We Need You!
The Fairfax County Park Foundation supports the Fairfax County Park Authority by raising private funds, obtaining grants and creating partnerships that supplement tax dollars to meet our community's needs for park land, facilities and services.
The Park Authority receives less than 1% of Fairfax County's General Fund budget and while fees provide nearly 60% of operating expenses, some programs and facilities can't be fee-based. These areas are where the Foundation specifically provides support.
Love Your Parks? Speak up!
Learn how to register for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ Budget Hearings. Sign up for a speaking slot to share your concerns and appreciation with the Supervisors for their continued support of YOUR parks!
Budget hearings are on Tuesday, April 4 through Thursday, April 6, 2017. Individuals may speak for three minutes. Organization representatives may speak for five minutes, with just one primary speaker per organization.
You may also provide written testimony. Comments must be received by April 26, 2017.
Recharge your phone and YOUR Parks!
Make a gift of $40 or more and receive a 2200 mAh high capacity universal portable charger for your portable devices.
This FCPA/FCPF gift will be mailed in an attractive gift box, perfect for you or someone special. This charger promotion is a special thank you gift that is available only while supplies last! Donate online or call 703-324-8582.
Adopt a Chessie’s Carousel Animal!
A new carousel, similar to that at Clemyjontri Park (pictured), is coming to Springfield’s Lee District Park. Located near Chessie's BIG Backyard play area, this will be a place where every child, including individuals with mobility issues, can enjoy!
A $10,000 gift to the Park Foundation enables the donor to name and adopt a special Chesapeake Bay-themed animal such as a Sea Horse, Swan Chair, Eagle, Wheelchair Chariot and Horses!
$50,000 Gift for Pinecrest and Burke Lake Park
A very generous donation of appreciated stock was received from long-time residents and avid golfers, Wayne and Angela Valis (pictured). This $50,000 gift will help build a modern teaching facility with a state-of-the-art simulator for enhanced golf instruction at Pinecrest Golf Course, and the Burke Lake Park improvement campaign.
"Thank heaven for the FCPA; it provides families and people of all ages with nature and the outdoors. Giving back a little bit of what I grew up with is a pleasure, joy and responsibility to preserve and strengthen Fairfax County's parks," stated Mr. Valis.
Honor Someone Special with a Commemorative Card
For the person who seems to have everything or is difficult to surprise, consider making a donation to the Park Foundation in honor of a special friend or family member.
You can celebrate a special occasion or remember the life of a friend or loved one.
The Park Foundation will mail this beautiful card (featuring Riverbend Park in Great Falls, Virginia) to share that a commemorative gift was made. More details.
Help Improve Burke Lake Park
Burke Lake Park is a very special park and has meant a lot to many thousands of Fairfax County residents for more than 50 years!
You can help Burke Lake Park by donating to the Burke Lake Park Improvement Campaign either by mail or give online and select "Burke Lake Park" from the drop-down menu.
SMILE with Amazon this Spring
Your Amazon purchases can help bring smiles throughout Fairfax County’s 427 parks!
The Park Foundation can receive a 0.5% donation of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases. Whether you shop for spring fashion, home organization, gardening supplies or just about anything, Amazon will make a donation to the Park Foundation.
Take 12 Steps for Family Health
You have the tools to make healthier food choices! On your own, start a vegetable or herb garden to help with your fresh produce supply. As a family, plan the week’s meals, and cook together as a family. It’s a great way to make healthful foods fun to eat.
Learn more about Fairfax County Park Authority’s Take 12 Steps for Family Health sponsored by Fairfax County Park Foundation, Cigna, Inova, Virginia Pediatric Group, Ltd., Whole Foods Market, Giant, Trader Joe's and Walmart.
Download the 2017 Take 12 calendar now! or pick up a FREE print copy of the 2017 Take 12 Steps for Family Health at your local FCPA RecCenter or at your Fairfax County Supervisor's office. To request calendar by mail, call the Park Foundation at 703-324-8532 with your name and mailing address.