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.

Rec-PAC Summer Camp

Children with Buddy the Wolf

Help provide affordable, safe and fun recreational and educational activities for Fairfax County children by contributing to Rec-PAC summer camps. Your donation supports the program and provides scholarships to children in need.

Honoring America’s Veterans: May 25

Honoring Americas Veterans.To all Fairfax County Veterans, Active Military and their families, please enjoy complimentary admission at any Fairfax County RECenter or Lakefront park. Amenities and amusements vary by location. It’s our way of saying thank you for your service to our country!

Colvin Run Mill is Grinding Once Again!

Colvin Run Mill ribbon cutting.
Officials gathered to mark the occasion.

After several months of repairs and restoration, the 200 year old historic Colvin Run Mill is back in operation and grinding once more. Colvin Run Mill is one of the few all-brick mills remaining in Virginia, and it represents the many water-powered mills that served Fairfax County the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Thanks to the thousands of individuals who voted online, Colvin Run Mill was the recipient of a $75,000 grant from the Partners in Preservation contest, which was sponsored by American Express via the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The grant helped fund the Mill’s restoration to a fully operational gristmill. Additional funding and support was provided by the Friends of Colvin Run Mill, the Park Foundation and Park Bonds.

Happy Birthday to Fairfax County Parks!

Park Authority logo.

With the support of friends, the Park Authority provided education about nature, history, sports, swimming, golf and open space for 65 years.

The Park Foundation is proud to sponsor events and programs through the end of the year to celebrate!

2014 Annual Report

Blue Heron.

2014 was an exciting year of growth! The Fairfax County Park Foundation's 2014 annual report, both as the full report and as a brochure version, are available. With generous funding from thousands of individual, corporate and foundation donors, $819,322 was raised to help support a wide variety of Park Authority programs.

Take 12 for Community Health: May's Step is Eat Local

Learn about the local produce grown around you by visiting a Farmers Market or regional farm. Many gorcery stores and restaurants also stock locally-grown produce.

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!

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!

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!

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