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Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield
(4.5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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  • We have had Cub Scout events here, hunted turtles in the pond, wandered the woods trails, waded in the streams, and generally had a great time. And the Nature Center is pretty good, too. 
  • This is a lovely little park for families, with a nice trail along the creek. There is a very nice visitors center with local animals and activities for young children. 
  • We had a blast walking the nature trails and doing the nature scavenger hunt. Great park with friendly staff. 
  • Hidden Pond is definitely hidden - it's tucked away in a residential neighborhood, you wouldn't know to find it unless you were looking for it. It's like the other excellent Fairfax County parks - gorgeous scenery, well-marked hiking trails in the woods, and a fascinating nature center that has loads of special events and classes. It also has a traditional playground (unshaded) and a circular parking lot that can fill up quickly during busy times. They host birthday parties for $175, such a great alternative to the standard indoor parties. Come visit!
  • What a great place to take family. I grew up here. The staff and nature programs are amazing. Definitely 5+ stars!
  • The park is very nice, the nature center is very good, and the pond is beautiful. Unfortunately, there is a high incidence of theft in the parking lot. Cars are frequently broken into and valuables taken. Neither the park nor the county seems interested in doing anything to deter the thefts. If you are within walking distance, it's a great park. If you plan to drive, consider parking in the neighborhood and walking to the park.
  • We've visited many times and all the volunteers and staff and have been so personable to our children, taking out animals, explaining things, it's a wonderful place. Our daughter is having her birthday party at Hidden Pond this weekend and even though it hasn't happened yet, I am so impressed with the staff and volunteers so far. They have been so accomodating about our needs and helped me plan this party so well that I can't wait to see how it all comes together. THANK YOU!
  • A great place to play and learn