Parks To Be Opened In Fairfax County This Weekend

The officials announced on Tuesday that Fairfax County, Virginia, will begin to reopen its parks in time for Memorial Day weekend. The city said in a news release that on-site facilities and restrooms will be closed, and guests will be asked to maintain social distancing practices and avoid congregating in groups of more than 10 people.

Park Authority Executive Director Kirk Kincannon said in a statement, “We greatly appreciate the patience and cooperation shown by County residents during this closure. We understand this has been a challenge to many who enjoy the park system on a regular basis. And it will be important that everyone follows the safety and physical distancing guidelines recommended by health authorities.”

According to, “The following facilities will be closed:

  • Restrooms and all portable restrooms
  • Dog parks
  • All playgrounds
  • Nature centers, visitor centers, horticultural centers, and RECenters
  • Volleyball and basketball courts
  • Athletic fields
  • Water fountains will be turned off

The county will begin removing barricades from the parks and opening parking lots Wednesday and expects to finish by Friday. During the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia‚Äôs parks were open for use during the day with facilities closed.”

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.