Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Trails News

South Run Stream Valley Trail
The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin work on a trail paving initiative along a 550-foot section of the South Run Stream Valley trail system.
South Run Stream Valley Trail
Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed within approximately two to three weeks.
Cross County Trail at Lake Accotink
The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation are gearing up for another fantastic First Hike Photo Contest set for New Year’s Day 2024.
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The Fairfax County Park Authority wants trail users to be aware that a trail maintenance and repair project is getting underway.

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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