• Let’s Help Kids join RecPAC camps this summer!
  • Win Prizes with Discovery Trail Map 2019
  • Experience the 71st Annual 4-H Fair & Carnival
  • FCPF proudly supports the 2019 VRPS Conference
  • More than $811,000 from fiscal year 2018 gifts will help YOUR FCPA 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.

LHK joins FCPF to bring Rec-PAC happiness!

Kids Rec Pac logo.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!

71st Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair & Carnival

Cow in field.Don’t miss the Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival that will take place for the 71st year from August 1 to 4 at Frying Pan Farm Park!

Come to Herndon, VA in August for four days of fresh air, farm fun and good times for you, your friends, family and neighbors. You'll see livestock and 4-H exhibits, enjoy delicious fair food, and you can enter your creation in the fair and try your hand at milking a cow or goat. Don’t miss the carnival rides, games and live entertainment.

See opportunities in the Sponsor Prospectus!

Explore with the Discovery Trail Map

Cover of the Discovery Trail Map.

Blastoff for fun with this year's Fairfax County Park Authority Discovery Trail Map celebrating the 50th anniversary of man's giant leap from Earth to the moon! Visit 8 park sites and learn about their connection to transportation through history - plus mark your calendar for bonus "moon walk" activities. This summer promotion runs through September 2. Read more details and get your map.

Once again, it's a chance for you to see parks and win prizes. Travel down Discovery Trail 2019 by visiting eight of 12 select Fairfax County Park Authority parks and receive a prize package valued at $93. You’ll also be entered in a drawing to win one of four bikes courtesy of Spokes Etc., Trek, and sponsorship by the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Fairfax County hosts Virginia Parks

VRPS Conference.The Fairfax County Park Authority prepares to host the 2019 Virginia Recreation & Park Society Conference from September 7 through 10. FCPA will welcome professionals from park systems throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia who will gather in Fairfax County to celebrate accomplishments and share best practices. Sheraton Tysons will be the hub of this 5 day event to ultimately elevate parks for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.

The Park Foundation is pleased to join other VRPS Conference sponsors including Visit Fairfax, the best resource to local world-famous destinations, restaurants, arts and cultural attractions. While in the National Capital Region, learn about Fairfax County’s role in defining the history of America and, of course, enjoy recreational activities throughout thousands of acres of beautiful parkland.

Join the Lazars to help Natural Resources

The Lazar family.Heidi Allen and Tibor Lazar, pictured with sons Keaton and Corvin, partnered with FCPF to establish The Lazar Family Fund with a generous 10 year commitment to donate at least $470,000 for Natural Resource Management within the Fairfax County Park Authority.

“Some of the donated parkland is in poor condition, and we want this fund to be a starting base and encourage other people to give to this fund so we can have good-quality parkland that people can enjoy,” said Heidi. “We need to take better care of the land and control invasive plants.”

“I’m so happy we’ve been able to put this together,” Heidi said. “My hope is that down the line, our sons, who both love nature, will continue supporting charitable funds, follow through and choose well.”

Read the full Lazar Donor Profile. Make a gift to join the Lazars to help preserve, protect and care for natural resources in your parks!

Two Ways to Help Clemy

Boy riding carousel horse.Clemyjontri Park is one of the initial large-scale parks in the U.S. specifically planned and built so children with and without disabilities can play side-by-side. The Carousel, Liberty Swing and other play equipment are all specially designed to accommodate children in wheelchairs, walkers or braces with limited mobility as well as those who have sensory and developmental disabilities.

Each year, nearly 300,000 visit this special park. Thanks to a collaboration with the Friends of Clemyjontri, the new trackless train was commissioned last year.

In order to keep Clemy beautiful and in good condition for all to enjoy, we need YOUR help! Here are two opportunities:

  • Donate for Clemy today! Your gift to the Park Foundation’s Clemyjontri Campaign will put a smile on a child’s face tomorrow.
  • Save the Date! The Friends of Clemyjontri will host a Concert in the Park on Monday, September 9 featuring The Tysons McLean Orchestra. Learn more about Tickets and Information.

Calling all anglers!

Man with fish.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.’

Women & Golf 2019

Thank you to those who attended the 2nd Annual Women & Golf celebration at Twin Lakes Golf Course on June 13. The 36-hole Twin Lakes Golf Course boasts two championship courses, the Oaks’ par 71 and 6,715 yards challenge all golfers and Lakes course featuring a par 72 and 6,695 yard experience that requires more distance off the tee but is more forgiving than the Oaks course. More than 175 attendees joined the fun at the inaugural Women & Golf Celebration at Laurel Hill Golf Club in 2018. See the video!

Special appreciation is extended to Hole-in-One sponsors: Dominion Wedding Entertainment, Moe's and Martini Golf Tees!

SMILE with Amazon

Buy your gifts or holiday 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.