Little train ride in the park

Directions: From Interstates 395 and 495, take the Braddock Road West exit. Turn left onto Burke Lake Road; go five miles. Turn left onto Ox Road/Route 123 south. Take a left into the park.

Hours: The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The miniature golf course, carousel and train ride all open at 11 a.m.

Admission: Park admission is free for county residents every day and for non-county residents on weekdays. On weekends, admission is $8 per vehicle for nonresidents. Carousel tickets are $1.50; train rides are $2; 18 holes of mini golf are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and children younger than 12.

Parking: Free parking in lot.


{bullet} Burke Lake Park is an 888-acre parcel run by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The many recreational opportunities include a picturesque lake area with boat rental and fishing. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish. A 4.75-mile wooded jogging trail surrounds the lake.

{bullet} Adjacent to the park is a regulation 18-hole, par-3 golf course.

More information: 703/323-6600 or www. burkelake

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