• We are thankful for our donors!
  • Holiday Memories in FCPA parks!
  • Enjoy Sully by Candlelight
  • Fall for Outdoor Fun at 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.

Victorian Candlelight Tour at Sully

Girls reading by candlelight. Register today to enjoy Victorian-era traditions on December 17 as you meet Sully Historic Site’s Santa, take pictures near the old-fashioned sleigh and see the Christmas tree decorated according to an 1885 memory. Make a tree decoration based on a Victorian original. Enjoy music, and sample hot cider and homemade cookies. The 45-minute house tours depart every 10 minutes from 4 to 6 p.m.

SMILE with Amazon

AmazonSmile holiday logo.There's still time to shop at Amazon and receive your purchases for the holidays. When you do, you'll bring smiles throughout Fairfax County’s 427 parks!

The Park Foundation can receive a 0.5% donation of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases. Designate Fairfax County Park Foundation today.

Special Commemorative Card

Colvin Run Mill card.For the person who seems to have everything or is difficult to surprise, acknowledge an event or a special occasion by making a donation to the Park Foundation.

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.

Successful Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park

Santa House at Winter Wonderland. Thank you for coming out and enjoying Winter Wonderland, which was held over these past two week-ends! Your kind, voluntary donations to visit and take a photo with Santa raised almost $1,800 toward funding  two new picnic shelters for you to enjoy. Additionally, almost $1,700 was donated at the Ghost Train for Burke Lake Park improvements. Santa has noted that you've been very nice.

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 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.

Eakin Philanthropy Award Recipients for 2017

FCPF Honors Philanthropists.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.

Take 12 Steps for Family Health

Take 12 logo.December's Step is Give and Serve

You and your family can be of great service to your community by giving your time and skills to charitable causes.

On your own: Donate blood, toys, home goods, coats and clothing, toiletries or food to those who are in need during this time of year.

As a family: Volunteer as a family at a local hospital, kitchen or homeless shelter.

Learn more about Fairfax County Park Authority’s Take 12 Steps for Family Health sponsored by Fairfax County Park Foundation, Cigna, Inova, Virginia Pediatric Group, Ltd., Whole Foods Market, Giant, Trader Joe's and Walmart.