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Nature & Parks

FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION

NOTE: Parks within Fairfax County parks are gradually opening up. While some facilities within the parks remain closed, parking lots are now accessible at all our County, Regional, and State Parks. Click below for the latest information on parks here in the county.

All parks are asking visitors to continue to follow proper social distancing guidelines and avoid gathering in large groups. Visit specific park websites for additional information before you visit.

If you enjoy mother nature and parks, then you've come to the right place! There are many things to do in Fairfax County, and nature lovers will simply love all the options when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors. Northern Virginia is home to wonderful parks, playgrounds, natural preserves, farms and more than can be enjoyed year-round.

Explore the many local, regional, state, and National parks offering a multitude of outdoor activities, events, and trails. Plus, go for a leisurely stroll in some of the area's most beautiful gardens. If you’re looking for a little adventure, check out all our terrific hiking trails in Northern Virginia.

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Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
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Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
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Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More