Fairfax County
Park Foundation

Supporting the Fairfax County Park Authority by raising private funds, obtaining grants and creating partnerships to meet our community's needs for park land, facilities and services.

Combo Classic

Twin Lakes Golf Course.

The 25th Anniversary of the Combo Classic Golf Tournament will be held June 5 and 6 at Twin Lakes Golf Course. This tournament is for all paired golfers where one or both have a disability. Wounded warriors welcome. Register to play. Or become a sponsor.

SPRINGfest Fairfax 2015

Billy B.


Join the Clean Fairfax Council’s SPRINGfest Fairfax 2015 on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The Park Foundation thanks Dominion for sponsoring the popular educational entertainment of Billy B!

What’s Old is New Again!

Colvin Run Mill.

After several months of repairs and restoration, the historic Colvin Run Mill will be grinding again this spring! The Restoration Celebration takes place on April 19, 2015. Join in on the official grand re-opening ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

Thanks to the thousands of individuals who voted online, Colvin Run Mill was the recipient of a $75,000 grant from the Partners in Preservation contest, which was sponsored by American Express via the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The grant helped fund the Mill’s restoration to a fully operational gristmill.

2014 Annual Report

Blue Heron.

2014 was an exciting year of growth! The Fairfax County Park Foundation's 2014 annual report, both as the full report and as a brochure version, are available. With generous funding from thousands of individual, corporate and foundation donors, $819,322 was raised to help support a wide variety of Park Authority programs.

Take 12 for Community Health: April's Step is Get Fit with Community

There are so many ways to get fit in your community – join a group fitness class, run a 5k, or play on a sports team. Make some new friends who are on the same path to better heatlth!

Take 12 for Community Family Health.

Learn more about Fairfax County Park Authority’s Take 12 Steps for Community Health in 2015 sponsored by Fairfax County Park Foundation, Cigna, Giant, Inova, Sandy Spring Bank, and Walmart.

Become a sponsor today by returning this sponsorship agreement form.

Take 12 calendars!

Chairman Bulova and Margaret Thaxton.

The 2015 Take 12 calendars have been delivered to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors by FCPF director of development, Margaret Thaxton. Download your 2015 Calendar now or pick up one up at Chairman Bulova’s or your District Supervisors offices to enjoy monthly health tips, recipes and more - while supplies last!

Two Take 12 events Coming Up!

healthy strides expo.

2015 Healthy Strides Expo will be held on April 24, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at South Run RECenter
Fun, activities, and giveaways for the whole family!

Take 12 Community 5K and 10K Run logo.

Head on out to Burke Lake Park on April 25 at 7:30 a.m. and join the Fairfax County Park Authority for the Healthy Strides Community 5k/10k! Enjoy a scenic run around the beautiful grounds of Burke Lake Park. The 10k runs along a wooded path and takes runners around the lake. While the 5k follows a scenic tree-lined road through the park. Register at Potomac River Racing’s website.

Pirate Fest 2015: Maritime Mayhem for All!

Pirate Fest 2015.Calling all pirates and privateers to gather at Pirate Fest 2015 on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Fairfax Park near the Water Mine in Reston.

Wear your costume to experience life as a pirate, hunt for treasure, tour the lake on a pirate boat. Enjoy seafaring music, a pirate puppet show and more at Children’s Cove!

Buy Pirate Fest tickets.

Buy Pirate Boat Tour tickets.

Call the Crewe at 703-222-4664.

Become a Pirate Fest sponsor!

Ahoy to the those who say ‘Aye’ to sharing their treasure!

Ruthanne G. Lodato Music Scholarship

Ruthanne Lodato. This life-long resident of Alexandria brought the gift and joy of music to thousands of our area’s children for almost 40 years. She taught music at elementary schools, piano at her family home, and early childhood music and movement as the Center Director of Music Together Alexandria. Ruthanne didn’t just teach piano and music lessons to her students; she fostered creativity, confidence and personal growth and instilled a lasting love of music. Sharing this gift of music is her legacy, and her students both young and old are a living tribute to her spirit and generosity.

Unfortunately, Ruthanne’s life was tragically taken on February 6, 2014. Her family, in concert with the Fairfax County Park Foundation, set up a special scholarship in her honor to allow children without means to receive music classes through the Fairfax County Park system. Contributions are being accepted in her memory.

Arts class scholarships have been awarded to more than a dozen children to date thanks to memorial gifts honoring the life of Ruthanne Lodato. Piano lessons were selected by each of the awardees!

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