Groundbreakings and Openings

Fairfax County, Virginia


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Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Judith Pedersen,
Public Information Officer

Groundbreakings and Openings

Riverbend Scene Captures Top Honors in First Hike Fairfax Photo Contest


Patricia Strat’s wintry photo of Riverbend Park was named the winner in the 2018 First Hike Fairfax Photo Contest. Despite the frigid weather on January 1, 2018, the Park Authority received more than 130 photo entries from people who hiked one of five…

Park Authority and Pathways Sign Partnership Agreement


The Fairfax County Park Authority signed an agreement with ServiceSource's Pathways to Careers initiative on December 13, 2017, in an effort to provide adults with disabilities internship opportunities in programs and activities operated by…

A New Birthday Party Shelter is Coming to Clemyjontri Park


A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, December 8, 2017, for a new birthday party shelter at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, Virginia.

The shelter is being fully funded thanks to grants from the McLean Community Foundation,…

County’s First Resident Curator Signs Lease for Historic Stempson House


On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the Fairfax County Park Authority signed a lease with Stephen McCullough as part of the new Resident Curator Program. McCullough will now serve as the Resident Curator of historic Stempson House…

Ribbon-Cutting Marks Opening of New Burke Lake Golf Clubhouse


On, Saturday, December 2, 2017, County leaders and golf enthusiasts celebrated the opening of the new Burke Lake Golf Clubhouse with a ribbon-cutting on the new building. The opening is the latest phase of a $6.6 million redevelopment…

Dorothy McAuliffe Visits Reston Farmers Market for Check Presentation


On, Saturday, October 28, 2017, Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe was on hand at the Reston Farmers Market as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) President Patrick Sturdivant presented a $15,000 check to the Wholesome Wave “VA Fresh Match Program.” Anthem staff also…

County Leaders Welcome New Owners at Historic Oak Hill's Open House


On, Saturday, October 21, 2017, Historic Oak Hill in Annandale opened its doors to the public for its annual Open House. Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County Park Authority welcomed new owners Joe and Laura Braceland to the neighborhood…

Tysons Park Renamed for Former Planning Commissioner Ken Lawrence


On, Saturday, October 14, 2017, current and former Fairfax County leaders joined family and friends to rename a Tysons park in honor of former Fairfax County Planning Commissioner Ken Lawrence, who passed away in December 2016.

Jones Branch Fields and Arbor Row Stream…

Volunteers Improve Banks Park for National Public Lands Day


On Saturday, September 30, 2017, more than 25 volunteers participated in a work day at Olander and Margaret Banks Neighborhood Park in Alexandria, Virginia as part of National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Local residents, members of the Banks Family, Park Authority staff members, Dr.…

American Pride on Display in New Lee District RECenter Mural


A new mural at the Lee District RECenter natatorium was officially unveiled on Thursday, September 28, 2017. This sweeping mural shows the grandeur of the nation’s Capital and pays homage to veterans.

Artist Tim Grant painted this mural during the RECenter’s summer 2017…

Community Celebrates Opening of South Run Playground


A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new playground at South Run District Park on Saturday, September 16, 2017 to mark completion of the new playground in Springfield, VA.

The park’s old playground was demolished to make way for a new play area that features a…