Picnic Areas

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 105
Fairfax, VA 22035-5500

Morgan Chapin,
Picnic Reservation Coordinator

Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 submitting it along with appropriate payment. Upon receipt of your payment, a validated Picnic Permit will be issued.

Please submit the application one of these ways:

  • Email: FCPAPicnicApplications@fairfaxcounty.gov (do not include payment information)
  • Mail: FCPA Picnic Department - 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 425, Fairfax, VA 22035-5500 (do not mail cash)
  • In person: 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 105, Fairfax, VA 22035-5500 (contact us in advance for updated office hours)
  • Fax it to (703) 653-6672 (with payment information)
  • Or book online for immediate permitting of select facilities and timeslots

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 are not permitted at this site.
¹ Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
² Non-Prime rates apply Monday through Thursday.


Due to construction at Martin Luther King Jr Park, the playground at this location will be closed through the remainder of the 2021 Rental Season. Thank you for your patience at this time.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Picnic Area

Martin Luther King, Jr. Picnic Area Seating Capacity: 60
Maximum Capacity: 60
Tables: 17 (Exact amount may vary)
Grills: 3
Prime¹: $100*
Non-Prime²: $80*


Access to the Martin Luther King, Jr. pool is not included with Picnic Rentals, please visit Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool for additional information.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Amenities

Tennis courts
Softball field
Stage area
Seasonal portable restroom
Martin Luther King Jr. Pool

Picnic at the Parks

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