General Information for Regattas at the Occoquan
Park FAQs, Rules & Regulations
If you've never been to a regatta, be prepared! Here's a link with some helpful information (not ours, but another's). CLICK HERE.
Sandy Run Regional Park Parking Map
Directions: To reach Sandy Run, take I-95 south of the Beltway, exit at Lorton Road, turn right on Lorton, turn right on Furnace Road, right again on Ox Road (Route 123), left on Hampton Road, turn left on Van Thompson and follow it to the park entrance. http://www.rivercitycrew.com/location_map_&_directions/3403/ The address for Sandy Run Regional Park is 10450 Van Thompson Rd., Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
Important note! THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE PARK IS 15 MPH. This is strictly enforced by the park management and there are consequences to the team: First Violation: Rowers and coaches in a vehicle detected exceeding the posted speed limit will be recorded and will miss that day of practice. Second Violation: Rowers and coaches in a vehicle detected exceeding the posted speed limit will be recorded and will miss a week of practice and that week’s regatta. Third Violation: Rowers and coaches in a vehicle detected exceeding the posted speed limit will be recorded and will not be permitted to row at the Sandy Run Regional Park Rowing facility for the rest of the regatta season or camps.
Pets are not allowed in the Park on Regatta days.
Sandy Run Maps For a map of parking lots and trails click here.
For a map of the race course click here.
IMPORTANT PARKING, DROP OFF, AND SHUTTLE INFORMATION:
PARKING IN SANDY RUN PARK: Parking in Sandy Run Park costs $15 per car. Parking is very limited.
ROWER DROP OFF SHUTTLE: You may drop your rower at the Van Thompson shuttle location (near the entrance to the Park) without paying for parking; rowers will be given a free shuttle ride from the lot to the shuttle stop at Lot C. The Van Thompson shuttle starts at 6:00 am. It you plan to proceed beyond the Van Thompson lot, even to just drop off your rower, you will pay the $15 parking fee as if you are parking. There will be no "temporary" tickets and no refunds of parking fees.
GETTING TO THE GRANDSTANDS: From Parking Lot C at Sandy Run Park, it is a ½ mile walk on a hilly trail to reach the Grandstands – about a 15-20 minute walk. A shuttle bus is available from Parking Lot C for $2 that will take you to a drop off point near the finish line for a shorter walk to the Grandstands.
Click here to get directions from your address to Sandy Run Regional Park