• Holiday Memories in FCPA parks!
  • Enjoy Sully by Candlelight
  • Help YOUR parks on November 28
  • 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.

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.


GivingTuesday logo.You are welcome at Fairfax County's 427 parks spanning nearly 24,000 acres and offering something for everyone. The Foundation's mission is to support 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. Give to the Fairfax County Park Foundation on #GivingTuesday to make that possible.

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# OptOutside on Black Friday

OptOutside photograph.REI, sponsor of the Fairfax County Park Authority's Invasive Management Area program through the Park Foundation, is promoting Black Friday #OptOutside.

Help Improve Burke Lake Park

Burke Lake Park has meant a lot to many thousands of Fairfax County residents for more than 50 years. Wayne and Angela Valis. For Wayne and Angela Valis, both Burke Lake Park and Pinecrest Golf Course hold special places in their hearts. They contributed to a much-needed picnic shelter at Burke Lake Park, where his grandchildren had so much fun riding the train. “I’ve had wonderful times here,” Valis said, “and I hope other people consider sending in a donation and take an interest in improving and preserving Fairfax County Parks.”

You can help by donating to the Burke Lake Park Improvement Campaign.

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.

Take 12 Steps for Family Health

Take 12 logo.November's Step is On-Demand Wellness

With use of smart devices and the internet, find some tools that work for you and your family to encourage health accountability.

On your own Go for a simulated cycle ride at your RECenter, which is equipped with On-Demand Fitness Programming. See the RECenter website Fitness Centers for site availability.

As a family Use your activity tracking device (Fitbit, Garmin, pedometer, etc.) to create a healthy family challenge.

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.

Take 12 Calendar. Download the 2017 Take 12 calendar now! or pick up a FREE print copy of the 2017 Take 12 Steps for Family Health at your local FCPA RecCenter or at your Fairfax County Supervisor's office. To request calendar by mail, call the Park Foundation at 703-324-8532 with your name and mailing address.

SMILE with Amazon

AmazonSmile holiday logo.Your Amazon purchases to spruce up your home for the holidays, Black Friday deals, and more can help 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.