Hidden Oaks: Celebrating 50 Years

Opened Oct. 18, 1969, Hidden Oaks was the Fairfax County Park Authority's first nature center. In the 1960's, the Park Authority's headquarters were in Annandale Community Park. The Director envisioned a cabin in the woods where families, Scouts, and schoolchildren could learn about and experience nature. During a helicopter ride to view the site, the Director exclaimed that he couldn't see the site because it was hidden by the oaks that cover the area. The name Hidden Oaks was born. At only 52 acres, Hidden Oaks has something for everyone. In this Adventure Lab, you'll see a tree older than the country, the bed for a Civil War railroad, art made from the stump of a 100 foot tree, an outdoor space for kids to learn more about nature, and a rain garden protecting the future. Boots are recommended in wet weather. As with all FCPA parks, please access this Adventure Lab only during daylight hours. The stages will give coordinates for Hidden Oaks at 50 Lab Bonus Cache (GC96T1B).

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