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

Department Resources

Park Alerts: Park Status Notices


Facility Updates

  • Lake Accotink Park: the carousel will be closed for the remainder for the day on Sunday, June 16 for maintenance.
  • Burke Lake Park: Due to mechanical issues with the patrol boat, the marina will be closed until further notice. 
  • Hidden Pond Park: Tennis courts 1, 2 and 3 are closed for court repairs. Please use the Park Amenity Locator to identify alternative tennis facilities to utilize during the closure.
  • Ellanor C. Lawrence Park: The parking lot located at the Woodland Stewardship Education Center will be periodically closed for special events beginning April 13 though June 22. For a complete list of scheduled closures, please visit the park website. Park visitors can still access the outdoor features at the Stewardship Education Center by walking, biking and by parking at Walney Pond and the Walney Pond Visitor Center (5040 Walney Road).
  • Sully Historic Site: The Visitor Center and Gift Shop and tours of the site are open on a limited schedule. The Visitor Center and Gift Shop will be open on the second Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours will be offered beginning at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Registration is required and available online at the Sully Historic Site Tours webpage. The tours website also offers self-guided tour alternatives (print and audio) which do not include access to the buildings.
  • Mount Vernon Rec Center: Facility is now closed for renovation. Learn more about the project.

Additional Resources

In the case of inclement weather, we will monitor conditions and provide status updates accordingly. Check the Golf Course Operating Status web page for updates. For additional questions please contact the courses directly.

Outdoor amenities may close early or be put on hold due to weather conditions. If amenities are closed for the day, notification will be provided above. Generally, temporary holds or delays in service are not posted. It is always best to call the park in advance when inclement weather has occurred or is forecasted to occur.

Information pertaining to athletic field status can be found on the Athletic Fields Status website or by calling the Field Status hotline at 703-324-5264.

The website and hotline are updated Monday through Friday by 3 p.m. Leagues and game officials are responsible for determining playability of fields on weekends and County holidays. Should they close fields or cancel games or practices, they are responsible for communicating that information to teams and participants.

In the event classes, programs and camps are cancelled, registered participants will be notified via email of the cancellation as quickly as possible. If you have questions whether a class, program or camp is cancelled due to inclement weather, please contact the site directly for information.

Weather cancellations or changes are posted on the Trips and Tours Hotline, 703-324-TOUR(8687).

Inclement Weather Procedure

Learn more about what you need to know at Weather-Related Closures.

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