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.
SMILE with Amazon
The Park Foundation can receive a 0.5% donation of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases. Designate Fairfax County Park Foundation today.
New Birthday Party Shelter at Clemyjontri Park
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in December for a new birthday party shelter at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, Virginia. The amenity was fully funded thanks to grants from the McLean Community Foundation, the Rotary Club of McLean, Friends of Clemyjontri and individual gifts to the Fairfax County Park Foundation. The $80,000 project is scheduled for completion by spring 2018.
Healthy Strides – 12 Steps
12 months, 12 healthy goals. Healthy Strides is a free health and wellness awareness program that helps you make better decisions about your health one month at a time. Each month is dedicated to one healthy goal with credible information for achieving it and a guide for forming healthy habits. Build upon each goal from month to month and by the end of December, you will have developed a sustainable balance in your health.
The Ides of Bark!
The 4th annual festival for dogs and their owners will be held on
Sunday, March 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, in Alexandria.
Free admission! Games, prizes, food, fun, vendors, and health assessments.
Demonstrations by the Fairfax County Police K-9 Unit.
If you have not gotten your dog's Fairfax County license for 2018, you can do so at the festival for $10 cash or check.
Sponsored by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck.
Get Your 2018 Healthy Strides Calendar
Fairfax County Park Authority welcomes the new year with the 12 Steps for a Healthier Year 2018 calendar featuring health tips for each month, sponsored by FCPF, Cigna, Giant, Walmart, Virginia Pediatric Group, Ltd., and Whole Foods Market.
Request your 2018 Calendar by e-mail or call 703-324-8582 with your name and mailing address. This is our way of expressing our appreciation for your generosity with sincere wishes for a healthy and joyous New Year!
Eakin Philanthropy Award Recipients for 2017
The Fairfax County Park Foundation's Board of Directors unanimously selected this year's Eakin Philanthropy Award recipients: Jean and Ric Edelman, Volkswagen of America, the Chantilly Youth Association and Timber Ridge at Discovery Square. These individuals and organizations are honored for their visionary financial and material contributions that significantly enhance Fairfax County parks.
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.