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


McLean Central 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.
¹ Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
² Non-Prime rates apply Monday through Thursday.

McLean Central Gazebo

McLean Central Park Gazebo

Seating Capacity: 0
Maximum Capacity: 50
Prime¹: $105*
Non-Prime²: $80*

The gazebo has no picnic tables or grills. Recommended use is for activities such as small wedding ceremonies or birthday parties.

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Mclean Central Park Amenities

  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Trails
  • Restrooms: located around the back of the library

Picnic at the Parks

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