Picnic Areas

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 425
Fairfax, VA 22035-5500


Huntley Meadows Park Reservable Areas


Reservation capacities may be lower than advertised number due to COVID-19 Guidelines. Please email FCPAPicnicApplications@fairfaxcounty.gov for additional information.

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.
**Half day reservations available April 1 through November 30, for 9am-noon or 1-4pm. Rental Fee is a per half day, single use rate.
¹ Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
² Non-Prime rates apply Monday through Thursday.

Huntley Meadows Shelter

Huntley Meadows Park Shelter Seating Capacity: 50
Maximum Capacity: 55
Tables: 8 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Prime¹: $90*
Non-Prime²: $70*
Prime¹ Half Day: $60**
Non-Prime² Half Day: $40**


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Huntley Meadows Park Amenities

Visit Huntley Meadows Park

  • Wetland boardwalk (ADA accessible)
  • Wildlife Observation Platforms
  • Hike/Bike trail
  • Trails
  • Restrooms: Inside the Visitor Center or a portable restroom when Visitor Center is closed

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Huntley Meadows Location

3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, VA,

Map of Huntley Meadows Park

Finding the Park

Due to known issues with GPS units, please use the street address if you are following GPS to the park.

Huntley Meadows has three entrances. The main entrance is at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria VA 22306.  There is a parking lot, and during Visitor Center open hours there is access to restrooms, an exhibit area, and staff naturalists. There is a small parking area at 6901 South Kings Highway, Alexandria, Va., that leads to a paved, one-mile woodland hike-bike trail. Historic Huntley is at 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria Va. 

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