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 8, 8:00 AM - 10:30 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 8am and the walk will end around 10:30am. 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, time and place to be determined

Our guest speaker will be Leslie Sturges, with her “Save Lucy, the Bat” campaign. The program is designed for families, and we will be able to observe live bats.  For more information, click here Annual Meeting 2019

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


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.