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. Folks walking the park's perimeter trail often stop to watch the brilliant colors of the sunset cascading across the sky.

The park opened on July 4, 1998, and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities 

Welcome to Franklin Park sign

Special Events & Seasonal Activities

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

  • Color Run 5k
  • Dog Swim
  • Easter Celebration
  • Fall Fest
  • Trout Fishing Days

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:

  • Adults
  • Community organizations
  • Families
  • School groups
  • Scouts


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.

Playground Area

Shaded playground with picnic area is open year-round.


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



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. 

Two kids holding up fish in front of the lake

Dogs in Park

Dogs are generally allowed in parks while on a physical leash and under the control of the owner (ordinance 612.13), however, per county ordinance 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.

Contact Us

Contact Franklin Park for more information.