• 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.

4-H Fair and Carnival

4-H Fair and Carnival.The 70th Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival is coming to Frying Pan Farm Park on August 2 to 5.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The four H's stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

Close-up of a cow.Enjoy free admission to a day of multi-generational family fun including carnival rides, animal demos, farm animal competitions, baked goods and produce competitions, and pie eating and watermelon seed spitting contests.

Thank you to our 4-H Fair and Carnival Sponsors!
4-H Fair and Carnival 2018 Sponsors.

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.

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.

Healthy Strides – 12 Steps

Healthy Strides - 12 Steps.July's Step is Fresh and Local - Make a weekly excursion to your local Farmers Market to learn about what healthful foods are in season, how to eat them and stock up!

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.