• Love to pretend? We will be focusing on creative drama, using adventure stories, folktales and fairytales as springboards.
  • Check out what is wiggling & waddling in and near the water, the field and the wetland. Discover how animals makes their homes, check out nests, watch webs and find beaver markings.
  • Right off of I-95, Locust Shade Park offers an affordable place to work on your swing!
  • Lawrence the Magician, puppet shows, interactive theater and more!


Right off of Interstate-95 near the Quantico Marine Corps base in eastern Prince William County, Locust Shade is a charming neighborhood park and the perfect destination for a lazy summer’s day.  With batting cages, 18-hole miniature golf course, golf driving range, marina building with boat rentals on an 8-acre lake, playgrounds, tennis and volleyball courts, pavilion rentals, fitness and nature trails, horseshoe pits and our 400-seat outdoor amphitheater, we have enough to keep everyone busy!

The park is open year round from daylight to dusk

Fishing is available year-round from park opening until 30 minutes prior to posted park closing time. 

Jean C. Smith Amphitheater
Programs run May through August, please see amphitheater schedule for more details.


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