Reservation capacities may be lower than advertised number due to COVID-19 Guidelines. Please email FCPAPicnicApplications@fairfaxcounty.gov for additional information.
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.
*Full day reservations available 9 a.m. - dusk. Rental fee is per day, single use rate.
**Half day reservations available time slots 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 3:30-8 p.m.
¹ Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
² Non-Prime rates apply Monday through Thursday.