Prince William County, Virginia has a variety of parks ranging from national forests to state parks to civil war battlefields to local regional parks. The following is an alphabetical guide to the parks in Prince William County with the most amenities.
Ben Lomond Regional Park
7500 Ben Lomond Drive, Manassas, Virginia
is the main attraction to this park. There are also soccer and softball fields, a playground, picnic pavilions, tennis courts, sand volleyball and horseshoes.
Julie J. Metz Wetland Bank
15875 Neabsco Road, Woodbridge, Virginia
The wetlands are a preserved area with a variety of birds including Great blue herons, wood ducks, mallards, sparrow and red-winged blackbirds, seagulls, woodpeckers and hawks. A large-scaled map and educational pamphlets are available at the kiosk in the entrance of the wetland.
Lake Ridge Park
12350 Cotton Mill Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia
The park is located along the banks of the upper Occoquan Reservoir. Visitors enjoy fishing and boating, hiking trails, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, wooded natural areas, a nine-hole golf course, and a mini-golf course.
Leesylvania State Park
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia
The 500-acre state park is located on the grounds of what was once the Leesylvania Plantation, the birthplace of "Light Horse" Harry Lee, father of Civil War General Robert E. Lee. The park has a large visitor center featuring historic and nature exhibits, an environmental education classroom and a gift shop. Amenities include a sandy beach along the Potomac River, a boat launch, hiking trails, picnic areas and playgrounds.
Locust Shade Park
4701 Locust Shade Drive, Triangle, Virginia
The 400-acre park features batting cages, miniature golf, a driving range, playgrounds, tennis courts, hiking trails, picnic pavilions and a sand volleyball court. The Locust Shade Pond is stocked regularly with trout and catfish and is the site of the Urban Fishing Program. During the summer, the 500-seat amphitheater is home to an evening concert series and special events.
Manassas National Battlefield Park
6511 Sudley Road, Manassas, Virginia
The 5,000-acre park preserves the site of the First and Second Battles of Manassas during the Civil War. The Henry Hill Visitors Center features a 45-minute orientation film and a museum exhibiting civil war era uniforms, weapons and artifacts. The park offers a variety of activities, scenic vistas, and walking trails. As home to numerous bird species, Manassas National Battlefield Park has recently been named as an important birding site by the National Audobon Society.
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
13950 Dawson Beach Rd., Woodbridge, Virginia
The refuge is surrounded by the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers and includes a one-mile wildlife drive and over three miles of hiking trails. This unique place to explore is home to 650 plant species, 218 bird species, 55 butterfly species and robust wildlife communities along tidal shorelines, marshes, meadows, and woods and all of the creatures that dwell on the banks of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers. The Refuge is open to the public seven days a week year-round. A Visitor Contact Station is open on weekends.
Prince William Forest Park
State Route 619 West, Triangle, Virginia
The 15,000 acre forest is administered by the National Park Service and is the largest green space in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. The park offers 37 miles of hiking trails, 21 miles of bicycle-accessible roads and trails, 4 campgrounds, and over 100 cabins. It’s a great destination for viewing wildlife and fishing.
Signal Hill Park
9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park, Virginia
Home of Signal Bay Waterpark, a 27,000 square foot aquatics facility with a Lazy River and Activity Pool, the park also features a fishing pond, amphitheatre, tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, a regulation softball field and several miles of walking and fitness trails.
Veterans Memorial Park
14300 Featherstone Road, Woodbridge, Virginia
The park includes a community center, a 50 meter outdoor swimming pool, a skateboard facility, hiking trails, a picnic area, playground, volleyball and tennis courts. The 7,200 square foot skateboard facility features bumps, moguls, a 12'x 50' half-pipe and smooth surfaces with sidewalk and street aspects. The community center offers a variety of activities for all ages.
For Parks in Alexandria, see Page 1
For Parks in Arlington County, see Page 2
For Parks in Fairfax County, see Page 3
For Parks in Loudoun County, see Page 4