Fall has finally arrived and we’re celebrating with pumpkins, fall foliage and so much more! If you’re looking for all things fall, look no further than Fairfax County parks. We’ve harvested all the autumn fun into one convenient place to help you plan for a festive season in the parks. Check out the list below or bookmark this page.
Fall Fun in the Parks
Check our roundup of fall fun in the parks! Make fall crafts, enjoy a harvest moon wagon ride, design autumnal floral displays, splash into the water with a pumpkin pool party, join a costume contest, paint pumpkins, learn about creepy critters and so much more! A Parktakes account will be needed to register.
Celebrate fall at Frying Pan Farm with rides, games, fair food and friends at our annual fall carnival. Join us Saturday and Sunday for Farm Harvest Days and watch the cider press in action, milk a goat, shell corn, peel apples, meet farm animals and see traditional farm demos.
The popular Ghost Train returns to Burke Lake Park with a family-friendly adventure for all ages. Climb aboard to see your favorite storybook characters come to life or spot a friendly witch in Witches’ Junction. While you’re there, enjoy a moon bounce, carousel and pumpkin painting.
Fall back into a fitness routine with our annual fall membership sale. Save 15 percent on 4- and 12-month memberships to nine RECenters, including swimming pools, an ice rink, fitness classes, cardio equipment, weight rooms and more! The sale has been extended to October 31.
Build on your child’s excitement from a summer at the pool by signing them up for fall swim classes! Swim classes are more than just fun times in the pool, they can save lives. Make sure your children know how to swim by registering them for an aquatics class today. Next session begins November 2.
The air is crisp and so are the apples! Stop by the Farmers Markets for apples, gourds and fresh fall finds. Or join us at a fall harvest celebration for pumpkin painting, games, costume parades, prizes and healthy cooking demos!
The leaves are just starting to turn colors which means it’s a GREAT time to head to walk, bike or ride more than 200 miles of trails in the Park Authority trail system. Be sure to share your park pics with us on social media using #fairfaxfoliage.
Enjoy the fall foliage with family-friendly classes and activities for all! Warm up at a top-notch practice range, plan your holiday party, register for a turkey tourney, trot in our first 6K at Pinecrest and don’t miss the Fall Golf Pass Sale to save up to 25 percent on rounds!
Register early to save your spot for some of our popular winter festivities! Get your photos with Santa, celebrate winter on the farm, enjoy a holiday puppet show, visit a light festival or reserve your spot on the North Pole wagon ride. A Parktakes account will be needed to register for programs.