Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-324-8702
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12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Park Events Calendar

Upcoming Featured Events

Jan

16

12:00PM, Please wait while we redirect you to the right page... (12-Adult) Imagine…

Jan

16

7:30PM, (9-Adult) The roll-top observatory at Turner Farm holds a classroom seminar and…

Jan

17

10:00AM, (2-5 yrs.) Why do penguins and polar bears never meet? How does a penguin keep…

Jan

17

1:00PM, (7-13 yrs.) Supplement your Virginia history and other historical studies with…

Jan

18

10:00AM, Please wait while we redirect you to the right page... (8-Adult) Delve…

Jan

19

10:00AM, (2-6 yrs.) White-tailed deer are our largest mammal neighbors. Learn about…

Jan

19

12:00PM, (6-Adult) Students explore Virginia’s ecosystem in this nature series at Lake…

Jan

19

1:00PM, (4-Adult) Learn the different ways squir¬rels and their Sciuridae family…

Jan

20

12:30PM, (8-Adult) Explore the lives of the men and women who passed along secrets and…

Jan

20

1:30PM, (Adults) What was that insect I saw in the garden last summer? Why didn’t I see…

Jan

20

3:00PM, (4-Adult) Take a walk through our winter wonder¬land at Riverbend Park with a…

Jan

20

5:30PM, (6-Adult) Enjoy nature’s tranquil beauty and winter’s bright skies under the…

Jan

20

9:30PM, (6-Adult) Come experience a total lunar eclipse at the Turner Farm Observatory…

Jan

21

9:30AM, (4-Adult) Introduce your young ones to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day…

Jan

21

6:30PM, (6-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led night hike at Hidden Oaks Nature Center to see…

Jan

22

10:00AM, (8-Adult) Explore the lives of the men and women who passed along secrets and…

Jan

23

10:00AM, (16-Adult) Artist Kathryn Coneway leads students in creating art inspired by…

Jan

23

10:00AM, (16-Adult) Artist Kathryn Coneway leads students in creating art inspired by…

Jan

25

9:00AM, (5-9 yrs.) Pack up your favorite doll for the morning and explore the life of…

Jan

25

9:00AM, (13-Adult) Hike with a naturalist at Riverbend Park to search for winter…

Jan

25

12:00PM, (8-12 yrs.) This workshop at Hidden Pond Nature Center is based on the popular…

Jan

26

10:00AM, (7-Adult) Come to Frying Pan Farm Park and learn how easy and satisfying it is…

Jan

26

11:00AM, (8-Adult) Students learn to use hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units…

Jan

26

12:00PM, (6-Adult) Students explore Virginia’s ecosystem in this nature series at Lake…

Jan

26

1:30PM, (3-8 yrs.) Dinosaurs once roamed all the Earth, places far and near. How do we…

Jan

26

4:00PM, (10-Adult) Hone your fishing skills with this hands-on workshop at Lake Fairfax…

Jan

27

1:00PM, Reservations required. $42 (program + tea)/ $18 (program only) (Adults) Author…

Jan

27

1:30PM, (Adult) Join the Friends of Green Spring in viewing the documentary, Five…

Jan

27

7:00PM, This band delivers shockingly good bluegrass harmonies and impressive…

Jan

29

12:00PM, Book: The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg Make healthy strides in your own…

Jan

31

10:00AM, (8-Adult) No leaves? No problem! Learn to use clues like buds, bark and fruit…

Feb

01

5:30PM, (Adults) Work off the winter blues at Pinecrest's newly renovated indoor golf…

Feb

02

12:30PM, (Adults) Washington Gardener Magazine is co-hosting the 14th annual Seed…

Feb

02

2:00PM, (4-Adult) Celebrate Chinese New Year with games, stories and crafts at Hidden…

Feb

03

1:30PM, (Adult) Botanist and plant breeder John Boggan grows and writes about hardy…

Feb

04

9:00AM, (6-12 yrs.) Come to Huntley Meadows Park and play games like the Alcorn…

Feb

04

11:00AM, Book: Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes Make healthy strides in your own life by…

Feb

05

10:00AM, (1-5 yrs.) Enjoy two hours of playtime in the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor…

Feb

06

10:00AM, (3-5 yrs.) Young children are inspired by nature as they observe plants,…

Feb

08

6:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us for a campfire, s’mores, animals and more at Hidden Pond…

Feb

09

10:00AM, (3-5 yrs.) It’s the social event of Hidden Pond Nature Center’s winter season!…

Feb

09

11:00AM, (12-Adult) Agriculture is big business in Virginia. In fact, it is our state’s…

Feb

09

1:00PM, (Adults) Indulge your sweetheart or yourself at Historic Huntley with all…

Feb

09

1:00PM, (16-Adult) This is an interactive tasting seminar with certified Tea Specialist…

Feb

10

12:00PM, (3-Adult) The sap is rising, and the maple trees are tapped. It's sugaring time…

Feb

10

1:00PM, Reservations required. $32 (program + tea)/ $12 (program only) (Adults) Love…

Feb

10

1:30PM, (Adult) Winter is the perfect time to plan improvements to our gardens. Garden…

Feb

10

7:00PM, Grammy Award-winning musician and two-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year,…

Feb

11

9:45AM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us for fun in the Visitor Center classroom at Frying Pan Farm…

Feb

12

10:00AM, (2-5 yrs.) Connect your preschool children to their community and traditions…

Feb

14

10:00AM, (12-Adult) Gather friends and family together at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to…

Feb

16

8:30AM, (Adults) Beauty, integrity and resilience. Can a garden have everything? Come…

Feb

16

8:30AM, Are you an eclectic gardener whose passion for plants takes you in diverse…

Feb

16

1:00PM, (12-Adult) In honor of Huntley residents who loved both books and art, we offer…

Feb

17

1:30PM, (2-Adult) Bring your empty milk jugs and/or two-liter soda bottles to Ellanor C…

Feb

17

1:30PM, (Adult) Trees are the keystone plants of a garden. With careful selection and…

Feb

17

2:00PM, (3-7 yrs.) Join an octopus, ray, shark, lobster and all their friends in this…

Feb

17

3:00PM, (4-Adult) Examine beaks, feathers, nests and talons at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park…

Feb

19

10:00AM, (1-5 yrs.) Enjoy two hours of playtime in the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor…

Feb

19

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

Feb

23

10:00AM, (8-Adult) Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map and compass. It’s…

Feb

23

11:00AM, (7-Adult) Are you tired of being cooped up inside all winter with nothing to do…

Feb

23

1:00PM, (16-Adult) Create a lush compote arrangement that holds the promise of spring.…

Feb

23

4:30PM, (4-Adult) Vernal pools are one of the most fascinating and elusive ecosystems…

Feb

24

12:00PM, (3-Adult) The sap is rising, and the maple trees are tapped. It's sugaring time…

Feb

24

1:30PM, (Adults) Make the most of your gardening efforts by growing plants that are…

Feb

24

2:00PM, (4-Adult) Being frozen can be fun! Join a naturalist at Hidden Oaks Nature…

Feb

24

7:00PM, Quoting from the band's website, “From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, comes…

Feb

24

7:00PM, Nothin' Fancy is one of the most entertaining bands in the bluegrass genre and…

Feb

25

9:45AM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us for fun in the Visitor Center classroom at Frying Pan Farm…

Feb

25

11:00AM, (3-6 yrs.) Be part of the long-running naturalist pro¬gram designed for the…

Feb

28

10:00AM, (4-Adult) Examine beaks, feathers, nests and talons at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park…

Feb

28

11:30AM, (2-Adult) Bring your empty milk jugs and/or two-liter soda bottles to Ellanor C…

Mar

03

11:00AM, (All ages) Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge and works with hammer and…

Mar

03

12:00PM, (3-Adult) The sap is rising, and the maple trees are tapped. It's sugaring time…

Mar

03

1:00PM, Reservations required. $32 (program + tea)/ $12 (program only) Learn about…

Mar

04

11:00AM, Book: In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan Make healthy strides in your own…

Mar

10

1:30PM, (Adults) Learn how to grow an organic garden where good bugs eat bad bugs,…

Mar

23

9:30AM, (18 years and older) 9:30 a.m. (Shotgun Start), Greendale Golf Course. Kick off…

Mar

24

7:00PM, Valerie Smith knows and respects the tried and true ways of bluegrass, and has…

Mar

30

1:00PM, (8-Adult) 1 p.m., Jefferson District Golf Course. Teams of two compete in a 9-…

Apr

14

7:00PM, The Becky Buller Band promises to be the highlight of our season, and what a…

Apr

27

8:00AM, (7-Adult) 8 a.m. – noon, Burke Lake Golf Course. Teams of 2 players compete in…

Apr

27

10:00AM, Celebrate Earth Day at 2019 Springfest Fairfax! Clean Fairfax and the Fairfax…

May

04

7:30AM, */ Head out to Burke Lake Park on May 4th and join the Fairfax County Park…

May

06

8:00AM, (55 years and older) 8 a.m. (Shotgun Start), Greendale Golf Course. Players…

May

11

1:00PM, (8-Adult) 1 p.m., Jefferson District Golf Course. Participants compete in a 9-…

May

18

8:00AM, (18 years and older) 8 a.m. - noon, Burke Lake Golf Course. Teams of 2 players…

Jun

08

1:00PM, (8-Adult) 1 p.m., Jefferson District Golf Course. Teams of two compete in a 9-…

 

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