The Braddock District has 49 parks and green spaces for residents and guests to enjoy. This alphabetical guide shares a bit about each of them.
Americana Park, in Annandale (4301 Accotink Parkway) is just shy of 4 acres. With its convenient parking area and baseball/softball fields, Americana park is a favorite for adults and youth alike. A recently restored native meadow provides natural beauty as well as environmental benefit.
Ashford East Park, in Fairfax (4300 Guinea Road) is 3.8 acres situated entirely within the Woods of Ilda neighborhood.
Brentwood Park in Fairfax (11903 Appling Valley Road) is a little over 10 acres with multi-use trails, a playground, and an open play area. This park has nice walking trails for easy strolls and hiking trails for more strenuous forest adventures, as well as a fishing pond and picnic spots.
Canterbury Woods Park in Annandale (5018 Wakefield Chapel Road) is much larger than it seems. It actually comprises 65 acres, and is popular for its connected multi-use trails and basketball courts. This park is notable on Washington’s Spy Tour for being the site of an exchange of classified materials between FBI agent/spy Robert Hanssen and his Russian cohorts.
Carney Park in Fairfax (Government Center Parkway) is 40.44 acres great for sport with its basketball courts, tennis courts, open grass sport courts and running trails. There is also a playground with equipment fun for young children and toddlers.
Carrleigh Parkway Park in Springfield (8020 Carrleigh Parkway) is a good size 10.23 acres with multi-use trails as well as an easy access walkway to the Lake Accotink Trail.
Country Club View Park in Fairfax (10609 Henrico Street) is 39.33 acres located within the Country Club View neighborhood. Paved trails past the park’s tennis and basketball courts lead to a playground where there is also a bike rack and open space to set up a picnic or play lawn games.
Crooked Creek Park in Fairfax (9910 Commonwealth Boulevard) is 12.20 acres of open play area located in King’s Park West.
Dixie Hill Park in Fairfax (4540 Dixie Hill Road) is 3.42 acres with an accessible covered picnic shelter with tables, benches, and grills. While older players will love the basketball court, the playground is best for toddlers with its smaller swings and slides.
Fairfax Hills Park in Annandale (4304 Holly Lane) is 1.62 acres is a neighborhood park that abuts Wakefield Park and its cross country trail. Good for running and biking, this trail also travels along a picturesque creek.
Fairfax Villa Park in Fairfax (4420 Belden Street) is 59.67 acres of multi-use trails, where visitors will come upon the occasional old bridge and other historic features. Largely wooded, the residential-area park offers walking, biking, and hiking opportunities with plenty of wildlife on view.
Fitzhugh Park in Annandale (4966 Americana Drive) is 10.86 acres of forested park with a heavily urbanized landscape. Fitzhugh also has a small floodplain forest community and a small meadow. In 2017, the park Authority began an ecological restoration project which aims to eliminate invasive species restore forest understory structure, and increase biodiversity. Upon project completion, park-goers will again enjoy Fitzhugh’s multi-use trails, playground, basketball courts, and historic features.
Flag Run Park in Springfield (7620 Elgar Street) is 8.66 acres of open play area.
George Mason Park in Fairfax (9700 Braddock Road) is 7.98 acres comprised of multi-use trails, an open play area, and a well-tended community garden.
Greenfield Park in Burke (5349 Guinea Road) is 4.74 acres and located entirely with Northern Virginia’s Greenfield Management Community.
Herzell Woods Park in Burker (5328 Guinea Road) is a 3 acre smaller local park located across the street from Monticello Park.
Howrey Field Park in Annandale (5100 Glen Park Rd.) is 7.51 acres. A great place to play baseball and football. Visitors enjoy taking advantage of its multi-use trails, diamond fields, and sand volleyball courts. There is also a playground coming soon.
Kings Park Park in Springfield (8717 Trafalgar Court) is 9.2 acres, with an assortment of activities for park-goers to enjoy. Multi-use trails, a picnic area, open play area, playground, rectangle fields, diamond fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts can all be found here.
Kings Park West Park in Fairfax (5216 Pommeroy Drive) is 40.66 acres which comprises the Kings Park West neighborhood. A quiet place to enjoy nature or a some exercise, there are also plans to construct a playground.
Lake Accotink Park in Springfield (7500 Accotink park Road) is 448.09 acres of multi-use trails, a picnic area, open play area, playground, sand volleyball courts, and more. There’s even a carousel! Water lover will enjoy its lake for fishing and canoeing.
Lake Braddock Park in Burke (9200 Burke Lake Road) is 13.08 acres of well maintained offerings, like playgrounds, an open play area, rectangle fields, and diamond fields. There is also a beautiful lake with an asphalt path around for walking and taking in nature.
Lakeside Park in Fairfax (5216 Pommery Drive) is 11.84 acres of quiet park with tall trees surrounding a lake. Its multi-use trails, picnic area, open play area, rectangle fields, and basketball courts are also highly prized by visitors.
Leewood Park in Springfield (7111 Woodland Drive) is 9.44 acres comprised of multi-use trails and an open play area.
Long Branch Falls Park in Annandale (5021 King David Boulevard) is 5.1 acres of open play area with a playground. In 2018, restoration work began on Long Branch Falls highly degraded steam. When completed, the streambed will be stabilized, and the area will see water quality benefits, natural reforestation, and a healthier ecosystem.
Long Branch Stream Valley Park in Fairfax (4439 Glenn Rose St) is 156 acres. Take some time to meander down all the little trails of this beautiful park full of Virginia-native plants that also has mini bamboo forests and artfully abandoned cars in other areas.
Middleridge Park in Fairfax (5426-A Governor Yeardley Drive) is 7.79 acres comprised of multi-use trails, a playground, two tennis courts, and basketball courts. An open play area is coming soon.
Monticello Park in Fairfax (5315 Guinea Road) is 8.85 acres of open play area, a dog park, a playground, and multi-use trails currently under construction. Among local birders, this park is renowned for its great diversity of migrating warblers; nearly all eastern species have occurred here. The park’s creek is a focus for migrant activity, as well as a steep canyon and creek.
North Springfield Park in Springfield (7025 Leesville Boulevard) is 4.97 acres of small community park located nearby to Leewood.
Oak Hill Park in Annandale (4934 Tarheel Way) is 10.21 acres. A neighborhood park best accessed by bike or on foot, Oak Hill Park is named for Historic Oak Hill Mansion which is less than half a mile away. The park has multi-use trails for hiking, running, or biking.
Olde Forge Park in Fairfax (4604 Twinbrook Road) is 7.53 acres situated in Little Run Estates. Multi-use trails are currently pending.
Piney Branch Stream Valley Park in Fairfax (Lee Highway And Piney Branch Road) is 184.24 acres of watershed area bounded by homes. Multi-use trails in the area do offer activities for hiking, biking, and running.
Pohick Stream Valley Park in Springfield (Old Keene Mill Rd) is 823.4 acres full of wildlife and vegetation. A full network of trails with stream crossings happens upon a picnic area, an open play area, and a basketball court.
Rabbit Branch Park in Fairfax (tapestry Rd) is 8.9 acres of open play area, stream, and surrounding wooded areas.
Random Hills Park In Fairfax (11550 Random Hills Road) is 11.44 acres of small community green space with multi-use trails.
Red Fox Forest Park in Annandale (4915 Red Fox Drive) is 7.34 acres of open play area in the Red Fox Forest Park neighborhood.
Rolling Woods Estates Park in Fairfax (5208-A Marvell Lane) is a cozy 3.34 acre recreation area near Rollingwoods Estates.
Royal Lake Park in Fairfax (5344 Gainsborough Drive) is 46.21 acres of beautiful natural park complete with a walking trail that even has outdoor exercise equipment! Runners, hikers, and walkers are all welcome on the trail. Visitors also love to make use of the park’s picnic area, playground, tennis courts, and basketball courts.
Royal Ridge Park in Springfield (8600 Forrester Boulevard) is 12.26 acres with multi-use trails and a pair of tennis courts.
Rutherford Park in Fairfax (4710 Guinea Road) is a 21.59 acre great community park with lots of trees, multi-use trails, a picnic area, an open play area, a playground, rectangle fields, diamond fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts.
Smokewood Park in Fairfax (4120 Whitacre Rd) is 13.89 acres of multi-use trails in the Smokewood Place community.
South Run Stream Valley Park in Springfield (South Run Road) is 362.38 acres of interconnected trails that navigate through Newington and Southern. These paths also connect to the cross County connector trail.
Surrey Square Park in Fairfax (4819 Twinbrook Road) is 9.33 acres that includes a fun playground in the Surrey Square community.
The Wakefield Chapel in Annandale (8415 Tollhouse Road) is 1.44 acres of land with a historic feature. Wakefield Chapel — named for its first local preacher, the Reverend E. W. Wakefield — was built in 1899 on land donated by a local sawmill owner. The building served as a community church until 1951, and was later turned over to the Park Authority to be preserved for future generations.
Twinbrook Road in Fairfax (5124 Twinbrook Road) is a small 4.48 acre community green space.
University Park in Fairfax (University Drive & Forest Ave) is 9.69 acres close to George Mason University.
Wakefield Park in Annandale (8100 Braddock Road) is 292.59 acres of multi-use trails, open play area, a playground, rectangle fields, diamond fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The park even has a fitness center, an indoor pool, a recreation center, a skate park, and a horseshoe pit. Sand volleyball courts are also coming soon.
Wakefield Chapel Park in Annandale (8415 Toll House Rd) is 7.71 acres of open play area surrounding the aforementioned Wakefield Chapel.
Willow Woods Park in Annandale (8721 Braeburn Dr) is 12.24 acres of multi-use trails that include a great playground for younger children.
Woodglen Lake Park in Fairfax (10617 Zion Drive) is 63.02 acres. There are trails, though there’s no loop trail all the way around the lake, to view the area’s flora. Boating is limited to carry-in craft, and motors are banned.