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.

Vote YES for 2016 Park Bond!

Bill Bouie.

See a message from FCPA Board Chair, Bill Bouie. Be in the know about the Park Bond, FCPA Budget and more with the new Advocacy Portal hosted by the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival

Cow in field.

The 68th Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival will take place at Frying Pan Farm Park on August 4-7, 2016

Become a sponsor, see the big trucks, tractor pull, farm animals, exhilarating rides and more!

Post & Tweet Your Selfie for Prizes

A selfie photo.Take your selfie in any FCPA park, RECenter, golf course, historic site or nature center enter it to win prizes during National Park and Recreation month throughout July!

Post on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to win prizes including a $500 Amazon gift card. See details about this FCPF sponsored contest here.

Help Send a Child to Summer Camp

RecPac Summer Camp.FCPA provides a safe and supervised summer for more than 4,000 young people. You can give a child in need a week of RecPAC summer camp 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.

Read the RecPAC appeal letter and learn how you can help!

Discovery Trail Map Presidential Edition

Discovery Trail map.The 2016 Discovery Trail Map features educational messages connecting former U.S. Presidents or some aspect of their administration to each of the sites.

Now through September 5, youth age 17 and younger are encouraged to explore the featured parks. Maps will be available at all staffed FCPA sites, Fairfax County Public Library branches and offices of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Participants who visit 8 or more sites will receive a prize pack of tickets to more fun valued at more than $80. Each will also be entered in a drawing to win a bicycle and fitted safety helmet!

Special thanks to Spokes, etc. for partnering with the Park Foundation by providing the three high-quality bicycles and safety helmets as the grand prizes!

Help Improve Burke Lake Park

Burke Lake Park Improvement Campaign.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

August's Step is Know Your Numbers

Take 12 logo.

Knowing your numbers is a good way to keep your body healthy. Schedule routine visits with your doctor to keep track of your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and weight.

Learn more about Fairfax County Park Authority’s Take 12 Steps for Your Health sponsored by Fairfax County Park Foundation, Cigna, and Walmart.

95/495 Express Lanes Grant Program Awards $1,500 for Highway Sign

Turtle.Hidden Pond will soon be easier to find! The Park Foundation is honored to have been awarded a $1,500 grant from the Transurban Express Lanes Grant Program for a VDOT Tourist Destination highway sign for Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield.

The sign will direct more visitors to this wonderful nature center that is literally "hidden" in a neighborhood off Old Keene Mill Road.

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