About the Park
17501 Franklin Park Dr.
Purcellville, VA 20132
Dawn to Dusk
Seven Days a Week
Franklin Park is a regional park in the western portion of Loudoun County. Its 203 acres of rolling hills harbor majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Folks walking the park’s perimeter trail often stop to watch the brilliant colors of the sunset cascading across the sky.
Franklin Park opened July 4, 1998, offering a wide variety of outdoor activities to fit any occasion. Enjoy the beauty of nature at Franklin Park and take advantage of our sporting and recreational facilities.
Special Events and Seasonal Activities
Throughout the year, Franklin Park hosts large and small events as well as programs and activities for people of all ages. Events include bi-annual Trout Fishing Days, Easter Celebration, Fall Fest, Color Run 5k, Dog Swim, and much more!
Many of the park’s classes and programs have a focus on outdoor sports and fitness, nature, and environmental education. Also throughout the year, nature hikes, campfire programs, and special request programs for school groups, scouts, community organizations, adults, and families are available on a variety of nature topics. Please contact a program specialist
for more information.
The pedestrian and equestrian perimeter trails are 3.5 miles long and serve many uses.
The inner trail
is used primarily for horseback riding.
The outer trail can be used for hiking, walking, cross-country training, and dog walking. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and owners clean-up any waste. Dogs are not allowed in the sports complex, on the playing fields or in the fenced-in playground area.
Children can enjoy our shaded playground year-round and you can also enjoy a picnic inside our playground area.
Our catch-and-release pond is a summer favorite for all ages. Ask us about our fishing classes. A fishing license is required for ages 16 and up.
In addition to swimming, there are sporting activities such as volleyball on our sand court, in-line hockey, and tennis.
Other sports facilities include two baseball fields, three Little League / softball fields, two soccer fields, two football / rugby / lacrosse fields and a Disc Golf course.
During the winter months you may see people enjoying the park's rolling hills, which are perfect for sled riding, snowboarding, or cross country skiing. Bring your family out to take advantage of Western Loudoun's beautiful Franklin Park!
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.)