Potomac Overlook Regional Park
Explore Woodland Trails, the Nature Center and Educational Gardens
Explore the natural world on 67 acres of wild and cultivated land at Potomac Overlook Regional Park in Arlington, Virginia. Hike miles of trails while following interpretive displays to learn about Northern Virginia’s flora and fauna. Our educational organic vegetable garden hosts school trips and summer nature camps, while other demonstration gardens showcase native plants and insects and live animal displays. Visit the James I. Mayer Center for Environmental Education to learn about the connections between humans and the natural world. Potomac Overlook Regional Park also hosts an outdoor summer concert series and a popular summer camp for kids.Support your park
We maintain two live, non-releasable birds of prey on site, a barred owl and a great horned owl. We will also be welcoming a red shouldered hawk and screech owl to our site shortly.
Staff regularly use these birds for interpretive programs. These programs are geared for school groups, summer camps, and park visitors. Our goal is to help visitors understand the crucial role these amazing birds play in our environment. Please consider supporting this program by purchasing the shirt pictured. It's for a great cause!
The park is open daily from dawn til dusk.
The Nature Center
Mondays - Closed
Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
November 22, Thanksgiving: CLOSED
December 24, Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
December 25, Christmas Day: CLOSED