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

Nov

19

7:00PM, Book: The Upside of Stress, by Kelly McGonigal Also Recommended: Reclaim Your…

Nov

21

10:00AM, Please wait while we redirect you to the right page... (2-5 yrs.) Wild…

Nov

22

9:00AM, Work up your turkey day appetite with 18 challenging holes at our flagship, top…

Nov

22

10:00AM, (7 - adult) 10 a.m. shotgun start, Burke Lake Golf Center, 703-323-1641. Teams…

Nov

23

10:00AM, (2-Adult) Come to Frying Pan Farm Park for fun and discovery with puppets.…

Nov

23

12:00PM, (3-7 yrs.) Visit the Sonoran Desert in a puppet show about a coyote, jack…

Nov

23

2:30PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a brief presentation and demonstration by our animal caretaker…

Nov

23

5:30PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire at Riverbend Park and learn what ancient cultures…

Nov

24

10:00AM, (3-Adult) Discover the wild turkey’s habits and secret ways during a walk in…

Nov

24

12:00PM, (2-Adult) Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa in front of a real,…

Nov

24

4:15PM, (6-Adult) Sip hot cocoa and join a naturalist at Huntley Meadows Park for a…

Nov

24

7:00PM, (4-Adult) Join a naturalist at Hidden Oaks Nature Center calling in these…

Nov

26

10:00AM, (2-3.5 yrs.) Children and their parents learn about plants, animals, and their…

Nov

26

5:00PM, (5-10 yrs.) This Hidden Pond Nature Center program deals with rocks and…

Nov

30

5:30PM, When the sun goes down the lights go up! Burke Lake's train station magically…

Nov

30

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

Dec

01

10:00AM, (5-Adult) Children are accompanied by a secret shopper at Frying Pan Farm Park…

Dec

01

10:00AM, (2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express, take a spin on…

Dec

01

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

Dec

01

11:30AM, (14-Adult) Create a beautiful, winter wreath to take home for your front door…

Dec

01

1:00PM, (3-12 yrs.) Float into our magical world of snowflakes at Huntley Meadows Park…

Dec

01

2:00PM, (12-Adult) Take a house tour at Sully Historic Site focusing on holiday…

Dec

01

5:00PM, (2-Adult) The Campground at Lake Fairfax Park is being transformed into a…

Dec

01

5:30PM, When the sun goes down the lights go up! Burke Lake's train station magically…

Dec

02

10:00AM, (2-Adult) Celebrate the holidays with Santa and company. Enjoy a variety of…

Dec

02

10:00AM, (2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express, take a spin on…

Dec

02

12:00PM, (All ages) Treat yourself to a day of holiday fun in the gardens, featuring…

Dec

02

1:00PM, (All ages) Treat yourself to a day of holiday fun at Green Spring Gardens…

Dec

02

1:00PM, (2-Adult)  Register in advance for a festive, holiday puppet show by a…

Dec

02

3:00PM, (2-Adult)  Register in advance for a festive, holiday puppet show by a…

Dec

05

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

Dec

06

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

Dec

06

7:30PM, (4-Adult) Why are constellations different around the world? Come to…

Dec

07

5:00PM, (2-Adult) The Campground at Lake Fairfax Park is being transformed into a…

Dec

07

5:30PM, When the sun goes down the lights go up! Burke Lake's train station magically…

Dec

08

10:00AM, (Adults) Learn the art of using essential oils to create your own natural…

Dec

08

10:00AM, (2-12 yrs.) Come one, come all to meet Santa and his merry band of critters at…

Dec

08

10:00AM, (2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express, take a spin on…

Dec

08

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

Dec

08

12:00PM, Are those sleigh bells ringing in the distance? Why, we think so. Lake Accotink…

Dec

08

1:00PM, (Adults) Enjoy the lush, holiday colors and textures by bringing them into your…

Dec

08

1:00PM, (2-Adult) Celebrate the winter holidays with the Machen family at Walney Farm.…

Dec

08

3:00PM, (3-Adult) Enjoy old-fashioned holiday fun during the jolly old elf’s annual…

Dec

08

3:00PM, Book: The Mindful Mom-to-be, by Lori Bregman Also Recommended: Pregnancy for…

Dec

08

4:00PM, (5-Adult) Festive food and drink. Seasonal music of the 18th century. Come tour…

Dec

08

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

Dec

08

5:00PM, (2-Adult) The Campground at Lake Fairfax Park is being transformed into a…

Dec

08

5:30PM, When the sun goes down the lights go up! Burke Lake's train station magically…

Dec

08

7:15PM, (4-Adult) Join a naturalist at Hidden Oaks Nature Center calling in these…

Dec

09

10:00AM, (2-Adult) Celebrate the holidays with Santa and company. Enjoy a variety of…

Dec

09

10:00AM, (2-Adult) All aboard for a train ride on the Holiday Express, take a spin on…

Dec

09

2:00PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy seasonal sounds as your family watches a puppet show starring a…

Dec

09

4:00PM, (5-Adult) Come to Sully Historic Site and enjoy festive food and drink and…

Dec

09

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

Dec

10

1:00PM, (Adults) Schemes and dreams, subs and bombers. Meet at Historic Huntley and…

Dec

11

2:00PM, (8-Adult) Get into the holiday spirit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in…

Dec

11

5:30PM, Enjoy the holiday season at Pinecrest's newly renovated indoor golf facility…

Dec

12

5:30PM, (4-Adult) Enjoy a turkey hot dog supper roasted over a campfire at Ellanor C.…

Dec

12

7:30PM, (9-Adult) This class at Observatory Park at Turner Farm covers basic meteor…

Dec

13

8:00PM, (6-Adult) Take advantage of this unique opportunity and stay out late with us…

Dec

14

5:00PM, (2-Adult) The Campground at Lake Fairfax Park is being transformed into a…

Dec

14

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

Dec

14

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

Dec

15

2:00PM, (2-Adult) Make your own seasonal wreath out of vines decorated with greens,…

Dec

15

4:00PM, (5-Adult) Come to Sully Historic Site and enjoy festive food and drink and…

Dec

15

5:00PM, (2-Adult) The Campground at Lake Fairfax Park is being transformed into a…

Dec

16

4:00PM, (9-13 yrs.) Get to know the birds of Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Learn birding…

Dec

16

4:30PM, (4-Adult) Learn about the different Christmas traditions people shared at…

Dec

17

2:00PM, (3-9 yrs.) Create fun crafts and activities to keep or share. Build and race…

Dec

20

1:00PM, (Adults) A society matron, an enslaved wife and mother, a farmer’s daughter, a…

Dec

21

7:00PM, (4-Adult) Celebrate the winter solstice with a campfire and s’mores at Hidden…

Dec

21

8:00PM, (3-Adult) It’s the shortest day of the year, and cozy warmth is on the schedule…

Dec

22

4:00PM, (4-Adult) Join us in song and exploration on a wagon ride at Ellanor C.…

Dec

27

11:00AM, (2-Adult) This magic show is full of laughs, audience participation and live…

Dec

28

1:00PM, (5-Adult) One of the top-rated pan-Celtic groups in the world treats its…

Dec

29

4:30PM, (6-Adult) Sip hot cocoa and join a naturalist at Huntley Meadows Park for a…

Jan

13

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

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…

Feb

24

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

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…

May

04

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