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Vote YES for 2016 Park Bond!

Vote Yes for 2016 Park bond.

Be sure to vote “Yes” on the park bond referendum on Nov. 8, which will ensure necessary facility upgrades, athletic equipment replacements, historic site restorations, open space and parkland acquisition, and new facilities to address an aging park system.

Read more about the 2016 Park Bond.

Roll-top Ribbon-cutting

Jean and Ric Edelman and their plaque.Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, FCPA, FCPF, The Analemma Society and other supporters attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new roll-top observatory at Observatory Park at Turner Farm

Jean and Ric Edelman made a substantial contribution to the Park Foundation to help fund this exciting project which will surely engage many students with science via astronomy!

2016 Eakin Philanthropy Award Recipients Announced

Rachel HarrisRachel Harris. Let’s Help Kids, Harris’ organization, has donated $8,300 since 2011 to Rec-PAC summer camps and PACT camp scholarships for children in homeless shelters and supportive housing.

Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman. Since 2001, Northop Grumman has provided donations of $109,600 to support programs such as the Land Preservation Fund and the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience program, as well as support to Burke Lake Park, Frying Pan Farm Park and Clemyjontri Park.

Arrowbrook Centre ParkThe Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust. The Trust partnered with the FCPA to create The Arrowbrook Centre Park in Herndon. The Park includes: a lighted synthetic field, a picnic pavilion with restrooms, a basketball court, two lighted tennis courts, a bocce court, a playground and trails. Since 2014, the trust has donated $50,000 to the Arrowbrook Centre Summer Concert Series.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on November 18, 2016. More about the Eakin Awards.

Conservationist Award

Cox Conserves Heroes and The Trust for Public Land’s 2016 Cox Conserves Hero is Alan Ford of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society who volunteered thousands of hours to protect and restore the environment. See a video of Alan's work!

Presentation of check to Alan Ford.

Kathryn Falk of Cox Communications presents the $10,000 donation check to Alan Ford for the Potowmack Chapter of VNPS. Patti Stevens of OP3 and Bobbi Longworth of the FCPF join other partners celebrating the generosity of Virginia's Cox Conserves Hero program 2016.

Discovery Trail Map Presidential Edition

Discovery Trail map.The 2016 Discovery Trail Map features educational messages connecting former U.S. Presidents or some aspect of their administration to each of the sites.

Now through September 5, youth age 17 and younger are encouraged to explore the featured parks. Maps will be available at all staffed FCPA sites, Fairfax County Public Library branches and offices of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Participants who visit 8 or more sites will receive a prize pack of tickets to more fun valued at more than $80. Each will also be entered in a drawing to win a bicycle and fitted safety helmet!

Special thanks to Spokes, etc. for partnering with the Park Foundation by providing the three high-quality bicycles and safety helmets as the grand prizes!

Help Improve Burke Lake Park

Burke Lake Park Improvement Campaign.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.

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