Franklin Park

About the Park

Franklin Park is a regional park in western Loudoun County. Its 203 acres of rolling hills harbor majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park's perimeter trail offers a view of the sunset cascading across the sky. The park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Special Events & Seasonal Activities

Throughout the year, we host events as well as programs and activities for all ages. Events include:

  • 5K Color Run
  • Dog Swim
  • Easter Celebration
  • Fall Fest
  • Trout Fishing Days
  • Summer Camps

Many of the park's classes and programs have a focus on outdoor sports and fitness, nature and environmental education. Nature hikes, campfire programs and special nature programs are available on a variety of topics for all ages and group sizes.


The pedestrian and equestrian perimeter trails are 3.5 miles long and serve many uses. The inner trail (PDF) is used primarily for horseback riding. The outer trail can be used for hiking, walking, cross-country training and dog-walking. Dogs are welcome, provided they are on a leash, and owners clean-up any waste. Dogs are not allowed in the sports complex, on the playing fields or in the fenced-in playground area.

Dogs in Park

Dogs are generally allowed in parks while on a physical leash and under the control of the owner (Chapter 612.13 of Loudoun County Code of Ordinances), however, per county chapter 1092.21, there are certain areas within parks that dogs are prohibited. Please see the ordinance language for both 612.13 and 1092.21 for more details.

Playground Area

Shaded playground with picnic area is open year-round.

Playground Area



Catch-and-release pond offers fishing classes.
License is required for ages 16 and over.

Catch-and-release Pond

Two kids holding up fish in front of the lake


In addition to swimming, sporting activities include volleyball on our sand court, in-line hockey and tennis.

Sports facilities include two baseball fields, three Little League / softball fields, two soccer fields, two football / rugby / lacrosse fields and a disc golf course.

The park's rolling hills are perfect for sledding, snowboarding or cross-country skiing.