Advocacy: noun | the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. Be in the know with the new Advocacy Portal hosted by the Fairfax County Park Foundation.
Invasive Management Area
REI store employees gather with FCPA staff for an IMA volunteer day at Nottoway Park.
The national award-winning Invasive Management Area program marks its 10th anniversary this year. Over that time, with financial support from REI, 13,441 volunteers have given 43,442 hours to remove 8,706 bags of invasive plants from 68 places in parks.
Finance Administrator opportunity!
FCPF seeks a new member to join our lean team to enrich Fairfax County parks. The Finance Administrator will handle accounting and record maintenance; fund transfer and bill payment; preparation of financial reporting via QuickBooks for Nonprofits and correspondence; scheduling and taking minutes for board meetings; office administration and public information; processes and performs accounting of contributions with The Raiser’s Edge fundraising software; and independently reconciles and organizes audits.
Apply by the Friday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. deadline.
See details on the Fairfax County Government Park Authority Foundation Finance Assistant job posting.
Honoring America's Veterans
Honoring America's Veterans is a special program funded by the Park Foundation to honor those who serve our country on Monday, May 30.
On Memorial Day, veterans, active military and their families who live in Fairfax County receive complimentary admission to the Park Authority's 9 RECenters as well as participation in drop-in fitness classes, use of pools and spas, fitness rooms, gyms and racquetball courts at no cost.
Help Improve Burke Lake Park
Burke Lake Park is a very special park and has meant a lot to many thousands of Fairfax County residents for more than 50 years!
You can help Burke Lake Park by donating to the Burke Lake Park Improvement Campaign either by mail or give online and select "Burke Lake Park" from the drop-down menu.
95/495 Express Lanes Grant Program Awards $1,500 for Highway Sign
Hidden Pond will soon be easier to find! The Park Foundation is honored to have been awarded a $1,500 grant from the Transurban Express Lanes Grant Program for a VDOT Tourist Destination highway sign for Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield.
The sign will direct more visitors to this wonderful nature center that is literally "hidden" in a neighborhood off Old Keene Mill Road.