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Lake Fairfax Park

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Area  476 acres (1.93 km)
Website  Official FCPA site
Status  Open all year
Phone  +1 703-471-5414
Lake Fairfax Park
Location  Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Operated by  Fairfax County Park Authority
Address  1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA 20190, USA
Hours  Open today · 10AM–6PMSaturday10AM–6PMSunday10AM–6PMMonday10AM–6PMTuesday10AM–6PMWednesday10AM–6PMThursday10AM–6PMFriday10AM–6PM
Similar  Water Mine Family Swimmin, Lake Accotink, Roer's Safari, Riverbend Park, Frying Pan Farm Park

Lake fairfax park

Lake Fairfax Park is a park in Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA owned and maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority. Contained within the park is the 18-acre (0.073 km2) Lake Fairfax. The park also offers a waterpark, carousel, picnic areas, campgrounds, trails, playground and more.


The park has also played host to music festivals, including Lollapalooza and The HFStival.

Lake fairfax park in reston virginia july 2012

The Water MineEdit

The Water Mine is a waterpark contained within Lake Fairfax Park which has over an acre of water play activities surrounded by a lazy river called Rattlesnake River with a 2.5-mile-per-hour (4.0 km/h) current.


Lake Fairfax was originally developed as a private recreation facility in the late 1950s - early 1960s by local developer and entrepreneur Mack Slye "Jack" Crippen Jr..

In 1965, James S. Mott and his wife Marguerite were denied entry to the park because they were black. Mott sued Lake Fairfax under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Lake Fairfax was enjoined from refusing entry to people on account of their race.

At the end of 1965, the Fairfax County Park Authority expressed interest in purchasing the facility, and Crippen sold Lake Fairfax to the authority in 1966 for $1.7 million.


Lake Fairfax Park Wikipedia

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