NOVA Parks

NOVA Parks NOVA Parks- Featuring over 12,200 acres and 32 Regional Parks, we have hiking trails, golf courses, waterparks, event venues and so much more!

In the late 1950's, the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission and a group of citizens from several local jurisdictions came together to protect Northern Virginia's rich heritage of woods, meadows, lakes and streams from the threat of suburban sprawl. These citizens, working with their local governments--Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Falls Church--organized under the Virginia Park Authorities Act in 1959 as the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA). They came together to plan, acquire develop and operate a system of regional parks for all Northern Virginians to enjoy. Today, NOVA Parks (as the organization came to be known in 2014) represents three counties and three cities -- Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, the City of Alexandria, the City of Falls Church and the City of Fairfax. NOVA Parks staff, volunteer board members appointed from each jurisdiction and many friends of the regional parks working together have preserved over 12,000 acres of the rolling and wooded Virginia countryside for you and created a priceless legacy for future generations. Through your regional parks, the NOVA Parks provides almost two million citizens with some of the finest recreational facilities in the country. By pooling their funds, these local governments find that each dollar they contribute to NOVA Parks is multiplied by contributions from other member jurisdictions and sometimes augmented even more by state and federal grants and private donations. Being a member of NOVA Parks is a good economic investment.

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT! Join us at Occoquan Regional park for our first ever evening 5k event.Our first annual TWILIGHT 5k r...
06/07/2019

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT! Join us at Occoquan Regional park for our first ever evening 5k event.

Our first annual TWILIGHT 5k run / walk with take place on the new Brickyard 5k course at 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 30th. Guests are encouraged to wear glow sticks, glow necklaces or other fun light-up accessories. Our course is family, stroller and pet friendly.

Tickets are $30 for adults, and $15 for children from ages 2-11.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale now through June 16. All pre-sale tickets include an event t-shirt and medal.

Reigster: http://ow.ly/tPG950uz1yR

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #Brickyard5K #NOVAParks

Join us at Potomac Overlook Regional Park TOMORROW NIGHT for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy Poor Ell...
06/07/2019

Join us at Potomac Overlook Regional Park TOMORROW NIGHT for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy Poor Ellen Smith as they play ballads and country classics! Donations required. No reservations required. Meet at the lawn by the stage in the park.

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #PotomacOverlookRegionalPark #NOVAParks

Pohick Bay Regional Park
06/07/2019

Pohick Bay Regional Park

FREE FISHING IN VIRGINIA JUNE 7TH - JUNE 9TH!!!

This weekend, the Department of Game & Inland Fisheries is offering 3 full days of free fishing this weekend. Anyone can fish for free in public waters around the Commonwealth without having to buy a fishing license. (Just remember, all fishing regulations still apply.)

This is a great opportunity to come out to Pohick Bay Regional Park and introduce someone new to fishing. Stop by the Eagle's Nest retail shop for all of your bait and tackle supplies (receive a 10% discount if you show this post).

Finally, don't forget to visit Go Outdoors Virginia to purchase your annual fishing license and for more opportunities!

06/07/2019

#SummerIsHERE

Summer is definitely here. Have you bought your Annual Waterpark Pass yet? Buy today and save $9 per pass.

To Buy: http://ow.ly/8QPX50uyYYQ

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #NOVAWaterparks #NOVAParks

Farm Fact Friday!
06/07/2019

Farm Fact Friday!

Farm Fact Friday: The most important animal on the farm- the barn cat! One of the most effective ways for pest control on a farm is the barn cat. They eat assorted vermin who live in or around outbuildings and eat or contaminate crops and animal feed. Junior, not just another pretty face.

Summer Scavenger Hunt at Sunday at Potomac Overlook Regional Park.Come explore all our park has to offer with our natura...
06/07/2019

Summer Scavenger Hunt at Sunday at Potomac Overlook Regional Park.

Come explore all our park has to offer with our naturalist as we learn and answer questions by visiting the nature center, raptor house, frog pond, master garden, hiking trails and more!

Get a special prize for completing your scavenger hunt sheet! Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Meet at the nature center.

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #PotomacOverlookRegionalPark #NOVAParks

Summer Tree ID HIke--TOMORROW at Potomac Overlook Regional Park!Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar s...
06/07/2019

Summer Tree ID HIke--TOMORROW at Potomac Overlook Regional Park!

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar summer program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge.

To register: http://ow.ly/ATsE50uyYn0

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #PotomacOverlookRegionalPark #NOVAParks

Summer is here! What are your kids doing? Potomac Overlook still has a few spots left in the following camps:• Explore...
06/07/2019

Summer is here! What are your kids doing? Potomac Overlook still has a few spots left in the following camps:

• Explorers ½ day Camp (Register: http://ow.ly/Bcnv50uyXBz)

• Nocturnal Naturalist Camp Jr. (Register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/camp-overlook-nocturnal-naturalist-camp-jr-2019/2533)

• Nocturnal Naturalist Camp Sr. (Register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/camp-overlook-nocturnal-naturalist-camp-sr-2019/2532)

• Jr. Naturalist Dogwood Camp (Register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/camp-overlook-junior-naturalist-camp-dogwood-2019/2816)

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #PotomacOverlook #NOVAParks

Pirate's Cove Waterpark
06/07/2019

Pirate's Cove Waterpark

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Pirate?

Come and see Real Pirate's at Pirate's Cove on June 15th!
They will be roaming Pohick Bay Regional Park all day and making a special appearance at the pool right around 11:30am!
Be sure to come out and watch them in action!

The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
06/07/2019

The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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#atriumatmeadowlarkgardens #atriumweddings #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #meadowlarkweddings #novaparks #botanicalgardenweddings
#mandap #novaweddings #viennava #happinesshere

06/07/2019
Volcano Island Waterpark

Want to cool off this afternoon? Volcano Island Waterpark is open TODAY 4:30 PM-7:00 PM

Hello friends!

Tomorrow, Friday, June 7th we will be opening up from 4:30PM to 7:00PM for the summer!

Starting Saturday, June 8th we will be open seven days a week from 11:00AM to 7:00PM.

For those of you that are in school tomorrow, we wish you a wonderful last day of school and an awesome start to summer!!

Are you still looking for summer camps for your kids? Do your kids love having fun outside? Temple Hall Farm Camp Sessio...
06/06/2019

Are you still looking for summer camps for your kids? Do your kids love having fun outside?

Temple Hall Farm Camp Sessions: July 22-26 and August 5-9 still has openings.

These camps will have a very low counselor to camper ratio.

To register: http://ow.ly/ydMP50uypQ1

06/06/2019

Do you want more than just a summer job for your kids?

Listen to one of our team member's story about why she comes back to NOVA Parks year after year.

To apply: http://ow.ly/2nN250uy4JD

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #NOVAWaterparks #NOVAParks

The weather has heated up so we've moved our next Brickyard 5K into the cool summer evening. Come out June 30th at 8:00 ...
06/06/2019

The weather has heated up so we've moved our next Brickyard 5K into the cool summer evening.

Come out June 30th at 8:00 P.M. and enjoy a gorgeous summer evening at our Twilight 5K.

For more information: http://ow.ly/NMdJ50uy1U5

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #Brickyard5K #NOVAParks

06/06/2019

#SummerIsHere

Buy your Annual Waterpark Pass today and save $9 per pass.

To buy: http://ow.ly/p66s50uykKm

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #NOVAWaterparks #NOVAParks

Fountainhead Regional Park
06/06/2019

Fountainhead Regional Park

What a gorgeous day here at Fountainhead Regional Park!

The mountain bike trails are open and riders are taking advantage of the nice weather.

Come on out and enjoy the scenery!

Join us this Saturday for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy Poor Ellen Smith as they play ballads and c...
06/06/2019

Join us this Saturday for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy Poor Ellen Smith as they play ballads and country classics! Donations required. No reservations required. Meet at the lawn by the stage in the park.

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #PotomacOverlookRegionalPark #NOVAParks

The pirates are coming to Pohick Bay Regional Park! Join us on Saturday, June 15th starting at 10 a.m. Enjoy all the sig...
06/06/2019

The pirates are coming to Pohick Bay Regional Park! Join us on Saturday, June 15th starting at 10 a.m. Enjoy all the sights, sounds and fun of Pohick Bay Regional Park’s Annual Pirate Day, a special Saturday filled with pirate re-enactors, great food, scavenger hunts and tons of Waterpark fun!

For more information: http://ow.ly/IYaS50uy1C5

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #PohickBayRegionalPark #PiratesCoveWaterpark #NOVAParks

Join a Master Gardener for a summer tour of our Demonstration Organic Garden while learning about pollinators, compostin...
06/06/2019

Join a Master Gardener for a summer tour of our Demonstration Organic Garden while learning about pollinators, composting, gardening tips and more.

No reservations required. Appropriate for all ages. Meet at the garden.

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #PotomacOverlook #NOVAParks

THROWBACK THURSDAY--NOVA PARKS--SWING YOUR BATS AND PUTTERSNOVA Parks has always had a knack for providing the people of...
06/06/2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY--NOVA PARKS--SWING YOUR BATS AND PUTTERS

NOVA Parks has always had a knack for providing the people of the region interesting, unique and fun activities throughout the regional park system. A big part of what defines NOVA PARKS is inclusion, the idea that the spaces and endeavors we provide can be experienced by all abilities and enjoyed by persons of all ages. Along with offering outdoor spaces for hiking, biking, swimming, fishing and boating, NOVA Parks’ recreational areas also have a history of providing traditional fun for visitors. Today, we throwback to the opening of two places that offered traditional fun for NOVA Parks visitors.

For the complete story: http://ow.ly/QEkN50uxY0o

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
06/06/2019

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

On Monday, June 10, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and its Visitor Center will close at 5:30 p.m. so that a maintenance project may be completed.

06/05/2019
CityCouncilWorkSession 2

Mayor David L. Meyer commends NOVA Parks on our work over the last 60 years.

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Mayor David L. Meyer commends NOVA Parks on our work over the last 60 years.

Are you still looking for summer camps for your kids?Potomac Overlook Regional Park has a few spots remaining in the fol...
06/05/2019

Are you still looking for summer camps for your kids?

Potomac Overlook Regional Park has a few spots remaining in the following camps:

• Explorers ½ day Camp (Register: http://ow.ly/L9Jd50ux9YY)

• Nocturnal Naturalist Camp Jr. (Register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/camp-overlook-nocturnal-naturalist-camp-jr-2019/2533)

• Nocturnal Naturalist Camp Sr. (Register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/camp-overlook-nocturnal-naturalist-camp-sr-2019/2532)

• Jr. Naturalist Dogwood Camp (Register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/camp-overlook-junior-naturalist-camp-dogwood-2019/2816)

It's not too late to register for our Tee and Tea outing. More information: http://ow.ly/BQ5l50uxkgz#HappinessHere #Disc...
06/05/2019

It's not too late to register for our Tee and Tea outing.

More information: http://ow.ly/BQ5l50uxkgz

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #BrambletonGolfVA #AldieMill

Come explore all Potomac Overlook Regional Park has to offer with our naturalist as we learn and answer questions by vis...
06/05/2019

Come explore all Potomac Overlook Regional Park has to offer with our naturalist as we learn and answer questions by visiting the nature center, raptor house, frog pond, master garden, hiking trails and more! Get a special prize for completing your scavenger hunt sheet! Appropriate for ages 7 and up.

To Register: http://ow.ly/sy8y50uxksB

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar summer program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they ...
06/05/2019

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar summer program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge.

Don’t stay rooted to the spot this summer, come branch out and explore with us! Appropriate for people ages 6 and up.

To register: http://ow.ly/gZxI50uxcjE

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #PotomacOverlookRegionalPark #NOVAParks

Temple Hall Farm
06/05/2019

Temple Hall Farm

Good morning. Unfortunately, due to low registration, we need to cancel Family Fun Night.

Join us on Sunday at Algonkian Regional Park for Yoga in the Park.  Class will be held in the lower picnic area of the p...
06/05/2019

Join us on Sunday at Algonkian Regional Park for Yoga in the Park. Class will be held in the lower picnic area of the park, next to the river.

For more information: http://ow.ly/iPFs50ux9F5

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #AlgonkianRegionalPark #NOVAParks

TOMORROW Volcano Island Waterpark will host the first of five Annual Waterpark Pass Holders Perk Parties.Annual Waterpar...
06/05/2019

TOMORROW Volcano Island Waterpark will host the first of five Annual Waterpark Pass Holders Perk Parties.

Annual Waterpark Passholders will enjoy exclusive access to Volcano Island Waterpark, games, food, prizes and fun!

The festivities will begin at 5:00 P.M.

We hope to see you there!

If you haven't bought your Annual Waterpark Pass yet, you can buy today and save $9 per pass.

To purchase: http://ow.ly/utze50ux6XV

06/05/2019
Rust Manor House

Rust Manor House

😍 what a beautiful video by @madisongreymedia from this past weekends wedding! Congratulations to the happy couple!
#loveloudoun #rustmanorhouse #huntcountrywedding #love #weddingvideography

#SummerIsHereOur Waterparks are NOW OPEN!Buy your Annual Waterpark Pass today and save $9 per pass.To buy: http://ow.ly/...
06/04/2019

#SummerIsHere

Our Waterparks are NOW OPEN!

Buy your Annual Waterpark Pass today and save $9 per pass.

To buy: http://ow.ly/EJfd50uwotl

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #NOVAWaterparks #NOVAParks

Are your kids looking for a summer job? What if that summer job could turn into so much more?Chris Pauley, NOVA Parks Di...
06/04/2019
A living testament of a Summer job turning into so much more

Are your kids looking for a summer job? What if that summer job could turn into so much more?

Chris Pauley, NOVA Parks Director of Operations, shares his story how his summer job with NOVA Parks turned into a lifelong career.

http://ow.ly/FATL50uw9aB

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Each summer teenagers and young adults look for job, and it's seldom that turns into something more.

Join us on THIS SATURDAY at Potomac Overlook Regional Park for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy Poor E...
06/04/2019

Join us on THIS SATURDAY at Potomac Overlook Regional Park for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy Poor Ellen Smith as they play ballads and country classics! Donations required. No reservations required. Meet at the lawn by the stage in the park.

#HappinessHere #PotomacOverlookRegionalPark #NOVAParks

Rust Manor House
06/04/2019

Rust Manor House

Nothing like a twirl to get you ready for your big day!
#loveloudoun #rustmanorhouse #huntcountrywedding #weddingdress #love

Ahoy Matey! Save the date--June 15th is our Annual Pirate Day at Pohick Bay Regional Park.Enjoy all the sights, sounds a...
06/04/2019

Ahoy Matey! Save the date--June 15th is our Annual Pirate Day at Pohick Bay Regional Park.

Enjoy all the sights, sounds and fun on this special Saturday filled with pirate re-enactors, great food, scavenger hunts and tons of fun!

For more information: http://ow.ly/OegA50uwtGL

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #PohickBayRegionalPark #PiratesCoveWaterpark #NOVAParks

It's time to LIGHT UP THE NIGHT! Join us at Occoquan Regional Park for our First Annual TWILIGHT 5k run / walk.Sunday, J...
06/04/2019

It's time to LIGHT UP THE NIGHT! Join us at Occoquan Regional Park for our First Annual TWILIGHT 5k run / walk.

Sunday, June 30th, 8:00 pm . Guests are encouraged to wear glow sticks, glow necklaces or other fun light-up accessories.

Our course is family, stroller and pet friendly.

Registration: http://ow.ly/ZDky50uwmv3

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #Brickyard5K #NOVAParks

Are your kids looking for a summer job? What better place than a waterpark? To apply:  http://ow.ly/4QXd50uwidn#Happines...
06/04/2019

Are your kids looking for a summer job? What better place than a waterpark?

To apply: http://ow.ly/4QXd50uwidn

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #NOVAWaterparks #NOVAParks

Join us THIS THURSDAYfor a morning 9-hole round of golf at Brambleton Golf Course followed by a fortifying Afternoon Tea...
06/04/2019

Join us THIS THURSDAYfor a morning 9-hole round of golf at Brambleton Golf Course followed by a fortifying Afternoon Tea at nearby Aldie Mill Historic Park. Following your outing on the golf course, travel a short distance to Aldie Mill, where you’ll be served Afternoon Tea catered by Calling Card Events.

To register: http://ow.ly/gByR50uwfTX

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #NOVAParks

It's time to KICK-OFF SUMMER!Bring the whole family out to Temple Hall Farm for a GREAT night celebrating the kick-off t...
06/04/2019

It's time to KICK-OFF SUMMER!

Bring the whole family out to Temple Hall Farm for a GREAT night celebrating the kick-off to the summer. Wagon Rides, Bouncy Pillows, Fire Pits, Lawn Games and Farm Tours.

Tickets are only $5. To purchase: http://ow.ly/etjk50uwdVg

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #TempleHallFarm #NOVAParks

It' Team Gear Tuesday! Wear your favorite teams gear on Tuesdays at Upton Hill Regional Park and Cameron Run Regional Pa...
06/04/2019

It' Team Gear Tuesday! Wear your favorite teams gear on Tuesdays at Upton Hill Regional Park and Cameron Run Regional Park Batting Cages and save .25 cents per token purchased.

*Some restrictions apply. More information: http://ow.ly/SJTU50uwd5O

#HappinessHere #DiscoverWhatsNext #NOVAParks

06/04/2019
Kristen Umstattd, Leesburg

Kristen Umstattd, Leesburg

This Great Blue Heron flew from Graydon Manor early this morning to breakfast on frogs at Rust Nature Sanctuary.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
06/04/2019

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Bull Run Regional Park
06/04/2019

Bull Run Regional Park

Bring your best friends to run or walk on July 27 for our S'more Fun 5k!

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5400 Ox Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
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