Fairfax, Virginia has a number of great parks offering lots of recreation opportunities. The following is an alphabetical guide to the largest parks in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Bull Run Marina Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, Virginia.
This park offers lots of recreation opportunities. Amenities include picnic facilities, hiking trails, playgrounds, a water park, miniature and frisbee golf, shooting center, indoor archery, campgrounds. The Special Event Center serves as a venue for concerts, craft fairs, athletic competitions, circuses, dog and equestrian shows, historic reenactments, and ethnic festivals.
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road. Fairfax Station, Virginia.
The park has a 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, camping, outdoor volleyball courts, an 18-hole golf course, disk golf, horse shoe pits, picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking trails, an amphitheater, and a brand new miniature golf course. During the summer a miniature train, carousel, and ice cream parlor are open.
Fountainhead Regional Park
10875 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia.
From the marina at Fountainhead Regional Park you can see a wonderful view of the Occoquan Reservoir. This site is popular with bald eagles, osprey, and a variety of waterfowl. Amenities include boat rentals, hiking, biking and equestrian trails, and miniature golf.
Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, Virginia
The park preserves and interprets an early 20th- century Fairfax County farm. Visitors can observe farm animals, tour an old farmhouse, take an old fashioned wagon ride, explore a blacksmith shop, historic schoolhouse, and farm buildings. The park is the home to the Fairfax County 4-H Fair, a summer festival including animal exhibits, horse shows, kiddie rides, old-fashioned games, crafts and live entertainment.
Great Falls National Park
9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Virginia.
Great Falls Park is located just 14 miles from Washington DC on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the capital region. The 800-acre park offers a variety of activities including hiking, picnicking, kayaking, rock climbing, bicycling, and horseback riding. There is a visitor center and a snack bar.
Huntley Meadows Park
3701 Lockheed Blvd. Alexandria, Virginia
This 1,426 acre park is a wetland wildlife sanctuary with a forest, meadows, streams and a pond. Facilities include a visitor center and an interpretive trail with a boardwalk and observation platforms. Wildlife found here includes deer, fox, beaver, heron, and hawks. The Fairfax County Park authority runs nature programs for children and adults.
7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, Virginia.
The park has a 55-acre lake offering beautiful views. Facilities include boat rentals, boat launch, miniature golf course, carousel, snack bar; picnic areas, playground, hiking and biking trails, and ballfields.
Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, Virginia
The main attraction at Lake Fairfax Park is the Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole
. The park also has an 18 acre lake with pedal boat rentals, tour boat rides, fishing, picnic areas and campgrounds.
Mason Neck State Park
7301 High Point Rd. Lorton, Virginia.
The park is on a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River on the east. It connects with a National Wildlife Refuge that includes over 2,000 acres and is most known for attracting a variety of species of birds, including herons, swans, ducks, and Bald eagles. There are hiking, biking and self-guided trails. The Elizabeth Hartwell Environmental Education Center features nature exhibits, hands-on activities, a resource library, and a variety of interpretive displays.
Pohick Bay Regional Park
6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton, Virginia
Pohick Bay is located on the Potomac River 25 miles south of Washington, DC. A variety of water activities are available including boating and swimming. Other activities available include hiking, picnicking, camping and viewing wildlife such as osprey, heron, deer, and beavers.
For Parks in Alexandria, see Page 1
For Parks in Arlington County, see Page 2
For Parks in Loudoun County, see Page 4
For Parks in Prince William County, see Page 5