Find Father’s Day Fun In Fairfax County Parks

Father’s Day is just around the corner. For those looking for a special way to honor dad, the Fairfax County Park Authority has activities that do the trick.

From a cozy campfire to a day on the links to antique cars and woodcarving, families are sure to find Father’s Day fun in the parks this year:

Burke Lake Golf Course  is hosting its annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament on Saturday. Teams of two players compete in an 18-hole scramble format in three divisions from 8 a.m. to noon. Divisions include Father/Jr. 7-12; Father/Jr. 13-17; and Father/Adult partner. The cost is $60 per team and includes lunch. To register, call 703-323-1641.

Treat dad to a special cruise at Lake Accotink Park  on Sunday. Sit back and listen while a tour guide shares interesting facts about local wildlife and some of the fascinating history of the park. Refreshments are served on board. Cruises depart at 1, 3, and 5 p.m. The fee is $5 for dads, $5 for ages 3-16, and $6 for ages 17 and up. To reserve a spot, call 703-569-0285.

Celebrate Father’s Day at Sully Historic Site’s Annual Antique Car Show on Sunday. Co-sponsored by The Model-A Ford Club of America, the show features more than 400 antique and classic vehicles from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Buy the car of your dreams at the Car Corral or search for the perfect accessory in the flea market with more than 100 vendors. Treat Dad to a delicious lunch and get your toes tapping to the music of Jumpin’ Jupiter, reminiscent of the heyday of these classic automobiles. A tour of the first floor of the 1794 house is included in the fee of $10/adult, $8/senior, and $7/child. For information, call 703-437-1794.

Treat your dad to a free woodcarving lesson with the Northern Virginia Wood Carvers at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. There is a nominal charge for wood blanks. Hand-crank ice cream and sample for $1.25 per cup. Free tours of the mill and miller’s house are offered to dads with kids. For information, call 703-759-2771.