Claude Moore Park
Claude Moore Park Turns 25!
Please join us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. More details are available here
Welcome to Claude Moore Park!
Claude Moore Park is located in eastern Loudoun County. The northern park entrance, Old Vestal's Gap Road, provides access to the Visitor Center, natural areas, and Lanesville Historic District. The southern park entrance, Loudoun Park Lane, provides access to the Sportsplex (46150 Loudoun Park Lane), the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum
, the Claude Moore Recreation Center
and Claude Moore Community Center
All of the park’s programs are designed to foster an appreciation of Loudoun County's natural and cultural resources in a fun, informative manner.
Eleven miles of hiking trails, two fishing ponds, picnic pavilions, a National-Register-listed Historic District, and an outstanding Sportsplex
provide opportunities for passive and active recreation. The Visitor Center, home to the Discovery Room and live-animal displays, is a great place to find information about the park.
Woodlands, wildflower meadows, wetlands, and ponds provide peaceful surroundings for hikes, picnics, bird watching, and photography.
Vestal’s Gap Road and the Lanesville Historic District take you back in time as you walk the Native American trail and visit the 1779 Lanesville Ordinary & Post Office. Local leagues and national tournaments (baseball, softball, football, soccer, and lacrosse) take advantage of the nine well-groomed, irrigated fields in the Sportsplex
. Guests of all ages can enjoy a wide variety of activities throughout the park including nature, history, sports, summer camps, scout programs, school field trips, birthday parties, and special events.
Claude Moore Park encompasses 357 acres of mature forests, young woodlands, wetlands, ponds, and meadows.
The park provides a unique green space amid the surrounding neighborhoods and commercial areas. Visitors to the park can l
eave life's distractions behind as they enter along wooded lanes and catch a glimpse of a deer, wild turkey, box turtle, or other wildlife that make their homes in the park's habitats.
View the park's Rules and Regulations
Dogs are generally allowed in parks while on a leash and under the control of the owner, however, per county ordinance 1092.21, there are certain areas within parks that dogs are prohibited. Please see the ordinance language below.
1092.21 DOGS PROHIBITED; SIGNS.
Children's play areas in parks where dogs are prohibited shall be marked with signs indicating a dog-free area. No owner or custodian of a dog shall permit the dog to enter or remain in any area of a park where dogs are prohibited.
(Ord. 98-09. Passed 7-15-98.)
PRCS, Claude Moore Park staff, and The Friends of Claude Moore Park held a community celebration in May 2014 to mark the grand opening of the historic Bridges’ schoolhouse. Photos of the restoration project can be found here.