|Fountainhead Regional Park|
|Operated by||NOVA Parks|
|Website||NVRPA Fountainhead site|
Fountainhead Park borders Fairfax Station and Clifton, Virginia, with land-use restrictions adjacent to the park to protect the water supply for half of Fairfax County, as well as the natural ecosystems. Most of the park is closed during the winter.
The park contains rolling hills, dense forests, and a stream (now a reservoir) that flows into the Potomac River. It has a preserved 18th century cemetery, 4 shared-use equestrian trails, a mountain biking trail, and a fishing pier.
The park's unique feature for Northern Virginia is the 10.9 miles (17.5 km) mountain biking trail which was improved and rehabilitated by the Fountainhead Project, funded by a grant, local and state government resources along with business and private donations.
Water recreation edit
The park also features water activities between mid-March and November. Canoe, kayak and jon boat (with small engine) rentals are available, as are fishing supplies (a fishing license is required). Guided canoe trips and paddleboard lessons are offered during the summer. Boats launched from the park (fee charged) are limited to motor sizes at or under 10 horsepower.