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 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.
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!
Park Foundation earns GuideStar GOLD in 2018!
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 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
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 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.
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!
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.