Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Centreville

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  • ECL has extensive hiking trails and a small pond for catching panfish. We've attending a wedding at the local waterwheel that harkens back 2 centuries. Not a "go-to" destination but worth a visit if y...  more »
  • Had grandchild's BD party here. Camp fire, roasted hotdogs and marshmallows ghost stories, games, hike in woods. Lots of fun.  more »
  • When my daughters were children we used to fish for blue gills and crappies. It was at least 20 years ago but I drive past it at least 2 or three times a week  more »
  • This place is a gem of a park; great for indoor OR outdoor exploration. As you can see from the photos, there is lots to explore indoors, from a discovery station to a quiet little nook with nature-themed books and toys. Great for a rainy day when you want to leave the house with the kids. Free admission, decent parking. Clean in-door bathrooms and water fountain. Little shop sells some snacks if you forgot yours. Costumes for imaginative old-time play. Visit their historical remnants outside, go for a little walk, enjoy a concert in the summer, or sign up for one of their great programs, such as pond life!! Gorgeous garden blooms spring--late summer. Don't confuse this place with Walney pond or Cabel's Mill; you have to drive about 1/2 mile up to get to this visitor center. (The pond is well-worth a visit though, there are gorgeous water lilies that bloom in the summer!)
  • An easy walking trail that is well maintained. A great park for the entire family with a historic grist mill and ice house. Awesome citing of a big buck within 15 feet!
  • Great little park off of 28. Fantastic variety of scenery with the pond, stream, field and forests. Just beware that it gets crowded with families and photographers on the weekends when the weather is nice.
  • We have been visiting this park with kids for years. At first it seemed inconvenient that there's really three separate areas to do things and Walney Road is too busy to walk along, but now that's part of the fun of coming here. You can park at the pond and walk up to the visitor center, or you can park at the center and walk down. There's always something to see in the pond, the butterfly garden, the vegetable garden, or the forest path, which is complete with historic markers and structures. The visitor center is interactive and engaging for kids, with live animals, touch exhibits, and a dress up play area. There's also a small creek along the forest path that my kids can't resist playing in - bring a couple of towels! You can picnic here, or drive one light north on Rte 28 and visit the playground associated with this park. There are two play structures and extensive fields and walking paths with lots of parking. We always manage to make a full, fun day when visiting this area.
  • This is a wonderful park in the Chantilly area! Beautiful environment to walk or hike around.
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