Fairfax County
Park Foundation

Supporting the Fairfax County Park Authority by raising private funds, obtaining grants and creating partnerships to meet our community's needs for park land, facilities and services.

The Year of the Goat

The Vietnamese-American Community of Fairfax County, welcomed 'The Year of the Goat.'

The Vietnamese-American Community of Fairfax County, welcomed 'The Year of the Goat'. In 2015, the Vietnamese Night will be one of the international celebrations of Fairfax County’s cultural diversity in the Summer Entertainment Series at Ossian Hall Park.

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Your gift can help assure that your parks have the funds, grants and partnerships that make your parks work.

Make a donation to the foundation in someone's name, and the foundation will send this owl card to them acknowledging your gift in their honor.

Ruthanne G. Lodato Music Scholarship

Ruthanne Lodato. This life-long resident of Alexandria brought the gift and joy of music to thousands of our area’s children for almost 40 years. She taught music at elementary schools, piano at her family home, and early childhood music and movement as the Center Director of Music Together Alexandria. Ruthanne didn’t just teach piano and music lessons to her students; she fostered creativity, confidence and personal growth and instilled a lasting love of music. Sharing this gift of music is her legacy, and her students both young and old are a living tribute to her spirit and generosity.

Unfortunately, Ruthanne’s life was tragically taken on February 6, 2014. Her family, in concert with the Fairfax County Park Foundation, set up a special scholarship in her honor to allow children without means to receive music classes through the Fairfax County Park system. Contributions are being accepted in her memory.

Board of Supervisors appreciate Summer Entertainment


Summer Entertainment Series recognition by BOS.

Fairfax County board Chairman Bulova (pictured right) and Supervisor Frey (2nd from left) and other Supervisors recognize the Park Authority, represented by Sousan Frankeberger and John Berlin (center), and the Park Foundation’s Bobbi Longworth (left), for producing the annual summer entertainment series throughout the County. Popular concerts and movie nights are open to residents and visitors at no charge thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsorships and individuals who contribute through the Park Foundation.


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