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.
*Full day reservations available 9:00 a.m. – Sunset (Full Day Large Shelter #SHEL). Rental fee is per day, single use rate.
**Half day reservations available time slots 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Half Day Large Shelter #S-AM) or 3:30 p.m. – Sunset (Half Day Large Shelter #S-PM). Rental fee is per half day, single use rate. TIME SLOTS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE.
¹ Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
² Non-Prime rates apply Monday through Thursday.