Lake Fairfax Park

703-471-5415 TTY 711
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190
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Lake Fairfax Park

Lake Fairfax- Go ahead and stay a while!

Lake Fairfax is a destination location providing 476 acres of parkland. You’ll find a wide range of family-friendly activities and the necessary facilities to make your visit to Lake Fairfax a memorable multi-day experience. Visitors can enjoy the Water Mine family water park, family and group campgrounds, a skate park, a pump track, several hiking and biking trails, and athletic fields. Lake Fairfax is also home to a wide variety of class, camps and special events.

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Upcoming Events

8:30PM, 15, (4-Adult) Join a naturalist for a night of learning about the beauty of our…
8:30PM, 22, (5-Adult) Learn about the different methods that can be used to cook over a…
10:00AM, 23, (5-Adult) Learn how to fish alongside your parent or child as you enjoy the…
9:00AM, 29, Join Lake Fairfax Park and the Reston Runners for a FREE family-friendly 5k…
12:00PM, 29, Fun starts at noon, with fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m. Enjoy food trucks…
8:30PM, 29, (5-adult) Learn all about building a campfire. Practice starting a fire…

Fireworks, Food and Family Fun at Lake Fairfax Park

Fireworks, Food and Family Fun at Lake Fairfax Park

Enjoy savory food trucks, live performances and fireworks at the annual celebration!

  • ​Saturday, June 29, 2024 
  • ​Hours: Noon to 10 p.m., Fireworks 9:15 p.m.  
    • ​Park closes to new arrivals at 8:45 p.m.  
  • ​Admission is free, parking is $15 per vehicle in advance, $20 at the gate. 
  • ​Online ticketing ends at midnight on June 29.  
  • ​Watermine hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., tickets sold separately

Lake Fairfax Fireworks advanced parking ticket sales end on Thursday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m. No parking ticket sales are offered on Friday, June 26. In-person parking ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 27.

Summer Sprint in the Park

Join Lake Fairfax Park and the Reston Runners for a FREE family-friendly 5k and 1 mile run on Saturday, June 29 at Lake Fairfax Park. The 5k begins at 9 a.m. followed by the 1 Mile Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Enjoy the park while traveling across various terrain including grass, trails and open road!

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For recreation and fun in western Fairfax, this 476 acre park includes a 20-acre lake with fishing, the Water Mine family Swimmin’ Hole, boat rentals, athletic fields, picnic shelters and picnic areas with grills, a playground, restrooms, campgrounds, trails, inline stake park and a skatepark.

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole features tubing on the Rattlesnake Lazy River, a tot pool at Tenderfoot Pond, slides, tunnels, and interactive play features designed for young children. The Water Mine is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

The campground, picnic areas , playground, trails and skatepark are open year-round. Virginia State fishing license is required, and sailboats, gasoline and electric-powered boats and swimming are prohibited in the lake.

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