Claude Moore Park

Claude Moore Park Claude Moore Park contains a blend of natural habitats, historic areas, educational opportunities, and active recreational facilities. On our page we share wildlife information, program and event updates, and many other activities happening at the Park.
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Claude Moore Park contains a blend of natural habitats, historic areas, educational opportunities and active recreation facilities. Native warm season grass and wildflower meadows, old-growth and transition woodlands, wetlands and ponds are peaceful settings for hiking, photography, bird watching, and exploring nature. Historic buildings, a Colonial-era road, interpretive displays, and a Civil War signal station site encourage a glimpse of the past. The Visitor Center is a great place to begin your visit and select maps, brochures, and calendars of events and programs. Learn more from displays, field guides, and helpful staff and volunteers. The Visitor Center Discovery Room is a hands-on children’s nature area with artifacts, books, puzzles, and live turtles, tree frogs, a catfish and a corn snake.

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Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services
11/13/2020

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services

We want your opinion! Really, we do! Help determine the future of PRCS parks, recreational amenities and programs by completing a brief survey. See details at: https://www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=6162. Thank you for participating!

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services
11/13/2020

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Dogs love parks and we love dogs! Loudoun County, VA codified ordinances generally allow dogs in parks, but they must be on a physical leash and under the control of the owner. Also, dogs are prohibited from certain areas within parks, including athletic fields. Signs are posted. Find county ordinances here: https://www.loudoun.gov/88/County-Ordinances.

The Visitor Center and Discovery Room will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The Park ...
11/04/2020

The Visitor Center and Discovery Room will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
The Park will be open regular hours, from 7:00am-5:30pm.

The Visitor Center and Discovery Room will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, in observance of Election Day. The Park gro...
10/29/2020

The Visitor Center and Discovery Room will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, in observance of Election Day. The Park grounds will be open regular hours, from 7am-5:30pm

It must be the end of October. The Claude Moore Park maintenance staff has put some special touches on the fields for th...
10/23/2020

It must be the end of October. The Claude Moore Park maintenance staff has put some special touches on the fields for this weekends tournament. Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Today is National Reptile Awareness Day! Are you aware that the Discovery Room in the Visitor Center is open for animal ...
10/21/2020

Today is National Reptile Awareness Day! Are you aware that the Discovery Room in the Visitor Center is open for animal visitation? Stop by to say hi to our reptile ambassadors, and take a hike to look for the many reptiles that call Claude Moore Park their home.

Heritage Farm Museum
10/13/2020

Heritage Farm Museum

Announcing our new Daily Program for the fall: Pumpkin Parade! Come visit us and learn all about pumpkins. Take home activity bag will be provided. Book your spot today.
https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/visitor-registration
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Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this month's Ecology and Natural Science Day due to low registrations. Please remem...
10/09/2020

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this month's Ecology and Natural Science Day due to low registrations. Please remember that all programs currently require pre-registration by 4pm of the business day before the event. The next scheduled Ecology and Natural Science day is scheduled for November 10. Sign up on loudoun.gov/webtrac. Activity code 161701-03.

Heritage Farm Museum
10/08/2020

Heritage Farm Museum

For the month of October, admission is free for a self guided tour of the Museum Gallery on the weekends (hands-on exhibits are closed). Come learn about the history of farming in Loudoun County. We can only accommodate 20 visitors total in the museum at a time and we ask that you pre-book your visit in order to ensure your spot (cut off time is 24 hours prior). You can still walk in without a reservation but we cannot guarantee that you can enter if we are full.
https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/visitor-registration
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The Visitor Center and Discovery Room will be closed on Monday, October 12th. Claude Moore Park is open daily from 7am-7...
10/08/2020

The Visitor Center and Discovery Room will be closed on Monday, October 12th. Claude Moore Park is open daily from 7am-7pm.

Loudoun County Government
10/07/2020

Loudoun County Government

82.2% of #Loudoun households have responded to the #2020Census. If you haven't responded yet, it's not too late and it only takes 10 minutes! The deadline to respond is approaching, be sure you're counted!

Tickets on sale now at www.eventbrite.com. Catch talented local teen artists Oct. 2 & The Reagan Years - The East Coast’...
09/25/2020

Tickets on sale now at www.eventbrite.com. Catch talented local teen artists Oct. 2 & The Reagan Years - The East Coast’s Original 80s Tribute Band Oct. 3
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Purchase tickets now for Live from the Lot!
Local Teen Artists Friday, October 2 & The Reagan Years Saturday, October 3!

For tickets and more info:
loudoun.gov/livefromthelot

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There may not be a Fall Festival this year, but you can still support our local vendors and entertainment. We look forwa...
09/18/2020

There may not be a Fall Festival this year, but you can still support our local vendors and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you all in person at next year's event.

Hidden Gem Co. - hiddengemco.org
Earth's Natural Art and Jewelry - earthsnaturalartandjewelry.com
Happy Glass Jewelry - happyglassjewelry.com
Just What I Was Looking For!
Julez Julezz - facebook.com/julezjewelzz
T&A Artistic Design
Imena Botanica - https://www.facebook.com/ImenaBotanic/
Sew Niki - https://www.facebook.com/Stitching-Nonsense-413762365389658
Foothills Spinners and Weavers Guild - https://sites.google.com/site/foothillsfiber/home
Leesburg Animal Park - leesburganimalpark.com
Gary and Tom Smallwood - garysmallwood.com

The #Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved revisions to the Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Se...
09/17/2020

The #Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved revisions to the Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services K-6 Distance Learning Child Care Program, including reducing fees and offering more options.

The #Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved revisions to the Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services K-6 Distance Learning Child Care Program, including capping enrollment, reducing fees and offering more options. Details here: https://bit.ly/3mu18eM

09/14/2020

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our Ecology day for Sept 15th, 2020. Please remember that all of our programs require pre-registration at this time in order to run.

The recent rains have brought out a multitude of mushrooms to Claude Moore Park. Do you have any fungi pictures to share...
09/07/2020

The recent rains have brought out a multitude of mushrooms to Claude Moore Park. Do you have any fungi pictures to share from a recent excursion in the park?

The weather forecast for this weekend looks like it will be a great time to take a hike and check out our latest story s...
09/05/2020

The weather forecast for this weekend looks like it will be a great time to take a hike and check out our latest story stroll.

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Family Fishing Day this Sunday, due to lack of registrations. Please keep in mi...
09/04/2020

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Family Fishing Day this Sunday, due to lack of registrations. Please keep in mind that during Covid-19, you must pre-register for all CMP programs by 4pm the business day before the event.

Claude Moore Park's cover photo
09/04/2020

Claude Moore Park's cover photo

The Visitor Center Office and Discovery Room will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. The Park...
09/04/2020

The Visitor Center Office and Discovery Room will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. The Park Grounds are open regular hours, 7am-8pm.

Everyone wish our Box Turtle a very Happy Birthday! She turned 7 today, so she is now considered a young adult in turtle...
08/27/2020

Everyone wish our Box Turtle a very Happy Birthday! She turned 7 today, so she is now considered a young adult in turtle years.

It's our first monarch caterpillar of the year! Stop by the Visitor Center Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm to check i...
08/21/2020

It's our first monarch caterpillar of the year! Stop by the Visitor Center Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm to check its progress into a butterfly.

All of our Green Frog tadpoles have metamorphosed and have been eating well and growing! Here is a rare glimpse of them ...
08/18/2020

All of our Green Frog tadpoles have metamorphosed and have been eating well and growing! Here is a rare glimpse of them all waiting together for their lunch. How many can you see?

08/15/2020
National Honey Bee Day Montage

In celebration of National Honey Bee Day, please enjoy our video montage of our hives over the last few months.

Happy National Honey Bee Day!Honey bees play a very important role in nature as pollinators. They also provide honey to ...
08/15/2020
Home - Loudoun Beekeepers Association

Happy National Honey Bee Day!

Honey bees play a very important role in nature as pollinators. They also provide honey to eat and beeswax to create various products from.

Claude Moore Park recently created a bee yard in March with multiple hives. A volunteer, who is a member of the Loudoun Beekeepers Association, is helping us manage them and we have created some videos to show what we have been up to. If you haven't yet, please check them out. Today we have put together a montage of the last few months at the hives for you to enjoy.

Did you know the Loudoun Beekeepers Association has a website with loads of information and resources available? Check them out at https://www.loudounbee.org.

DISCOVER YOUR OUTDOORS!

Our August Story Stroll is up and ready to be experienced. Come walk the trail and learn about the wildlife that live ar...
08/05/2020

Our August Story Stroll is up and ready to be experienced. Come walk the trail and learn about the wildlife that live around the cattails. Then, see if you can find any of them around our ponds!

We would like to introduce the newest members of the CMP family.  Here are the green frogs, which came to us in tadpole ...
07/20/2020

We would like to introduce the newest members of the CMP family. Here are the green frogs, which came to us in tadpole form, in their new habitat. We will do the best we can to give them a great home as they are unable to be released back into the wild. Unfortunately, they can't be visited yet but we will keep you updated on how they are doing!

07/02/2020

Claude Moore Park Visitor Center will be closed July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July. The park itself will remain open as will the restroom of the Visitor Center, 7am-8:30pm.

Time for another weekend scavenger hunt!  Good luck finding this Squirrely character.  Take a pic and share below when y...
06/26/2020

Time for another weekend scavenger hunt! Good luck finding this Squirrely character. Take a pic and share below when you find them!

Our first official Story Stroll is up at its permanent location.  Come out for a leisurely walk behind the Visitor Cente...
06/18/2020

Our first official Story Stroll is up at its permanent location. Come out for a leisurely walk behind the Visitor Center and check out the story on the way. We will be changing the story at least once a month. We hope you enjoy this new feature! We would also like to thank the Loudoun Pediatric Obesity Coalition for help in the construction of this project!

Address

21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd
Sterling, VA
20164

General information

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Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 20:30
Thursday 07:00 - 20:30
Friday 07:00 - 20:30
Saturday 07:00 - 20:30
Sunday 07:00 - 20:30

Telephone

(571) 258-3700

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The snakes are waking up! Saw this guy swim across the pond and snake his way up the brush. What kind of snake could it be? I'll post another video in the comments.
So there are foxes hanging out there, WOW!!
When I returned from walking my puppy, Found this critter stalking my front entry for its meal.
Given the passage of HB638/SB526, that went into affect July 1st, does Claude Moore now allow drones to be flown safely and following all federal rules? In case you're not familiar with the language of the bill it is as follows: “§ 15.2-926.3. Local regulation of certain aircraft. No political subdivision may regulate the use of a privately owned, unmanned aircraft system as defined in § 19.2-60.1 within its boundaries. Nothing in this section shall permit a person to go or enter upon land owned by a political subdivision solely because he is in possession of an unmanned aircraft system if he would not otherwise be permitted entry upon such land."
A recent shot of a Red Shoulder Hawk...
We welcome comments on our page. Please follow the link to our social media comment policy before you post http://bit.ly/2ob1smx.
I don't know anything about the park...new to the area--what's the lowdown?
I recently heard there is a place for kids to play and get dirty here. Where would that be?
We're just a *little* obsessed with the discovery Grove around here. My 23 month old loves every feature. This mama likes digging in the dirt and allowing the boy to play freely and safely. Seriously, the greatest idea ever.