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!
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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.

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Our Super Heroes come all sizes!Don't miss out on Occoquan's Super Hero 5K on Sunday, June 6!Our course is stroller frie...
05/06/2021

Our Super Heroes come all sizes!

Don't miss out on Occoquan's Super Hero 5K on Sunday, June 6!

Our course is stroller friendly so everyone in the family can participate!

Register: http://ow.ly/7zmf50EGyRq

#happinesshere #superhero5k #brickyard5k #novaparks

Our Super Heroes come all sizes!

Don't miss out on Occoquan's Super Hero 5K on Sunday, June 6!

Our course is stroller friendly so everyone in the family can participate!

Register: http://ow.ly/7zmf50EGyRq

#happinesshere #superhero5k #brickyard5k #novaparks

Who's ready for Summer 2021! We know we are!https://www2.gmu.edu/news/2021-05/northern-virginia-parks-including-aquatics...
05/06/2021
Northern Virginia parks, including aquatics facilities, to be busy this summer, Mason expert says

Who's ready for Summer 2021! We know we are!

https://www2.gmu.edu/news/2021-05/northern-virginia-parks-including-aquatics-facilities-be-busy-summer-mason-expert-says

Northern Virginia residents can expect robust attendance and a plethora of outside opportunities at local and regional parks this summer, said Paul Gilbert, executive-in-residence for the College of Education and Human Development’s Recreation Management Program.

CARLYLE HOUSE ARCHITECTURE TOURTHURSDAY, MAY 13  5:30 PM-6:30 PMJoin us for an one hour tour of Carlyle House solely foc...
05/06/2021

CARLYLE HOUSE ARCHITECTURE TOUR
THURSDAY, MAY 13 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Join us for an one hour tour of Carlyle House solely focused on the architecture and restoration of Carlyle House.

Register: http://ow.ly/spZJ50EGyt1

#architecture #carlylehouse #novaparks

CARLYLE HOUSE ARCHITECTURE TOUR
THURSDAY, MAY 13 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Join us for an one hour tour of Carlyle House solely focused on the architecture and restoration of Carlyle House.

Register: http://ow.ly/spZJ50EGyt1

#architecture #carlylehouse #novaparks

WANDERING WARBLERSMONDAY, MAY 10 8AM-10 AMWEBB NATURE SANCTUARY They're back for a limited time! Join the Roving Natural...
05/06/2021

WANDERING WARBLERS
MONDAY, MAY 10 8AM-10 AM
WEBB NATURE SANCTUARY

They're back for a limited time!
Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

This is a GREAT activity to do with your kids during the asynchronous day!

Register today: http://ow.ly/YdW250EGpaQ

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

WANDERING WARBLERS
MONDAY, MAY 10 8AM-10 AM
WEBB NATURE SANCTUARY

They're back for a limited time!
Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

This is a GREAT activity to do with your kids during the asynchronous day!

Register today: http://ow.ly/YdW250EGpaQ

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Today is #NationalBeverageDay! It's a perfect day to enjoy a beverage on Brickmakers Cafe's waterfront patio!Brickmakers...
05/06/2021

Today is #NationalBeverageDay! It's a perfect day to enjoy a beverage on Brickmakers Cafe's waterfront patio!

Brickmakers Cafe offers all-day Happy Hour 11-7pm Monday-Friday
$3 beers, $15 bottles of wine.

#waterfrontdining #spring2021 #getoutside #nationalbeverageday #brickmakerscafe #occoquanregionalpark #novaparks

Today is #NationalBeverageDay! It's a perfect day to enjoy a beverage on Brickmakers Cafe's waterfront patio!

Brickmakers Cafe offers all-day Happy Hour 11-7pm Monday-Friday
$3 beers, $15 bottles of wine.

#waterfrontdining #spring2021 #getoutside #nationalbeverageday #brickmakerscafe #occoquanregionalpark #novaparks

Our baby lambs have names!!!
05/06/2021

Our baby lambs have names!!!

NOVA Parks Park Specialist, Emily Johnson, recently spotted a loon taking up residency on Lake Zasada, a man-made pond w...
05/06/2021
A loon came to rest in a suburban Virginia pond. The ‘loonarazzi’ is following its every move.

NOVA Parks Park Specialist, Emily Johnson, recently spotted a loon taking up residency on Lake Zasada, a man-made pond with trees, and a fountain in the Fair Lakes area just off the Fairfax County Parkway not far from Interstate 66.

Our NOVA Parks Roving Naturalist, Matt Felperin, explains why this loon is so unique.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/loon-bird-fairfax/2021/05/06/a2e6bf76-ad82-11eb-ab4c-986555a1c511_story.html

The loon has made a days-long stop en route to northern breeding grounds for the summer, much to the delight of birders.

A BUG'S LIFEFRIDAY, MAY 7 3:30 PM-4:30 PMCome explore the unbee-lievable lives of bugs here at Potomac Overlook! Search ...
05/05/2021

A BUG'S LIFE
FRIDAY, MAY 7 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Come explore the unbee-lievable lives of bugs here at Potomac Overlook! Search for our many-legged friends in this excell-ant program and learn about why they're so important.

Book Now: http://ow.ly/SO6w50EFp4y

#spring2021 #bugs #potomacoverlook #novaparks

A BUG'S LIFE
FRIDAY, MAY 7 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Come explore the unbee-lievable lives of bugs here at Potomac Overlook! Search for our many-legged friends in this excell-ant program and learn about why they're so important.

Book Now: http://ow.ly/SO6w50EFp4y

#spring2021 #bugs #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!Tickets: http://ow.ly/3SHc50EFoZ6#spring2021 #...
05/05/2021

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/3SHc50EFoZ6

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/3SHc50EFoZ6

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

05/05/2021

Only 24 days until opening weekend! Our staff has been hard at work, through rain and shine, so that we can open our doors for another #GreatWavesSummer ☀️🌊

Come learn the basics of horse care with one of our gentle giant draft horses. Sessions will include meeting the horses ...
05/05/2021

Come learn the basics of horse care with one of our gentle giant draft horses.

Sessions will include meeting the horses and learning a bit about them and their role on a farm, as well as helping groom a horse.

More info: http://ow.ly/FWJW50EFo8s

#horses #farmlife #templehallfarm #novaparks

Come learn the basics of horse care with one of our gentle giant draft horses.

Sessions will include meeting the horses and learning a bit about them and their role on a farm, as well as helping groom a horse.

More info: http://ow.ly/FWJW50EFo8s

#horses #farmlife #templehallfarm #novaparks

05/05/2021

Summer's almost here! What are your kids going to do this summer?

NOVA Parks Waterparks are NOW HIRING ages 15+.

Apply today: http://ow.ly/es0C50EFgCL

#summer2021 #lifeguardlife #havefun #makemoney #novaparks

Check out this week's Brickmakers Cafe's burger special! 😋
05/05/2021

Check out this week's Brickmakers Cafe's burger special! 😋

✨Special through May 9th✨Southwest Burger!

05/05/2021

Fresh air and quality time with Mom! Can't get better than that!

Join us on Sunday, May 9th for our 3rd Annual Mother's Day 5K. We only have a few registrations left so register soon.

Register: http://ow.ly/G1Ac50EFfQX

#happinesshere #mothersday #2021 #getoutside #qualitytime #mom #brickyard5k #occoquanregionalpark #novaparks

05/04/2021

They are back!! #fairieslivehere #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #fairygarden #knomesandfaries #novaparks

Photos from Meadowlark Botanical Gardens's post
05/03/2021

Photos from Meadowlark Botanical Gardens's post

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05/03/2021

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05/03/2021

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If you or someone you know has always wanted to help out in the gardens, now is the time to try! Apply to volunteer toda...
05/02/2021

If you or someone you know has always wanted to help out in the gardens, now is the time to try!

Apply to volunteer today at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens by following the link below.

http://ow.ly/oplL50EC0Rj...

#volunteer #gardening #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #novapark

If you or someone you know has always wanted to help out in the gardens, now is the time to try!

Apply to volunteer today at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens by following the link below.

http://ow.ly/oplL50EC0Rj...

#volunteer #gardening #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #novapark

05/02/2021

Put on your cape, mask and channel your superpowers for Occoquan's 3rd Annual Super Hero 5k.

June 6 7 AM-11 AM

Register today: http://ow.ly/lBj550EC0Jn

#happinesshere #superhero #brickyard5k #occoquanregionalpark #novaparks

HORSE TAILSCome learn the basics of horse care with one of our gentle giant draft horses. Sessions will include meeting ...
05/02/2021

HORSE TAILS

Come learn the basics of horse care with one of our gentle giant draft horses. Sessions will include meeting the horses and learning a bit about them and their role on a farm, as well as helping groom a horse. You might even get to take them for a short walk around the farm! This experience is perfect for the horse lovers out there!

Horse Tails is a one hour program limited to 2 participants to ensure everyone's safety, however additional family members are welcome to come and take photos! Cost is per group.

Register today: http://ow.ly/iNQk50EC0DR

#horses #farmlife #templehallfarm #novaparks

HORSE TAILS

Come learn the basics of horse care with one of our gentle giant draft horses. Sessions will include meeting the horses and learning a bit about them and their role on a farm, as well as helping groom a horse. You might even get to take them for a short walk around the farm! This experience is perfect for the horse lovers out there!

Horse Tails is a one hour program limited to 2 participants to ensure everyone's safety, however additional family members are welcome to come and take photos! Cost is per group.

Register today: http://ow.ly/iNQk50EC0DR

#horses #farmlife #templehallfarm #novaparks

A BUG'S LIFEFRIDAY, MAY 7 3:30 PM-4:30 PMCome explore the unbee-lievable lives of bugs here at Potomac Overlook! Search ...
05/01/2021

A BUG'S LIFE
FRIDAY, MAY 7 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Come explore the unbee-lievable lives of bugs here at Potomac Overlook! Search for our many-legged friends in this excell-ant program and learn about why they're so important.

Book Now: http://ow.ly/hEhb50EBK7D

#spring2021 #bugs #potomacoverlook #novaparks

A BUG'S LIFE
FRIDAY, MAY 7 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Come explore the unbee-lievable lives of bugs here at Potomac Overlook! Search for our many-legged friends in this excell-ant program and learn about why they're so important.

Book Now: http://ow.ly/hEhb50EBK7D

#spring2021 #bugs #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Are you looking for a socially distanced event venue for your next corporate or large social gathering?The Barn at Bull ...
04/30/2021

Are you looking for a socially distanced event venue for your next corporate or large social gathering?

The Barn at Bull Run Regional Park is now taking reservations for our corporate pavilion.

We offer social distancing for groups up to 300.

Served buffet and packed meals available through Blue Heron Catering.

Please contact [email protected] / 703-359-4610 for more information.

Are you looking for a socially distanced event venue for your next corporate or large social gathering?

The Barn at Bull Run Regional Park is now taking reservations for our corporate pavilion.

We offer social distancing for groups up to 300.

Served buffet and packed meals available through Blue Heron Catering.

Please contact [email protected] / 703-359-4610 for more information.

Are you looking for a socially distanced event venue for your next corporate or large social gathering?The Pavilion at O...
04/30/2021

Are you looking for a socially distanced event venue for your next corporate or large social gathering?

The Pavilion at Occoquan Regional Park is now taking reservations for our corporate pavilions.

We offer social distancing for groups up to 300.
Served buffet and packed meals available through Blue Heron Catering.

Please contact [email protected] / 703-359-4610 for more information.

#picnics #companygatherings #getoutside #occoquanrionalpark #brickmakerscafe #novaparks

Are you looking for a socially distanced event venue for your next corporate or large social gathering?

The Pavilion at Occoquan Regional Park is now taking reservations for our corporate pavilions.

We offer social distancing for groups up to 300.
Served buffet and packed meals available through Blue Heron Catering.

Please contact [email protected] / 703-359-4610 for more information.

#picnics #companygatherings #getoutside #occoquanrionalpark #brickmakerscafe #novaparks

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!Tickets: http://ow.ly/R6Al50EBFlU#spring2021 #...
04/30/2021

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/R6Al50EBFlU

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

Enjoy a gorgeous Spring Saturday on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria!

Tickets: http://ow.ly/R6Al50EBFlU

#spring2021 #history #oldtownalexandria #visitalexandria #carlylehouse #novaparks

04/30/2021

Spend some quality time with your Mom this Mother's Day at our 3rd Annual Mother's Day 5K.

Tickets are limited to 100 participants and will sellout quickly so register today to ensure your spot!

Register: http://ow.ly/b2I650EBF63

#happinesshere #motherdays2021 #spendtimewithmom #brickyard5k #occoquanregionalpark #novaparks

OWL PROWLSATURDAY, MAY 1  8:30 PM-10:00 PMCalling all night owls! 🦉Join the roving naturalist on a quest to barred owls....
04/30/2021

OWL PROWL
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Calling all night owls! 🦉

Join the roving naturalist on a quest to barred owls. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them! Even if we aren't able to find owls in the wild, you'll be able to meet Smoke, our resident Eastern Screech-owl and learn about the smallest breeding owls in Northern Virginia!

Register: http://ow.ly/kWfL50EBEz2

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

OWL PROWL
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Calling all night owls! 🦉

Join the roving naturalist on a quest to barred owls. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them! Even if we aren't able to find owls in the wild, you'll be able to meet Smoke, our resident Eastern Screech-owl and learn about the smallest breeding owls in Northern Virginia!

Register: http://ow.ly/kWfL50EBEz2

#happinesshere #nightowl #owls #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Looking for something fun and educational to do this Saturday?Join us for a FREE guided tour of the Mt. Defiance battlef...
04/30/2021

Looking for something fun and educational to do this Saturday?

Join us for a FREE guided tour of the Mt. Defiance battlefield, part of the June 19, 1863 Battle of Middleburg. The tour will look at site features and the battle events in context, and will include strategic military aspects of the battle, landscape features, and engaging human-interest stories.

Reserve Now: http://ow.ly/rdAm50EBEme

#civilwar #battlefield #history #loudouncountyhistory #mtdefiance #novaparks

Looking for something fun and educational to do this Saturday?

Join us for a FREE guided tour of the Mt. Defiance battlefield, part of the June 19, 1863 Battle of Middleburg. The tour will look at site features and the battle events in context, and will include strategic military aspects of the battle, landscape features, and engaging human-interest stories.

Reserve Now: http://ow.ly/rdAm50EBEme

#civilwar #battlefield #history #loudouncountyhistory #mtdefiance #novaparks

Tomorrow is the last day you can register for Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea!Can't make the tea but still want to spoi...
04/29/2021

Tomorrow is the last day you can register for Carlyle House's Mother's Day Tea!

Can't make the tea but still want to spoil Mom? Tomorrow is also the last day of our tea boxes to go sets.

Register or buy today: http://ow.ly/mEh750EB2nI

#mothersday2021 #mothers #tea #chocolate #carlylehouse #novaparks

Have you voted for the baby lambs names? Take a break and enjoy a day on the farm and help name our lambs!
04/29/2021

Have you voted for the baby lambs names? Take a break and enjoy a day on the farm and help name our lambs!

Have you voted for our names yet? Come out to the farm and help decide on our names- voting is open until May 2!

WANDERING WARBLERSSATURDAY, MAY 1 8AM-10 AMThey're back for a limited time! Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migr...
04/29/2021

WANDERING WARBLERS
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8AM-10 AM

They're back for a limited time!

Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

Register today: http://ow.ly/W4QA50EAT4z

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

WANDERING WARBLERS
SATURDAY, MAY 1 8AM-10 AM

They're back for a limited time!

Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage!

Register today: http://ow.ly/W4QA50EAT4z

#happinesshere #birding #warblers #rovingnaturalist #potomacoverlook #novaparks

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BEWARE OF THIS CAMPGROUND. I'd give them one star if I could! We cancelled our reservation at their Bull Run park and they refused to refund us. Ugh!
Are there open grills at the parks, or are they only collocated with pavilions that require reservations?
Nearly 2,000 young people marched yesterday at Algonkian Regional Park for Black Lives Matters. It was a peaceful expression of first amendment rights.
Thank you NOVA Parks employees for keeping your cool in a stressful time. Your patience with people's impatience is amazing!
Fountainhead’s mini golf course was plowed over? what a bummer man, I was here six months ago and it was wonderful to see how time affected it. You could have fixed it up or made it a historical landmark, but now it’s just a meaningless hillside ☹️😢
Open your boat ramps.
What purpose is there in closing all the ramps but allowing hiking trails and biking trails to remain open? Open the ramps back up to allow us to get out on the water. And FYI, I think everyone that has paid for an annual launch pass should be refunded a portion or extended because you're taken away a service we've paid for.
If your child is registered for spring sport will that be cancelled due to the virus outbreak?
Sunday 10-27 Brambleton Golf Course closed knowing the weather was going to clear by 12:30pm. very disappointed with such a decision. Will now rethink playing NoVa courses in the future as they continue to pose problems for more serious players. This isnt the first time Brambleton has closed on a whim. Regards, Duffy Doughtery cc: Facebook Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.
This Thursday at Caffe Amouri!
Certified CPR instructor training from the American Red Cross. If you are looking for CPR/First Aid/AED training for your home day care business or for your own education needs. BLS for healthcare provider classes also offered. CPR knowledge is power. Be confident in the knowledge you will attain on how to save lives when faced with emergency situations. Smart Health Nova LLC has all your safety education needs. Contact at 5859538481 for further inquiries.
Hit Gilbert’s Corner for a quick hike after work today!