• 2019 provides 365 days to enjoy any of Fairfax County Park Authority's 427 parks.
  • We're seeking sponsors for Healthy Strides 2019!
  • More than $811,000 from fiscal year 2018 gifts will help YOUR FCPA parks!
  • Help Children enjoy PACT Camps

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.

2019 Healthy Strides Calendars

2019 Healthy Strides Calendar Cover.Get your FREE 2019 Healthy Strides Annual Wall Calendar today! Download an electronic version. Complimentary copies will be available at FCPA RECenters, select parks, Fairfax County community and senior centers. If you prefer to have a printed calendar mailed to you, please contact the Park Foundation and provide your name and mailing address.

This Fairfax County community health initiative is made possible by Signature Sponsor, Inova and support from CIGNA, Virginia Pediatric Group, Giant, and Metro Run and Walk through the Park Foundation!

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.

2018 Eakin Philanthropy Awards Honorees

The award recognizes visionary financial and material contributions that significantly enhance Fairfax County parks. This year's honorees are:

  • Washington Nationals for their partnership with the FCPA through the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Legacy Fields program, which provided $1 million in turnkey renovations to three field diamonds in Fairfax County parks.
  • McLean Community Foundation (MCF) has donated $72,845 to the Park Foundation since 2004, including a $50,000 donation for Clemyjontri Park and encouraged an additional $60,167 in partner grants and gifts from other McLean-based organizations.
  • Nancy Wilson for her support of park trails through the William “Bill” Vesey Memorial Fund, named to honor the life of her late husband. Since 2010, she has personally donated and solicited contributions in excess of $16,000 to maintain county trails.

CFC, CVC and United Way Campaigns

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Are you or a family member a Federal or State of Virginia employee? If so, please designate the Fairfax County Park Foundation during the Combined Federal and Commonwealth of Virginia campaigns. Employees of many participating companies can give through the annual United Way campaign.

Look for the campaign logos and the numbers assigned to FCPF to make a difference through payroll deduction at your workplace.

All donations help and are greatly appreciated!

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.

Healthy Strides

Healthy Strides - 12 Steps.January's Step is Make Small Changes. Making a change for better health starts with small, intentional actions toward a goal.

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.

We're seeking sponsors for Healthy Strides 2019! If you or your company is interested, please see the Healthy Strides 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities and Healthy Strides 2019 Sponsorship Application.

Parks, Libraries & Arts

Four people being interviewed on tv.Fairfax County Parks, Libraries & Arts lovers demonstrate their values through charitable giving. Braddock District Supervisor John Cook leads a spirited discussion about the importance of individual and corporate community involvement in Fairfax County.

Bobbi Longworth, representing the Fairfax County Park Foundation, joins Brian Engler of the Fairfax Library Foundation and Linda Sullivan of Arts Fairfax to discuss the impact and opportunities.

Watch this episode of Braddock Neighborhood News on Channel 16.

Support the Future of Golf

Women and golf.Contributions to the Park Foundation’s Golf Program & Events Fund helps to share the benefits of golf with new audiences in our community. The newly created fund provides resources for expanded women family and adapted programming; enhanced beautification of golf courses and community outreach events. See the Golf Fund Flyer

Previous gifts to the Park Foundation for golf have supported adapted golf programs and promoted the game among children and women. These fun and educational events promote varied fitness options, health and social benefits while new and improving golfers learn a lifelong skill!