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



There is an ongoing sanitary sewer repair in Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park. Click here for details.

Trails News

Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Enjoy nature’s tranquil beauty and the fun of an evening campfire roasting s’mores.
Cross County Trail
The Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail will be closed between mile markers 3.2 and 3.8 in the Difficult Run Stream Valley Park from Monday, July 19 through Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
The Woodland Wildlife Tree Sculpture celebrates native wildlife with a whimsical display of 11 species of animals scampering around a dead tree.
The Scott’s Run Trail project in McLean, Virginia, has been named the Project of the Year for Transportation among projects under $5 million by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
Sharpen your detective skills on a scavenger hunt at Hidden Oaks Nature Center on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

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 for citizens 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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