Picnic Areas

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

TTY 711

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



Picnic Line: 703-324-8732

Make A Reservation

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 2020 open January 1, 2020. Any applications sent in before that date will not be considered.

After January 1, 2020 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.

Please submit the application one of these ways:

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.

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.

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

Use the Information button for help as needed.

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