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The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a variety of activities such as classes, camps and tours in a wide variety of categories including aquatics, fitness, nature, dance, outdoor recreation, performing arts, history and many more. Special events, trips/tours and specialty workshops are listed in Parktakes, the Park Authority’s quarterly guide, available through free subscription to county citizens. .

Father's Day Family Fishing

(4-Adult) Celebrate Father's day with fishing in the parks. Supplies and equipment provided, or bring your own rod and reel. All fish caught will be released, and we'll give you some tips.


Fishing Workshop-Reading Water (10-Adult)

Hone your fishing skills in this workshop. Learn how to identify bodies of water and develop techniques to increase your chances of catching fish.


Fishing Workshop-Tackle (10-Adult)

Hone your fishing skills in this hands-on workshop. Topics include tackle, rods and reels.


Kayak Tour-Seneca to Riverbend (14-Adult

This eight-mile river journey begins in the lazy waters above the old Seneca Dam. After this lake-like stretch the pace quickens through riffles and small rapids as we weave through Seneca Breaks, glide past Watkins Island and finally turn the bend to Riverbend. Previous kayaking experience is required for this tour. Kayaks provided, one person per kayak. Download waiver and bring completed forms to tour. https://go.usa.gov/xnJUB. Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions.


Orienteering Workshop

(8-Adult) Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map and compass. It's easy to learn, but always challenging. Participants learn how to use a compass, read a topographic map and navigate orienteering courses. Compass required.


Winter Birding

(Adults) Learn about winter birds in the park plus some basic identification skills. Program starts with an indoor discussion.