Picnic Areas

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

703-324-8732
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 425
Fairfax, VA 22035-5500

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Picnics

Picnic Line: 703-324-8732

Picnic Reservations

Thank you for your interest in a Fairfax County Park Authority park for your picnic! We are proud of our parks and are confident that you will enjoy your day. Keep in mind sites are in great demand, so make your reservation early.

Picnic reservations for 2018 open January 1, 2018. Any applications sent in before that date will not be considered.

After January 1, 2018 you may begin to make reservations by downloading and completing the Picnic Area/Picnic Shelter Application and submitting it along with appropriate payment.

Upon receipt of your payment, we will issue to you a Validated Permit.

 

 

 

 

The Fairfax County Park Authority has a variety of picnic areas, shelters, and amphitheaters perfect for hosting birthdays, graduations, church events and picnic outings. Picnic applications for 2018 open January 1st.
Any applications sent in before that date will not be considered.

After January 1st, you may begin to make reservations by downloading and completing the picnic application.

Please submit the application one of these ways:

For information about reservable areas, please review the drop-down list of parks provided above. Reservable areas along with fees, availability calendars, and park amenities will be displayed on the screen after a park has been selected. If you’re not able to find an answer to your question using the resources and tools provided on this website, please email the Picnic Department at FCPAPicnicApplications@fairfaxcounty.gov or call the Picnic Department’s reservation line at 703-324-8732. The reservation line is voicemail only.

Applications take 3-5 business days to process. The Picnic Department stops accepting applications for the upcoming weekend Wednesdays at 12pm.

Any applications sent after 12pm on Wednesday for an upcoming weekend date will not be considered.

Reservable areas are open from dawn until dusk. Fees vary by location and length of reservation.

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