Burke Lake Park.

Are you one of the more than 1 million people who visit Burke Lake Park each year? If so, then you know what a special place it is! If not, we hope you will visit it soon to spend a day enjoying one of Fairfax County most treasured parks.

Please donate to Burke Lake Park!

Whether hiking, biking, fishing, birding, playing mini golf, riding the train or carousel, or enjoying an ice cream, there is truly something for everyone at Burke Lake! It’s no wonder it was named the “Best park in the Metro DC area” by a Washingtonian magazine poll, Burke Lake Park has earned the distinction of “Best Public Park” by Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Best of NoVA”!

Burke Lake train. Burke Lake Park’s popularity for birthday parties and celebrations has exceeded its capacity! To better accommodate the demand for more celebration areas, the Fairfax County Park Foundation began a capital campaign in 2015 to raise $333,000 to build two ADA compliant picnic shelters. The new shelters will be located in the children’s area near the carousel, train and mini golf.

Thanks to our many generous donors, we only need to raise $36,400 before we can break ground! Your donation today of $1,000, $500, $250, $100 or any amount you can afford to donate to the Burke Lake Park Improvement Campaign will help us reach our goal!

Gavin at the Burke Lake Park train.
“My 3 year old grandson always loves family train rides at what he calls the ‘Birthday Park’, states Cynthia, a proud Fairfax grandma."

Supporters who donate $50 or more will receive an ‘I Love Parks’ sticker (magnet upon request) and all donors contributing $1,000 or more will be listed on the permanent donor plaque!

Give online or by mail with this donation form.

Read the Burke Lake Park appeal letter.

Burke Lake Park is a very special park and has meant a lot to many thousands of Fairfax County residents for more than 50 years! Let’s help to improve Burke Lake Park for generations to come!

Rehabilitated Eagle Soars Again

Eagle with crowd of people.In ​January 2020, more than 500 people gathered to witness the release of a rehabilitated bald eagle at FCPA’s Burke Lake Park in Springfield, VA. See the video and more photos of this beautiful event.

Supervisor Pat Herrity joined Dr. Belinda Burwell, D.V.M., of Wildlife Veterinary Clinic who facilitated the rehabilitation. The bird suffered from a shoulder injury and lead poisoning. After a few jumps on the ground, the eagle headed towards the lake. He is believed to be one of the pairs of eagles that built nests on the Vesper Island wildlife refuge in the middle of the Burke Lake.