/2024 11:00 am

(4-Adult) Freshwater ecosystems are full of fascinating creatures. Search for stoneflies, hellgrammites, water pennies and crayfish. Explore the park's streams with a naturalist, use dip nets and kick nets to catch and release these creatures. Class meets at the ECL Woodlands Stewardship Education Center.

Creek Adventure Wagon Ride

07/12/2024 6:00 pm

(2-Adult) Explore Rocky Run Stream Valley by wagon and by wading in to learn about the creatures that live in the stream.

Rides start at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Leave it to Beavers

07/13/2024 8:30 pm to 07/13/2024 9:30 pm

(4-Adult) Look for signs of beavers at the park with a guided tour around their aquatic habitat. Get hands-on with beaver related activities. Investigate the elements of the beaver world and hope to get a glimpse of these elusive aquatic mammals.

Making Ice & Ice Cream at Walney

07/20/2024 2:00 pm to 07/20/2024 3:00 pm

(4-Adult) Crank ice cream as you discover how ice was harvested and stored in this 19th century farm. Try using ice tongs. Children must be accompanied registered adult.

Adapted Park Explorers

07/20/2024 6:00 pm to 07/20/2024 7:00 pm

(6-11 yrs.) See the best that our park has to offer with topics that fit your interests. Explore different features of the park with hands-on science and nature activities tailored to young people with disabilities. A different topic each month. Parents must be accessible during the program but are not required to register.

Frog Karaoke Campfire

07/27/2024 7:30 pm to 07/27/2024 9:00 pm

(4-Adult) Bring your best frog voice as you learn about our native frogs while enjoying refreshments at a campfire. Hop along with a naturalist to our pond to sing with the chorus.

Creek Adventure Wagon Ride

08/11/2024 6:00 pm

(2-Adult) Explore Rocky Run Stream Valley by wagon and by wading in to learn about the creatures that live in the stream.

Rides start at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Classes and Camps

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