Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is a 650-acre park in western Fairfax County with a history that spans 8,000 years. The park's habitats include forests, streams, meadows, and a pond. Inside the Walney Visitor Center you will learn about the natural and cultural history of the park, see live reptiles and amphibians, and enjoy children's hands-on activities.
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. CONTACT INFORMATION: Walney Visitor Center hours: Mon & Wed-Fri 9-5pm and Sat-Sun 12-5pm. Closed Tuesdays. The park's trails, picnic tables and grounds are open dawn to dusk. 703-631-0013. TTY 711. Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov. 5040 Walney Road. Chantilly, Virginia.
The park is located at 5235 Walney Road in Centerville, VA. Walney Visitor Center is a public park facility that offers educational exhibits, programs and information to more than 30,000 visitors each year. The center is in a converted 1780 farmhouse, and it has an information desk, restrooms, a sales area, live animal exhibits, historic exhibits, a children’s touch table area, a greenhouse and a classroom.
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is a nature destination with creeks and ponds, forests and meadows, and an interpretive center. This site is a “must visit” for anyone traversing the Bull Run Loop. Entering the park, you are greeted by a small pond framed by a hiking trail, fishing deck, and boardwalks. Walney Pond, about once acre in extent, is bordered by a marshy margin that attracts an impressive variety of butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies.
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park CONTACT INFORMATION: Walney Visitor Center hours: Mon & Wed-Fri 9-5pm and Sat-Sun 12-5pm. Closed Tuesdays. The park's trails, picnic tables and grounds are open dawn to dusk. 703-631-0013 TTY 711 Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, Virginia John Shafer, Manager Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Athletic Fields
Residents should expect occasional construction traffic entering and exiting the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park/Cabell’s Mill entrance. The park is located at 5235 Walney Road in Centerville, VA. Most of the land that is now Ellanor C. Lawrence Park was once part of a farm called Walney. The Fairfax County Park Authority has owned the land since 1971. For the 230 years prior to the Park Authority’s ownership, only three families owned the land: Brown/Lewis, Machen, and Lawrence.
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is located in Chantilly, Virginia, just north of Centreville, on Route 28. The park preserves the cultural and natural resources of western Fairfax County and has a long and complex history lasting 8,000 years. The land was originally inhabited by Native Americans, but as Europeans settled in Virginia, the land was shaped by only three families: the Browns, Machens and Lawrences. Through these periods, the land was used as a tenant farm, family homestead, and country est
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park CONTACT INFORMATION: Walney Visitor Center Winter hours: Mon & Wed-Sun 11-4pm. Closed Tuesdays. The park's trails, picnic tables and grounds are open dawn to dusk. 703-631-0013 TTY 711 Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov 5040 Walney Road Chantilly, Virginia John Shafer, Manager Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Scouting Adventures NOTICE:
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Reservable Areas Picnic Areas CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 703-324-8732 TTY 711 FCPAPicnics@fairfaxcounty.gov 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 105 Fairfax, VA 22035-5500 Morgan Chapin, Picnic Reservation Coordinator Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Reservable Areas Picnic Line: 703-324-8732
Ellanor C Lawrence Park Loop Easy • 4.4 (1215) Ellanor C Lawrence Park Photos (576) Directions Print/PDF map More Length 2.8 miElevation gain 167 ftRoute type Loop Get to know this 2.8-mile loop trail near Chantilly, Virginia. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 58 min to complete.