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.
Honoring America’s Veterans
Honoring America's Veterans is a special Fairfax County Park Authority program to express appreciation to the Fairfax County residents who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. On both Veterans' Day and Memorial Day, veterans, active duty military personnel and their families receive complimentary admission at the Park Authority's nine RECenters as well as participation in drop-in fitness classes, use of pools and spas, fitness rooms, gyms and racquetball courts at FCPA's nine recreational facilities.
This special outreach program is the Park Authority's way of saying "Thank you" for service to our county. It is made possible through generous contributions from John Marshall Bank and by donations that honor the life of Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith. This new designation program continues to extend his legacy which includes the Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith Memorial Field at Grist Mill Park.
Support Honoring America’s Veterans today.
RecPAC Summer Camp
The Park Authority provides a safe and supervised summer for young people with RecPAC Summer Camp. Spanning six weeks and seven hours per day, it provides relief to many working parents and caregivers who may have no other choice but to leave children at home without supervision. Camp activities include fitness and nutrition, indoor and outdoor games, sports, nature, crafts, talent shows and community service projects. There are inclusion sites for children with special needs.
Private donations are needed to bolster the program and ensure financial assistance for the neediest kids. You can give a child a week of summer activity for $50 or a full six weeks of summer programming for only $300. A contribution of $1,000 would provide engaging activities for an entire school site for the summer.
Discovery Trail 2018
Maps are available at all staffed Fairfax County parks, RECenters, nature centers, historic sites and golf courses; all Fairfax County public libraries; all Board of Supervisors' offices; and online. The promotion runs from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, September 3.
Summer Entertainment Series is set to begin!
Summer concerts are an American tradition. The Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Foundation and generous sponsors presents a summer-long series of shows, concerts and movies.
These concerts, held in local parks are the perfect place to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the best local and regional entertainers. Best of all, they are close to home and absolutely free to attendees thanks to sponsors!
FREE Women & Golf event at Laurel Hill
Join the fun at the inaugural Women & Golf Celebration at Laurel Hill Golf Club on Wednesday, June 13 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy FREE Golf Clinics for all levels; complimentary food and beverages; Cool Prizes and SWAG bags; network with FCPA’s seven golf course experts highlighting offerings to women and girl golfers throughout Northern Virginia. Be inspired by special Guest Speaker, Donna Hoffman, President of Women on Course!
Healthy Strides – 12 Steps
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.
Presenting the Master Plan for your parks!
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.