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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. .

Blackwater Birds, MD

(16-Adult) Travel to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Delmarva Peninsula. View endangered fox squirrels, waterfowl, hawks and eagles. Bring binoculars and a bag lunch. Dress for the weather. Van departs from Packard Center, Annandale District Park at 7am and returns at 5pm. Trip cancelation deadline is Nov. 22, 2019. ~


Christmas Spectacular, Radio City, NY

Includes motor coach, admission, and second mezzanine seating. See the famous Rockettes in their timeless Christmas Spectacular performance. Time has been allotted for shopping and sightseeing on your own before or after the show. The bus pick-up/return schedule: Fair Oaks Mall- depart 7am, return 1am; Mason Govt Center- depart 7:30am, return 12:30am; Lee District RECEnter- depart 8am, return 12:00am. ~


Conowingo Dam Birding Trip (16-Adult)

(16-Adult) Includes van transportation. Explore the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland. This location is known as an excellent birdwatching spot. Bald eagles can be viewed in large numbers in the fall. Bring binoculars and a bag lunch. Dress for the weather. Van departs from the Packard Center, Annandale District Park at 7:00am and returns at 5:00pm.


Getaway:LewisGinter Gardenfest of Lights

Trip includes motor coach, entrance fee, garden tour and semi-private buffet dinner. Get into the holiday spirit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond. The GardenFest of Lights features beautiful botanic displays and more than a half million lights arranged in botanical themes throughout the gardens, including an orchid and model train display. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Trip departs Green Spring Gardens at 2pm and returns at 11pm. Cancellation date: Nov. 25, 2019. ~


Natural Bridge, Lexington, VA

(5-Adult) Includes motor coach, admission and lunch. Explore a National Historic Landmark that has been carved out of limestone over hundreds of years. Walk along the wooded path under the great stone arch and along the Cedar Creek. Stoll pass the Monacan Village and then on to the Lace Fall. Bus pick-up/return: Fair Oak Mall – depart 6 a.m., return 6 p.m.; Mason Government Center - depart 6:30 a.m., return 5:30 p.m.; Lee District RECenter- depart 7 a.m., return 5 p.m. Trip cancelation deadline: October 30, 2019.


New York City, NY

(5-Adult) Includes motorcoach. Spend the day on your own sightseeing, shopping and dining in the Big Apple. Bus pick-up/return schedule: Fair Oaks Mall- depart 6am, return 12am; Lee District RECenter- depart 6:30am, return 11:30pm. Trip cancelation deadline: November 29, 2019. ~


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