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.
Advocate for YOUR parks!
The Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Hearings are scheduled on April 10 through 12, 2018. Steve Thormahlen, FCPF Board of Directors Chair, will present on Tuesday, April 10 between 4:35 - 5:00 p.m. You may sign up to speak before the Board of Supervisors. (Kindly alert the Park Foundation if you register to speak in support of Fairfax County parks noting the date and speaker #.)
Nominate Fairfax County parks for a $20,000 grant
Vote for Fairfax County parks in the National Recreation and Park Association's "Meet Me at the Park" Earth Month Campaign. See details and official rules. Nominate Fairfax, VA now through April 30. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the $20K grant funding.
NRPA is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company - including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN - to fund local park improvement projects through the national "Meet Me at the Park" Earth Month campaign.
Everyone who submits a nomination will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro Hero5 Prize Pack!
FREE Women & Golf event at Laurel Hill
Join the fun at the inaugural Women & Golf Celebration at Laurel Hill Golf Club on Wednesday, June 13 from 4:00–8:00pm. Enjoy FREE Golf Clinics for all levels; complimentary food and beverages; Cool Prizes and SWAG bags; network with FCPA’s seven golf course experts highlighting offerings to women and girl golfers throughout Northern Virginia. Be inspired by special Guest Speaker, Donna Hoffman, President of Women on Course!
SPRINGfest 2018 Celebration
Learn about Fairfax parks, pet an alpaca, run through an environmental obstacle course, participate in environmental crafts; check out the bees and the trees, consult with Master Gardeners, buy plants for your garden and more. Entertainment includes The Recycling Pirates puppet show, poetry contest showcase, petting zoo, Touch-a-Truck and food trucks.
Healthy Strides – 12 Steps
Healthy Strides is a free health and wellness awareness program that helps you make better decisions about your health one month at a time. Each month is dedicated to one healthy goal with credible information for achieving it and a guide for forming healthy habits. Build upon each goal from month to month and by the end of December, you will have developed a sustainable balance in your health.
Presenting the Master Plan for your parks!
SMILE with Amazon
The Park Foundation can receive a 0.5% donation of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases. Designate Fairfax County Park Foundation today.