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Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

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Nice quiet walk in the woods

This park is a hidden gem. Lots of nice walking trails and a pond for fishing. They also have... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Centreville, Virginia
Great walking trails

I love getting "away" from the neighborhoods in this park. You can forget you are surrounded by... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Centreville, Virginia
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

This park is a hidden gem. Lots of nice walking trails and a pond for fishing. They also have several nature tours that are good for children.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great local park for a walk or hike. There is a small visitor center, but the park is mostly just a pretty place with woods and a pond for a 1-2 mile walk.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I love getting "away" from the neighborhoods in this park. You can forget you are surrounded by roads and see some birds, turtles, and fish in the pond or streams.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jfbeidleman
Reviewed September 6, 2017

ECL has extensive hiking trails and a small pond for catching panfish. We've attending a wedding at the local waterwheel that harkens back 2 centuries. Not a "go-to" destination but worth a visit if you're in the local area or you're looking for a restful...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank John T
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Had grandchild's BD party here. Camp fire, roasted hotdogs and marshmallows ghost stories, games, hike in woods. Lots of fun.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Wanderer682293
Reviewed May 22, 2017

When my daughters were children we used to fish for blue gills and crappies. It was at least 20 years ago but I drive past it at least 2 or three times a week

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Bernard B
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park. Walking trails. Fishing at Walney Pond. Fairfax County Virginia. Flowers. Flowering trees. Pretty stream. Abundance of wildlife and birds.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank DollyLK
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is a beautiful and peaceful park with fairly well-maintained trails. I walk or jog through the park at least six times a month. The pond at the southern end of the park is very nice. Years ago my daughter caught a bass there. The...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

I frequently walk the trails and ball field area of EC Lawrence. The trails are well kept, and a nice walk in a suburban environment. I see woodpeckers, hawks, bluejays, deer, foxes, and sometimes turkeys on my walks. It's a testament to "adaption" in nature...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank bobby_8008
Reviewed March 3, 2017

A couple of weekends ago when the weather was nice, my husband and I drove over to take a hike at the park. We started out and did the small loop and then went back and did the larger loop for a total of 4...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank zwic2ofus
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