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.
To make a reservation download and complete the Picnic Area/Picnic Shelter Application and submit it along with appropriate payment. Upon receipt of your payment, a validated Sales Receipt (Picnic Permit) will be issued by email.
Please submit the application one of these ways:
Applications may take up to 3-5 business days to process. The Picnic Department stops accepting applications for the upcoming weekend Thursdays at 4 p.m.
To prepare for rentals during the calendar year of 2023, on Nov. 1, 2022, web bookings will become unavailable for all rentals from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022. Please submit a picnic permit application for rentals from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022.
Web bookings will resume the first business day of 2023 - all dates through December 31, 2023, will be available for rental on or after January 3, 2023.