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.

Invest in YOUR Parks

Cross country skiing.

Fairfax County parks are yours year-round in any weather! Donate now to enrich the recreational, natural, cultural and historic sites for all.

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Take 12 for Community Health: February’s Step is BEE Aware of your Natural Resources

From soil and plants to insects and animals, we are all part of a bigger picture. You can help conserve the natural resources in your community by becoming actively involved in keeping your ecosystem healthy and functioning.

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 have been delivered!

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.

Keep the Park Foundation in Mind in Any Season

Card with owl.

Your gift can help assure that your parks have the funds, grants and partnerships that make your parks work.

Make a donation to the foundation in someone's name, and the foundation will send this owl card to them acknowledging your gift in their honor.

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!

Board of Supervisors appreciate Summer Entertainment

Summer Entertainment Series recognition by BOS.

Fairfax County board Chairman Bulova (pictured right) and Supervisor Frey (2nd from left) and other Supervisors recognize the Park Authority, represented by Sousan Frankeberger and John Berlin (center), and the Park Foundation’s Bobbi Longworth (left), for producing the annual summer entertainment series throughout the County. Popular concerts and movie nights are open to residents and visitors at no charge thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsorships and individuals who contribute through the Park Foundation.

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