Picnic Areas

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-324-8732
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 105
Fairfax, VA 22035-5500

Morgan Chapin,
Picnic Reservation Coordinator

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Clemyjontri Park Reservable Areas

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.

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:

  • Email: FCPAPicnics@fairfaxcounty.gov
    • Note: Do NOT include payment information – once the application is received and reviewed you will be contacted to confirm availability and complete the reservation process.
  • Mail: FCPA Picnic Department – 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 105, Fairfax, VA 22035-5500
    • Note: Do NOT mail cash payments; checks can be made out to “FCPA Picnics."
  • In person: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to noon – 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 105, Fairfax, VA 22035-5500
    • Note: Contact us in advance for updated office hours.
  • Fax: 703-653-6672
    • Note: Please include payment information on faxed applications.
  • Book Online: For immediate permitting of select facilities and timeslots (available for rentals 10 or more days in advance)
    • Note: Special Requests may take additional time for the approval process. For rentals with no additional requests or issues, final permits will be issued 7-10 business days in advance of the reservation date.

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.

Notice

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.

Clemyjontri Shelter

 Clemyjontri Shelter

Seating Capacity: 33
Maximum Capacity: 60
Tables: 6 (Exact amount may vary)
Grilling is Prohibited
Electricity: No
Full Day*: $175
Half Day**: $130
2-hr Time slot***: $110

 

AMPLIFIED SOUND AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.

Food Truck may be permitted at this site.

 
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*Full day reservations available, Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend, 9:00 a.m. – Sunset (Full Day Small Shelter #SHEL). Rental fee is per day, single use rate.
**Half day reservations available, Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Half Day Small Shelter #S-AM) or 3:30 p.m. – Sunset (Half Day Small Shelter #S-PM). Rental fee is per half day, single use rate. TIME SLOTS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.
*** Two-hour time slot reservations available, Friday before Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Two-Hour Small Shelter DU #S9); 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Two-Hour Small Shelter DU #S11); 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Two-Hour Small Shelter DU #S2); or 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Two-Hour Small Shelter DU #S4). Rental Fee is per 2-hour time slot, single rate use. TIME SLOTS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.


Clemyjontri Canopy A

Clemyjontri Canopy

Seating Capacity: 33
Maximum Capacity: 40
Tables: 6 (Exact amount may vary)
Grilling is Prohibited

Electricity: No
Full Day*: $130
Half Day**: $110
2-hr Timeslot***: $90

AMPLIFIED SOUND AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.

Food Truck may be permitted at this site.

Please Note: This structure is designed to provide shade, not shelter from rain. If it rains and you are underneath, you will get wet!

 

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*Full Day reservations available, Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend, 9:00 a.m. – Sunset (Full Day Small Canopy #A). Rental fee is per day, single use rate.
**Half Day reservations available, Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Half Day Small Canopy #A-AM) or 3:30 p.m. – Sunset (Half Day Small Canopy #A-PM). Rental fee is per half day, single use rate. TIME SLOTS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.
*** 2-hour time slot reservations available, Friday before Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Two-Hour Small Canopy #A9); 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Two-Hour Small Canopy #A11); 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Two-Hour Small Canopy #A2); or 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Two-Hour Small Canopy #A4). Rental Fee is per 2-hour time slot, single rate use. TIME SLOTS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.


Clemyjontri Canopy B

Clemyjontri Shade Canopy

Seating Capacity: 24
Maximum Capacity: 30
Tables: 3 (Exact amount may vary)
Grilling is Prohibited
Electricity: No
Full Day*: $130
Half Day**: $110
2-hr Timeslot***: $90

 

AMPLIFIED SOUND AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.

Food Truck may be permitted at this site.

Please Note: This structure is designed to provide shade, not shelter from rain. If it rains and you are underneath, you will get wet!

 
Click for Availability Calendar

*Full Day reservations available, Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend, 9:00 a.m. – Sunset (Full Day Small Canopy #B). Rental fee is per day, single use rate.
**Half Day reservations available, Tuesday after Labor Day weekend through Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Half Day Small Canopy #B-AM) or 3:30 p.m. – Sunset (Half Day Small Canopy #B-PM). Rental fee is per half day, single use rate. TIME SLOTS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.
*** 2-hour time slot reservations available, Friday before Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Two-Hour Small Canopy DU #B9); 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Two-Hour Small Shelter DU #B11); 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Two-Hour Small Shelter DU #B2); or 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Two-Hour Small Shelter DU #B4). Rental Fee is per 2-hour time slot, single rate use. TIME SLOTS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.

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