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

Jai Cole,
Executive Director

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First Hike Fairfax 2023

First Hike Fairfax

Thank you to all who participated in the 2023 First Hike Fairfax Photo Contest! The First Hike Fairfax Photo Contest was created as a way for residents to begin a new year of fitness and outdoor activity, while enjoying the experience with friends, neighbors and family. This year, nearly 300 contestants submitted photos showcasing the sights and scenes they experienced. The results were amazing!

See all submissions in the First Hike Fairfax 2023 Photo Album

  • People’s Choice: Heidi Koolmees at Riverbend Park (photo)
  • Judges’ Choice: Sarah Lang on the Cross County Trail at Lake Accotink (photo)
  • Director’s Choice: Lisa Schrenk at Holmes Run (photo)
  • Best in Show (Scenery/Landscapes): Lee Law at Burke Lake Park (photo)
  • Best in Show (People): Tracy Bellacqua at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park (photo)
  • Best in Show (Wildlife): Elaine Starr at Huntley Meadows (photo)
  • Best in Show (Pets): Charlie Fancher at Cub Run Stream Valley Park (photo)

First Hike Fairfax is presented in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

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