IN HERNDON, these facilities are open to the general public:
Alabama Drive Park, Alabama Drive.
The 10-acre park includes Little League and Babe Ruth baseball fields, picnic area, soccer field and two lighted basketball courts and a tot lot.
Bready Park, 814 Ferndale Ave.
This 10-acre park features facilities for volleyball, an outdoor basketball court and six lighted tennis courts available for reservation during select hours. A regulation ASA soccer field and a softball field are available by reservation. An air-bubble structure for indoor activity has been constructed and covers three courts in winter. The park is adjacent to the W & OD bike trail. The park also features picnic shelter available for reservation.
Bruin Park, 412 S. Van Buren St.
This natural park with eight wooded acres is suitable for picnics. It also offers two tennis courts, basketball and softball and open play.
Chandon Park, Palmer Drive, off Herndon Parkway.
Phone: Call 703-435-6868.
This 8-acre park can be used for softball and has two tennis courts. There is also a tot play area and dog park here.
Cuttermill Park, Herndon Parkway N.W., between Sterling Road and Crestview Drive.
Phone: 703- 435-6868.
The 6-acre park includes baseball/T-ball fields, a tot lot, walking areas, and a court for volleyball and basketball.
Haley Smith Park, Van Buren Street and Herndon Parkway.
This park opened in late summer 1997. It has two 60-foot baseball/softball fields, a soccer/multi-use field, basketball court, volleyball court and a play area.
Runnymede Park, off Herndon Parkway, between Elden Street and Dranesville Road.
This 58-acre nature park includes recreational activities for the public including nature walks along Sugarland Run Stream. It features 100 species of plants and wildlife and is open from dawn to dusk. Nature walks are available, call 703-435-6800 ext. 2113
Stanton Park, Monroe and Third streets.
This 10-acre, county-run neighborhood park is extremely wooded with winding trails, plus shelter, picnic and play areas.
Trailside Park, Crestview Drive.
This 6-acre park, with its grills, picnic tables and shelter available for rent, is popular for group picnics. It also includes open fields and a volleyball area, open play area and soccer field.
PARK AUTHORITY facilities in Reston/Herndon areas:
Dranesville Tavern, 11919 Leesburg Pike, Herndon.
A restored 19th-century tavern available for parties and receptions. Call 703-938-8835.
Fox Mill District Park, 2801 Fox Mill Road, Herndon.
Web site: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
Includes baseball, football, and soccer fields, and a nature trail.
Frying Pan Park, 2709 West Ox Road.
This 98-acre, fully managed park features outdoor equestrian facilities, amenities for craft fairs and other events. Frying Pan also has a country store and offers hay rides. It has a rentable activity center with seating for 800. Horses are not provided.
Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston.
This park has paddle boats and excursion boat rides on Lake Fairfax and offers fishing from the banks. There is a water park complete with slides, a lazy river and a carousel. In addition, the park has picnic areas, camp grounds, athletic fields and cross-country skiing, with a concession stand during the summer.
Baron Cameron Park, 1130 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston.
Web site: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks
Soccer and softball fields, recycling depot.