Big Chimneys Park

Renovated Park Now Open

Big Chimneys Park reopened in January 2021 after a year-long improvements project. Information on this Capital Improvement's Program project can be found here.

Address

210 Gibson St. Falls Church, VA 22046



Features

  • Green Space
  • Grill
  • Park Benches
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Play Equipment
  • Water Fountain

About


Big Chimneys Park has served the neighborhood well for over 25 years. Landscaped beds with an assortment of native plantings provide year round color and natural beauty. The historical significance of the park and its name is highlighted and noted through interpretative signage. The small grass covered area in the middle of the park is great for informal games of catch or soccer.

As part of the Big Chimneys Park Master Plan, the park was renovated in 2020. Improvements to the park included ADA access from Gundry Dr., new historical signage, landscape buffers, new play equipment (including swings), better green space drainage, trail accessible drinking water fountain, and new park furniture (including a picnic shelter). 



History


"'Big Chimneys,' named for its two large brick chimneys, is believed to have been the first permanent structure built on the land that is today within the City of Falls Church. The date of 1699 was inscribed on a stone placed in one chimney, and is thought to be the date the original structure was built.This is also the date from which the community of Falls Church traditionally accepts as its beginning."
- The Story of Big Chimneys Since 1699
     Falls Church Historical Commission