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

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

9:00AM, Come and join us at Providence RECenter for Healthy Strides Fresh & Local…

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, Reservations required. $32/person. Tour the glorious demonstration gardens…

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

8:00AM, Enjoy a guided trail hike from South Run to the Burke Lake Park dam. Meet at…

Jul

21

9:00AM, Stop by the lobby info table for facility tours, MobileFiT and free InBody203…

Jul

21

9:00AM, Join us in the outdoor park for a free yoga and pilates class. Please bring a…

Jul

21

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

Jul

21

10:00AM, Explore the beauty of Green Spring’s woodland stream valley and ponds with a…

Jul

21

10:00AM, Step into the 1784 Historic House for a varied sampling of deliciously…

Jul

21

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

Jul

21

12:00PM, Take a guided walk through the first floor of the 1794 home of Richard Bland…

Jul

21

12:00PM, Enjoy free tours of the Miller’s house. Tour will focus on the architecture…

Jul

21

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

Jul

21

1:30PM, Kids 12 and under can kick off the day with a free round of FootGolf (soccer+…

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

3:00PM, Enjoy the shade outdoors as you experience a one-hour FREE tai chi class.…

Jul

21

4:00PM, Event Full Bring the kids to Pinecrest Golf Course for a free golf clinic (…

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, Reservations required. $32/person (program + tea); $12 (program only) Flowers…

Jul

22

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

Jul

22

5:00PM, (4-Adult) Freshwater ecosystems are full of fascinating creatures. Come to…

Jul

25

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

Jul

25

4:00PM, (2-5 yrs.) Join us to learn about a different element of farm life each week.…

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) Come out at night to Frying Pan to experience the full moon! Each…

Jul

27

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

Jul

28

8:00AM, (Adults) Unplug and spend the weekend outdoors! Saturday we kayak from…

Jul

28

9:30AM, (Adults) Finding time and energy to keep your yard and garden thriving is…

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

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

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

02

10:00AM, (3-Adult) Buy in advance to save on one-day unlimited ride passes to the 4-H…

Aug

02

5:00PM, (All ages) Carnival rides and games are open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and…

Aug

03

10:00AM, (3-Adult) Buy in advance to save on one-day unlimited ride passes to the 4-H…

Aug

03

5:00PM, (All ages) Carnival rides and games are open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and…

Aug

03

7:00PM, (Adults) In this shoot-out at Burke Lake Golf Center (BLGC), 10 players begin…

Aug

03

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

Aug

04

9:00AM, (All ages) Enjoy games, rides, fair exhibits and a tractor pull throughout the…

Aug

04

9:30AM, (16-Adult) Brusho is a versatile watercolor medium made of ink crystals. It's…

Aug

04

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

Aug

04

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

Aug

05

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

Aug

05

9:00AM, (All ages) Enjoy games, rides, fair exhibits and a tractor pull throughout the…

Aug

05

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

Aug

05

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

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

05

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

Aug

05

1:00PM, (Adults) The handshake, the wink, and the thumbs-up. Gestures form a nuanced,…

Aug

09

5:00PM, (8-17 yrs.) This clinic at Burke Lake Golf Course covers hitting fairway woods…

Aug

09

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

Aug

10

8:00AM, (7-Adult) Junior golfers compete in the season-ending tournament at Burke Lake…

Aug

10

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

Aug

10

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

Aug

11

1:00PM, (Adults) Join floral designer Betty Ann Galway in this demonstration on color…

Aug

11

1:30PM, Are you the next FootGolf champion! Kick your way into the American FootGolf…

Aug

11

7:30PM, (4-Adult) Separate fiction from fact during a celebra¬tion of bats at Hidden…

Aug

11

8:00PM, (12-Adult) What’s new in the night sky? Join park naturalists as they take you…

Aug

11

8:00PM, (12-Adult) What's new in the night sky? Join park naturalists as they take you…

Aug

11

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

Aug

13

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

Aug

14

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

Aug

14

8:00PM, (6-Adult) Participate in activities at Lake Fairfax Park that show how the…

Aug

15

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

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, (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, 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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