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Honoring a Special Hero
A beautiful Veterans Day served as the perfect backdrop for the ribbon cutting for the new state-of-the-art synthetic field at the Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith Memorial Field at Grist Mill Park in Alexandria, VA.
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.
Take 12 for Your Health: February's Step is Get a FOOD Education
Familiarize yourself with food lingo - lables, ingredients and daily dietary recommendations - for a more streamlined understanding of nutrition.
Learn more about Fairfax County Park Authority’s Take 12 Steps for Your Health sponsored by Fairfax County Park Foundation, Cigna, and Walmart.
Scholarships Have Class
Board members of the Springfield Art Guild were inspired by the Ruthanne G. Lodato Music Scholarship which honored the life of the much loved piano instructor. Friends and Family made contributions to send children in need to FCPA offered music classes. Scholarships for piano lessons were awarded to more than a dozen children to date thanks to Lodato memorial gifts!
SAG’s generous contribution of $1,000 will similarly provide scholarships for income-eligible individuals to experience visual or fine arts classes. This partnership with FCPF helps further SAG’s mission of serving the community’s interest in fine “visual” arts, fine crafts and photography.
More than 55 fine arts classes are listed quarterly in Parktakes Magazine. The Park Authority and Foundation are committed to helping all Fairfax County residents improve their lives. Philanthropic support of donors such as SAG help us to reach more people each year.
Learn how you may support class scholarships!