• More than $811,000 from fiscal year 2018 gifts will help YOUR FCPA parks!
  • Park Foundation earns GuideStar GOLD!
  • 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.

It takes a Village at Clemyjontri Park

People receiving award.
The Park Foundation’s first project was Clemyjontri Park which attracts more than 80,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy the fully accessible playground, carousel, and swings designed to enable children of all abilities to play side-by-side.

This year, a new picnic celebration pavilion was made possible thanks to generous contributions from McLean Community Foundation, Rotary Club of McLean, the Friends of Clemyjontri Park, Amy and Jeff Sonderman, and the friends and family of Sue Rowell, a longtime contributor to the park. The Friends of Clemyjontri Park also funded the new trackless train and a forthcoming train station. Partnership recognition was also extended to partner, McLean Project for the Arts, and Wheat’s for pro-bono landscaping services.

Discovery Trail 2018 runs until September 3

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.

Park Foundation earns GuideStar GOLD in 2018!

Gold 2018 Seal of Transparency.Did you know that less than .05% of charitable organizations receive the Gold Seal of Transparency?

The Fairfax County Park Foundation’s dedicated board, staff and volunteers are honored to be within this prestigious recognition of program and financial reporting by GuideStar.

Time Magazine reported, “GuideStar has grown into the nation’s premier nonprofit database.” As the world’s largest source of charitable information, GuideStar’s mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

Summer Entertainment Series Continues Through August

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!

Healthy Strides – 12 Steps

Healthy Strides - 12 Steps.August's Step is School is Cool - Learning, playing and social connectedness can be beneficial to your mental and physical well-being no matter your age.

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.