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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Lake Accotink 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.

*Full day reservations available 9 a.m. – Sunset. Rental fee is per day, single use rate.
**Half day reservations available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. – Sunset . 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. 

*Hourly reservations available Sunrise – Sunset (Volleyball Court #LAVB). Rental Fee is per 1-hour minimum time slot, single use rate. This unit is not web bookable. To book a Volleyball Court, please submit a picnic application.

*Full day reservations available 9 a.m. - Sunset. Rental fee is per day, single use rate (Sports Bag #SB-1, #SB-2). This unit is not web bookable. To add a Sports Bag to your reservation, please contact the Picnic Department.

 

Under ConstructionNOTICE:

Lucky Duck Miniature Golf will be open for normal operations. Also, the lake is now open for private boating, but the marina will open at its normal time of Memorial Day Weekend.

Thank you for your patience.

Lake Accotink Picnic Area #1

Lake Accotink Picnic Area 1 Canopy

Seating Capacity: 120
Maximum Capacity: 150
Tables: 12 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹ Full Day*: $125
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $100
Prime¹ Half Day**: $100
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $75


AMPLIFIED SOUND, FOOD TRUCKS, AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.

 
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Lake Accotink Picnic Area #2

Lake Accotink Picnic Area #2 Seating Capacity: 100
Maximum Capacity: 125
Tables: 10 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹ Full Day*: $110
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $85
Prime¹ Half Day**: $85
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $55


AMPLIFIED SOUND, FOOD TRUCKS, AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.

 
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Lake Accotink Picnic Area #3

Lake Accotink Picnic Area #3

Seating Capacity: 100
Maximum Capacity: 125
Tables: 10 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹ Full Day*: $110
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $85
Prime¹ Half Day**: $85
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $55


AMPLIFIED SOUND, FOOD TRUCKS, AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.

 
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Lake Accotink Picnic Area #4

Lake Accotink Playground Canopy

Seating Capacity: 60
Maximum Capacity: 60
Tables: 10 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹ Full Day*: $95
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $75
Prime¹ Half Day**: $75
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $50


AMPLIFIED SOUND, FOOD TRUCKS, AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.

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Lake Accotink Small Shelter

Lake Accotink Small Shelter

Seating Capacity: 32
Maximum Capacity: 40
Tables: 4 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹ Full Day*: $125
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $85
Prime¹ Half Day**: $85
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $60

 

AMPLIFIED SOUND AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.
Food Truck may be permitted at this site. 

 
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Lake Accotink Large Shelter

Lake Accotink Large Shelter

Seating Capacity within shelter: 120
Seating Capacity for total area: 160
Maximum Area Total Capacity: 180
Tables: 20 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 2
Electricity: Yes
Prime¹ Full Day*: $350
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $225
Prime¹ Half Day**: $225
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $150

 

AMPLIFIED MUSIC AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.
Amplified Announcements may be permitted in this area.
Food Truck may be permitted in this area. 

 
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Lake Accotink McLaren-Sargent Shelter

McLaren-Sargent Shelter

Seating Capacity within shelter: 125
Seating Capacity for total area: 185
Maximum Area Capacity: 300
Tables: 23 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: Yes
Prime¹ Full Day*: $365
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $250
Prime¹ Half Day**: $250
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $165

 

AMPLIFIED MUSIC AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.
Amplified Announcements may be permitted in this area.
Food Truck may be permitted in this area. 

 
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Lake Accotink Volleyball Court

Rental Fee: $25/hr with Picnic Reservation
Rental Fee: $30/hr without Picnic Reservation

 GRILLING, FOOD TRUCKS, INFLATABLES, AND AMPLIFIED SOUND ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.

 
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Lake Accotink Sportsbag

sports bagSports Bag rental includes: 1 Volleyball, 1 Basketball, 3 Frisbees, 1 Football, 1 Kick ball, 1 Soccer ball, 1 Wiffle ball, 1 Wiffle ball bat. Note: Sports Bags are not available without a picnic reservation.

Rental Fee*: $25

 
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