Friends Groups

Friends of Frying Pan Park.Friends Groups serve the Park Authority by supporting, enhancing and advocating for Fairfax County parks, facilities and services. Each group is organized in a manner to best supports their targeted mission.  Friends Groups often collaborate with the Fairfax County Park Foundation to identify grants and other funding, training resources, and communications outreach.

Sincere appreciation is extended to the members of the following Friends Groups that have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Fairfax County Park Authority. By joining forces, we can enrich the parks that benefit many in our community!


Park Volunteer Teams (PVTs)

Laurel Hill Clean-up.FCPA’s Park Volunteer Teams (PVTs) are volunteer-led groups that help support an FCPA site or agencywide program, park events, watershed cleanups, and beautification projects to improve Fairfax County parks.

The Park Volunteer Teams (PVT) Program is a wonderful option for residents and visitors interested in working as a team to provide recurring operational, programmatic, maintenance, and/or fundraising support for a Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) site or program through the Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF).

See the current list of PVT opportunities including Cub Run Stream Valley Park Volunteer Team, and Laurel Hill Park Volunteer Team on the Park Authority website.


Scout Service Projects

Four young men work on a drainage pipe.Scout Service Projects are valuable and an important part of incorporating community involvement, personal and professional growth, and overall good citizenship. To support these useful scout project, the Fairfax County Park Authority has established Scout Project Guidelines to help a scout candidate propose a volunteer project that benefits county residents, the scout, and the Fairfax County parks.  Some scouts choose to contribute project funds remaining from a project as a gift to the Park Foundation.

Explore the numerous individual volunteer opportunities with FCPA.

Thank you, Park Volunteers!