Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Summer Fun in the Parks: Boating, Mini Golf, Amusements and More!

people kayakingIf you’re looking for the perfect summer filled with exciting attractions and excursions, look no further than Fairfax County parks! Get ready to spend warm days setting off on fun boat adventures, splashing around at numerous waterfront parks, or testing your short-game golf skills with a round of mini golf. All of these and more are guaranteed to make this summer the most memorable one yet.

Your guide to the hottest spots to check out is finally here — add these must-do activities below to your summer 2024 bucket list:


Relax out on the water by hopping on a pedal boat, kayak, canoe or boat at a marina. Many allow you to launch your vessels as well. Check online for additional guidance and regulations.


Round and round we go! Ride this fan-favorite amusement this summer, weather permitting, at a park near you.

Mini Golf

Hit the course with the family for a round of mini golf at four locations this summer.

Mini Train

Take a scenic ride around your favorite park on a passenger or trackless train, weather permitting.

Wagon Ride

Hop on one of the daily wagon rides to get around and see Frying Pan Farm Park in a unique and entertaining way.

Get current information on the operational hours for these amenities available at all of our parks, golf courses and Rec Centers by visiting the Rec Center website.

In addition to these fantastic opportunities, be sure to check our waterparks or other locations with ideal picnic spots for your next summer gathering.

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