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.
Walk in a Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park
Hop aboard the Holiday Express train, ride the Caroler's Carousel, set sail on the U.S.S. Rudolph and play Gingerbread Man's mini-golf! Stay warm by sipping hot cocoa and apple cider and munch on s'mores. And don't forget to save time for that special photo with Santa, who is brought to you by the Park Foundation. Stop by the FCPF table for a special holiday giveaway where voluntary contributions to help your parks are welcome!
Please bring a new unwrapped toy or a canned food item for our neighbors in need through the Park Authority's Spirit of Giving drive.
Recharge your phone and YOUR Parks!
Make a gift of $40 or more and receive a 2200 mAh high capacity universal portable charger for smart phones, mp3, mp4 players, cameras and other small portable devices.
This FCPA/FCPF will be mailed in an attractive gift box, perfect for you or someone special.
Be sure to mention this charger promotion as a special thank you gift that is available while supplies last!
Donate online or call 703-324-8582.
2016 Eakin Philanthropy Award Recipients Announced
$50,000 Gift for Pinecrest and Burke Lake Park
A very generous donation of appreciated stock was received from long-time resident and avid golfer, Wayne Valis. 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.
Give a donation for a holiday or special occasion
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 Colvin Run Mill 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.
Take 12 for Your Health
December's Step is Being the Best You
Self-improvement never stops – attend a seminar, talk, workshop or read a book to improve your daily outlook.
Learn more about Fairfax County Park Authority’s Take 12 Steps for Your Health sponsored by Fairfax County Park Foundation, Cigna, and Walmart.
New Bikes for Three Discovery Trail Winners
A trio of local youngsters have new bicycles at home thanks to this summer's Discovery Trail. Ten-year-old Luke Ewell of Washington, D.C., 10-year-old Maya Raza of Springfield, and three-year-old Orson Matheson of Falls Church are this year's grand prize winners. The Fairfax County Park Foundation and Spokes, etc., sponsored the program that encourages youngsters to get out into their parks.