Donate to Dog Parks & Programs

Fairfax County Park Authority welcomes leashed dogs in all parks. Owners and well-socialized canines may use Park Authority operated Dog Parks, designated fence-enclosed areas where unleashed dogs can enjoy free play.

The FCPA Dog Park Study was conducted to assess needs and priorities for dog parks throughout the county, and to adopt strategies for long-term planning, development, and management of dog parks.

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Dog Daze

Experience the joy of this dog-only swim and have an all-around good time at this season ending swim event for dogs only!

The popular Dog Daze end-of-summer event returned on Saturday, September 9 from 9 am - 1 pm at The Water Mine. The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole at Lake Fairfax Park is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, Virginia.

Donation requests were $10 per dog. Net proceeds from Dog Daze will help fund Fairfax County parks through the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Click here for more information.

Since Every Day is a Dog Day, please enjoy a day of fun with your four-legged friend at FCPA’s off-leash Dog Parks or along hundreds of miles of Park Trails! Learn more about the Park Authority’s dog-focused activities programs, and events on FCPA’s Dogs of Fairfax County webpage.