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!

Fairfax County Park Authority and Foundation representatives join the Friends of Clemyjontri at the 2014 playground renewal celebration.

Fairfax County Park Authority and Foundation representatives joined the Friends of Clemyjontri on December 6 to celebrate the playground renewal while supporting Toys for Tots. Learn more about our support of this adapted and inclusive recreation project.

2014 Year-End Giving

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

Keep the Park Foundation in Mind This Holiday Season

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One of the 12 ways of giving this holiday season is through the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

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.

Take 12 for Family Health: December is Establish Healthy Habits

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Make 2014 the year of the fitter family.

Step up!

Kids: Wash your hands after eating, using the bathroom or touching animals.

Teens: With help from your family, gather up healthful nonperishable foods and gently-used winter clothing and donate to a local homeless shelter.

Adults: Give the gift of health to yourself (and your family) – setup an annual physical with your primary care physician.

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.

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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