About the Park

With 58 acres of woods, meadow and Sugarland Run, Runnymede Park is Herndon, Virginia‚Äôs premier natural park.  The entrance to the park is at 195 Herndon Parkway, between Stuart Woods Apartments and Queens Row Street, and parking is available there. Trails throughout the park provide opportunity to observe and enjoy the diversity of flora and fauna as it changes seasonally.  Two picnic shelters are available and may be reserved by contacting Herndon Department of Parks & Recreation.  The park is open daily from dawn to dusk.

Runnymede's cultural heritage goes all the way back to Native American people who lived in the vicinity of Sugarland Run.

Runnymede is recognized as a Native Plant Registry site in Virginia, where more than 400 varieties of native plants can be found in the park.

Runnymede is home to a wide variety of insects; many different mammals including beavers, raccoons, foxes and deer; and a nice diversity of birds, from songbirds to raptors.


The annual Naturefest celebration, sponsored by the Friends of Runnymede Park in cooperation with the Town of Herndon, showcases the assets of the park and combines learning and fun.  It is one of the premier nature events in Northern Virginia.

Scouts of all ages use Runnymede as the focus for achievements and service projects.