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

Park Events Calendar

Upcoming Featured Events

May

25

8:30PM, (All Ages) Camp out at Burke Lake Park and receive free admission to our movie…

May

26

10:00AM, (6-Adult) Programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Create a healthy snack with food…

May

26

11:00AM, (2-Adult) Churn your own delicious butter, and taste fresh cheese you can make…

May

26

11:00AM, (5-Adult) Put your hands on history. Tour Sully Historic Site as never before…

May

27

1:00PM, Reservations required. $45/person (program + tea); $22 (program only); Adults…

May

28

1:00PM, (5-Adult) Come to the Spindle Sears House in Historic Centreville Park to join…

May

29

8:00PM, Come ride with us in this high energy indoor cycling class developed for all…

May

30

10:00AM, (6-12 yrs.) This spring program focuses on the natural and historical world. A…

May

31

8:00PM, (6-Adult) Enjoy hands-on activities at Observatory Park at Turner Farm. Look…

Jun

01

7:00PM, (3-7 yrs.) Put on your pajamas and come to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to hear…

Jun

01

7:00PM, (18 - adult), 7 p.m., Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. 10 players begin on…

Jun

02

10:00AM, (Adults) Come to Green Spring Gardens and learn how to repot your orchids with…

Jun

02

10:00AM, (Adults) Come to Green Spring Gardens and learn how to repot your orchids with…

Jun

02

1:00PM, (16-Adult) Hand-tied bouquets are the European standard for flower gift-giving…

Jun

02

3:00PM, (4-Adult) The Huntley villa must have hosted many afternoon teas, but probably…

Jun

02

8:00PM, (4-Adult) Several bat species flit in the Virginia sky. Look for them around…

Jun

03

9:00AM, 9 a.m. Judging; 11 a.m. Races begin For All Ages Admission is FREE; $5 per car…

Jun

03

11:00AM, (All ages) Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge at Colvin Run Mill and…

Jun

03

11:00AM, First Sunday of the Month April-July, and September-November No reservations…

Jun

03

12:00PM, Fairfax County’s Office of Community Revitalization, Park Authority, and…

Jun

03

12:00PM, (All ages) Engage your senses and experience 19th century technology at work at…

Jun

03

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays in June, July and August No reservations required. 12…

Jun

03

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Jun

03

1:00PM, Reservations required. $32/person (program + tea); $12 (program only) Marriage…

Jun

04

9:45AM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us in the Kidwell Barn classroom at Frying Pan Farm Park to…

Jun

04

10:00AM, (1-5 yrs.) Bring your child to Sully Historic Site for a story and craft to…

Jun

05

5:30PM, Celebrate Men's Health Month and National Great Outdoors Month: Guided Trail…

Jun

06

10:00AM, (Adults) Learn how geology, human land use and wildlife created Huntley Meadows…

Jun

06

8:30PM, (9-Adult) The roll-top observatory at Observatory Park at Turner Farm holds a…

Jun

07

7:00PM, Book: Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating, by Katja Rowell Also…

Jun

08

9:00AM, (Adults), 9 a.m. (Shotgun Start), Twin Lakes Golf Course. Players use only…

Jun

08

10:00AM, (3-5 yrs.) In this naturalist-led class at Huntley Meadows Park, children and…

Jun

08

7:00PM, (7-Adult) Everyone loves dessert, a classic course that transcends generations…

Jun

08

7:30PM, (3-Adult) Come along for a night of campfire, s’mores, animals, and more at…

Jun

08

8:00PM, (13-Adult) Enjoy Lake Accotink after dark in a kayak. Many nocturnal animals…

Jun

08

8:30PM, (All Ages) Camp out at Burke Lake Park and receive free admission to our movie…

Jun

09

8:30AM, The Historic Sites Volunteer Corps is looking for volunteers to help revitalize…

Jun

09

10:00AM, (1-5 yrs.) Bring your child to Sully Historic Site for a story and craft to…

Jun

09

2:00PM, (2-Adult) Make and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream as Huntley’s Harris family may…

Jun

09

3:30PM, (2-5 yrs.) Preschoolers and their grown-ups explore the fun-filled world of sea…

Jun

09

6:30PM, (3-Adult) Explore the Pohick Stream Valley at Hidden Pond Nature Center with a…

Jun

11

10:00AM, (2-3.5 yrs.) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their…

Jun

12

9:00AM, (18 years and older) 9 a.m. (Shotgun Start), Greendale Golf Course, 703-971-…

Jun

13

4:00PM, EVENT IS FULL Fun FREE Event for All! Free Golf Clinics for All Levels…

Jun

13

4:30PM, (3-Adult) It’s dinner time at Hidden Pond Nature Center, and worms and insects…

Jun

13

9:00PM, (7-Adult) Walk the meadows and forest edges at Lake Accotink Park to see bats…

Jun

14

4:00PM, (2-Adult) Junior Farmers and their families get to play an active role in…

Jun

15

7:00PM, (2-12 yrs.) Bundle up in your jammies and bring blankets to sit on and snuggle…

Jun

16

8:00AM, (7 - adult) 8 a.m. – noon, Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Teams of 2…

Jun

16

10:00AM, (Adults) Water features and water gardens can be a magical addition to your…

Jun

16

1:00PM, Teams of two compete in a 9-hole, scramble format (captain’s choice). Cost…

Jun

16

2:00PM, (6-12 yrs. & 13-Adult) Explore the ecosystem in this weekly program at Lake…

Jun

17

9:00AM, (8-Adult) 9 – 11 a.m. tee times; Oak Marr Golf Complex, 703-255-5390.Juniors…

Jun

17

10:00AM, (All ages) Celebrate Father’s Day with more than 400 classic and antique cars…

Jun

17

11:00AM, (All ages) Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge at Colvin Run Mill and…

Jun

17

11:00AM, (All ages) Fathers and grandfathers can tour the mill at Colvin Run for free on…

Jun

17

12:00PM, (All ages) Engage your senses and experience 19th century technology at work at…

Jun

17

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays in June, July and August No reservations required. 12…

Jun

17

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Jun

17

1:00PM, (2-6 yrs.) Pretend to be a penguin, wolf and beaver dad as you learn about…

Jun

17

2:00PM, (2-Adult) Treat Dad to a special day with the family aboard a 32-foot pontoon…

Jun

20

7:30PM, (6-Adult) This course at Observatory Park at Turner Farm covers common and…

Jun

21

1:00PM, (5-12 yrs.) Bring your homeschool student or group to Sully Historic Site for…

Jun

21

1:00PM, (Adult) Tour the glorious springtime demonstration gardens with a master…

Jun

23

9:00AM, (7-11 yrs.) Learn fishing basics while having fun at Lake Fairfax Park. This…

Jun

23

9:30AM, (Adults) June is the time for beautiful roses. At Green Spring Gardens,…

Jun

23

1:00PM, (5-Adult) Churn butter, crank ice cream, milk a fake cow, play 18th century…

Jun

23

8:30PM, (3-Adult) Enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore at Burke Lake Park and learn about…

Jun

24

8:00AM, (12-Adult) Interested in birding? We can get you started at Huntley Meadows…

Jun

24

1:00PM, (6-Adult) Visit historic Colvin Run Mill to learn about the milling process…

Jun

24

1:00PM, (Ages) Start your summer with historic fun and games at Ellanor C. Lawrence…

Jun

26

8:00PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led walk through the forest to listen for…

Jun

27

4:30PM, (2-Adult) Meet at the Riverbend Park Nature Center and embark on a journey…

Jun

27

8:00PM, (7-Adult) Assist park naturalists with a calling amphibian survey at Lake…

Jun

27

8:00PM, (2-Adult) As dusk approaches, the meadow at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is lit…

Jun

28

11:00AM, (3-6 yrs.) Join Hidden Pond Naturalists for a summer of exploration on…

Jun

28

4:30PM, (16-Adult) Experience the upper Potomac’s beautiful scenery and wildlife from…

Jun

28

8:00PM, (6-Adult) What are meteorites and where do they come from? This course at…

Jun

28

8:30PM, (6-Adult) Enjoy a picturesque night under the full moon aboard the Burke Lake…

Jun

28

8:45PM, (7-Adult) Experience the full moon at Frying Pan Park. Each full moon has a…

Jun

29

5:30PM, (5-Adult) Fish for smallmouth bass and sunfish from a canoe or jon boat. Get…

Jun

30

11:00AM, (2-Adult) Churn your own delicious butter and taste fresh cheese you can make…

Jun

30

1:00PM, (8-Adult) Students learn to use hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units…

Jun

30

5:30PM, (16-Adult) Experience the upper Potomac’s beautiful scenery and wildlife from…

Jun

30

6:00PM, (4-Adult) Freshwater ecosystems are full of fascinating creatures. Come to…

Jun

30

8:30PM, (6-Adult) Enjoy hands-on activities and looking through our telescopes at…

Jul

01

11:00AM, (All ages) Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge at Colvin Run Mill. See…

Jul

01

11:00AM, (8-Adult) It’s your turn to tell the story in this re­freshingly different…

Jul

01

11:00AM, First Sunday of the Month April-July, and September-November No reservations…

Jul

01

12:00PM, (12-Adult) Enjoy a free wood carving lesson with the Northern Virginia Carvers…

Jul

01

12:00PM, (All ages) Engage your senses and experience19th century tech­nology at work at…

Jul

01

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays in June, July and August No reservations required. 12…

Jul

01

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Jul

02

9:45AM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us in the Kidwell Barn classroom at Frying Pan Farm Park to…

Jul

04

8:00AM, (7 - adult) 8 a.m.-noon, Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Teams of 2…

Jul

05

11:00AM, (3-6 yrs.) Join Hidden Pond Naturalists for a summer of exploration with a…

Jul

06

7:00PM, (18 - adult), 7 p.m., Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. 10 players begin on…

Jul

07

10:00AM, (5-Adult) Budding junior gardeners and their parents can meet a horticulturist…

Jul

07

1:00PM, (8-Adult) Visit the original outbuildings and representative slave cabin at…

Jul

07

2:00PM, (Ages 6-12 yrs. and 13-Adult) Explore the ecosystem in this weekly program at…

Jul

07

5:30PM, (14-Adult) Watch for deer foraging on the islands and os­prey and bald eagles…

Jul

07

8:00PM, (5-Adult) Join us on a magical evening walk at Huntley Meadows Park to learn…

Jul

08

8:00AM, (7-Adult) Assist a naturalist with a reptile survey at Lake Accotink Park.…

Jul

08

1:00PM, (6-Adult) Visit historic Colvin Run Mill to learn about the milling process…

Jul

08

1:00PM, (5-Adult) Come to Sully Historic Site and churn butter, crank ice cream, milk a…

Jul

08

2:30PM, (2-Adult) Make and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream as Huntley’s Harris family may…

Jul

11

4:30PM, (2-Adult) Meet at the Riverbend Park Nature Center for a wagon ride through the…

Jul

11

5:15PM, (7-Adult) Observe the unique methods snakes use to feed during a behind-the-…

Jul

11

8:30PM, (9-Adult) The roll-top observatory at Observatory Park at Turner Farm holds a…

Jul

12

8:00AM, (7-Adult) Assist a naturalist with a reptile survey at Lake Accotink Park.…

Jul

12

11:00AM, (3-6 yrs.) Join Hidden Pond Naturalists for a summer of exploration with a…

Jul

12

4:30PM, (4-Adult) Play traditional Eastern Woodland Indian games of skill and luck,…

Jul

12

7:00PM, (12-Adult) In this latest installment of Virginia Farms, Cory from Suters Glen…

Jul

12

7:00PM, Book: The Woman in the Mirror, by Cynthia M. Bulik Also Recommended: Two Whole…

Jul

13

8:00AM, (7-17yrs.) 8am – noon, Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Junior golfers…

Jul

13

7:00PM, (2-Adult) Bring an adventurous spirit and shoes that can get wet to explore…

Jul

13

7:00PM, (2-12 yrs.) Bundle up in your jammies and bring blankets to sit on and snuggle…

Jul

14

9:30AM, (16-Adult) Learn techniques to improve your smartphone nature photography at…

Jul

14

11:00AM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a Sunday morning around the campfire and make corn pancakes…

Jul

14

1:00PM, Participants compete in a 9-hole, individual stroke-play tournament utilizing…

Jul

14

2:00PM, (Ages 6-12 yrs. and 13-Adult) Explore the ecosystem in this weekly program at…

Jul

14

8:30PM, (3-Adult) Enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore at Burke Lake Park and learn about…

Jul

14

8:30PM, (2-11 yrs.) Meet at the pond boardwalk at Mason District Park for a walk and…

Jul

15

8:00AM, (13-Adult) Paddle Lake Accotink’s tranquil waters with a naturalist guide for…

Jul

15

12:00PM, (All ages) Engage your senses and experience19th century tech­nology at work at…

Jul

15

12:00PM, (12-Adult) Enjoy a free wood carving lesson with the Northern Virginia Carvers…

Jul

15

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays in June, July and August No reservations required. 12…

Jul

15

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Jul

15

2:00PM, (3-Adult) Families enjoy honey, tea and snacks at a Winnie-the-Pooh style tea…

Jul

15

6:00PM, (8-Adult) Treat your canine companion to a special cruise aboard Lake Accotink…

Jul

16

9:45AM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us in the Kidwell Barn classroom at Frying Pan Farm Park to…

Jul

17

4:30PM, (3-Adult) It’s dinner time at Hidden Pond Nature Center, and worms and insects…

Jul

17

8:00PM, (9-Adult) This class at Observatory Park at Turner Farm covers astronomy basics…

Jul

18

12:00PM, (8-Adult) Take a break from the heat in the (now) air conditioned house at…

Jul

18

7:30PM, (13-Adult) Enjoy Lake Accotink after dark in a kayak. Many nocturnal animals…

Jul

19

11:00AM, (3-6 yrs.) Join Hidden Pond Naturalists for a summer of exploration with a…

Jul

19

1:00PM, (Adults) Tour the glorious demonstration gardens with a Master Gardener docent…

Jul

19

4:00PM, (5-Adult) This updated Junior Farmer program at Frying Pan Farm Park challenges…

Jul

19

8:00PM, (6-Adult) What are meteorites and where do they come from? This course at…

Jul

20

1:00PM, (5-Adult) Come to Sully Historic Site and churn butter, crank ice cream, milk a…

Jul

20

7:30PM, (3-Adult) Come to Hidden Pond Nature Center for an evening campfire, s’mo­res,…

Jul

20

8:00PM, (Adults) Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill over­looking Hybla Valley and…

Jul

20

8:00PM, (2-Adult) As dusk approaches, the meadow at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is lit…

Jul

21

10:00AM, (10-Adult) What happens when a fungus and an algae take a lichen to each other…

Jul

21

1:00PM, (5-Adult) Come to Sully Historic Site and churn butter, crank ice cream, milk a…

Jul

21

1:00PM, (8-Adult) Visit the original outbuildings and representative slave cabin at…

Jul

21

2:00PM, (4-Adult) Explore Walney’s dairy farm history while touring the ice house and…

Jul

21

2:00PM, (Ages 6-12 yrs. and 13-Adult) Explore the ecosystem in this weekly program at…

Jul

21

5:30PM, (14-Adult) Watch for deer foraging on the islands and os­prey and bald eagles…

Jul

21

7:00PM, Celebrate under the stars this summer at the new double-decker driving range at…

Jul

21

8:30PM, (3-Adult) Enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore at Burke Lake Park and learn about…

Jul

21

8:30PM, (4-Adult) Learn about the critters that only come out at night and their…

Jul

22

1:00PM, (8-Adult) Lavender has been described as feminin­ity all grown up, representing…

Jul

25

4:30PM, (2-Adult) Take a scavenger hunt wagon ride through the meadow at Riverbend Park…

Jul

26

11:00AM, (3-6 yrs.) Join Hidden Pond Naturalists for a summer of exploration with a…

Jul

26

8:30PM, (6-Adult) Enjoy a picturesque night under the full moon aboard the Burke Lake…

Jul

27

7:00PM, (2-Adult) Bring an adventurous spirit and shoes that can get wet to explore…

Jul

27

8:45PM, (7-Adult) Experience the full moon at Frying Pan Farm Park. Each full moon has…

Jul

28

1:15PM, (4-Adult) Meet birds of prey presented by wildlife rehabilitator and artist…

Jul

28

2:00PM, (Adults) Photography instructor Tuan Pham joins you at Green Spring Gardens and…

Jul

28

2:00PM, (Ages 6-12 yrs. and 13-Adult) Explore the ecosystem in this weekly program at…

Jul

28

8:00PM, (6-Adult) Join a park naturalist for a guided walk along the forested paths to…

Jul

29

8:00AM, (12-Adult) Interested in birding? We can get you started. Learn about the birds…

Jul

29

11:00AM, (All ages) Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge at Colvin Run Mill. See…

Jul

29

6:00PM, (8-Adult) Treat your canine companion to a special cruise aboard Lake Accotink…

Jul

30

9:45AM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us in the Kidwell Barn classroom at Frying Pan Farm Park to…

Jul

31

8:30PM, (6-Adult) Have you ever wondered about the earth in space and the other objects…

Aug

03

7:00PM, (18 - adult), 7 p.m., Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. 10 players begin on…

Aug

05

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays in June, July and August No reservations required. 12…

Aug

05

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Aug

09

7:30PM, To understand Bella’s Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and…

Aug

10

8:00AM, (7 – adult) 8 a.m. – noon, Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Junior golfers…

Aug

14

8:00AM, (Women - 18 years and older, Men - 55+) 8 a.m. (Shotgun Start) Greendale Golf…

Aug

18

8:00AM, (Men-18 years and older) 8:00 a.m. (Tee Times) Greendale Golf Course, 703-971-…

Aug

18

8:00AM, Participants compete in an 18-hole, individual stroke-play tournament.…

Aug

19

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays in June, July and August No reservations required. 12…

Aug

19

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Aug

23

7:00PM, Book: Gluten Exposed, by Peter Green Also Recommended: Plants vs. Meats, by…

Sep

02

11:00AM, First Sunday of the Month April-July, and September-November No reservations…

Sep

02

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Sep

07

7:00PM, (18 - adult), 7 p.m., Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. 10 players begin on…

Sep

15

8:00AM, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Players compete in an…

Sep

16

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Sep

22

11:00AM, Book: Vitamania, by Catherine Price Also Recommended: The Cheese Trap, by Neal…

Sep

29

8:00AM, (7 - adult) 8 a.m. – noon, Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Teams of 2…

Oct

05

7:30PM, (12 - adult) 7:30 p.m., Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Teams of 2 play a…

Oct

06

1:00PM, The Jefferson Cup Tournament Series concludes with this 9-hole, individual…

Oct

07

11:00AM, First Sunday of the Month April-July, and September-November No reservations…

Oct

07

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Oct

21

12:00PM, First and Third Sundays of the Month April through October No reservations…

Nov

04

11:00AM, First Sunday of the Month April-July, and September-November No reservations…

Nov

15

9:00AM, (18 years and older) 9 a.m. (Shotgun Start), Greendale Golf Course. Join us for…

Nov

22

8:00AM, (7 - adult) 8 a.m. – noon, Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Teams of 2…

 

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