The McLean Central Park Playground Team (MCPT), a grassroots group of local moms, reached out to the Park Authority (FCPA) to determine what is necessary to move the playground project forward. Understanding the funding need, the group decided to attract fundraising support through the Park Foundation to make the renovated playground a reality. Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF) is partnering with FCPA and MCPT to accept gifts for the playground renovation campaign at the popular and much-loved McLean Central Park, located at 1468 Dolley Madison Boulevard in Mclean, Virginia!
See the exciting MCPT fundraising events here.
The current playgrounds are dated and in need of many upgrades and improvements as well as an expansion to better suit families who enjoy this park. Separate playgrounds in different areas of the park, limit use for families with children of different ages.
The new centrally located playground design caters to multi-age children as well as children with special needs! Your contribution for this exciting project will bring joy to many neighbors and visitors by helping to make the following features possible.
- Larger Footprint will allow for a combined totlot and school age play areas.
- More Seating throughout the play areas will expand the limited seating.
- Fenced-in Totlot (pending available funding)
- Poured-in-place Rubberized surfacing - similar to Clemyjontri Park – will replace mulch in this naturally damp area.
- New play Features and sensory play equipment including an adaptive tandem swing will replace outdated play equipment.
FCPA identified 40% funds of the total budgeted cost of $675,041 for the playground and totlot. This 2023 fundraising campaign goal of $400,000 is underway to provide remaining funds needed to design and build this playground.
Your gift will help ensure that McLean Central Park visitors of all ages who will have fun at what will surely become a spectacular playground!
Donor Recognition Opportunities
While every gift makes a difference and is appreciated, the following Donor Recognition options are available for donations within the following tiers. This is an opportunity to include donor name(s) of individuals or organizations. It’s a wonderful way to honor a loved one or to memorialize someone special!
A limited number of Playground benches with a customized donor plaque and Native Tree Leaf plaques will be displayed on a special concrete Wall to celebrate those who have contributed to make McLean Central Park Playground Donor a reality!
Donations to FCPF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. However you decide to contribute, you will receive a thank you letter or email suitable for tax purposes.
CHECK: Make a check payable to ‘Fairfax County Park Foundation' (Add NOTE: MCP PLAYGROUND)
Mail to FCPF, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 404, Fairfax, VA 22035
ONLINE: Donate online.
When the donation is authorized, PayPal displays a confirmation page. PayPal will send an email to confirm the transaction as your gift acknowledgement, suitable for tax purposes.
MCP Playground Partners
We appreciate these Donors and Grantors!
Donor Tier: Accessible Playground Table $40,000 + (only 3 available!)
Jen and Chris Graham
Donor Tier: Playground Bench $20,000 + (only 4 available!)
Carol & Richard Danzeisen
Donor Tier: Large Oak Leaf $15,000 - $19,999
Donor Tier: Medium Maple Leaf $10,000 - $14,999
Caroline and Judd Littleton
Donor Tier: Small Dogwood Leaf $5,000 - $9,999
MCP Playground Donors contributing at least $50
Julia C. Bouhabib
Chain Bridge Road Pizza
Dabutte, LLC - Lost Dog Cafe
Eartha's United Learning Advocacy (EULA) Program
Kristen Michelle Eddy
Fast Fine Dining Inc. / The Union
Leslie and Cheryl Irby
Kosmo Nail Bar
Rose Ann Mario
McLean Speech and Language
Chip & Gina Nash
New Dimensions, Inc.
Skin Lab Med Spa Falls Church
The T.E.A. Center
Tea with Mrs. B
The Toy Nest
Jean Schiro-Zavela and Vance Zavela