Historically, the rolling fields in Manassas National Battlefield Park were used for agricultural purposes. Since many grassland birds in Virginia are on the decline, one of the park's goals is to promote better quality habitat for grassland birds, while still maintaining the agricultural heritage of the park. To this end, we are maintaining grass and shrub lands using a combination of agricultural (hay) leases and mowing by our maintenance staff.
Did You Know?
The park is home to a large vernal pool, located on the Stone Bridge Loop Trail. In the spring, this area fills with about a foot of water, and becomes a vital breeding ground for amphibian species.