Parks and Recreation

The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail runs through Fairfax County and offers one of the region's best, and safest, routes for recreational walking and biking. The Fairfax Cross County Trail runs from Great Falls National Park to Occoquan Regional Park. Fairfax County maintains many miles of bike trails running through parks, adjacent to roads and through towns such as Vienna and Herndon.

BURKE LAKE PARK is located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Its 888 acres feature a 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, campgrounds, a miniature train, a carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, disk golf, an ice cream parlor and snack bar, picnic areas with grills, playgrounds and a brand new miniature golf course. The new fishing pier is accessible to persons with disabilities. Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake. No gasoline powered water-craft are permitted. Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited. Nominal fees are required for boat rentals, camping, carousel, train and other activities.

LAKE ACCOTINK PARK is located at 7500 Accotink Park Road in Springfield. Its 493 acres include a 55-acre lake with boating, fishing, hiking, miniature golf, a carousel, snack bar, tourboat rides, trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. Boats powered by electric motors, sailboats under 15 feet and kayaks are allowed on the lake. Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited. Nominal fees are required for miniature golf, the carousel, rowboat, pedal boat and canoe rentals.

LAKE FAIRFAX PARK is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston. Its 476 acres include a 18-acre lake, The Water Mine, an outdoor swimming pool enveloped by a lazy river; fishing, a carousel, campgrounds, trails, playground and picnic areas. Come visit the new marina complex at Lake Fairfax Park open now for the 2007 season! The new marina complex features a redesigned boat dock. Unlike the previous dock which ran along the shoreline, the new dock runs from the shoreline out into the lake, and includes a floating section. A new ramp has been added to provide accessibility to the new dock. The marina will also have a small boathouse facility on the water. Additionally, a built-in canoe rack and canoe launch area will be located in the area.

OX HILL BATTLEFIELD PARK is a site in Fairfax, Virginia where the Battle of Chantilly was fought during the American Civil War, the only major battle of the war fought in Fairfax County. The battlefield is now a public park adjacent to suburban developments and the Fairfax Towne Center shopping center, and is maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The park is located in Fair Lakes near Route 50, on the corner of West Ox Road and Monument Drive (which was presumably named for the Kearny and Stevens memorial). It is only 4.8 acres. The rest of the battlefield has been developed with apartments, office buildings, and similar urban construction.

FRYING PAN FARM PARK is part of the Floris Community in western Fairfax County, known as Frying Pan from 1726 to 1892 when the name was changed to Floris. Today, the park preserves and interprets a 1920's through 1950's farm, agricultural process, rural community life and landscape for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of citizens and visitors of Fairfax County. 703-437-9101

PARKS NUMBERS
Braddock 703-818-3331
Clemyjontri 703-388-2807
Great Falls Grange 703-938-8835
Mason District 703-941-1730
Nottoway 703-938-7532
Stoneybrooke 703-938-8835
Cub Run 703- 817-9407
GW 703- 780-8894
Mount Vernon 703- 768-3224
Oak Marr 703- 281-6501
Provi-dence 703- 698-1351
Lee District 703- 922-9841
South Run 703- 866-0566
Spring Hill 703- 827-0989
Audrey Moore 703- 321-7081

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