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 Fairfax 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. 

*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.

 

Lake Fairfax Amphitheater

Lake Fairfax Amphitheater

Maximum Capacity: 100
Electricity: Yes
Prime¹*: $20/hr (4-hr minimum)*
Non-Prime²*: $15/hr (4-hr minimum)*

 

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

Amplified Sound or Announcements may be permitted in this area.

 
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*Hourly reservations available Sunrise - Sunset. Rental Fee is per 4-hour minimum time slot, single use rate (Lake Fairfax Amphitheater #AMP). This unit is not web bookable. To book the Amphitheater, please submit a picnic application.

¹ Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.

² Non-Prime rates apply Monday through Thursday.


Lake Fairfax Picnic Area 1

Lake Fairfax Picnic Area A

Seating Capacity: 100
Maximum Capacity: 100
Tables: 20 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹ Full Day*: $105
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $80
Prime¹ Half Day**: $80
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $50

 

AMPLIFIED SOUND IS NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.
Food Truck may be permitted in this area.
Inflatables may be permitted in this area.

AT LAKE FAIRFAX ONLY: Picnic Reservations on all Holidays and Holiday weekends will begin at 10 a.m. and end at Sunset.

 
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Lake Fairfax Picnic Area 2

Lake Fairfax Picnic Area B

Seating Capacity: 60
Maximum Capacity: 60
Tables: 10 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹ Full Day*: $90
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $70
Prime¹ Half Day**: $70
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $45

AMPLIFIED SOUND, FOOD TRUCKS, AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.

AT LAKE FAIRFAX ONLY: Picnic Reservations on all Holidays and Holiday weekends will begin at 10 a.m. and end at Sunset.

 
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Lake Fairfax Picnic Area 3

Lake Fairfax Picnic Area C

Seating Capacity: 60
Maximum Capacity: 60
Tables: 10 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹ Full Day*: $90
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $70
Prime¹ Half Day**: $70
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $45

AMPLIFIED SOUND, FOOD TRUCKS, AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.

AT LAKE FAIRFAX ONLY: Picnic Reservations on all Holidays and Holiday weekends will begin at 10 a.m. and end at Sunset.

 
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Lake Fairfax Picnic Area 4

Lake Fairfax Picnic Area D

Seating Capacity: 60
Maximum Capacity: 60
Tables: 10 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: No
Prime¹ Full Day*: $90
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $70
Prime¹ Half Day**: $70
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $45

AMPLIFIED SOUND, FOOD TRUCKS, AND INFLATABLES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.

AT LAKE FAIRFAX ONLY: Picnic Reservations on all Holidays and Holiday weekends will begin at 10 a.m. and end at Sunset.

 
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Lake Fairfax Canopy Picnic Area G

Lake Fairfax Canopy Picnic Area G Seating Capacity: 160
Maximum Capacity: 160
Tables: 24 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 2
Electricity: Yes
Prime¹ Full Day*: $330
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $225
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $150

 

AMPLIFIED MUSIC IS NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.
Amplified Announcements may be permitted in this area.
Food Truck may be permitted in this area.
Inflatables may be permitted in this area.

 
Click for Availability Calendar

Lake Fairfax Picnic Shelter H

Lake Fairfax Picnic Shelter H

Seating Capacity: 60
Maximum Capacity: 60
Tables: 10 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: Yes
Prime¹ Full Day*: $160
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $120
Prime¹ Half Day**: $120
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $90

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

AT LAKE FAIRFAX PARK ONLY: Picnic Reservations on all Holidays and Holiday weekends will begin at 10 a.m. and end at Sunset.

 
Click for Availability Calendar

Lake Fairfax Picnic Shelter I

Lake Fairfax Picnic Shelter I

Seating Capacity: 60
Maximum Capacity: 60
Tables: 10 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 1
Electricity: Yes
Prime¹ Full Day*: $160
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $120
Prime¹ Half Day**: $120
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $90

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

AT LAKE FAIRFAX PARK ONLY: Picnic Reservations on all Holidays and Holiday weekends will begin at 10 a.m. and end at Sunset.

 
Click for Availability Calendar

Lake Fairfax Picnic Shelter J

Lake Fairfax Picnic Shelter J

Seating Capacity: 100
Maximum Capacity: 100
Tables: 15 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 2
Electricity: Yes
Prime¹ Full Day*: $210
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $150
Prime¹ Half Day**: $150
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $100

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

AT LAKE FAIRFAX PARK ONLY: Picnic Reservations on all Holidays and Holiday weekends will begin at 10 a.m. and end at Sunset.

 
Click for Availability Calendar

Lake Fairfax Picnic Shelter K

Lake Fairfax Picnic Shelter K

Seating Capacity: 100
Maximum Capacity: 100
Tables: 15 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 2
Electricity: Yes
Prime¹ Full Day*: $210
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $150
Prime¹ Half Day**: $150
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $100

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

AT LAKE FAIRFAX PARK ONLY: Picnic Reservations on all Holidays and Holiday weekends will begin at 10 a.m. and end at Sunset.

 
Click for Availability Calendar

Lake Fairfax Large Shelter

Lake Fairfax Large Shelter and Picnic Area

Seating Capacity: Shelter 120, Picnic Area 256
Maximum Capacity: 500
Tables: Shelter 26, Picnic Area 20 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: Shelter 2, Picnic Area 4
Electricity: Yes
Prime¹ Full Day*: $500
Non-Prime² Full Day*: $400
Prime¹ Half Day**: $400
Non-Prime² Half Day**: $250

 

AMPLIFIED SOUND IS NOT PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.
Amplified Announcements may be permitted in this area.
Food Truck may be permitted in this area.
Inflatables may be permitted in this area.

AT LAKE FAIRFAX PARK ONLY: Picnic Reservations on all Holidays and Holiday weekends will begin at 10 a.m. and end at Sunset.

 
Click for Availability Calendar

Lake Fairfax Sportsbag

sports bagRental Fee: $25*
Sports Bag rental includes: 1 Volleyball, 5 Frisbees, 1 Bocce set, 2 Footballs, 1 Basketball, 1 Kick ball, 1 Soccer ball, 2 Wiffle balls, 1 Wiffle ball bat, 1 Pump with pin. Note: Sports Bags are not available without a picnic reservation.

 
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