Grand Reopening of Hidden Oaks Nature Center, July 16th

Photo: Courtesy Fairfax County Park Authority, renovated Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Saturday, July 16

10:00am – 1:00pm

Join the Fairfax County Park Authority on Sat. July 16 for festivities celebrating a bigger and better nature center! The event runs from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and is free to the public. All parking, other than ADA, is at the Packard Center and Annandale Community Park playground, 4030 Hummer Rd. Hidden Oaks’ Grand Reopening is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Foundation and Friends of Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

  • 10:00-10:30 a.m.
    • Opening Remarks in the Pond View Classroom
    • CAFÉ South Korean Children’s Chorus
    • Mason District Board of Supervisor Penny Gross
    • Mason District Park Authority Board Supervisor Ron Kendall
    • Fairfax County Park Authority Management Team
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m.
    • Ribbon Cutting at New Pond
  • 10:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    • Community Activities
      • 3-D Microscope: Supported by Transurban 495-95-395 Express Lanes, Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads and Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
      • What’s New? Scavenger Hunt
      • Origami: Sponsored by Artisans United
      • STEM Fun: Bubbles in Nature Place
      • Make a Bug Jar and meet friendly insects in Nature Place
      • Diva Crows
  • 10:45-11:20 a.m.
    • Storytelling in A-Corner Area
  • 11:30-11:45 a.m.
    • Just Four Grins Barbershop Quartet by pond
  • 11:25-11:55 a.m.
    • Nature Puppet Show by Caroline Sietz in Forestview Classroom
  • 12:00-1 :00 p.m.
    • Kick off Latino Conservation Week in Pond View Classroom
    • Announcement of the Tri-Lingual Storybook Trail sponsored by Transurban 495-95-395 Express Lanes.
    • Announcement of the Bi-Lingual QR coded Old Oak Trail
    • Fraternidad Folclórica Cultural Bolivian Children Dancers
  • 1:00 p.m.
    • Cupcakes in the Program Shelter next to the Woodland Wildlife Tree Sculpture


Cost: Free

Registration: Register Online

Hidden Oaks Nature Center Grand Reopening Celebration flyer