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 425
Fairfax, VA 22035-5500

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Ellanor C. Lawrence 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.

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.

*Full day reservations available 9 a.m. - dusk. Rental fee is per day, single use rate.
¹ Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
² Non-Prime rates apply Monday through Thursday.

HALF DAY RESERVATIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE. FULL DAY RESERVATIONS ONLY.

*Full day reservations available 9 a.m. - dusk. Rental Fee is per 4-hour minimum time slot, single use rate.
¹ Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
² Non-Prime rates apply Monday through Thursday.

*FOOD IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE AMPHITHEATER*

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park has a rentable picnic shelter next to the park's pond and across the street from Cabell's Mill.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Shelter

Ellanor C. Lawrence ShelterSeating Capacity: 24
Maximum Capacity: 30
Tables: 5 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹: $75*
Non-Prime²: $60*

AMPLIFIED SOUND IS NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.
INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.

 
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Ellanor C. Lawrence Amphitheater

Ellanor C. Lawrence Amphitheater

Maximum Capacity: 75
Electricity: Yes

Prime¹: $20/hr (4-hr minimum)
Non-Prime²: $15/hr (4-hr minimum)

 
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Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Amenities

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