Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8702
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Trails

Trails News

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail Improvements

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail ImprovementsThe Fairfax County Park Authority will hold a public information meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail, including stream crossing upgrades and paving of the gravel sections between Stringfellow Road and the Fairfax County Parkway.

Bridge Replacement to Impact Access to Pimmit Run Trail

Bridge Replacement to Impact Access to Pimmit Run Trail

The Fairfax County Park Authority knows how much residents love their trails. In fact, recent surveys found that our robust system of trails through stream valleys, parks and woodlands are among our most popular amenities. However, sometimes construction may close or restrict access to a particular trail section.

Celebrate National Trails Day at New Children’s Trail

Celebrate National Trails Day at New Children’s Trail

The Fairfax County Park Authority will celebrate National Trails Day this year with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chessie’s Trail at the Lee District Family Recreation Area. This event will also mark the completion of the fully-accessible, award-winning park facility that is designed to assure that people of all ages and abilities can play together.

Animal Adventures Await along the Discovery Trail

Animal Adventures Await along the Discovery Trail

If you like animals, you’ll go wild for the Fairfax County Park Authority 2018 Discovery Trail Map! This year’s free summer activity highlights the rich diversity of wildlife you’ll see in Fairfax County parks.

A Trail Designed with Kids in Mind Opens at Lee District Park
The Family Recreation Area at Lee District Park continues to grow in appeal to families with the addition of Chessie’s Trail – a nature trail dotted with features designed to appeal to children. Start your new year off with a hike on this unique new trail.
Nottoway Park Stream Restoration

Nottoway Park Stream RestorationRestoration work on two stormwater outfalls at the northern end of Nottoway Park adjacent to Courthouse Road is set to begin immediately.

 

Man biking on trail

The Fairfax County Park Authority is the steward of the County's numerous natural, cultural and recreational resources. Managing over 22,000 acres of land, the Park Authority is the leading provider of active and passive recreational facilities in the region. Trails provide one of the primary means for citizens to enjoy the many oases of green in the County, with over 200 miles of trails in the County park system alone. While trails are used for a variety of recreational purposes, they also serve the community by providing connectivity as transportation corridors between homes, businesses, schools and parks.

The Park Authority's trails are shared by bike riders, walkers, joggers and horseback riders alike. Please be considerate of others.

  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted on these trails.
  • Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.

The Countywide Trail Plan is part of the county's Comprehensive Plan. The Park Authority maintains and operates most of the stream valley trails throughout the county, some of which are significant.

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