Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Jai Cole,
Executive Director

Department Resources

National Great Outdoors Month

National Great Outdoors Month banner with images of people recreating outdoors

Its June and the Fairfax County Park Authority is ready to celebrate National Great Outdoors Month. This celebratory month started in 1998 as the Great Outdoors Week and expanded to a month log celebration in 2004. National Great Outdoors Month became official when the U.S. Senate officially designated June 2019 as ‘Great Outdoors Month.’

National Great Outdoors Month is a great opportunity for families to get outside and play. The outdoors is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Spending time outdoors can be fun and affordable. Go for a hike, have a picnic, take a nature class, go camping, rent a boat, go geocaching, explore fishing or enjoy a bike ride. We have so much to celebrate, come join us and enjoy National Great Outdoors Month!

Enjoy the Trails

Did you know that the Fairfax County Park Authority manages over 22,000 acres of land including over 334 miles of trails in the county park system alone? While trails are used for a variety of recreational purposes, they also serve the community by providing connectivity as transportation corridors between homes, businesses, schools and parks. The Park Authority's trails are shared by bike riders, walkers, joggers and horseback riders alike.

Use our trail buddy app to find the trail closest to you.

View a full screen (mobile-friendly) version of Fairfax Trail Buddy.

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