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
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
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!
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 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!
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.
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.