N HERNDON, these facilities are open to the general public, call 703-435-6868, unless otherwise indicated:
Alabama Drive Park, 1100 Alabama Drive, Herndon
Located on Alabama Drive. This 10-acre park provides many sports activities. The park has two basketball courts (lighted), soccer, little league and Babe Ruth baseball fields and a tot lot.
Bready Park, 814 Ferndale Ave.
Located on Ferndale Avenue adjacent to the Herndon Community Center. Facilities at the park include picnic tables, softball, soccer, and little league fields, six lighted tennis courts, and play apparatus. Sports fields are available for scheduled leagues. The park also features an indoor tennis and activity center, offering indoor tennis and other programs.
Bruin Park, 412 S. Van Buren St.
An 8-acre neighborhood park that includes a large play area, picnic shelter, two tennis courts, a softball field, and basketball court. The park is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Chandon Park, Palmer Drive, off Herndon Parkway.
This 8-acre park includes two tennis courts, a tot play area, a softball field and a dog park.
Cuttermill Park, Herndon Parkway N.W., between Sterling Road and Crestview Drive.
A 6-acre neighborhood park between the Cuttermill and Westfield subdivisions. The park includes a tot lot, baseball/t-ball fields, walking areas, and a multi-purpose court for volleyball and basketball. A mini basketball court to accommodate younger children is available.
Haley Smith Park, Van Buren Street and Herndon Parkway.
This park opened in late summer 1997. The park features two 60-foot baseball/softball fields, a soccer/multi-use field, basketball and volleyball courts, and a play area.
Runnymede Park, off Herndon Parkway, between Elden Street and Dranesville Road.
Herndon's 58-acre community nature park is located on Herndon Parkway between Elden Street and Dranesville Road. Recreational opportunities include walking along Sugarland Run Stream and over 100 species of birds, deer, fox, and other wildlife which frequent this park site. Nature walks are available by calling 703-435-6800, ext. 2113.
Spring Street Park, Corner of Spring and Van Buren Streets.
This small, 1.5-acre, passive park is maintained with native flora and grasses. Original green ash trees have been preserved, and evergreen trees line the frontage of the park. The park has walking trails and benches, and is in close proximity to the W&OD Trail. There is no parking available at the park site.
Stanton Park, 910 3rd. St.
This 10-acre neighborhood park is rustic with large areas of the park left in its natural state. Facilities at the park include a shelter, picnic areas, walking trails, and a play area. This park is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Trailside Park, 1022 Crestview Drive.
This park includes a picnic shelter with picnic tables, grills, play apparatus, and an open play area. The picnic shelter is available for reservation.
PARK AUTHORITY facilities in Reston/Herndon areas:
Dranesville Tavern, 11919 Leesburg Pike, Herndon.
703-750-1598. A restored 19th-century tavern available for parties and receptions.
Fox Mill District Park, 2801 Fox Mill Road, Herndon.
703-324-8700, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. Includes baseball, football, and soccer fields, and a nature trail.
Frying Pan Park
This 108-acre, fully managed park features outdoor equestrian facilities available for rent. 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. Open daily from dawn till dusk.
2709 West Ox Road.
Lake Fairfax Park, 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston.
703-471-5415. Lake Fairfax facilities available, but must bring own boat. There is a water park complete with slides, a lazy river and a carousel. In addition, the park has picnic areas, camp grounds, and athletic fields, with a Papa Johns on the property. Open 7 a.m. till dark.
Baron Cameron Park, 11300 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston.
703-324-8700, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks. Soccer and softball fields, recycling depot.