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 when The Water Mine goes to the dogs to benefit your parks through the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Family fun includes a Canine Resource Fair.

The popular Dog Daze end-of-summer event will return on Saturday, September 7, 2024 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 are $15 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, like an agility, obedience, fitness or other ‘paw-some’ events on FCPA’s Dogs of Fairfax County webpage.