Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Park Events Calendar

Upcoming Featured Events

Jan

17

9:45AM, (1-3 yrs.) Explore nature through sight, sound, smell and touch with your…

Jan

17

4:30PM, (3-6 yrs.) Learn about nature by meeting live animals and exploring the wilds…

Jan

17

7:30PM, (9-Adult) Come to Observatory Park at Turner Farm for classroom seminars and…

Jan

18

12:00PM, (2-6 yrs.) Enjoy cupcakes and fruit punch or tea while hearing Beatrix Potter’s…

Jan

19

4:00PM, (3-Adult) Join us at Riverbend Park as we learn about winter folk tales and…

Jan

19

6:00PM, (3-Adult) Enjoy a campfire with s’mores, animals and more at Hidden Pond Nature…

Jan

20

9:30AM, This is a free Healthy Strides Wellness Event. Start your new year off with an…

Jan

20

9:30AM, (Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in Riverbend…

Jan

20

10:00AM, (5-Adult) Explore the wonders of winter at Hidden Pond Nature Center with the…

Jan

20

10:00AM, (Adults) Sample teas from each of the seven continents at Historic Green Spring…

Jan

20

4:30PM, (6-Adult) Discover the secret world of owls at Huntley Meadows Park. After a…

Jan

20

5:00PM, (8-Adult) Meet at Riverbend Park’s visitor center throughout the winter to…

Jan

21

12:00PM, (4-Adult) Join us to learn about the resilient birds that call Huntley Meadows…

Jan

21

1:00PM, (8-Adult) Gather friends and family to create beautiful crafts inspired by our…

Jan

21

1:00PM, (All ages) “Be Ever Mindful of the Future” is the motto on the Lee family crest…

Jan

21

1:30PM, (Adults) 1:30 p.m., Green Spring historian Debbie Waugh reveals what trees tell…

Jan

22

10:00AM, (2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden one Monday a month at Green…

Jan

23

10:00AM, (0-5 yrs.) Join us inside the Visitor Center Auditorium at Frying Pan Farm Park…

Jan

23

10:00AM, (1-3 yrs.) You and your toddler join our naturalist in the classroom and…

Jan

23

4:00PM, (13-18 yrs.) Get hands-on experience and information about the daily activities…

Jan

24

10:00AM, (3-6 yrs.) Preschoolers explore nature or history once a month at Ellanor C.…

Jan

26

1:30PM, (2-12 yrs.) Fight the winter blues at Sully Historic Site with a day of fun and…

Jan

27

9:30AM, (Adults) Join us as we work off holiday calories with a quick hike in Riverbend…

Jan

27

11:00AM, (6-Adult) In this workshop at Huntley Meadows Park, you can learn how to…

Jan

27

1:00PM, (14-Adult) How do you ID a tree when the leaves and fruit are gone? Join us as…

Jan

27

1:30PM, (3-7 yrs.) One-hour programs begin at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Dinosaurs once roamed all…

Jan

28

10:00AM, (13-Adult) Learn how to sew using a hand-cranked, 1940s sewing machine with…

Jan

28

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

Jan

28

1:00PM, (Adults) The advice column goes back centuries. Discover how the problem pages…

Jan

28

1:30PM, (Adults) 1:30 p.m. In her eloquent plea for compassion and respect toward all…

Jan

28

2:00PM, (4 – Adult) Join the naturalist as she shares stories about animals that enjoy…

Jan

28

2:00PM, (2-Adult) Can groundhogs really predict the weather? Come to Frying Pan Farm…

Jan

28

7:00PM, Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard-driving young band beautifully walking the line…

Jan

31

5:30PM, (3-Adult) Meet at the visitor center at Riverbend Park to observe the second…

Jan

31

7:00PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire at Burke Lake Park and learn what ancient cultures…

Feb

04

1:30PM, (Adults) 1:30 p.m. JC Raulston Arboretum director Mark Weathington shares his…

Feb

11

1:00PM, (Adults) Historical presenter Elaine Flynn performs as flamboyant D.C.…

Feb

11

1:30PM, (Adults) 1:30 p.m. Get an intimate view of flowers with their divine proportion…

Feb

14

1:00PM, (Adult) Warm your heart with afternoon tea accompanied by a reading of love…

Feb

18

1:30PM, (Adults) 1:30 p.m. Global gardens and wild places provide inspiration for…

Feb

20

7:30PM, Book: Strong is The New Beautiful, by Lindsey Vonn Also Recommended: Women,…

Feb

23

12:00PM, (2-6 yrs.) Enjoy cupcakes and fruit punch or tea while hearing Beatrix Potter’s…

Feb

25

1:30PM, (Adults) 1:30 p.m. Water harvesting involves strategies to manage and enhance…

Feb

25

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

Mar

03

9:30AM, (adult) 9:30 a.m. (Shotgun Start), Greendale Golf Course, 703-971-3788. Kick…

Mar

04

1:00PM, (Adults) Concepts of courtesy and good manners have defined cultures throughout…

Mar

04

1:30PM, (Adults) 1:30 p.m. No southern garden would be complete without a beautiful…

Mar

11

1:30PM, (Adults) 1:30 p.m. Foodscape design requires a balanced mix of flowering and…

Mar

11

7:00PM, The Darrell Webb Band brings energy and excitement to the concert stage…

Mar

16

12:00PM, This is a free Healthy Strides Mini Health Fair. No registration is necessary.…

Mar

17

1:00PM, (Adults) Artist Caroline Hottenstein showcases her two custom-made dresses that…

Mar

18

1:30PM, (Adults) This colorful lecture by Gregg Tepper, director of horticulture at the…

Mar

24

11:00AM, Book: The Prediabetes Diet Plan, by Hillary Wright Also Recommended: 21 Things…

Mar

25

7:00PM, By & By brings their 'impressive vocals, smooth-as-honey string playing and…

Mar

31

1:00PM, (8 – adult) 1 p.m., Jefferson Golf Course, 703-573-0444. Teams of two compete…

Apr

07

9:00AM, (adult) 9-11 a.m., Oak Marr Golf Complex, 703-255-5390. Single (as in marital…

Apr

08

12:00PM, Usually the first and third Sundays of the month, April through October. For…

Apr

08

2:00PM, Book: The Oh She Glows Cookbook, by Angela Liddon Also Recommended: Food,…

Apr

21

7:30AM, Head on out to Burke Lake Park on Saturday, April 21, 2018 and join the Fairfax…

Apr

21

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

Apr

22

12:00PM, Usually the first and third Sundays of the month, April through October. For…

May

06

11:00AM, First Sunday of the Month April-July, and September-November 11 a.m. - 3 p.m…

May

06

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

May

19

3:00PM, Book: Relax into Yoga for Seniors, by Kimberly Carson Also Recommended: The…

May

20

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

Jun

03

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

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

07

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

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…

Jul

01

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

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

12

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

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…

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

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

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…

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…

 

View more classes, programs and events with

Parktakes Online

Print Calendars for January