The Fairfax County Park Authority welcomes members of the public to use its parks for engaging in expressive activities protected by the First Amendment. Expressive activities in public forums are subject to reasonable time, place, and manner regulations that are content-neutral in their application and leave open ample alternative channels for expressive activities.
During special events, whether held as a private reservation or hosted by the Park Authority, it is the practice of the Park Authority to designate Community Use Areas (CUAs) to ensure the right to engage in expressive activities protected by the First Amendment while preserving the safe and orderly operation of the event.
Activities undertaken within the CUAs must comply with the following guidelines to prevent disruption of customer enjoyment, damage to public property, and to preserve public safety.
FCPA works respectfully with CUA participants to achieve compliance with these guidelines. Repeated violations may result in dismissal and/or ban from the site.
The FCPA has designated CUAs at the following Farmers Markets and Summer Entertainment Series venues. Select an event from the list below for the location of the CUA.
Signs placed in designated display areas at Fairfax County Park Authority Sites and Facilities must comply with Policy 405 in the Park Authority Policy Manual.
(405.2) Signs in the Sign Display Area