Lake Accotink Park-A Haven for Springfield Families through the Years

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Lake Accotink Path in the Summer
Growing up my friends and I could ride our bikes from our homes in Springfield to Lake Accotink Park to spend a few hours exploring the paths throughout the park.  Our family would enjoy a Sunday picnic on the grounds in the summer, my dad fished during trout season and we ice skated on the stream below the dam in the winter.

When my children were growing up the tradition continued with bike rides around the 3.75 mile path that loops around the lake and through the woods.  From our homes in Kings Park or later Charlestown we could enter the park and rent a canoe or paddle boat to spend a few hours on the 55 acre lake.


Lake Accotink Park-Winter Lake View
Every year Lake Accotink Park stocks the lake for trout fishing (VA fishing license required), hosts the annual cardboard boat regatta, and provides a place to enjoy a picnic, rent a boat or treat children to a ride on the carousel.   Many people don't realize that the small and rather unassuming carousel in the park is the oldest carousel in operation in Fairfax County. 

Today after 43 years the park managed by the Fairfax County Park Authority is still offering Springfield families a place to enjoy a large expansive of green space free of charge.  With a new education center you can stop by and learn more about the wildlife that inhabits the park and use it as a starting point for the revitalized path that connections the park to the Daventry neighborhood.

If you are looking for a stop to enjoy a few minutes, a few hours or an entire day then check out Lake Accotink Park.  It is a park that our family has enjoyed from when it first opened in 1965 and continues to enjoy today. 

If you are interested in buying a home with access to the park give the Cindy Jones team a call at 703-346-2213.  No hassle, no pressure, just honest talk about whether buying a home in today's market is the right choice for you.

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Lisa Hill
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Are those kayaking docks I see? I would have thought they were just floating docks for swimming, except that you can walk right onto them.

Feb 25, 2009 12:26 PM #1
Cindy Jones
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Lisa-they are docks for canoes, kayaks and paddle boats.  There isn't any swimming in Lake Accotink except for the fish and ducks :-)

Feb 25, 2009 11:19 PM #2
Tammy Lankford,
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Looks like a beutiful place to spend the day.

Feb 26, 2009 03:34 AM #3
Cindy Jones
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Tammy-I've spent plenty of days there in my lifetime.  I just took a walk around the 3.75 path last week before our latest cold snap.  Guarentee I'll be back there when the weather warms up a tad.

Feb 26, 2009 04:51 AM #4
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