Welcome to the Friends of Runnymede Park

"We care, because we all leave tracks."


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Friends of Runnymede Park is to protect, enhance, and preserve the physical, natural, and cultural heritage of this special public parkland in the Town of Herndon.

Throughout the year we will be offering guided walks in the park, highlighting birds, native plants, insects, frogs.

These will be posted on our Facebook page - be sure to Like us.

2018 and 2019 Events:

Bird Walk, Saturday, December 12, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Winter birds are here and Jonathan Lacher will lead an educational walk through the park to see how many we can find. Meet in the parking lot at 8:00am and the walk will end around 10:00am. Wear sturdy footwear. Bring binoculars if you have them, but if you don’t, we have some to lend. No fee or registration required.

Annual Meeting, Sunday, March 10, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

The public is invited to attend our Annual Meeting on March 10, 2019, which will be held in the Herndon Community Center, Community Room 1, from 4:15 to 6pm.  This is a change from the last few years, due to the nature of our program, “Save Lucy,” with guest speaker, Leslie Sturges.  "Lucy" is a Little Brown Bat growing up and facing the threat of white-nose syndrome, a cold-loving fungus that attacks bats while they are hibernating.  Leslie’s program will focus on the amazing abilities of bats, the crucial role they play in our ecosystem, and why it is important to “Save Lucy.” It is designed for adults and children, and we will be able to see live bats.  

Town Parks and Stream Clean Up, Saturday, April 6, 7:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

Hot Dogs provided by Friends of Runnymede Park
For more information, click here Town, Parks and Stream Clean-up 2019

Spring Native Plant Sale, Saturday, May 18, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

and

Fall Native Plant Sale, Saturday, September 21, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Runnymede Park

Purchase locally grown, pesticide-free, native plants.  Watermark Woods, located in Hamilton, VA., and Nature By Design from Alexandria, VA, will be in the park ready to answer questions, give advice, and help you choose beautiful native plants for your gardens.  For more information, click here Native Plant Sale

NatureFest 2019, Sunday, September 29, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nature fun and learning for the whole family with activity stations throughout the park.
For more information, click here NatureFest 2019

Members of our organization are:

  • Stewards of Runnymede Park in Herndon, Virginia
  • Founders of the Native Plant Project in Herndon
  • Event organizers for the park including NatureFest and the stream clean up

Friends of Runnymede Park Links

For more information email: friendsofrp@yahoo.com

www.frpweb.org is the main website of the Friends of Runnymede Park, which is a non profit organization based in the Town of Herndon, Virginia, USA.