Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Elly Doyle Awards


The Elly Doyle Park Service Awards were established in 1988 and recognize Ellamae Doyle's many years of service and accomplishments as a member and chairman of the Park Authority Board.  The County's park system expanded and thrived during her tenure with the addition of significant open space, construction of new recreational facilities and a commitment to preservation of natural and cultural resources in Fairfax County. The 2019 Elly Doyle Park Service Awards were held on November 22, 2019. Check out the below links for a look at our annual night out honoring the individuals and organizations who give to Fairfax parks.  

Chairman’s Choice Award

  • Linda Q. Smyth
  • Sharon Bulova
  • John C. Cook
  • Catherine M. Hudgins

Harold L. Strickland Award

  • The Earth Sangha

Mayo Stuntz Cultural Stewardship Award

  • Marjorie and Robert Lundegard
  • Pat Zalubski

Eakin Philanthrophy Award

  • Eakin Properties and The Eakin Park Family Trust
  • The Lazar Family Fund
  • Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park

2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards

Elly Doyle Park Service Awards

Youth Recipients

  • Falls Church High School Office of Career & Transition Services
  • Isabel Richardson

Special Recognition

  • Richard Eilers
  • Tom Harkin
  • Stephen Johnson, Sr.
  • Traci Manuel
  • National Charity League Virginia Bluebells
  • The Laurel Hill Park Volunteer Team

Elly Doyle Park Service Awards

  • Connie Cordovilla
  • Shauna Shapiro
  • Reston Farmers Market Managers

Check back in the spring for nomination forms for the 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Awards.  For more information contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via

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