Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

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

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Park Events Calendar

Upcoming Featured Events

Aug

15

10:30AM, (3-Adult) Young story lovers will be entertained by a story-time puppet show…

Aug

15

2:00PM, As we prepare to start a new school year, set your children up for academic…

Aug

15

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

Aug

15

8:30PM, (2-Adult) Not all predators are sleeping at night. Enjoy a night hike at…

Aug

16

1:00PM, Reservations required. $32/person. Tour the glorious demonstration gardens…

Aug

16

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

Aug

17

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

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

18

9:30AM, (Adults) Whether you have a small or large landscape there's always room for a…

Aug

18

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

Aug

19

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

Aug

19

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

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

19

1:00PM, (Adults) Sleeves have been designed in myriad styles over the centuries and…

Aug

19

2:00PM, (3-Adult) Follow a treasure map to collect clues and natural treasures along a…

Aug

20

10:00AM, (10-Adult) Come join us for a three-morning exploration of art and summer…

Aug

20

10:00AM, (10-Adult) Come join us for a three-morning exploration of art and summer…

Aug

22

4:00PM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us at Frying Pan Farm Park to learn about a different element…

Aug

23

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

Aug

24

1:00PM, Churn butter, crank ice cream, milk a fake cow, play 18th century games, and…

Aug

25

9:00AM, Try a triathlon and challenge yourself without the competition! Starts at 9 a.m…

Aug

25

9:00AM, (8-Adult) Students learn to use hand-held Global Po¬sitioning System (GPS)…

Aug

25

9:00AM, The Annual Begonia Show and Sale, brought to you by the Potomac Branch of the…

Aug

25

11:00AM, (2-Adult) Make and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream as Huntley’s Harris family may…

Aug

25

1:00PM, (16-Adult) Enjoy the outdoors inside by creating a beautiful, hanging,…

Aug

25

1:00PM, Churn butter, crank ice cream, milk a fake cow, play 18th century games, and…

Aug

25

2:00PM, (4-Adult) Come to Hidden Oaks Nature Center and meet a live shark and other…

Aug

25

2:00PM, (6-11 yrs.) Build, design, engineer and create. Learn STEM as your child…

Aug

25

2:30PM, (6-11 yrs.) Students experience nature and history through hands-on experiences…

Aug

25

6:00PM, (2-Adult) At Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, the meadow is a-buzz with bug life. Cap¬…

Aug

25

7:15PM, (Adults) Join park naturalists for a relaxing stroll through the park's forest…

Aug

25

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

Aug

26

12:00PM, The Annual Begonia Show and Sale, brought to you by the Potomac Branch of the…

Aug

26

1:30PM, (3-Adult) Explore the magical rain forest through a puppet show at Hidden Oaks…

Aug

27

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

Sep

02

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

Sep

02

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

Sep

02

12:00PM, (All ages) See and hear 19th century technology at work at Colvin Run Mill. The…

Sep

02

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

Sep

04

8:00AM, (14-Adult) Birding is a hobby that can last a lifetime, and Riverbend Park is a…

Sep

05

9:45AM, (3-5 yrs.) Explore nature’s artistic palette at Hidden Oaks Nature Center and…

Sep

05

10:00AM, (2-3 yrs.) Bring your toddler to explore history through sight, sound, smell…

Sep

05

4:00PM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us at Frying Pan Farm Park to learn about a different element…

Sep

06

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

Sep

07

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

Sep

08

10:00AM, (5-Adult) The Riverbend Park festival includes eight American Indian tribes…

Sep

09

10:00AM, The Water Mine will go to the dogs in September with a season-ending event…

Sep

09

2:00PM, (2-Adult) Parents and children sip tea and enjoy meeting and tagging live…

Sep

10

7:00AM, (8-Adult) Wake up with the birds at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park and discover these…

Sep

10

1:00PM, (16-Adult) Take a trip through time as we examine Alexandria’s and the nation’s…

Sep

10

5:00PM, (6-12 yrs.) Be part of another great season with Hidden Pond Nature Center’s…

Sep

11

4:00PM, (13-18 yrs.) This series at Hidden Pond Nature Center provides hands-on…

Sep

12

9:45AM, (3-5 yrs.) Explore nature’s artistic palette at Hidden Oaks Nature Center and…

Sep

13

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

Sep

13

7:30PM, (4-Adult) What is out there rotating around our sun? Come to Observatory Park…

Sep

14

9:30AM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us in the Kidwell Vegetable Garden to explore what’s growing at…

Sep

14

1:30PM, (16-Adult) Come to Green Spring Gardens and learn how to incorporate native…

Sep

14

2:00PM, (Adults) Enjoy an afternoon tea circa 1830 at Historic Huntley, much as Betsey…

Sep

14

5:00PM, (6-12 yrs.) Explore the world of geology as we experiment, test rocks and their…

Sep

14

6:00PM, (5-12 yrs.) Kids Only. No parents allowed. Join us at Riverbend Park for an…

Sep

14

6:30PM, (3-Adult) Explore Accotink Creek with one of our naturalists. Catch and release…

Sep

14

7:30PM, (Adults) Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and…

Sep

15

7:30AM, (13-Adult) Paddle Lake Accotink’s tranquil waters with a naturalist guide from…

Sep

15

8:00AM, (16-Adult) Join a naturalist for a combo adventure that expands your knowledge…

Sep

15

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

Sep

15

9:00AM, (All ages) Do your part to clean up our parks and local waterways by…

Sep

15

10:00AM, (5-Adult) Learn about magnificent monarch butterflies and their migration by…

Sep

15

10:00AM, (2-3 yrs.) Bring your toddler to explore history through sight, sound, smell…

Sep

15

11:00AM, (6-Adult) From the Brown family in the 1740s to Ellanor C. Lawrence in the…

Sep

15

12:00PM, (4-Adult) Grab a net and join us at Huntley Meadows Park for a special day with…

Sep

15

1:00PM, (2-Adult) Churn your own delicious butter and taste fresh cheese you can make…

Sep

15

1:00PM, (16-Adult) Travel through your teacup at this adventurous, tea-tasting seminar…

Sep

15

2:00PM, (6-18 yrs.) While the wizards head to Hogwarts, the muggles can celebrate the…

Sep

15

2:00PM, (4-Adult) Meet birds of prey presented by wildlife rehabilitator and artist…

Sep

15

6:30PM, (3-Adult) Come to Observatory Park at Turner Farm and enjoy activities…

Sep

15

6:30PM, (Adults) Join park naturalists for a relaxing stroll through the forest and…

Sep

16

7:00AM, (8-Adult) Wake up with the birds at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park and discover these…

Sep

16

12:00PM, (All ages) See and hear 19th century technology at work at Colvin Run Mill. The…

Sep

16

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

Sep

16

1:00PM, $45 (program + tea)/ $18 (program only) (Adult) Local author D.M. Quincy…

Sep

16

4:00PM, (10-Adult) Learn how to picture the moon in daylight and safe techniques to…

Sep

19

9:45AM, (3-5 yrs.) Explore nature’s artistic palette at Hidden Oaks Nature Center and…

Sep

20

7:30PM, (9-Adult) When stars die they emit high energy particles or cosmic rays. We don…

Sep

21

9:30AM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us in the Kidwell Vegetable Garden to explore what’s growing at…

Sep

21

5:00PM, (6-12 yrs.) Explore the world of geology as we experiment, test rocks and their…

Sep

21

6:00PM, (3-Adult) Play children’s games from the 1900’s, enjoy fireside stories and eat…

Sep

22

7:30AM, (13-Adult) Paddle Lake Accotink’s tranquil waters with a naturalist guide from…

Sep

22

9:00AM, (All ages) Do your part to clean up our parks and local waterways by…

Sep

22

9:00AM, (All ages) Fall is a great time to plant, and Green Spring Gardens is hosting…

Sep

22

11:00AM, (5-Adult) Celebrate harvest traditions on the farm with demonstrations, crafts…

Sep

22

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

Sep

22

1:00PM, (4-Adult) How did the Powhatan Native Americans use the plants and animals you…

Sep

22

2:00PM, (6-12 yrs. & 13-Adult) Students explore Virginia’s ecosystem in this weekly…

Sep

22

2:00PM, (3-Adult) It’s the only celebration of slugs on the east coast. At Hidden Pond…

Sep

22

2:00PM, (12-Adult) Hear a spell-binding tale of espionage, secret payments and the…

Sep

22

7:00PM, Join us for das Burketober Fest at the Burke Lake double-decker driving range!…

Sep

22

8:00PM, (3-Adult) Celebrate the Autumnal equinox with a campfire in a beautiful outdoor…

Sep

22

8:00PM, (3-Adult) Have you seen a bear in Fairfax County? Identify bear habitat, life…

Sep

23

9:00AM, (7-Adult) Assist a naturalist with a reptile survey at Lake Accotink Park from…

Sep

23

11:00AM, (Adults) Colvin Run Mill Historic Site continues to gain popularity as a…

Sep

23

7:30PM, (6-Adult) Enjoy a picturesque night under the full moon aboard the Burke Lake…

Sep

24

7:00PM, (7-Adult) Experience the full moon at Frying Pan Park. Each full moon has a…

Sep

28

9:30AM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us in the Kidwell Vegetable Garden to explore what’s growing at…

Sep

28

1:30PM, (16-Adult) Learn how to select trees and shrubs that thrive in Northern…

Sep

28

5:00PM, (6-12 yrs.) Explore the world of geology as we experiment, test rocks and their…

Sep

29

7:30AM, (13-Adult) Paddle Lake Accotink’s tranquil waters with a naturalist guide from…

Sep

29

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

Sep

29

10:00AM, (2-Adult) Let one of our naturalists give you a live introduction to the snakes…

Sep

29

1:00PM, (All Ages) Nature Playce and the environmentally-friendly parking lot at Hidden…

Sep

29

2:00PM, (6-12 yrs. & 13-Adult) Students explore Virginia’s ecosystem in this weekly…

Sep

29

2:00PM, (Adults) Enjoy a refreshingly different view of history at Huntley Meadows Park…

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, $12 (tour only); $32 (tour and tea) (Adult) Take the garden path less traveled…

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

14

1:00PM, $45 (program + tea)/ $18 (program only) (Adult) First person interpreter…

Oct

18

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

Oct

19

10:00AM, (8-adult) Get ready for frightfully fun, two-person scramble on a one-of-a-kind…

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

11

1:00PM, $32 (program + tea)/ $12 (program only) (Adult) What are the odds? Some…

Nov

15

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

Nov

18

1:00PM, $32 (program + tea)/ $12 (program only) (Adult) Black Friday marks the start…

Nov

22

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

Dec

06

4:00PM, (13+) Over the centuries many poets have written about the season of giving.…

Dec

08

4:00PM, (13+) Over the centuries many poets have written about the season of giving.…

Dec

09

4:00PM, (13+) Over the centuries many poets have written about the season of giving.…

 

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