2016 Parks, Human Services, Transportation Bond Referendums

In the Nov. 8, 2016, general election, Fairfax County voters approved three individual bond questions that total $312 million:

  • Parks and Park Facilities: $107 million
  • Human Services and Community Development: $85 million
  • Transportation: $120 million

The Board of Supervisors is authorized to sell bonds for the purpose described in the ballot questions.

Three Bonds Approved on Nov. 8, 2016

Parks and Park Facilities

The $107 million is intended to fund the Park Authority's capital needs ($94.7 million) and sustain the county's capital contribution to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority ($12.3 million), including:

  • Land acquisition and open space preservation to ensure adequate parkland for future generations
  • New park development
  • Park renovation and upgrades for aging facilities
  • Natural and cultural resource stewardship
  • Restore, renovate and modernize existing NVRPA facilities, many of which were developed or constructed more than 20 years ago

Human Services and Community Development

The $85 million is intended to:


The $120 million is intended to fund for the next four years the county's share of Metro's capital improvement program that includes:

  • Safety and system maintenance projects
  • New rail cars and power upgrades for running eight car train
  • Additional buses for operating Priority Corridor Networks
  • Rail station improvements to increase the capacity of the rail system infrastructure

Information Resources

Information Brochure

This brochure provides explanations about the projects the county currently plans to fund.

Short Explanations


Human Services


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