UPCOMING EVENTs

 
 

Flight Day at Historic Huntley

Saturday, April 13, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria

Ages 4 to adult

Registration fee, $10


Did you know that Huntley’s farm lands were once projected to be a large-scale airport for both commercial air planes and dirigibles? That was the dream of Henry Woodhouse who, in the 1920’s, owned what is, in large measure, today’s Huntley Meadows Park. Although his project was not successful, Woodhouse got so far as to declare the opening of the “George Washington Air Junction.” 

   With Huntley’s aviation history in mind, get ready to spread your wings and see what it’s like to fly into spring! This is your opportunity to become a test pilot, flying different paper airplane designs.  Kids can build a blimp, learn about hot air balloons, and try on a pair of wings to

fly like a bird. History buffs can delve into the fascinating story of Henry Woodhouse and his dream to make Huntley part of the world’s largest airport. And everyone can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Huntley Meadows Park. 
   This event  is great for families, homeschoolers, and scout groups. Registration is limited, so sign up through Parktakes now! For more information, call 703.768.2525 or go to https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows/flight-day/041319.
Wetlands Awareness Day
Saturday, May 5, noon to 5:00 p.m.
Huntley Meadows Park, free
3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria

Come rain or shine, and dip your mind into the wonder of wetlands! Celebrate the beauty and importance of wetlands at Huntley Meadows Park, the Fairfax County Park Authority’s premier wetland sanctuary, on land that was part of Thomson Mason’s farm at Huntley. Bring friends and family to stroll through the forested paths and immersive ½ mile boardwalk trail! Learn about beavers, birds, bugs, and more! See raptors, reptiles, and amphibians up close and enjoy interactive displays and activities.  For more information, call 703.768.2525 or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows/wetland-awareness/.
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fly like a bird. History buffs can delve into the fascinating story of Henry Woodhouse and his dream to make Huntley part of the world’s largest airport. And everyone can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Huntley Meadows Park.

   This event  is great for families, homeschoolers, and scout groups. Registration is limited, so sign up through Parktakes now! For more information, call 703.768.2525 or go to https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows/flight-day/041319.

Wetlands Awareness Day

Saturday, May 5, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Huntley Meadows Park, free

3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria


Come rain or shine, and dip your mind into the wonder of wetlands! Celebrate the beauty and importance of wetlands at Huntley Meadows Park, the Fairfax County Park Authority’s premier wetland sanctuary, on land that was part of Thomson Mason’s farm at Huntley. Bring friends and family to stroll through the forested paths and immersive ½ mile boardwalk trail! Learn about beavers, birds, bugs, and more! See raptors, reptiles, and amphibians up close and enjoy interactive displays and activities.  For more information, call 703.768.2525 or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows/wetland-awareness/.