Seasonal Announcements


Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout
Virginia Caregiver Respite Program
Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2016
RecPac Summer Recreation Program
Virginia CommonHelp - Apply online for state social services

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Any Fairfax County Police Station


Dispose of old, unused, or expired medications at any Fairfax County Police station on Saturday, April 30, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Help keep your community safe and drug-free.

Disposal is FREE, convenient, confidential and safe


The police department is partnering with the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County on the Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout program, a national effort that takes place each year.


Safe handling and disposal of unused or expired medications prevents abuse, accidental poisonings and helps protect the environment.


Drop-off sites include:

·        Fair Oaks District Station; 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, 22033

·        Franconia District Station; 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, 22310

·        West Springfield District Station; 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, 22152

·        Mason District Station; 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 22003

·        McLean District Station; 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, 22101

·        Sully District Station; 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, 20151

·        Reston District Station; 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston, 20190

·        Mount Vernon District Station; 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, 22306


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Virginia Caregiver Respite Program

Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program

The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program provides reimbursement vouchers to home-based family caregivers for the cost of temporary, short-term respite careprovided to their family members with disabilities (children and adults, including elderly persons).

Primary family caregivers MUST apply to the program first before requesting reimbursement under this program. The Overview and Application Form highlight how to apply. This program will be to use respite services for future days from the date your application is approved through July 31, 2016. This program cannot reimburse you for respite services you may have already used. This program has four (4) weeks to review your application.

  • You must be a Virginia caregiver of at least one child or adult who resides full-time in your household.

  • You mayreceive up to $400 in vouchers per family per year. The primary caregiver for the person receiving care must apply for the funds.

  • You may be eligible, but funds are limited. Not everyone who applies will be approved.  

Go to website for more details and application.

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Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2016

From May to November, Fairfax County's 11 farmers markets come to life with a feastfor the senses. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables, cut flowers,freshly baked bread and pastries are available, along with cheeses, fresh eggs,meats and other foods. Some vendors also carry gardening plants of allsizes.

Allproducts sold are produced by vendors within 125 miles of FairfaxCounty so you can be assured that the produce you purchase at ParkAuthority Farmers Markets is fresh, locally-grown and consistently good. Stopby and shop at your local Farmers Market today!

Four Farmer’s Market locations accept SNAP/EBT cards forpayment of goods: McCutcheon/Mount Vernon, Lorton, Herndon and Reston. See below for a full list of markets anddirections to each.

More information: call 703-642-0128, TTY 703-803-3354.




McCutcheon/Mount Vernon: May 4 – Dec 14,  
8 a.m.–Noon

Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *



Oak Marr: May 4 – November 16, 8 a.m. - Noon

Oak Marr Recreation Center, 3200 Jermantown Road



Wakefield: May 4 - October 26, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road



McLean: May 6 - November 18, 8 a.m. - Noon

Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road

Market closed on May 20 for McLean Day preparations



Kingstowne: May 6 - October 28, 4 p.m. -7 p.m.

In Giant parking lot, 5935 Kingstowne Towne Center





Annandale: May 5 - November 10,  8 a.m. - Noon

Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike



Herndon: May 5 - November 10, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Old Town Herndon, 700 Block of Lynn St., By the Red Caboose

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *



Government Center: May 5 – Oct 27, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy



Burke: May 7 - December 17, 8 a.m. - Noon

VRE parking Lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway



Reston: May 7 - November 12, 8 a.m. - Noon

Lake Anne Village Center, 11401 North Shore Drive

Market closed for Multicultural Festival, Sept 24

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *




Lorton: May 1 - November 13, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

VRE parking lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd.

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *


In addition to the Fairfax County farmers markets, Capital AreaFood Bank offers a farmers market-style food distribution of fresh produce atSouthgate Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest Road in Reston. Schedule is every 2nd Saturday year-round from 10 a.m. tonoon. 

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RecPac Summer Recreation Program

July 5 to August 11, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Download RecPAC Registration Packet 

  Registration - April 25 - June 10, 2016

  •   Register early and save $8 each week per child 
  •   Register On-Line 
  •   Register by Phone 703-222-4664. TTY 703-803-3354
  •   Mail to: Fairfax County Park Authority, Attn: Rec-PAC, P.O Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038 
  •   Fax Number: 703-653-9440
  •   See Parktakes Magazine mailing label for your member number 
  •   * Sliding scale fees and partial scholarships available *
  •   More than 40 locations around the county

A separate registration form is needed for each child. There is no maximum enrollment at Rec-PAC sites. Staff will be added to accommodate as needed.

Walk-In Registration - Begins July 5, 2016 and is open every Monday 8:30 a.m. - Noon. See location list  for site times.

Payment is accepted by check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard, only. No cash. Please make checks payable to FCPA (Fairfax County Park Authority). When registering by fax, please use a Visa or MasterCard for payment.

Note: Registration is for the entire week, absences and personal scheduling conflicts are not reimbursable.

Week 1 - Hooray for the Red, White and Blue. Join us as we celebrate July 4th through arts, games and sports.
               Rec-PAC closed July 5-8.

Week 2 - Show your PAC pride on these fun-filled theme days: crazy hair, crazy socks, team jersey, ping pong table
               decorating. Meet and learn about Buddy the Wolf and enjoy a teambuilding Field Day.

Week 3 - The Great Outdoors - Explore the outdoors through painting, collage, drawings and more. Use a variety of art 
                media to create icky bugs. Join us as we design a wonderful forest full of creative creatures. Enjoy a trip to 
                Burke Lake Park for team challenge activities and park exploration.

Week 4 - Find out what side of the FORCE you are on through games and daily challenges. Join us for an exciting
                week and find out if you have what it takes to defend our galaxy. Everyone can show off their outer space
                talents at the Jedi Academy Training Party.

Week 5 - Calling all Super Heroes! Grab your mask and cape as we explore a world of creativity. Design your own 
                super hero and powers. Along the way play games and use teamwork to defend the universe at the
                Halls of Justice party where there are cool games and prizes for all!

Week 6 - Rec-PAC needs YOU!! Come make a difference as you and your friends get involved in the community in
               which you live. This community service week is all about helping others and giving back. Join us at the
               Rec-PAC Showcase for a camper performance.

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Virginia CommonHelp - Apply online for state social services

CommonHelp Online Application

CommonHelp is the Commonwealth of Virginia's fast and easy way to apply online for many Virginia social services assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Energy Assistance and Child Care. Through a single online site, you can find out what assistance you might be eligible for and submit one application saving you time and effort.

The website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Fairfax County to find out if they might be able to get: 


If you already know you are eligible for services, a Virginia Commonhelp account will allow you to quickly and easily:

  • Check and renew benefits

  • Link your account to a specific case

  • Report changes to your account

  • Update your account information

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