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.

Vote YES for 2016 Park Bond!

Bill Bouie.

See a message from FCPA Board Chair, Bill Bouie. Be in the know about the Park Bond, FCPA Budget and more with the new Advocacy Portal hosted by the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Thank you, Penn State Intern!

Kelsey Blystone.Kelsey Blystone, rising senior at Penn State, is volunteering 400 hours. This Fairfax County native’s passion for non-profit work led her to assist with many valuable FCPF projects.

2016 Eakin Philanthropy Award Recipients Announced

Rachel HarrisRachel Harris. Let’s Help Kids, Harris’ organization, has donated $8,300 since 2011 to Rec-PAC summer camps and PACT camp scholarships for children in homeless shelters and supportive housing.

Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman. Since 2001, Northop Grumman has provided donations of $109,600 to support programs such as the Land Preservation Fund and the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience program, as well as support to Burke Lake Park, Frying Pan Farm Park and Clemyjontri Park.

Arrowbrook Centre ParkThe Ruth & Hal Launders Charitable Trust. The Trust partnered with the FCPA to create The Arrowbrook Centre Park in Herndon. The Park includes: a lighted synthetic field, a picnic pavilion with restrooms, a basketball court, two lighted tennis courts, a bocce court, a playground and trails. Since 2014, the trust has donated $50,000 to the Arrowbrook Centre Summer Concert Series.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in November. More about the Eakin Awards.

Conservationist Award

Cox Conserves Heroes and The Trust for Public Land’s 2016 Cox Conserves Hero is Alan Ford of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society who volunteered thousands of hours to protect and restore the environment. See a video of Alan's work!

Presentation of check to Alan Ford.

Kathryn Falk of Cox Communications presents the $10,000 donation check to Alan Ford for the Potowmack Chapter of VNPS. Patti Stevens of OP3 and Bobbi Longworth of the FCPF join other partners celebrating the generosity of Virginia's Cox Conserves Hero program 2016.

Discovery Trail Map Presidential Edition

Discovery Trail map.The 2016 Discovery Trail Map features educational messages connecting former U.S. Presidents or some aspect of their administration to each of the sites.

Now through September 5, youth age 17 and younger are encouraged to explore the featured parks. Maps will be available at all staffed FCPA sites, Fairfax County Public Library branches and offices of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Participants who visit 8 or more sites will receive a prize pack of tickets to more fun valued at more than $80. Each will also be entered in a drawing to win a bicycle and fitted safety helmet!

Special thanks to Spokes, etc. for partnering with the Park Foundation by providing the three high-quality bicycles and safety helmets as the grand prizes!

Help Improve Burke Lake Park

Burke Lake Park Improvement Campaign.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.

Take 12 for Your Health

August's Step is Know Your Numbers

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Knowing your numbers is a good way to keep your body healthy. Schedule routine visits with your doctor to keep track of your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and weight.

Learn more about Fairfax County Park Authority’s Take 12 Steps for Your Health sponsored by Fairfax County Park Foundation, Cigna, and Walmart.

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