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

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East Blake Lane Park - Trail Closure (Between Vaden Drive and Lee Highway) starting March 3, 2023. Learn more about this project.

Trails News

Snowflake Trail
Join the effort to find hidden treasures in nature through this creative winter-themed video scavenger hunt through the forest behind Cub Run Rec Center.
First Hike
Ring in the new year with a hike on Fairfax County trails! Even better, take a great photo and win a prize.
Storybook Trail
This new trail at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park combines the opportunity for a healthful walk, the chance to share and interact with your favorite little one, and it provides a cost-free outdoor adventure.
Trailside Park
The Fairfax County Park Authority has initiated a master plan amendment process for Trailside Park, a 6.6-acre local park located at 6000 Trailside Drive in Springfield, Virginia.
In just about two weeks, a Fairfax County Park Authority trail improvement project will get underway on the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail in Difficult Run Park near the Dulles Access Road.

Man biking on trail

The Fairfax County Park Authority is the steward of the County's numerous natural, cultural and recreational resources. Managing over 22,000 acres of land, the Park Authority is the leading provider of active and passive recreational facilities in the region. Trails provide one of the primary means to enjoy the many oases of green in the County, with 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. Please be considerate of others.

  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted on these trails.
  • Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.

The Countywide Trail Plan is part of the county's Comprehensive Plan. The Park Authority maintains and operates most of the stream valley trails throughout the county, some of which are significant.

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