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20 Oct 2018 6:30 PM • Mason Neck State Park Visitor Center


Come to Park After Dark 
at Mason Neck State Park 
on October 20

Visitors will have a rare opportunity to experience the Park after the sun goes down on October 20.  From 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm, adults and children alike will learn about the park at night.  

During Enchanted Forest hikes, children will visit with costumed characters representing animals who live in the Park and learn about their lives.


Adults and older children can take guided "no lights" hikes to learn how vision and other senses change in the dark and experience the woods at night.  

And of course there will be a campfire, complete with a storyteller, and the Friends of Mason Neck State Park will supply drinks, marshmallows to roast and s'mores to enjoy.

So come on out to the Park for a unique experience!  There's no need to register, and no charge for the event (although standard Park admission fees apply). 

The Park also needs a few volunteers to help make sure the event runs smoothly.  If you are interested in helping, please email the Park staff at Volunteer for Park After Dark and put "Volunteer for Park after Dark" in the subject line.    

Save the Date for 
the Friends of Mason Neck State Park's
 Holiday Program

The Friends of Mason Neck State Park will hold their annual holiday  event on Sunday afternoon, December 2.  We'll meet at the Jammes House in the Park, which is normally closed to visitors, but will be decorated for the event.

We'll have a wonderful array of good things to eat and a special presentation from Ashley Kennedy, a PhD candidate in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. This fascinating program, "What Birds Eat", can help us establish ideal bird habitats not only in our own backyards but on a much larger scale to promote avian conservation. Learn  which insects are the most important in birds’ diets and which plants you can include in your garden to support various bird species.  Stay tuned; registration for this event will open shortly, and it always fills up quickly. 


Mason Neck State Park 

Mason Neck State Park is located on the Mason Neck peninsula in southeastern Fairfax County, Virginia. The Park's wetlands, forest, water, ponds, and fields are home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, osprey, geese, ducks, swans, and other birds living on or near the Potomac River, Kane's Creek, and Belmont Bay. 

The Park has hiking trails, three miles of paved multi-use trails, a large picnic area, a playground, a car-top canoe and kayak launch, and a visitor center. Canoe, kayak, and bicycle rentals are available.

 The Friends of Mason Neck State Park

The Friends of Mason Neck State Park is a Section 501(c)(3) organization that works to conserve, enhance, and interpret the Park's natural, educational, recreational, cultural and historic resources. We assist the Park Staff in implementing its programs and activities, and we sponsor picnics, hikes, kayak trips, show-and-tell, volunteer activities, and other special events.

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