Northern Virginia's parks and outdoor recreational facilities connect the area's residents to the region's natural attractions, to one another, and fun physical and social activities. A lot of our parks are historically significant and contain unique entertainment venues.

NoVA's large, diverse parks and recreation system provides something for everyone, even the most hardcore weekend warriors.

Aldie Mill Historic Park

39401 John Mosby Highway

Aldie, VA 20105

Indoor facility accommodates up to 50 (or 100 standing) participants.

Outdoors accommodates up to 120 participants.

Educational programs offered for all grade levels. 

Aldie Mill virtual field trips

Tours of the facility from Mid-April through Mid-November.

Tour guidance available.

Algonkian Regional Park

47001 Fairway Drive

Sterling, VA 20165

Explore 838 acres of outdoor adventures at Algonkian Regional Park, located in Sterling, Virginia. Rent a picnic shelter or a vacation cottage along the Potomac River. Tee it up at the 18-hole golf course. Bring the kids for an afternoon at Volcano Island Waterpark, or spend hours hiking the paved and natural surface hiking trails. Algonkian Regional Park includes natural wooded areas and open fields. 

ATLANTIS WATERPARK

 7700 Bull Run Dr,

Centreville, VA 20121

Cool down with waterslides, pools, and our 500 gallon dumping bucket at Atlantis Waterpark, located at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.

OCCOQUAN WATERTRAIL

Tracing a 40-mile route on two tributary waterways of the Chesapeake Bay, paddling adventures await as you explore a vast and changing landscape, spanning 13,000 years of human history, past 10,000 acres of public lands dedicated to resource conservation in northern Virginia.

RV & BOAT STORAGE

Bull Run Regional Park offers boat and RV storage space on its property.

Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park

Ball’s Bluff Road

Leesburg, VA 21076

Visit the site of one of the largest Civil War engagements in Loudoun County at Ball’s Bluff Battlefield in Leesburg, Virginia. Visitors can take advantage of weekend guided tours from April through November, volunteer guided programs and living history events (weather permitting). 

Battle of Middleburg | Mt. Defiance Historic Park

35945 John Mosby Highway

Middleburg, VA 20117

Explore the site that was essentially the key point of the Battle of Middleburg, which was fought on June 19, 1863, just ten days after the Battle of Brandy Station and fourteen days before the opening day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The park is a wonderful place for history and nature enthusiasts alike.  

Battle of Upperville | Goose Creek Historic Park

State Rte 832

Middleburg, VA 20117

Once the home of a signficant Civil War battle that made its way through Middleburg and Aldie, the park today stands as a wonderful mix of history and nature. Explore the trails and enjoy the solitude of rural Western Loudoun County. Walk across the 200-year-old stone bridge that stood as a key point in the Battle of Upperville. Enjoy a wonderful day in the Loudoun countryside. 

Beaverdam

42400 Mt. Hope Road

Ashburn, VA 20148

BOATING

Enjoy a beautiful day on the placid waters of Beaverdam Reservoir.

FISHING

Guests of Beaverdam Reservoir can enjoy fishing at Beaverdam Reservoir, both onshore and by boat.

HIKING TRAILS

Enjoy a leisurely one and a half mile hike along the western bank of Beaverdam Reservoir.

Ben Brenman Park

4800 Brenman Park Dr

Alexandria, VA 22304

The Ben Brenman Park is named in honor of the late Colonel Ben Brenman. Colonel Brenman contributed his time and talent as an Alexandria Community activist for over 30 years. The park features ADA accessible picnic benches and pathways, amphitheater, athletic fields (one synthetic turf rectangular), fenced lit dog park, parking, picnic pavilion with grill, playground, pond, restrooms, and walking/bicycle trails.

Bluemont Park

601 N Manchester St

ArlingtonVA 22203

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This beautiful 70-acre pastoral park offers a cornucopia of activities including biking, jogging, hiking, basketball, disc golf, baseball and softball fields (permit takes priority), grass fields for soccer, lacrosse or football (permit takes priority), tennis and volleyball courts, tennis court practice wall (can be rented), a school-age playground, vending machines, picnic areas, multi-use paths and natural areas with streams. 

Blue Ridge Regional Park

5400 Ox Road,

Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Blue Ridge Regional Park is located in Bluemont on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Loudoun County, Virginia. This property offers the ideal setting for an escape to the mountains for tent camping and is available by reservation only to organized youth groups, including but not limited to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church youth groups and school groups. Blue Ridge Regional Park is not open to the general public.

BRAMBLETON GOLF COURSE

42180 Ryan Rd,

Ashburn, VA 20148

Enjoy 18 holes of the best golf Virginia has to offer at the Brambleton Golf Course -- a 72 par championship course in Ashburn, Virginia.

EVENT PAVILION

The large, outdoor pavilion has the capacity to seat 150-200 guests and provides a wonderful view of our course.

Brambleton Regional Park

42180 Ryan Rd

Ashburn, VA 20148

This beautiful park is home to not only a challenging course, but a fair share of wildlife, including deer and fox. An outdoor pavilion overlooks the 9th and 18th greens and is the perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies. Located in the countryside of Loudoun County, Virginia, Brambleton offers variety with woods and water holes, large bunkers and plush putting greens.

Brickmakers Cafe

9751 Ox Rd

Lorton, VA 22079

Brickmakers Café is a casual waterfront dining experience. Come sit by the water and enjoy lunch or dinner featuring fresh, local favorites. Brickmakers has menu features a variety of grilled items, including burgers, dogs and more!

Named for the brick kilns that used to the line the riverbank, these beehive brick kilns produced the brick used to build many of the structures in Washington D.C.

One beehive brick kiln remains at the park, serving as a reminder of the rich history of the area. 

Bull Run Marina

12619 Old Yates Ford Road

Clifton, VA 20124

FISHING

Visitors to Bull Run Marina can enjoy fishing in the Occoquan Reservoir, both onshore and by boat.

OCCOQUAN WATERTRAIL

Tracing a 40-mile route on two tributary waterways of the Chesapeake Bay, paddling adventures await as you explore a vast and changing landscape, spanning 13,000 years of human history, past 10,000 acres of public lands dedicated to resource conservation in northern Virginia.

BULL RUN OCCOQUAN TRAIL

NOVA Park’s longest natural surface trail is the 19.6 mile Bull Run-Occoquan hiking trail, which connects Bull Run, Hemlock Overlook, Bull Run Marina and Fountainhead Regional Parks.

Bull Run Occoquan Trail

10875 Hampton Road

Fairfax Station, VA 22039

BULL RUN OCCOQUAN TRAIL

NOVA Park’s longest natural surface trail is the 19.6 mile Bull Run-Occoquan hiking trail, which connects Bull Run, Hemlock Overlook, Bull Run Marina and Fountainhead Regional Parks.

EQUESTRIAN TRIALS

Hemlock Overlook offers trails for  horses and their riders near the entrance to the park.

The Team Development Program at Hemlock Overlook is managed and operated by Adventure Links.

Bull Run Public Shooting Center

7700 Bull Run Drive

Centreville, VA 20121

ARCHERY RANGE

Bull Run Public Shooting Center offers a 20 yard indoor target range with 18 shooting lanes.

CORPORATE OUTINGS

Bull Run Public Shooting Center can accommodate group and business outings of all sizes.

SHOOTING ACTIVITIES

Bull Run Shooting Center offers 5 different shotgun games that are fun and exciting for new or experienced shooters, including sporting clay, skeet, trap, wobble trap and five stand.

Bull Run Regional Park

7700 Bull Run Dr,

Centreville, VA 20121

Located in Centreville, Virginia, Bull Run Regional Park offers 1,500 acres of natural space and facilities for hundreds of possible activities and outdoor adventures for everyone. Home to the Bull Run Festival of Lights, Bull Run Regional Park contains miles of scenic and historic hiking trails, including the trailhead for the 19.7 mile Bull Run Occoquan Trail. Rent a picnic shelter for your family, enjoy a round of disc golf, or bring the kids for an afternoon at the playground - Bull Run Regional Park is your place to hike, play, swim and explore.

Cameron Run Regional Park

4001 Eisenhower Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22304

BATTING CAGES

Batting cages for all ages. Includes provided equipment, choice of pitch speed and ball type (softball versus baseball).

MINI GOLF

Course offers 18 holes of mini golf.

Great Waves Waterpark

Water park including a wave pool, water slides and a number of interactive attractions.

Carlyle House Historic Park

121 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

THE GARDENS

The Carlyle House garden offers a 3/4 acre open green space in the center of Old Town Alexandria for lunch or quiet solitude.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Learn about the events that led up to the American Revolution and Carlyle House’s involvement.

WEDDINGS/RENTALS

A historic mansion, with its exquisite gardens, offers a stately setting for both business and social functions. Available for rentals April 1 through October 31. 

Cameron Station Linear Park

5131 Brawner Pl.

Alexandria, VA 22304

The Cameron Station Linear Park is best known for their 7-acre biking/walking/jogging trail in Alexandria, VA.

Fairchester Woods Park

10836 Warwick Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030

Come to Fairchester Woods Park located in Farifax, VA to enjoy a wide variety of activities including a basketball court, picnic tables, a playground, and beautiful scenery.

Fountainhead Regional Park

10875 Hampton Road

Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Discover Fountainhead Regional Park, 2,000 acres of rugged adventures in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Whether you’re a cyclist, kayaker or hiker. Riders of all ability levels will enjoy the loops and features of our challenging mountain bike trail. Fountainhead Regional Park contains shared-use hiking and equestrian trails and provides trailhead access to the 19.7 mile Bull Run Occoquan Trail. Kayak, power boat and canoe rentals are available, or bring your own to our boat launch ramp on the Occoquan Reservoir. If you’d rather stay on land simply relax and cast a line at the fishing pier.

Gateway Regional Park

Pickett & Old Pickett Roads

Fairfax, VA 22031

Catch your breath, find directions and fill your water bottle at Gateway Regional Park, a crossroads rest stop in Fairfax City, Virginia. Whether you’re riding, walking or running the Washington & Old Dominion Trail / City of Fairfax Connector Trail, Gateway Regional Park gives you a space to rest, check our maps, and get some shelter from the sun or rain.

Gilbert's Corner Regional Park

23557 Watson Road

Leesburg, VA 20175

Discover a slice of Civil War history, part of the study area for the battle of Aldie, at Gilbert’s Corner Regional Park in Aldie, Virginia. The 156 acre park offers  hiking trails, interpretive signage and rolling countryside with a view of the Bull Run Mountains. At one time the Old Carolina Road, an active north/south route during the 18th and 19th centuries  traversed through what is now Gilbert’s Corner Regional Park. The road lay along the old route once used by Native Americans in the region.

Hemlock Overlook Regional Park

13220 Yates Ford Road

Clifton, VA 20124

Embark on a rustic adventure in the forest. Test your limits and learn valuable collaboration skills at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, a fully equipped Outdoor Education Center outside Clifton, Virginia. Book ahead to navigate the challenging rope course and zipline. Or register for one of their renowned outdoor education, team development or environmental education programs managed by Adventure Links. Designed to bring school groups, office teams and community groups alike together to collaborate and solve real life challenges in the outdoors. Their Outdoor Education Center also rents dormitories, a dining hall and meeting rooms for courses and programs.

Hidden Pond Nature Center

8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield, VA, 22152

Hidden Pond has a popular, nature-themed playground. It is home to a wide age range of equipment from swings to climbing structures. The nature themes blend with the park's natural area. 

Hooes Rd. Park

7233 Hooes Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

Hooes Rd. Park boasts numerous tennis courts, with open trails, one of the largest Babe Ruth baseball fields in Fairfax County, outdoor basketballs courts, and medium sized playground for the children to enjoy.

Kutner Park

3901 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030

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  • Bike/Hike/Jog/Walk Trail
  • Community Garden - Rentable Plots
  • Grill (3)
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Multipurpose Field - Rentable 
  • Picnic Pavilion - Rentable
  • Playground
  • Portable Toilet, Handicapped - Seasonal
  • Portable Toilet, Regular - Seasonal
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball Court, Sand

Lake Accotink

7500 Accotink Park Road

Springfield, VA 22150

LAKE ACCOTINK PARK 2

It’s hard to believe that the beltway is less than a mile away when you’re standing on the tranquil and quiet shores of Lake Accotink Park. This 493 acre park provides excellent opportunities to relax, learn, and enjoy the natural resources of both Lake Accotink and Accotink Creek. In addition to trail systems and waterfront activities Lake Accotink Park offers many family-friendly activities including, picnic areas, class, camps, and special events.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court

Vienna, VA 22182

Explore 95 acres of ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. Discover local flora and fauna among lakes, forests and meandering walking trails. Take in majestic views of the Piedmont hills, explore the Korean Bell Garden or pay a visit to their restored 18th Century log cabin. The Atrium contains an indoor tropical garden available to host your next meeting or event. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is also home to the annual Winter Walk of Lights, a spectacular holiday light show featuring dozens of illuminated displays.

Mt. Vernon Trail

1198 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Alexandria, VA 22314

Mt. Zion Historic Park

40309 John Mosby Highway

Aldie, VA 20105

Presents a unique setting for your wedding, business meetings or social events.

Educational programs offered for all grade levels.

Open for guided tours late spring to early fall on the fourth Sunday of every month, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and other days by appointment.

Occoquan Regional Park

9751 Ox Road

Lorton, VA 22079

Enjoy 350 acres of outdoor recreation at Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, Virginia. The park’s crown jewel is the brand new River View at the Jean R. Packard Center - A premier event space for up to 300 seated guests, featuring the 1608 room, and interpretive foyer depicting John Smith's voyage on the Chesapeake Bay. Take a stroll along the waterfront plaza, and pop into Brickmakers Café for lunch or rent out their large group pavilion. Looking for a little fun and exercise? The 5k loop trail is a perfect walking tour of the park. Meanwhile, get in a few hacks at their batting cages or rent a kayak and enjoy a day on the water!

Old Town Square

10415 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

Old Town Square features some of the most beloved landmarks of the Old Town area such as Kitty Pozer Garden and the Fairfax Rotary clock, along with a new splash pad, cascade water feature, pergola, McCandlish Memorial Garden, and much more. Old Town Square plays host to many city events including Rock the Block, Derby-Q, Fall Festival and Festival of Lights and Carols. The park also hosts numerous concerts and entertainment events. 

Pohick Bay Regional Park

6501 Pohick Bay Drive

Lorton, VA 22079

Choose your next adventure at Pohick Bay Regional Park in Lorton, Virginia. Bring the kids for a day of splashing and sliding at Pirate’s Cove Waterpark, spend a day on the bay with our canoe, paddleboard, stand up paddleboard and kayak rentals; or bring your own boat to our public boat launch ramp. Make a day of it by renting a picnic shelter or stay a little longer and reserve one of our cabins or campsites.  

Potomac Overlook Regional Park

2845 N. Marcey Road

Arlington, VA 22207

CAMP OVERLOOK

Activities at Camp Overlook are designed to be engaging, challenging, educational, and fun! We highly value and encourage inclusion of all campers in all activities.

NATURE CENTER/THE ENERGERIUM

The James I. Mayer Center for Environmental Education houses live native animals, an interactive augmented reality watershed exhibit, and much more!

HIKING TRAILS

Potomac Overlook Regional Park features just under 2 miles of scenic woodland hiking trails with connecting access to the Potomac River and Potomac National Heritage Scenic Trail via the adjacent Donaldson Run Park.

Ratcliffe Park

10300 Sager Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030

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Features:

  • Grill (2)
  • Harold Skeins Sr. Basketball Court - Outdoor
  • Little League Field
  • Multipurpose Field, Small - Rentable
  • Picnic Pavilion - Rentable
  • Playground

Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park

43098 Edwards Ferry Road

Leesburg, VA 20176

Hike winding nature trails and explore wooded areas at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park in Leesburg, Virginia. This out-of-the-way park is home to several historic buildings, and a cast of wild native plants and wildlife. Climb to the overlook to take in a scenic vista of the Potomac River. 

Rust Sanctuary

802 Children's Center Road

Leesburg, VA 20175

Enjoy an equal mix of pristine nature and local history at Rust Sanctuary in Leesburg, Virginia. Walk 68 acres of wooded trails through unspoiled meadows and forests in the nature sanctuary. Register for the Fresh Air Kids Nature Program and other Audubon Naturalist Society courses to learn about local ecosystems, flora, and fauna. The sanctuary also features Rust Manor House, and a beautiful garden with majestic trees. Reserve Rust Manor House for your next wedding or community event.

Sandy Run Regional Park

10450 Van Thompson Road

Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Located along the Occoquan Reservoir in Fairfax Station, Virginia, Sandy Run Regional Park houses the area’s scholastic rowing facility and racecourse. The facility’s three boathouses and 2,000 meter Class A racecourse provide a venue for rowing crew education, training and competitions. The boat launch and facility are open to registered crews and their personnel only. The rowing facility provides public parking and spectator seating for local and national sculling and rowing regattas.

Seneca Regional Park

101 Seneca Road

Great Falls, VA 22066

Set out for a day of hiking or horseback riding through pristine wilderness at Seneca Regional Park, located in Great Falls, Virginia. Follow winding trails and interpretive signage all the way to the river, and discover the remnants of George Washington’s Potowmack Canal. This equestrian-friendly park is bisected by the Potomac National Heritage Trail, which follows the same routes explored by George Washington.

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park

15855 Limestone School Road

Leesburg, VA 20176

Discover Loudoun County’s agricultural roots on a working farm at Temple Hall Farm Regional Park in Leesburg, Virginia. Home of the popular Fall Festival and Corn Maize, visitors can meet heritage breed farm animals and experience what happens day to day on a farm. Walk the park’s interpretive hiking trail to learn about the area’s native plants and animals, or bring your horse to ride the equestrian trails, which include natural jumps and water crossings.

Thaiss Memorial Park

3401 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22031

Features:

  • Grill
  • Little League Field - Rentable
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Playground

Tinner Hill Historic Park

106 Tinner Hill Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

Encounter African American history first hand at the Tinner Hill Historic Park in Falls Church, Virginia. This park is the site of what was home to Joseph and Elizabeth Tinner, the couple who fought segregation laws after the borders of neighbouring towns were redrawn cutting directly through their thriving community. Their actions led to the first rural branch of the NAACP. Visit the park’s picnic pavilion and see the Zig Zag Monument, a sculpture that follows the original location of the segregation line.

Upton Hill Regional Park

6060 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22205

BATTING CAGE

Equipped with six baseball cages, including Slow, Medium and Fast pitch speeds; and three softball cages, including Slow and Fast pitch speeds

HIKING TRAILS

Upton's trails explore the wooded area around the waterpark complex, and offer great views of nature, as well as great views of the surrounding area from the elevated heights.

MINI GOLF

Upton Hill offers one of the area’s most interesting miniature golf layouts in Northern Virginia.

Van Dyke Park 

3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

This is a large park with scattered playground equipment.

There are two playground structures, two sets of swings, a sandbox, a fire engine,

a merry go round and a stand alone slide.

Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park

21293 Smiths Switch Road

Ashburn, VA 20147

BIKING THE PAVED TRAIL

Cyclists regularly enjoy the W&OD both as a means of recreation as well as a commuter route.

EQUESTRIAN TRAILS

Directly adjacent to the paved portion of the W&OD is a 32 mile gravel trail idea for horseback riding.

PLAYGROUNDS

Playgrounds feature multiple slides and levels, multiple levels, stair cases and a swing set, over a sandy area.

Webb Nature Sanctuary

12829 Chestnut Street

Clifton, VA 20124

Explore 20 acres of pristine wilderness at the Webb Nature Sanctuary, in the heart of downtown Clifton, Virginia. Learn about the area’s native flora and fauna on interpretive signage along the park’s walking and hiking trails.

White's Ford Regional Park

43646 Hibler Road

Leesburg, VA 20176

Explore 295 acres along the Potomac River in historic White’s Ford Regional Park, located in Leesburg, Virginia. Once the home of Elijah White, this riverside park is the site of the confederate army’s 1862 crossing into Maryland. Boaters: launch your canoe or kayak into the Potomac River.



 


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