<lst>Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Its 888 acres feature a 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, tour boat rides, camping, a miniature train, a carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, an ice cream parlor and snack bar, picnic areas with grills, and playgrounds. The new fishing pier is accessible to persons with disabilities. Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake. No gasoline powered water-craft are permitted. Swimming is prohibited. Nominal fees are required for boat rentals, camping, carousel, train and other activities. Call 703-323-6601.
Fountainhead Regional Park is located at 10875 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station. The observation deck of the Marina Building at Fountainhead commands a view of the widest point of the Occoquan Reservoir. Fishing licenses are required by law for fishermen 16 or older. Motors up to 10 hp are permitted. State and local law prohibits alcoholic beverages and firearms. No swimming or water skiing. Features at the park include fishing, boat ramp, canoe, and electric motor rentals, mountain bike trail (no horses, call 703-250-2473 for trail conditions), access to the 17-mile Bull Run-Occoquan Trail (no bikes), rental picnic shelter, picnic tables and grills, miniature golf, nature trails. At the Marina Building there are sandwiches, snacks, beverages, bait and tackle, fishing licenses, scale, deck and rest rooms. Call 703-250-9124.
Hidden Pond Nature Center, located at 8511 Greeley Boulevard in Springfield and has indoor exhibits, a nature trail, a pond, tot lot and picnic shelter. A naturalist is always available during operating hours to answer questions. Abundant wildlife and extensive woodlands, along the Pohick Creek, are also features of this park. Hidden Pond is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends and holidays from noon until 5 p.m., and is closed on Tuesdays. It is open from noon until 5 p.m. during January and February. Admission is free.
Sandy Run Regional Park is located at 10450 Van Thompson Road, Fairfax Station on the Occoquan Reservoir.
Sandy Run offers a facility for team training and competition for Olympic, college, high school and club canoe, kayak and crew athletes. Park features Include: Olympic canoeing and kayaking training facilities, site of national competitions for college and high school rowing crews, spectator seating for 500, 2,000-meter race course and three boathouses. Call 703-690-4392
South Run Rec Center is located at 7550 Reservation Drive in Springfield. South Run has a heated indoor 25 meter pool with a poolside spa, beach and wading area, saunas, showers and locker rooms, two racquetball and walleyball courts, fitness center with Cybex VR2 equipment and multi-purpose room. Call 703-866-0566.