Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Jai Cole,
Executive Director

Department Resources

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: Now It’s Easier Than Ever!

Reserve a Picnic Shelter: Now It’s Easier Than Ever!

The Park Authority’s Picnic Locator 2.0 is here! A new version of one of our most popular web applications makes it easier than ever to locate and reserve a picnic spot in a Fairfax County park.

With the new application, picnickers can now make reservations online. Visitors to the locator site can use filters to find the rental facility that best meets their needs. Search for amenities such as grills, electricity, volleyball courts and athletic fields, and nearby playgrounds. In addition, there is information on whether a permit for a food truck can be acquired at each location. Access maps of each reservable site, too.

To reserve, just open the pop-up window for the desired location, then scroll down and click on “More info” next to “Reservation Link.” This will take users away from the Picnic Locator application and into the reservation system.

For spontaneous moments, the Picnic Locator also includes all the Park Authority’s first-come, first-served picnic locations.

Find the updated Picnic Locator here.

For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or send an email to

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