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.
Springfest Fairfax 2019
Healthy Planet – Healthy People is the theme of Fairfax County’s Official Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration. Visit FCPA’s Sully Historic Site in Chantilly for Free admission! (Parking $10 per car.)
FCPF is pleased to announce that Topper Shutt, Chief Meteorologist of WUSA 9, will serve as Master of Ceremonies (rain or shine) at Springfest Fairfax 2019 on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the Nature Exhibits, Reptile Shoes, Outdoor Learning Activities, Farm Animals, Obstacle Course, Food Trucks and Live Entertainment and more at this popular community event presented by FCPA and Clean Fairfax!
See more about Springfest!
Women & Golf 2019
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Women & Golf celebration to take place at Twin Lakes Golf Course on Thursday, June 13 which serves as Golf Fairfax’s commemoration of Women’s Golf Day. More than 175 attendees joined the fun at the inaugural Women & Golf Celebration at Laurel Hill Golf Club in 2018. See the video!
LHK joins FCPF to bring Rec-PAC happiness!
In a heartfelt message from Let’s Help Kids Chairman of the Board and Founder, Jen and Rachel, the organization announced its dissolution after making a difference for thousands of children for over a decade. The legacy continues through the Fairfax County Park Foundation which received LHK support for RecPAC Summer Camp.
“Rachel and I are grateful to (the Park Foundation) for being willing to pick up where we are leaving off. Please show your support by donating to assist them in their work.” - Jen Sterling, LHK Chairman of the Board.
Donate Now to 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!
Share Your Park Love Story!
With 427 parks and over 23,000 acres, Fairfax County Parks has something for everyone. Do you have a story to share about
- A walk in your favorite park?
- Celebrate a birthday or special event?
- Learn to ride your bike?
- A great day fishing when you caught the big one?
- A romantic day at a lakefront park?
- Enjoyed a great bike ride on one of our trails?
- Or something else ....
Send your story and a picture by March 29 and we will share it (first names only; anonymous upon request) with readers in our e-newsletter in a new segment. Winning submissions will receive a FREE portable power supply for electronic devices.
Calling all anglers!
Lake Fairfax is the only Fairfax County Park Authority owned lake that has trout fishing – rainbow trout. Not only are rainbow trout delicious, they are also a challenge to catch.
Donations are needed to help keep the trout streaming. It’s a sport that parents pass down to their children and Lake Fairfax is the perfect location to learn as fishing is open all year long at this treasured park.
Lake Fairfax Park Trout Fishing sponsors include: Arlington Designer Homes Construction, Contractor's Plumbing, Dulles Motorcars, Pale Blue Glow Imaging, Anthony Offutt, Patriot Harley-Davidson and Shayan Transportation.
Donate now to ensure that Lake Fairfax Park has a great fishing season with a lake filled with trout. Select ‘Fairfax County Park Foundation’ and enter ‘Lake Fairfax Park Trout’ in the field titled ‘Add special instructions to the seller.’
New Crevice Garden
Thanks to the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) for their grant to help renovate a portion an existing rock garden at Green Spring Gardens that had degraded over the years. NARGS' funding covered the cost of stone, materials used for creating the soil mix, and stone mulch. The expansive crevice garden includes a new plant habitat, which will be used for educational purposes for adults and school groups that visit the gardens daily. More than 200,000 people visit Green Spring Gardens each year and our Children's Ed team reaches more than 7,000 school children annually. Green Spring Gardens' mission is to connect the community to natural and cultural resources through horticulture, education, and stewardship.
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.
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.