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.

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Opening Hours


Vehicle access to Potomac Overlook is closed until further notice. Do not block gates or park illegally. Please abide by posted no parking signage The Nature Center, gardens, and some displays are closed. The playground is closed. The park is open for walking/hiking from dawn to dusk.


Potomac Overlook Regional Park
2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA 22207
United States

T 703-528-5406
E Potomac@nvrpa.org

Park Manager: Rachel Doody

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This park is a natural jewel

This park is a natural jewel in middle of Cherrydale. Perfect for a short and energetic outdoor workout, clear your mind and be in contact with nature. Their trails are well-maintained. Thanks to the administration and volunteers.

Google Review - 06/19/2019 by Gina C.

Birds of Prey Presentation at Tuckahoe Elementary School

Your visit was wonderful. Your staff have a lovely way with the children and they were completely engaged throughout your presentation. Thank you for coming and sharing your knowledge and love of these birds with us.

Survey Money Review - 03/08/2019 by Tuckahoe Elementary School

Owl Feeding Program

I brought my Cub Scout Den, and the boys loved the entire program, both inside and outside. The guides were so great and patient with the boys.

Survey Money Review - 03/08/2019 by Darren Gunlock

St. Stephens and St. Agnes School Field trip at PORP

Thank you for hosting the 6th graders from St. Stephens and St. Agnes School on Wednesday. We had a wonderful time. The presentation was fascinating. The students were hanging on his every word. The animals were amazing. We dearly appreciated being in the comfort of the indoor auditorium. As we walked the trail and processed all we had heard, I commented to a student that I has just learned so much new information. He agreed with a fervent nod, wide eyes and a breathless "Me too". The trail turned out to be a highlight. We look forward to hopefully returning next year and seeing your renovated nature center.

03/23/2018 by Dania L.

Lovely park nestled in NoVA

Quaint park with multiple trails for hikers of all abilities to enjoy. Lots of information for children. We saw numerous happy dogs on trail. Great for the the whole family.

Potomac Overlook Trip Advisor Review - 02/14/2016 by JackandResh