Listed below are parks and museums in Fairfax County
Click here for museums and historical sites in Fairfax County.
The Fairfax County Park Authority operates 420 parks including 371 miles of trails, lakes with marinas, historic sites, and nature centers. These parks include 274 athletic fields (30 synthetic turf). The Fairfax County Park Authority also manages the maintenance of more than 500 athletic fields for Fairfax County Public Schools. The Fairfax Cross County Trail is a 40 mile trail for pedestrians, cyclists, & equestrian use. It connects Great Falls National Park (Potomac River) to Occoquan Regional Park (Occoquan River). Facilities of the Fairfax County Park Authority:
NIKE Missile Site W-64, Lorton Virginia, was built during 1954 and was part of the Army Air Defense Command (ARADCOM). A ring of 11 NIKE anti-aircraft missile batteries were strategically… Continue reading
Caroline County residents emergency medical services are provided at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, and several major hospitals in the Richmond area with ground and air ambulance services including Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Other medical services for Caroline County residents include a public health center and two private medical clinics. Government services for the Town of Bowling Green and Town of Port Royal are provided by Caroline County Government.
The Caroline Library has four branches. They are the Ladysmith Branch Library in Ladysmith Village subdivision in Ruther Glen, the Bowling Green Branch Library in the Town of Bowling Green, Dawn Branch (Hanover), and Port Royal Branch. Listed below is a guide of new residents of Caroline County. The quick links are listed next to each service.
Across from Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock River in Stafford County is Ferry Farm. It was George Washington’s childhood home from 1738-1754, and the place where our first president at age six couldn’t lie to his father after chopping down a prized cherry tree. George Washington left Ferry Farm to work as a surveyor west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 1774 Mary Ball Washington (mother) moved to a home in Fredericksburg purchased for her by George Washington. Ferry Farm was sold to Dr. Hugh Mercer. But he never occupied it due to his service as a Brigadier General in the Revolutionary War. In 1777 he was killed at the Battle of Princeton and became a symbol of American bravery for the Continental Army. The Union Army of the Potomac used Ferry Farm as a winter camp and crossing point over the Rappahannock River during the… Continue reading
Prince William County parks and museums are worth your time if walking Civil War battlefields and visualizing the struggle between opposing forces seems like time well spent. Besides museums, the links below will lead to find information and photographs of historic sites, water parks, community pools, community recreation centers, sports complexes, camp sites, and bird watching.
Americans in Wartime Museum (Dale City)
Freedom Museum (Manassas Airport)
Haymarket Museum (Town of Haymarket)
Manassas Museum (City of Manassas)
National Museum of the Marine Corps (Triangle)
Mill House Museum (Occoquan)
Weems-Botts Museum (Dumfries)
Other historic sites include: Bel Air House (Dale City), Ben Lomond House… Continue reading
This is a rundown of Prince William County sports leagues and fitness venues. There are adult and youth athletic organizations, community parks and recreation centers are listed here.
The following upgrades (1-5) will occur during 2014 to upgrade and expand fields for youth sports. This is part of a plan to increase field availability for football, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and field hockey youth leagues. The 2014 Prince William County budget will likely include talks to add field lights to 36 existing athletic fields, and add 30 more fields throughout the county.