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.

65th Anniversary


Honoring a Special Hero

Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith Memorial Field ribbon cutting.

A beautiful Veterans Day served as the perfect backdrop for the ribbon cutting for the new state-of-the-art synthetic field at the Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith Memorial Field at Grist Mill Park in Alexandria, VA.

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday. December 1, 2015

While some individuals contribute to their parks throughout the year, Giving Tuesday has become a tradition for many park friends. Social media is used to reach those who make a positive difference in their communities by sharing their time, treasure and talent. Donate or Volunteer to support your favorite park or projects!

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.

2015 Eakin Philanthropy Awards Given

The Eakin Award recognizes significant financial or in-kind contributions, projects with broad, long-term benefit to the community and visionary contributions which create new programs or facilities and provide a new approach to addressing community needs. See the details on this year's honorees.

Thanks For Helping Your Parks!

Kirk Kincannon. Bill Bouie, Bobbi Longworth, and Steve Thormahlen.
On June 10 the Park Foundation was pleased to present $681,562.66 of your generous contributions to the Park Authority Board. These monetary donations will be used specifically for the purposes for which they were given. Significant support is directed to the Summer Entertainment Series, Arts in the Parks, PACT Scholarships, Rec-PAC Summer Camps, Clemyjontri Picnic area, Open Space and Colvin Run Mill.

Scholarships Have Class

Springfield Art Guild.Board members of the Springfield Art Guild were inspired by the Ruthanne G. Lodato Music Scholarship which honored the life of the much loved piano instructor. Friends and Family made contributions to send children in need to FCPA offered music classes. Scholarships for piano lessons were awarded to more than a dozen children to date thanks to Lodato memorial gifts!

SAG’s generous contribution of $1,000 will similarly provide scholarships for income-eligible individuals to experience visual or fine arts classes. This partnership with FCPF helps further SAG’s mission of serving the community’s interest in fine “visual” arts, fine crafts and photography.

More than 55 fine arts classes are listed quarterly in Parktakes Magazine. The Park Authority and Foundation are committed to helping all Fairfax County residents improve their lives. Philanthropic support of donors such as SAG help us to reach more people each year.

Learn how you may support class scholarships!

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