For Kids

A large playground, with many features for kids, in the Pine Grove Picnic Area
Visitor entrance fees paid for the addition of our new playground at Pine Grove Picnic Area in 2010.

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Prince William Forest Park's geographical location is unique. It covers the Piedmont and Coastal zone, and all are rich with plants, animals and stories of human history, giving children plenty of opportunity to explore and learn. Kids visiting the park enjoy visiting the exhibits and touch table located at the visitor center.

Young boy inspecting a tree with a magnifying glass

Take a Hike

Small children may enjoy exploring the woods on some of our shorter tails with interpretive signage including Piedmont Forest Trail and Laurel Loop Trail. For older children, the Farms to Forest Trail provides a good challenge and is an excellent day hike.

group of kids listening to a ranger program, given by a ranger, standing near a large piece of petrified wood

Ranger-led Programs and Events

Get kids involved in ranger-led programs. These include guided hikes, slide programs, bird walks and guided explorations of various park features. Ranger programs are usually offered on the weekends during summer months. Check the park schedule for a list of current programs. Ranger-led programs can also be requested for groups of 10 or more.

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Join our Junior Ranger Corps!

Stop by our visitor center to get your free Junior Ranger activity booklet. When you're done all of your activities, you will get a certificate and junior ranger badge! If you cannot complete the book during your visit, feel free to mail it with an address to receive the badge.


Last updated: January 30, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172



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