The Resource Management Division (RMD) of the Fairfax County Park Authority protects, preserves and interprets Fairfax County's natural resources and cultural heritage.
Sites and activities managed by RMD:
Frying Pan, a working farm, is one of the most popular parks in Fairfax County. The park preserves and interprets a farm of the 1920s through 1950s. There are animals, agricultural equipment, wagon and carousel rides, a country store, and examples of rural community life and a farm landscape.
Green Spring Gardens is a 31-acre public garden that includes a 1784 Historic House. The park offers 22 themed gardens, a glasshouse, a library, classes, workshops, and a gift shop for enjoyment, education and inspiration.
The Park Authority protects multiple significant historic sites. They include homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, schoolhouses, country stores, a mill and a Civil War battlefield. Several are on the National Register of Historic Places.
is the implementation of archaeology countywide, historic preservation on parkland, and stewardship of archaeological and historic collections.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has five nature centers and a RECenter that serves as a gateway to a large, natural area. The nature centers are all located in parks with significant natural areas and offer public programs about nature.
is the protection and restoration of natural areas in the parks. That includes environmental issues, compliance with laws and policies, field inventory, planning and management of parks, and stewardship.
Hundreds of volunteers help the Park Authority identify, protect and interpret the cultural, natural and horticultural resources of Fairfax County. There are innumerable volunteer opportunities in parks.
Click the links below to download brochures. Stewardship brochures are also available at Fairfax County Park Authority facilities and sites, and at libraries, community centers and district offices of the Board of Supervisors.
Canada Geese Information Card
Coyote Information Card
Fox Information Card
Helping Our Land Heal
Invasive Forest Plants
I Spy Trail Guide
Native Backyard Plants
Pets in Parks
Spiders, Snakes and Slime Molds
Trees Information Card
White-tailed Deer Information Card
To register online, click the program title below. All you need is your member number (or barcode number), a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard. Not a member yet? Sign up today! or call 703-222-4664.