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“Great place for a picnic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Road, Centreville, VA
703-631-0013
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Ranked #4 of 11 things to do in Centreville
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Chantilly, Va
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“Great place for a picnic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nature center filled with local history and visual displays. Beautiful pond off Walney road with a pavillion perfect for a cookout or picnic. Hiking trails run through the square mile of property surrounding the park. Also a great place to just chill out and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Visited July 2013
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Centreville, Virginia
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“An excellent place for a long walk, a photo journey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Regardless of the time of year, I find myself drawn to this local park. There is always excellent parking, and lots of trails, streams, and nature to take in. Be certain to take along your camera because the chances are very good that you will find some memory you would like to keep. It's also a great spot for the kids. Visit the museum and the old mill house while you are there. Best of all...it's free!

Visited November 2013
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Chantilly, Virginia
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“Quiet Natural Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a lovely, local nature preserve near the Walney Visitors Center. It features a quiet, peaceful setting with a lilly pond. A great place for a family picnic (BYO Blanket) or just to carve out a break in a busy day.

Visited May 2013
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Centreville, VA
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“Great place for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

In the summer they have a kids entertainment series, Saturdays at 10am. There is also a nice walking path in a wooded area. We haven't made it yet to the other events but they have a wagon ride through a creek or stream, and other nature hikes.

Visited August 2012
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Centreville, Virginia
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“Nice for locals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's a lovely park, but not special enough to drive out of your way. The kids love the pond and looking at the fish and frogs. The nature center has tanks with frogs and snakes and bugs and a little play area for the very young. There's a smokehouse and garden to walk around and taking a tour to see the old ice house and old building foundations is interesting. If you have young kids, make sure to check out the Saturday morning park programs, featuring puppet shows and orchestra and band demonstrations. The hiking paths are well-maintained and it's a lovely, easy walk - with a couple different paths. I think it's a great place for locals and especially for those with little kids.

Visited June 2013
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