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.

As Good As New!

Clemyjontri Park.

Celebrate Clemyjontri Park’s restoration on Saturday, December 6, from noon to 2 p.m. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and join us for holiday cheer! Learn more about our support of this adapted and inclusive recreation project.

Who polluted the Potomac?

Belvedere Elementary 4th grade students gather with Suzanne Holland of Hidden Oaks Nature Center to seek answers as part of the Meaningful Watershed Environmental Education programs.


Giving Tuesday.

On December 2, you are invited you to participate in Giving Tuesday, the global campaign encouraging the generous donation of your time, talents or treasures to charities and others in need. Consider helping Fairfax County parks!

Parks Count — Fairfax County Park Authority’s needs assessment is underway!

Parks Count logo.

Do the community's diverse interests, lifestyles, and changing trends match the park offerings of Fairfax County? The Fairfax County Park Authority is currently examining its offerings to ensure it is investing wisely in its award-winning park system and providing quality parks and services to all County residents. Participate by December 5th by telling us which park and recreation program and offerings are most important to you.

Parks Count efforts will continue through 2015. Keep up-to-date via the Parks Counts section of the Park Authority's website.

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.

Take 12 for Family Health: November is Discover eHealth

Take 12 Family Health logo.

Make 2014 the year of the fitter family.

Step up!

Kids: Ask a parent or teacher to help you Be a Fit Kid, then go to kidshealth.org/kid.

Teens: Keep your comments and pictures positive when sending texts, emails or posting on social media.

Adults: Try a new website or smartphone app that will keep you motivated to be healthy and active.

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

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.

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.

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