Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Discovery Trail Map

2019 Discovery Trail Map

Discovery Trail Map Explores Transportation History

Blastoff for fun with this year’s Fairfax County Park Authority Discovery Trail Map celebrating the 50th anniversary of man’s giant leap from the Earth to the moon! Visit 12 distinctive park sites and learn about their connection to transportation throughout history!

  • Discovery Trail Maps will be available the week of May 20 at staffed FCPA locations, Fairfax County Public Libraries and Board of Supervisors offices (while supply lasts). Maps also will be available online at Download Discovery Trail Map during the promotional period, May 25 – Sept. 2, 2019.
  • Each featured site has a sticker with a unique image that reinforces the educational messages on the map.
  • Pick up a sticker for each park at the sticker location listed on the map and place it in the corresponding box (participant must be present to receive a sticker).
  • Participants who visit at least eight of the featured sites will receive tickets to more park fun valued at $93 and be entered in a drawing for one of four bicycles donated by Spokes, Etc. through the Fairfax County Park Foundation.
  • Qualifying maps can be redeemed at Burke Lake Park, Frying Pan Farm Park and Green Spring Gardens.
  • Lakefront staff members will date and initial the qualifying maps, record names and phone numbers of recipients on a distribution log and award the prize packets. At the same time, the qualifying participant will fill out a ticket to be entered in a drawing for one of four bikes and drop the ticket in the ticket box.
  • Bike winners will be notified by e-mail and/or phone. Bike winners will be announced publicly in September. For more information, contact the Public Information Office at (703) 324-8662.


Are you ready to accept a mission to the moon? Be on the lookout to become an FCPA astronaut! Snap a selfie and post it on Instagram with #FCPAmoonwalk. You could win one of several weekly prizes! Winners will get their choice of RECenter or mini-golf guest passes.


Can’t get to eight parks? Register for one of the following programs and get a bonus sticker from the instructor to place on any square on the map. Once you obtain a total of eight stickers, you can redeem the map for a prize packet and be entered in the drawing for a new bicycle!

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August 12 Meteor Astronomy Turner Farm Park
August 21 Astronomical Seminar & Telescope Viewing Turner Farm Park
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