Hours:Dawn until dusk
about Ellanor C. Lawrence Park:
Home to the Walney Visitor Center, Cabell's Mill/Middlegate complex, Walney Pond, various historic ruins, picnic tables, sports fields, and hiking trails, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park (part of the Fairfax County Park System) provides opportunities for visitors to bird watch, hike, exercise, discover the natural and cultural history of the land, picnic, participate in organized sports, attend an educational program, or just relax.
Kids' Korner, for children ages three through five (accompanied by an adult), is a program held once a month offering preschoolers the opportunity to learn a little nature and history through an outdoor activity and a craft. Reservations are required.
The park also offers a one-hour birthday party program, which includes an indoor session with live animals or site artifacts, a craft to make and take home, and more. When the one-hour program ends, groups may continue their party outside using the outdoor pavilion and/or back lawn.
Attention Scout Leaders: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park offers self-guided Merit Badge Packs, complete with badge requirements, suggested hikes, activities, and natural history information. They offer Merit Badge Packs for Jr. Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Webelos. Packs are available for a $12 rental fee (two hours' use) and may be reserved in advance. Please contact the park for more information.
From Washington: Take Beltway (Route 495) Exit 49 for Route 66 west. Follow Route 66 for eleven miles to Exit 53B which is Route 28 north (Sully Road). From Route 28, make an immediate right onto Walney Road. The visitor center is one mile up on the left.