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

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, Please wait while we redirect you to the right page... (5-Adult) Celebrate…

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, Please wait while we redirect you to the right page... (3-Adult) Have…

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

01

9:45AM, (2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult begin sharing nature’s…

Oct

02

8:00AM, (8-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led bird program aboard a tour boat at Burke Lake…

Oct

05

6:00PM, (12-21 yrs.) Young adults with special needs and their buddies get a tour of…

Oct

05

6:00PM, (3-Adult) Riverbend Park was once farmland. Play children’s games from the 1900…

Oct

05

7:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us for a night of campfire, s’mores and more at Lake Accotink…

Oct

05

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

Oct

06

10:00AM, (1-5 yrs.) Bring your child for a story and craft to discover how things were…

Oct

06

1:00PM, $12 (tour only); $32 (tour and tea) (Adults) Take the garden path less…

Oct

06

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

Oct

06

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

Oct

06

2:00PM, (12-Adult) Ellanor C. Lawrence Park has many edible and useful plants growing…

Oct

06

6:00PM, (Adults) Ever wonder about the things you don’t hear on a tour of Colvin Run…

Oct

07

11:00AM, (All Ages) In 1814, the young United States of America was at war with Great…

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

08

10:00AM, (7-Adult) Sheep are important animals to livestock farmers as they can provide…

Oct

08

10:30AM, (5-Adult) Riverbend is the place for fishing fun. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy…

Oct

08

1:00PM, (3-Adult) Re-enact the historic sea-faring journey of Christopher Columbus by…

Oct

11

7:30PM, (6-Adult) What are meteorites and where do they come from? What can they tell…

Oct

12

1:00PM, (Adults) What clues reveal the story of a house? What can architectural details…

Oct

12

5:00PM, Oct. 12-14: Fall Carnival and Farm Harvest Days. Fall Carnival Fun October 12…

Oct

12

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

Oct

12

7:00PM, (Adults) Join us for a chilling celebration of Halloween for adults at Historic…

Oct

13

9:00AM, Be part of the International Coastal Cleanup! Individuals, students, families,…

Oct

13

10:00AM, (Adults) Join Smithsonian Garden horticulturalist Matt Burch for a hands-on…

Oct

13

12:00PM, Make a "friend" for your garden or lawn. Bring pants and shirt, plus an old…

Oct

13

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

Oct

13

6:00PM, (2-Adult) Join us for an early evening tour of the lake at Burke Lake Park.…

Oct

13

7:00PM, (5-Adult) Fly into the Halloween spirit and get batty with us at Huntley…

Oct

14

8:00AM, (13-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led birding trip by kayak. Lake Accotink is home…

Oct

14

12:00PM, Make a "friend" for your garden or lawn. Bring pants and shirt, plus an old…

Oct

14

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

Oct

15

9:45AM, (2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult begin sharing nature’s…

Oct

15

10:00AM, (1-5 yrs.) Bring your child for a story and craft to discover how things were…

Oct

16

8:00AM, (8-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led bird program aboard a tour boat at Burke Lake…

Oct

16

7:30PM, (6-Adult) Have you ever wondered about the earth in space and the other objects…

Oct

17

6:00PM, (7-Adult) Wander with a naturalist to discover wonderful fall wildflowers that…

Oct

18

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

Oct

18

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

Oct

19

6:00PM, (3-Adult) Join our naturalist on a family-friendly hike at Lake Fairfax Park to…

Oct

19

6:00PM, (4-Adult) Families can bring a small pumpkin to decorate at Ellanor C. Lawrence…

Oct

19

7:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us for a night of campfire, s’mores and more at Lake Accotink…

Oct

20

9:00AM, (5-Adult) Late October and early November is the perfect time to enjoy the…

Oct

20

9:30AM, (Adults) Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers share…

Oct

20

1:00PM, (5-Adult) What stories can skulls, spines and teeth tells us about the life of…

Oct

20

1:00PM, (16-Adult) From the established tea gardens in Darjeeling where teas are known…

Oct

20

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

Oct

20

2:00PM, (5-Adult) Bring the family out to Burke Lake Park Campground. Camping with your…

Oct

20

6:00PM, (5-Adult) The crops have been harvested, and it’s the time of year when a mill…

Oct

20

7:00PM, (4-Adult) Several bat species flit in the Virginia sky. Look for them as we…

Oct

21

8:00AM, (13-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led birding trip by kayak. Lake Accotink is home…

Oct

21

10:00AM, (1-5 yrs.) Bring your child for a story and craft to discover how things were…

Oct

21

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

Oct

21

1:00PM, Back in 1998, one single person's idea spawned a musical program that has…

Oct

21

2:00PM, (3-12 yrs.) Create a spooky mobile of your favorite Halloween characters at…

Oct

21

7:00PM, The Plate Scrapers originated as a traditional bluegrass band five years ago in…

Oct

22

9:45AM, (2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult begin sharing nature’s…

Oct

24

6:30PM, (7-Adult) Experience the full moon at Frying Pan Farm Park. Each full moon has…

Oct

25

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

Oct

26

6:00PM, (2-Adult) Enjoy a night hayride along the creepy Cross County Trail looking for…

Oct

26

6:00PM, (3-8 yrs.) Celebrate the Halloween season with this variety event at Frying Pan…

Oct

27

9:00AM, (5-Adult) Late October and early November is the perfect time to enjoy the…

Oct

27

10:00AM, (13-Adult) How deadly does your garden grow? A Master Gardener docent at Green…

Oct

27

1:00PM, (2-12 yrs.) Come to the pumpkin party at Historic Huntley. Bring a pumpkin to…

Oct

27

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

Oct

27

4:00PM, (5-Adult) In the 18th and 19th centuries, Virginians celebrated All Hallows Eve…

Oct

27

5:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us at Riverbend Park for a Halloween Adventure. A festive wagon…

Oct

27

5:00PM, (3-6 yrs.) This nocturnal wildlife and local lore program at Hidden Pond Nature…

Oct

27

5:00PM, (4-Adult) Amazing reptiles call Ellanor C. Lawrence Park home. Play games, test…

Oct

27

6:00PM, (3-Adult) Enjoy a ghoulish ghost haunt at Burke Lake Park and ghost stories and…

Oct

27

7:00PM, (4-Adult) Join a naturalist for a learning adventure night hike at Hidden Oaks…

Oct

27

7:30PM, (5-Adult) Bring the family out to Observatory Park at Turner Farm for a sci-fi…

Oct

27

8:00PM, (6-12 yrs.) This nocturnal wildlife and local lore program at Hidden Pond…

Oct

28

1:00PM, (3-5 yrs.) Preschoolers hunt for their favorite miniature pumpkin in Nature…

Oct

28

5:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us at Riverbend Park for a Halloween Adventure. A festive wagon…

Oct

29

9:45AM, (2-4 yrs.) Preschoolers and their accompanying adult begin sharing nature’s…

Nov

04

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

Nov

04

7:00PM, Raised in Virginia in a bluegrass music-loving family, Gina performed with…

Nov

11

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

Nov

11

7:00PM, Donna Ulisse is a veteran songwriter and singer whose dual talents frequently…

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

01

10:30AM, (3-Adult) Skip the lines at the mall and bring the family to meet and take…

Dec

06

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

Dec

08

10:30AM, (3-Adult) Skip the lines at the mall and bring the family to meet and take…

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.…

Jan

27

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

Feb

10

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

Feb

24

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

Mar

24

7:00PM, This new band is a beautiful Phoenix rising from the ashes of two dearly-…

Apr

14

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