• Amazon Smile.
  • Recharge your phone and YOUR Parks!
  • Thank you for voting yes to the park bond.
  • Jean and Ric Edelman with their plaque.
  • Ceremonial opening of the Roll-Top Observatory at Turner Farm.
    Ribbon-cutting at the new roll-top observatory at The Turner Farm.
  • Burke Lake Park.
    Burke Lake Park.

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

Burke Lake Park train.
All aboard the holiday train!
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us at Burke Lake Park on Saturday, December 10, or Sunday, December 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register in advance for a discount or pay at the event.

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!

Portable charger.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

Rachel Harris.Rachel 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.

Karen Goetz.Northrop 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.The 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 were presented at a ceremony on November 18, 2016. More about the Eakin Awards.

$50,000 Gift for Pinecrest and Burke Lake Park

Wayne Valis.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

Colvin Run Mill card cover.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 train.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

Take 12 steps for your health in 2016.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

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.