UPDATED MAY 20, 2020: Park gates and parking lots open, as well as boat launches, trails and golf courses. Some facilities remain closed.

NOVA Parks is pleased to announce that as of May 20, 2020, most park gates and parking lots at NOVA Parks facilities are open to the public. This includes all boat launches, trails and golf courses. Access to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens will begin on Friday, May 22, 2020. Please note that visitors will have limited on no access into buildings for restrooms and check-ins. Online reservations are strongly encouraged at our golf courses. For full details please visit the respective park web pages.

Camping reservations will begin when the Phase I date is officially approved in Northern Virginia. 

Visitors who choose to visit these facilities must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid congregating in groups
  • Maintain a 6-foot distance between others
  • Avoid touching shared surfaces
  • Take trash with you
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Please follow posted facility guidelines for your safety and that of our staff. Available services and amenities will vary from location to location.
  • Consider wearing a mask where social distancing may be difficult.

All equipment and touchable surfaces will be regularly disinfected throughout the day. Your health and safety is our top priority. 

The public may continue to use the trail systems and is encouraged to use proper social distancing. Visitors who choose to use our trails should adhere to the guidelines above. Public access to trails is the same level as Fairfax County Park Authority, Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, and several other area park systems.

As the COVID-19 situation continues, the status of NOVA Parks facilities will be continuously re-evaluated.

We look forward to reopening more parks and facilities as soon as it is safe to do so.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in contributing to the health and wellbeing of our entire community. For information on NOVA Parks facilities, please see www.novaparks.com/.

General information on COVID-19, please see the CDC web site at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Information on Governor Northam’s executive actions related to COVID-19 see: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/executive-actions/