• Visit Chessie’s Trail at Lee District Park next to playground, carousel and Our Special Harbor sprayground!
  • Cool off at Lake Fairfax Park the Watermine Family Swimmin’ Hole!
  • Enjoy Summer Concerts and Movies in YOUR parks!
  • Party in YOUR parks!
  • Help Children enjoy PACT Summer Camps
  • Why do you love your parks?

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.

FREE Women & Golf event at Laurel Hill

Women and Golf logo.More than 200 attendees joined the fun at the inaugural Women & Golf Celebration at Laurel Hill Golf Club on June 13. Participants enjoyed complimentary food and beverages and received Cool Prizes and SWAG bags. In addition to networking with FCPA’s seven golf course experts who highlighted offerings to women and girl golfers throughout Northern Virginia, special Guest Speaker, Donna Hoffman, President of Women on Course offered an inspirational message!

If you missed this one, look for the 2nd Annual Women & Golf event to take place in 2019!

Thanks to the following sponsors who made this a successful event.

Hole-In-One Sponsors

Dominion Wedding Entertainment. National Golf Foundation.

Eagle Sponsors


Par Sponsors

Fairfax Park Foundation.

Women and Golf Friend

Washingtonian Magazine

RecPAC Summer Camp

The Park Authority provides a safe and supervised summer for young people with RecPAC Summer Camp. Spanning six weeks and seven hours per day, it provides relief to many working parents and caregivers who may have no other choice but to leave children at home without supervision. Camp activities include fitness and nutrition, indoor and outdoor games, sports, nature, crafts, talent shows and community service projects. There are inclusion sites for children with special needs.

Private donations are needed to bolster the program and ensure financial assistance for the neediest kids. You can give a child a week of summer activity for $50 or a full six weeks of summer programming for only $300. A contribution of $1,000 would provide engaging activities for an entire school site for the summer.

Healthy Strides – 12 Steps

Healthy Strides - 12 Steps.June's Step is Happy Trails - Hitting the trail - by yourself, with your family or with friends - is a great way to get exercise and enjoy the scenery in your community.

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.

Discovery Trail 2018

Discovery Trail map 2018.If you like animals, the Park Authority's 2018 Discovery Trail Map is for you. It highlights the rich diversity of wildlife you’ll see in your Fairfax County parks.

Maps are available at all staffed Fairfax County parks, RECenters, nature centers, historic sites and golf courses; all Fairfax County public libraries; all Board of Supervisors' offices; and online. The promotion runs until Monday, September 3.

Summer Entertainment Series is underway!

Summer Entertainment Series.Summer concerts are an American tradition. The Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Foundation and generous sponsors presents a summer-long series of shows, concerts and movies.

Nottoway showmobile.
Arrive early to secure a great spot to enjoy free entertainment!

These concerts, held in local parks are the perfect place to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the best local and regional entertainers. Best of all, they are close to home and absolutely free to attendees thanks to sponsors!

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.