Gateway Regional Park

Take a break on the City of Fairfax Connector Trail

Catch your breath, find directions and fill your water bottle at Gateway Regional Park, a crossroads rest stop in Fairfax City, Virginia. Whether you’re riding, walking or running the Washington & Old Dominion Trail / City of Fairfax Connector Trail, Gateway Regional Park gives you a space to rest, check our maps, and get some shelter from the sun or rain.

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Opening Hours


The park is open for walking/hiking/biking from adjoining trails from dawn to dusk. Please do not gather in the pavilion area.


Gateway Regional Park
Pickett & Old Pickett Roads
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States

T 703-729-0596

Manager: Karl Mohle

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Gateway is currently managed by the W&OD Trail staff, and their respective Friends Group - the Friends of the W&OD (FOWOD).

The purpose of FOWOD is to support and enhance the trail and its multiple uses as a recreational environmental and historic resource through fundraising, promotion, educational programming and maintenance.

Activities of FOWOD include:

  • Acquisition of trail improvements such as benches, water fountains and restroom facilities.
  • Public awareness programs for trail safety.
  • Advocacy for improved crossings of intersecting roadways.
  • Establishment of a volunteer trail patrol.
  • Trail maintenance and landscaping projects


It is fun park for kids

It is fun park for kids. There are a big field, plenty of shade, a couple playgrounds, swings, slides, play with sand and skate board area. It is also good for playdate location.

Google Review - 04/30/2019 by Eileen G.