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.

Clemyjontri Park

Boy at Clemyjontri Carousel.

Leave Your Legacy. Include the Park Foundation in your will or estate plan to benefit your Clemyjontri or another special park!

Take 12! Program

Take 12.

Make 2014 the year of the fitter family. Accomplish healthy goals for all ages each month with tips to keep you on track.

Huntley Meadows Dedicates New Outdoor Classroom


Huntley Meadows Dedication.

Outdoor Classroom Teaching Pavilion at Huntley Meadows Park was officially dedicated on October 8. The “classroom in the forest” allows the site to expand environmental education programs and outdoor education. The project was funded through contributions from a combination of private individuals, family grants, international corporations, local civic groups and the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Donors included Ken and Willa Howard, the Friends of Huntley Meadows Park, ExxonMobil, a Mastenbrook Matching grant, The Hunting Creek Garden Club and the Park Foundation.

Parks Count

Parks Count logo.Fairfax County Park Authority’s needs assessment is underway! Tell us which park and recreation program and offerings are most important to you. The first public forum was held on October 2 with more to come. Work will continue through 2015. Stay informed.

Take 12 for Family Health: October is Eat Better, Eat Together

Take 12 Family Health logo.

Make 2014 the year of the fitter family.

Step up!

Kids: Eat three meals a day, especially breakfast, with two healthful snacks and plenty of fluid.

Teens: With a parent's permission, choose a recipe and make a healthful, balanced family meal.

Adults: Be a role model, limit empty calorie drinks like soda and emphasize fruits and vegetables at meals and snack time.

Learn more about Take 12 Steps for Family Health in 2014 sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Fairfax County Park Authority and Fairfax County Park Foundation.

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. .

2014 Eakin Philanthropy Awardees announced

Jennifer Aument.The 2014 Eakin Philanthropy Awards will honor Transurban-Fluor, represented by Jennifer Aument (pictured left), for generous financial support of park programs and capital projects and Mike Rolband, president of Wetland Studies and Solutions (WSSI), for in-kind support of Huntley Meadows. These Park Foundation recognitions will be presented at the Elly Doyle Park Services and Outstanding Volunteers Award program.

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