Local Community Parks and Recreation for Sully Station II
The Sully Station II Community is convenient to churches, golf courses, many Fairfax County Parks, riding stables, and shopping malls. Chalet Woods and Cub Run Stream Valley Park are both close to the community and within walking distance. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Bull Run Regional Park, the Manassas National Battleground, Flat Lick Stream Valley Park, and Virginia Chase County Park are all close by. Additional information on the small Centreville area parks surrounding your Sully Station II neighborhood can be found at the following website: http://www.recreationparks.net/VA/fairfax/chalet-woods-park-centreville
Sully II is located approximately 23 miles west of Washington, DC, with convenient access to the entire DC metropolitan area.
Sully Station II children may attend Deer Park Elementary School, Stone Middle School and the new state-of-the-art Westfield High School – all part of the renowned Fairfax County Public School System. Many excellent private schools are also nearby.
Below is a listing of the Fairfax County regional Parks.
Fairfax County Parks
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA 20121
Bull Run Regional Park’s spacious fields accommodate groups by the hundreds for picnics, camping or special events. The park’s scenic woodland and trails offer miles of hiking and solitude. In springtime, acres of bluebells and other wildflowers bloom beside a picturesque, meandering stream. A large outdoor pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Miniature and disc golf are open April through October. A public shooting center, which includes sporting clays, skeet, trap, wobble trap and indoor archery, is open year-round. From I-66, take Exit 52 (Route 29) toward Centreville. Drive 2 miles south, turn left onto Bull Run Post Office Road and follow the signs to the park entrance.
Sully Historic Site
3601 Sully Road, Chantilly, VA
An oasis of the past, Sully reflects the history of Fairfax County. Completed in 1799 by Richard Bland Lee, the main house at Sully combines aspects of Georgian and Federal architecture. Richard Bland Lee was Northern Virginia’s first Representative to Congress, as well as General Robert E. Lee’s uncle. On the National Register for Historic Places, and accredited by the American Association of Museums, Sully also includes original outbuildings, representative slave quarter and gardens. Guided tours highlight the early 19th century life of the Richard Bland Lee family, tenant farmers and enslaved African Americans. Programs reflect the history of Fairfax County through the 20th century. The historic site is open daily from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, except on Tuesdays and some holidays (when it is closed).
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Road, Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park was established to preserve large areas of open space, protect natural and cultural features and provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities for the public. The park’s 660 acres are home to the Walney Visitor Center, Cabell’s Mill/Middlegate complex, Walney Pond, various historic ruins, picnic tables, sports fields and hiking trails. Visitors will find a unique experience whether visiting to bird watch, hike, exercise, discover the natural and cultural history of the land, picnic, participate in organized sports, attend an educational program or just relax. The park’s grounds are open daily from dawn until dusk. Walney Visitor Center in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park may be reached by taking Beltway Exit 49 for Route 66 west. Follow Route 66 for eleven miles to Exit 53B which is Route 28 north (Sully Road). From Route 28, make an immediate right onto Walney Road. The visitor center is one mile up on the left.
Pleasant Valley Golf Course
4715 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly, VA
Pleasant Valley Golf Course may be reached by taking Route 66 west to Route 50 west. Follow Route 50 west approximately 8 miles to Route 609 (Pleasant Valley Road). Turn left onto Pleasant Valley Rd. Entrance to park is on the left approximately 1 mile south of Route 50.
Cub Run RECenter, conveniently located next to Westfields High School, is a 65,000 square foot facility that includes a 4,860 square foot leisure entertainment pool featuring two water slides and a water playground, a 25-yard by 25-meter swimming pool, a 9,600 square foot fitness center and two multipurpose rooms – one a 3,000 square foot room that can be divided in half, the other a 1,700 square foot room, and a 270 square foot party room. The Cub Run RECenter is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and
National Park Service & National Museums
National Air and Space Museum
National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum has built a new facility for the display and preservation of its collection of historic aviation and space artifacts, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Located at Washington Dulles International Airport, the Udvar-Hazy Center provides much needed space for the objects that tell the history of aviation and space flight. The Museum currently has over 80 aircraft and dozens of space artifacts on display including the Space Shuttle “Enterprise”; an SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft; the Dash 80 prototype of the Boeing 707; the B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay;” and the de Havilland Chipmunk aerobatic plane, to name a few. The Space Shuttle will soon undergo restoration inside the Space Hangar where it now resides. The museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. The museum is closed on December 25.
Manassas National Battlefield Park
6511 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20109
Manassas National Battlefield park was established in 1940 to preserve the scene of two major Civil War battles. Located a few miles north of the prized railroad junction of Manassas, Virginia, the peaceful Virginia countryside bore witness to clashes between the armies of the North and South in 1861 and 1862. The park is open during daylight hours every day. The visitor center is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving and December 25.