• Why do you love your parks?
  • Entries are no longer being accepted. The winners will read their poems during SpringFest at Sully Historic Site on April 21, 2018.
  • Help Children enjoy PACT Summer Camps
  • Give a Special Commemorative Card
  • 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.

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 #.)

Learn more about how to support Fairfax County parks. FCPA information and budget resources are available on our Advocacy Web area.

Baskets & Bunnies: Egg Hunt and Activities Fundraiser

Easter bunny and helper.On Saturday, March 31, Burke Lake Park is hosting a day of fun called Baskets and Bunnies from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be egg hunts, carousel and train rides, crafts and games. Family passes without the egg hunt are $12 per person in advance; $16 the day of the event. Children age 7 and younger can add an egg hunt. Passes including the egg hunt are $16 per person if purchased before the event; $21 if purchased the day of the event.

Egg Hunt with Friends of Nottoway Park

Easter egg hunting.BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) and hop on over to Nottoway Park on Saturday, March 31.

Egg Hunt Schedule: 1-2 years old at 10:30 a.m., 3-4 years old at 11 a.m., 5-6 years old at 11:30 a.m., and 7-9 years old at noon.

Walk-in registration from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the picnic shelter. Tickets are $10 per child (cash only). Proceeds donated to Nottoway Park improvements.

New Birthday Party Shelter at Clemyjontri Park

Clemyjontri Picnic Shelter Supporters.A groundbreaking ceremony was held in December for a new birthday party shelter at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, Virginia. The amenity was fully funded thanks to grants from the McLean Community Foundation, the Rotary Club of McLean, Friends of Clemyjontri and individual gifts to the Fairfax County Park Foundation. The $80,000 project is scheduled for completion by spring 2018.

Healthy Strides – 12 Steps

Healthy Strides - 12 Steps.March's Step is Go Further with Food - It's National Nutrition Month! Prepare your foods to go further by planning meals and snacks in advance. Being ready for the day will keep you on a healthy track, as well as reduce food loss and waste.

12 months, 12 healthy goals. 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!

Great Parks, Great Communities logo.The Parks and Recreation System Master Plan will serve as a long-range, comprehensive park system master planning effort. It builds on the findings of the Parks Count! Needs Assessment. Learn more about this Master Plan, which will be used over a 10-year time horizon.

SMILE with Amazon

Amazon Smile.Buy your gift or every day needs and support your parks at the same time when you shop on Amazon. 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.

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.