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Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page VA35

Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services

12011 Government Center Pkwy.

Fairfax 22035


TTY: 703-222-9693


The department operates community centers, a multicultural center and teen centers. To find a community center near you, call 703-324-5555 or go to the Web site. To find a teen center near you, call 703-324-TEEN (8336) or go to the Web site.

Fairfax County Park Authority

12055 Government Center Pkwy.,

Suite 927

Fairfax 22035



The authority oversees more than 387 parks and facilities on more than 22,500 acres. It operates recreation centers, known as RECenters, historic and nature sites, golf and miniature-golf courses and a farmers market program. The agency also offers hundreds of classes and special events.

Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

5400 Ox Rd.

Fairfax Station 22039


TDD: 703-352-3165



The authority represents three counties and three cities, and oversees more than 10,000 acres, including 19 parks, the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail, the historic Carlyle House, five pools, three golf courses, six miniature golf courses and areas for boating and camping.

Bull Run Marina

12619 Old Yates Ford Rd.




Located on the Occoquan Reservoir, the marina is part of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's 5,000 acres in the Bull Run-Occoquan Stream Valley. It offers fishing and boating.

Bull Run Regional Park

7700 Bull Run Dr.




The park offers scenic woodlands, trails and acres of bluebells in the spring. The park also is home to a public shooting center that offers sporting clays, skeet and trap, as well as indoor archery. The park hosts the annual "Miracle of Lights" holiday display.

Burke Lake Park and Golf Course

7315 Ox Rd.

Fairfax Station 22039


Golf course: 703-323-1641



Burke Lake is an 888-acre park that includes a 218-acre lake. There is fishing, boating (no gasoline-powered watercraft permitted), camping, a miniature train, carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, an 18-hole par-3 golf course, ice cream parlor, snack bar, picnic areas with grills and playgrounds. No swimming. Nominal fees for some activities.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

5040 Walney Rd.

Chantilly 20151


TTY: 703-324-3988


This park is home to the Walney Visitor Center, an 18th-century farmhouse with exhibitions detailing the property's history.

Fountainhead Regional Park

10875 Hampton Rd.

Fairfax Station 22039




The park offers fishing, boating, biking and hiking trails, picnic facilities and miniature golf.

Frying Pan Park

2709 West Ox Rd.

Herndon 20171



Frying Pan Park includes Kidwell Farm, a working model farm typical of the early 20th-century farms found in Fairfax County.The park also has an indoor activity center, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, an equestrian trail and a country store. The park does not rent horses or provide riding lessons.

Great Falls Grange Park

9818 Georgetown Pike (Route 193)

Great Falls 22066

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