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Parks and Recreation

Burke Lake Park

7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station

Its 888 acres feature a 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, camping, a miniature train, a carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, an ice cream parlor, picnic areas with grills, a mini golf course and playgrounds as well as an 18-hole disc golf course. The new fishing pier is accessible to persons with disabilities. Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake. No gasoline-powered watercraft or sailboats are permitted. Swimming is prohibited. Nominal fees are required for boat rentals, camping, carousel, train and other activities. Call 703-323-6601.

Cobbdale Park

Burrows and Howerton Avenue, Fairfax

Offers a playground. Open dawn to dusk. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Dale Lestina Park

Plantation Parkway, Fairfax

Offers a playground. Open dawn to dusk. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Daniels Run Park

Heritage Lane, Embassy Lane, Tedrich Boulevard, Estel Road, Fairfax

Offers bike/hike/jog trail, picnic area, tot lot. Open dawn to dusk. www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Draper Drive Park

Beech Drive, Fairfax

Offers a playground, multi-use field and two soccer fields. Open dawn to dusk. www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Fairchester Woods Park

Warwick Avenue, Fairfax

Offers a basketball court and playground. Open dawn to dusk. www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Pat Rodio Park

Keith Avenue, Fairfax

Offers a football field, little league fields, playground. Open dawn to dusk. www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Kutner Park

Jermantown Road and Route 50, Fairfax

Offers hiking trail, horseshoe pit, picnic area, playground, soccer field, tennis court, volleyball court. Open dawn to dusk. www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Providence Park

West Drive, Fairfax

Offers basketball court, bike/hike trail, picnic area, playground. Open dawn to dusk. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Oak Marr RECenter

3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton

The center offers an Olympic-size pool, a whirlpool spa, sauna, dry sun deck, weight and fitness room, two racquetball courts, two small meeting rooms and an outdoor miniature golf area. The pool is open Monday-Friday, 6.30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The general hours of operation as well as the times all courts and rooms are available are Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Miniature golf is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. until dusk. Daily general admission fees for Fairfax County residents are $6.85 for adults, $5.95 for youths 5-18, $5.95 for students 18-21, and children under 3 are free with a paying adult. Seniors pay $4 Monday-Friday. Families with up to four members and up to two adults are $14.75. Chaperons who don't participate with paying child are $1.50. Nonresident adults, youth and seniors are $8.70, children under 5 are free, and families with up to four members with up to two adults are $25. Multiple membership offers are available depending on the types and times of visit. For more information, call 703-281-6501 or visit www.fairfaxcounty/gov/living/parks.

Ranger Road Park

Ranger Road, Fairfax

Basketball court, picnic area, playground. Open dawn to dusk. www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Ratcliffe Park

Locust Street and Sager Avenue, Fairfax

Offers two basketball courts, one softball field, one multi-purpose field, playground. Open dawn to dusk. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Stafford Drive Park

3255 Stafford Drive, Fairfax

New City of Fairfax park includes barrier-free playground, fully accessible walking trail and rectangular synthetic turf field.

Thaiss Memorial Park

Pickett Road, Fairfax

Offers five little league fields, picnic area, playground. Open dawn to dusk. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Westmore Park

Fern Street and Oakwood Street, Fairfax

Offers basketball/tennis court, picnic area, playground. Open dawn to dusk. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.

Van Dyck Park

3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax

Offers lighted basketball court, exercise trail, playground, picnic area, lighted tennis courts, three sand volleyball courts, skateboard facility. Open dawn to dusk. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov. 703-385-7858.