Frying Pan Farm Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kidwell Farm open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Facility Hours vary.

TTY 711

Farm and Equestrian: 2709 West Ox Road; Visitor Center: 2739 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia

Nicole Mitchell ,

Frying Pan Farm Park

Preserving 20th century farm life

Frying Pan preserves and interprets farm life of the 1920s to 1950s. Welcome to one of the most popular parks in Fairfax County.

Upcoming Featured Events



9:00AM, (11-14 yrs.) Five days. Become a master of illusion by learning techniques used…



3:00PM, Ride in dressage and/or hunter horse shows. Dressage: $25 per test + $15…


First time visiting?  Please do not feed our farm animals.

That can cause illness and expensive vet visits. Please respect the animals on our working farm, and enjoy our classes, events, activities and rides.

Job Openings 

View job details and application information for openings at Frying Pan Farm Park.

Visit Resource Management Division Jobs to view the below job opportunities. 

  • Frying Pan Farm Park - Maintenance Worker (part-time)
  • Frying Pan Farm Park - Store Clerk (part-time)
  • Frying Pan Farm Park - Front Desk Attendant (part-time)
  • Frying Pan Farm Park - Historic Farm Educator (part-time)
  • Frying Pan Farm Park - Senior Farm Educator (Benefits Eligible)

For other park employment opportunities, visit the Park Authority jobs page.


Field Trips

Kidwell Farm sign outside the farm's barn


Smiling Girl Scouts meet and pet one of the park's draft horses


Volunteer holds a goat inside the Kidwell Farm barn

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