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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

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Farmers Market Returns to Fairfax County Government Center May 3

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It’s time to ring the bell and mark the official opening of the 2018 Government Center Farmers Market in Fairfax, VA. The opening will be held at the market’s new location near the front of the Government Center building.

The market will open at 2:30 p.m. however, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, members of the Park Board and other local officials…

New Date Set for Bucknell Manor Park Playground Opening

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new playground at Bucknell Manor Park has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The public is invited to attend.

Bucknell Manor’s old playground was demolished to make way for the new features. The $100,000 project was financed through the 2016 Park Bond as part of a plan to…

Have a Howling Good Time at a Coyote Campfire in April

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April comes in like a lion and out like a coyote at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.

On Sunday, April 29, satisfy your sweet tooth with the howling good Coyote Campfire program at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Listen to coyote calls, take a short hike and make s’mores while you learn about this wily canine. The program runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for participants age four to…

Meet Visitors from Outer Space at Turner Farm’s Observatory Park

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They may not say take me to your leader, but there’s a lot our visitors from space can tell us.

Learn all about meteorites in a program at Observatory Park at Turner Farm. Find out what they are, where they come from and what they can tell us about the universe. Touch and examine visitors from space, including meteorite specimens from the moon and…

Seniors Compete for Glory in Tournament at Greendale Golf Course

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Age has its privileges at Greendale Golf Course.

Register for the Seniors Only Tournament at Greendale on Monday, May 7, 2018. Players age 55 and older will compete in a one-day, 18-hole, individual stroke-play tournament with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Divisions will be determined by sign-up, with a minimum of eight players per division. Prizes will be awarded…

Green Spring Gardens says Thanks with Special Events for Customers

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Feel the love at Green Spring Gardens as the park hosts a week of activities to show appreciation to its customers.

Customer Appreciation Week runs from Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11, 2018. There will be free gardening discussions, demonstrations or tours at 11 a.m. each day, and refreshments in the afternoon. The week of special events is Green Spring’s way…

Spring Farm Day Brings Out the Best at Frying Pan Farm Park

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See sheep shearing and pet baby animals at Spring Farm Day on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Frying Pan Farm Park.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., milk a cow or goat, hear the antique farm equipment putter, play old timey games, and enjoy crafts in a family-friendly atmosphere. You can also help build a miniature barn in an old-fashioned community…

Park Authority Offers Summer Jobs with Rec-PAC

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Do you love to work with kids? Join the Park Authority this summer for six weeks of theme-based fun with the Rec-PAC summer program. The Park Authority is currently hiring applicants who enjoy planning and implementing crafts, games and special events for school-aged children. Rec-PAC operates throughout the county at 45 elementary schools. Applicants must be available…

Mount Vernon RECenter Expansion/Renovation Meeting Set

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The Fairfax County Park Authority will renovate and expand Mount Vernon RECenter in the near future. This is an exciting capital improvement project that will provide great benefits to the community and provide a state-of-the-art facility for the many thousands who use the RECenter each year. A meeting is planned on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Members of the public are…

Monticello Park Phase I Construction Begins

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The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin Phase I construction at Monticello Park located at 5315 Guinea Road in Burke, VA. The $1.5 million dollar project includes construction of a playground, off-leash dog area, buffer area, multi-use area and trails, as well as supporting infrastructure including storm water management facilities, a parking lot, walkways, utilities, fencing…

Board of Supervisors Names New At-large Member to Park Board

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has named Dr. Abena Aidoo to the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Board to fill the at-large vacancy left by Walter Alcorn, who is retiring after serving 2 ½ years on the Park Board. Action came at the Board of Supervisors meeting on March 20, 2018.

Dr. Aidoo brings a wealth of experience in tourism and events…

Learn to be a Survivor in Program at Hidden Pond


Does your child have what it takes to be a survivor?

Learn what it takes to survive in the wilderness with the Survival Skills program at Hidden Pond Nature Center on Friday May 4, or Friday, May 11, 2018. Participants age 6 to 12 will find out about shelter building, how to distinguish edible vs. poisonous plants, and other skills to survive the dangers of the…

Stroll the Gardens and Enjoy an English Tea at Green Spring

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Take a tour of the demonstration gardens at Green Spring Gardens with a Master Gardener docent on Thursday, April 26, 2018, and relax afterward with a traditional English tea.

See what all those April showers are doing for the beautiful blooms at Green Spring Gardens. Get inspiration for your garden with a tour that features stories of Green Spring past and…

Tour Historic Huntley from a Woman’s Point of View

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A society matron, an enslaved wife and mother, a farmer's daughter, a military wife. Historic Huntley has been home to some interesting women through the years.

Learn about the roles women played in Huntley’s history and the dramatic changes in the lives of women since the house was built in 1825. See Huntley from a refreshingly different view on a stroll…

Ash Grove Applications Sought, Open House Set

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The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is accepting applications for the rehabilitation and long-term maintenance of the historic Ash Grove House, located at 8881 Ashgrove House Lane in Vienna, Virginia. The Resident Curator Program provides the unique opportunity for individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations to secure long-term lease agreements in beautiful…

Farmers Markets Welcome Local Coffee Roasters

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Farmers market customers will now be able to purchase cups of coffee as well as freshly roasted beans starting in 2018! This year the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) farmers markets will host locally roasted coffee pilot programs at select locations. The goal for the pilot is to boost market attendance, improve customer experiences and provide small local roasters a…

Ribbon to be Cut on New Bucknell Manor Park Playground

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 10 a.m. for the new playground at Bucknell Manor Park, and the public is invited to attend.

Bucknell Manor’s old playground was demolished to make way for the new features. The $100,000 project was financed through the 2016 Park Bond as part of a plan to install new playground equipment at aging parks…

FCPA Farmers Markets Re-open in April and May

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Four of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s 11 farmers markets will open for the season in mid-April, with the rest scheduled to open in May. To kick off spring, our farmers expect to have an abundance of fresh cut greens, asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb, apples, beets, carrots and more. Everything is harvested hours before sale to ensure optimum taste and nutrition. Our…

Community Meeting Set to Discuss Future of Lake Accotink

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A community meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 30, 2018, to discuss options for the management of Lake Accotink.

The Park Authority will join Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay to gather public input in developing a vision for how Lake Accotink Park will serve the community for years to come. Members of the…

Get Paid this Summer to Fish, Kayak and Paddleboard

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Get outdoors this summer and spend time by the water with a rewarding job at Riverbend Park.

Riverbend Park is located along the Potomac River and is currently hiring for three positions – Fishing Instructor, Kayaking Instructor and Stand-Up Paddleboarding Instructor.

The Fishing Instructor will lead fishing programs for children’s birthday parties and…

Celebrate Wetlands Awareness Day at Huntley Meadows

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Come rain or shine, and dip your mind into the wonder of wetlands! Celebrate the beauty and importance of wetlands at Huntley Meadows Park, the Fairfax County Park Authority’s premier wetland sanctuary. Bring friends and family to stroll through the forested paths and immersive ½ mile boardwalk trail! Learn about beavers, birds, bugs, and more! See raptors, reptiles, and…

Good-bye, Cubicle! Spend your Summer Working in a Park

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Take a break from the ordinary and spend a fun-filled summer at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park working with children on hands-on explorations of nature and history.

This Fairfax County Park Authority facility located in Chantilly, VA is currently hiring for two positions – Summer Education Director and Summer Education Teacher. Both positions are 40 hours per week for…

Nominate Fairfax County to Receive a $20K Grant for Earth Month

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The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation invite you to vote for Fairfax County parks in the National Recreation and Park Association’s “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month Campaign. The locale that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

For the fourth year in a row, the NRPA is…

Clemyjontri Park Phase II Parking Lot Addition to Begin

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Pardon our dust! Construction will soon begin at Clemyjontri Park located at 6317 Georgetown Pike in McLean, VA. Project contractor McGee Civil will be mobilizing on site within the next two weeks, and active construction activities will begin later this month. This project includes construction of a 65-space parking lot, trails, fencing and stormwater management. This…

Master Gardeners to Offer Vegetable Plant Clinics

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In 2018, Fairfax County Master Gardeners will add a focus on vegetable gardening to their highly successful Plant Clinic program. And what better place to offer their new Vegetable Garden Plant Clinics sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension than at several Fairfax County Community Garden Plot rental sites?

Beginning April 7, Master Gardeners will set up monthly…

Long Branch Falls Park Restoration to Begin, Temporary Closure Anticipated

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Restoration work on the highly degraded stream within Long Branch Falls Park is set to begin. The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has contracted with Environmental Quality Resources, LLC for the work which will start in early April 2018. Long Branch Falls Park is located at 5021 King David Boulevard in Annandale, Virginia.

The project…

Birds and Bats Festival of Flight Soars at Lake Accotink Park

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Lake Accotink Park presents the Birds and Bats Festival of Flight on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Join in the family fun at this Fairfax County Park Authority site for just $7 per person; children two and younger are free.

This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your friends and family while learning about some of our native…

Learn about Dishes the Tin Man Could Appreciate in artiFACTS

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The Tin Man of Wizard of Oz fame had a hard, outer shell and so do the ceramics featured in the March edition of artiFACTS.

This month in artiFACTS, explore a type of earthenware most often found in either white or blue with hand-painted or sponged decorations of various colors. See samples of these once-popular ceramics on the Learn about Dishes the Tin Man Could Appreciate in artiFACTS

Park Board Approves Cultural Resource Management Plan

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The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved a new Cultural Resource Management Plan (CRMP) to coordinate agency-wide efforts to achieve the cultural resource preservation mission of the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA). Approval came at the Board meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

View the Park Board Approves Cultural Resource Management Plan

Mastenbrook Grants Awarded for Projects at Two Parks

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The Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved two Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grants at its meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. One grant will benefit the Lee District Park Family Recreation Area and the other will provide improvements at Fred Crabtree Park.

Park Authority Board members approved a $20,000 grant to the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.…

Farmers Markets Provide a Jump Start to the Season

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As the tulips and daffodils spark up from the ground in the wake of spring, the Wakefield, Herndon, Burke, and Reston Farmers Markets jump into the season, opening for business in April. During this time of the year, you will find fresh asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, apples, salad greens, meats, cheese, baked breads, honey, ice cream and plant seedlings for your home…

Get Ready for Spring at the Garden Gate Plant Shop

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Celebrate spring with the opening of the Garden Gate Plant Shop at Green Spring Gardens.

The shop reopens for the new growing season on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Stop by between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to choose from the latest selection of plants for your home. You will find shrubs, native plants, wildflowers, ornamental grasses and unusual perennials and annuals.…

Golf Fairfax Pass Sale Offers Best Savings of the Season

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Get ready for the greatest golf savings of the season with the Golf Fairfax Spring Pass savings spectacular. The more you play, the more you save! From March 26 through May 6, 2018 save up to 25 percent when you purchase multi-round passes at Fairfax County Park Authority facilities including Burke Lake, Greendale, Jefferson, Oak Marr,…

Construction Begins on Nottoway Park Field #4 Conversion

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Construction will begin on Field #4 in Nottoway Park, located at 9537 Courthouse Road in Vienna, VA. This Fairfax County Park Authority project will reorient and enlarge the existing rectangular field #4 and will create a 360’x 210’ multi-sports field in accordance with park master plan as amended in January 2013. The project also includes installation of a synthetic turf surface on…

SpringFest Fairfax Comes to Sully Historic Site

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It’s the same great event returning to Sully Historic Site! Participate in a day full of free, environmental, and health-focused family-friendly activities and games at this year’s SpringFest Fairfax –a celebration of Earth and Arbor Days on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site located at 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly, Va.…

Honor an Outstanding Volunteer with an Elly Doyle Nomination

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Volunteers play a critical role at the Fairfax County Park Authority, and now is the time to recognize their invaluable contributions with a nomination for a 2018 Elly Doyle Park Service Award. Everyone is invited to submit nominations to honor the outstanding volunteers and numerous organizations that support park programming and initiatives in Fairfax County.

The…

Work to Begin Soon on Burke Lake Park’s Marina Road


Construction work will begin soon at Burke Lake Park to improve Marina Road from the Burke Lake Information Center to the Burke Lake Road marina parking lot.

The improvements will include widening of gravel shoulders, installation of drainage swales and ditches, and rock lining installation of swales and drainage ditches to better accommodate the existing storm water flows…

Rec-PAC Summer Hiring Now Underway

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This summer, the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Rec-PAC summer camp program will operate at more than three dozen elementary school locations around Fairfax County on weekdays from July 2 through August 9, 2018. During the summer, staff will be assigned to a site and work daily from 8:15 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Lots of qualified applicants are expected to apply so plan on attending an…

Learn, Chip and Putt with Affordable Junior Clinics

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Golf Fairfax is committed to the development of youth in the game of golf. Introduce your 8-17-year-oldto the FUNdamentals of golf with one-hourjunior clinics. Junior clinics are the perfect opportunity to test drive the game before investing in more advanced instruction and equipment.

Kids and teens will learn basic golf rules and etiquette, get familiar with…

Park Authority Seeks Volunteers to Combat Invasives

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The Fairfax County Park Authority continues its national award-winning program to combat invasive plants this spring.

The Invasive Management Area (IMA) program was established in 2006 and the annual highlight of the program is the spring Take Back the Forest effort. This year, Take Back the Forest begins on Sunday, April 1, 2018 and runs through May. During that…

Distribution Line Improvements Necessitate Temporary Dog Park Closure

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As part of an ongoing system-wide effort to improve service reliability at South Run District Park and its surrounding residential communities, Dominion Energy will be replacing the aging and outdated distribution line within this area. Work on this project will begin in early-March and will conclude approximately one month later. As part of Dominion’s effort, access and temporary…

Telecom Installation Begins at George Washington Park


Work to install a 120-foot monopine pole and to construct the associated, fenced telecommunications equipment compound within George Washington Park is getting underway. Network Building and Consulting, on behalf of T-Mobile, has contracted with Stoehr Companies to perform this previously approved telecommunications project.

During construction, there will be additional…

Find Work Down on the Farm at Frying Pan Farm Park

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Consider a job at one of the county’s most unique employment sites. Frying Pan Farm Park preserves and interprets farm life of the 1920s to 1950s, and it is looking for folks to fill a variety of positions to help others learn about an enjoy this popular Fairfax County park.

If you enjoy fresh air, history, nature, baby animals and working with the public,…

South Run Field to be Named in Honor of Jack Nolan

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The Fairfax County Park Authority Board voted to name an athletic field at South Run Regional Park in honor of Jack Nolan, a longtime leader and supporter of youth soccer in the Springfield District.

At its meeting on February 14, 2018 the Park Board voted to change the name of Athletic Field 5 to Jack Nolan Field. A public ceremony is scheduled for mid-May to…

Construction to Begin on New Wakefield Park Playground

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The Wakefield Park playground will close temporarily on March 12, 2018, to make way for new playground equipment.

Plan Graduations, Celebrations with Golf Fairfax

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Looking for a unique venue for your spring celebration? Par-tee with Golf Fairfax and enjoy unique and affordable dining and entertainment options for your guests. Four golf courses offer venues that include beautiful golf scenery, flexible dining options and enjoyable entertainment options:

Laurel Hill Golf Club
8701…

Catch a Wave with Paddleboard Yoga at South Run RECenter

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South Run RECenter is putting a new twist on yoga. Challenge yourself with yoga on the water in a Paddleboard Yoga class.

Paddleboard Yoga combines traditional yoga poses with the unstable surface of the RECenter’s pool for a challenging balancing act that takes yoga to a new level. Students dress in athletic wear and exercise on top of a floating training…

Backlick Park Renovation Work to Begin


The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin work to renovate park facilities at Backlick Park located at 4516 Backlick Road in Annandale, VA.

The contractors, will be mobilizing on site shortly with active construction activities beginning in March. This project includes the installation of a new shelter and tables, additional of a connecting accessible trail,…

New Playground Equipment Coming to Wakefield Park

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The Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved the installation of a new playground for Wakefield Park at its meeting on January 24, 2018. The park, located in the Braddock District, is among those benefitting from funding in the 2016 Park Bond to replace playground equipment throughout the county that has exceeded its useful life.

Although the equipment at…

Park Authority Summer Camp Registration Opens February 8

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Who is thinking about summer? You should! Registration for summer camps begins Thursday, February 8, 2018. The Fairfax County Park Authority offers more than 1,900 summer day camp options at 100+ locations. Camps held at RECenters, nature centers, historic sites, lakefront parks, golf courses and schools offer a variety of camp formats. These camps feature plenty of fun and…

Swing into Spring With Golf Classes for All Ages and Levels

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There is a class for everyone this spring at Fairfax County Golf courses: from children new to golf to experienced golfers who want to improve their game. Golf is an excellent family sport and can be played for a lifetime!

Golfers or all ages and skill can take advantage of classes at Burke Lake Golf and Pinecrest Golf Academies. Starting New at Golf (SNAG) classes cover…

Dead Run Stream Restoration Work to Begin in February

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Work to restore Dead Run within McLean Central Park and Dead Run Stream Valley Park between Old Dominion Road and Churchill Road is set to begin shortly.

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has contracted with Meadville Land Service, Inc., to begin work this month. The project involves restoration of approximately 3,000 linear feet of…

Playground Replacement Work to Begin at Lisle Park


The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin work on the Lisle Park Playground Replacement Project in Falls Church.

Contractors will be mobilizing on site shortly, and active construction is scheduled to begin in March 2018. The project includes replacement of the existing playground equipment and related site work. Lisle playground will be closed during the…

Junior Golf Camps Offered at Four Golf Fairfax Courses

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Calling all juniors ages 8-14 looking to learn a lifelong sport while having a blast! Choose from four Golf Fairfax locations offering full- and half-day, spring and summer Junior Golf camps. Golf is an awesome family sport that encourages good manners, builds friendships and embraces nature and the outdoors.

Junior Golf campers will learn putting, chipping,…

Playground Replacement to Begin at Griffith Park

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The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin to work on the Griffith Park Playground Replacement Project, which will force closure of the playground during the construction period.

Contractors will be mobilizing on site shortly with active construction activities beginning in March. The project includes replacement of the playground equipment and related site work.…

Park Authority Board Elects Officers for 2018


The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has elected its officers for 2018. At a meeting on January 24, 2018, the Park Board voted to return William G. Bouie, who represents the Hunter Mill District, to his tenth term as Chairman. Providence District Representative Ken Quincy will serve as Vice Chairman. Michael W. Thompson, Jr. of the Springfield District returns to the post of…

Fairfax County Parks Add Acreage Near Loisdale Park

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Fairfax County’s parkland is growing again with the acquisition of eight acres of land near Loisdale Park in Springfield, VA.

The two parcels, one 7.6 acres and the other 0.4 acres were a donation from L and F Darby Lane LLC. The properties are considered an addition to Loisdale Park and will remain vacant until or unless they are included in a future master…

Cub Run RECenter Now Offers Chair Massage, Health Coaching!

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Staying fit and feeling great just got easier with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Cub Run RECenter’s Fitness and Wellness program recently expanded to include chair massage and health coaching. Licensed massage therapists can help eliminate painful muscle tension. Getting rid of that pain can potentially result in increased ability to exercise in the future as well as…

You Too Can Make Healthy Strides in 2018

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The new year has so much promise. In fact, 2018 is shaping up to be the best year yet for Healthy Strides, the Park Authority’s recently-renamed community wellness program. Healthy Strides, formerly Take 12 Steps for Health, began in 2010 with the basic premise that better health can be achieved by reaching small goals, one per month, for the whole year. Healthy Strides takes a…

Chantilly Park Grows with Land Acquisition


The Fairfax County Park Authority’s (FCPA) acreage continues to grow with the acquisition of 7.33 acres of land from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS), which will be combined with 6.13 acres of existing parkland at Chantilly Park.

This acreage in the Sully District was transferred to the Park Authority from the BOS in November 2017. It originally was part of a…

Park Authority Board Approves Park System Master Plan

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The Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved it’s first-ever Parks and Recreation System Master Plan at its meeting on December 13, 2017.

With a 10-year time horizon, the Great Parks, Great Communities Parks and Recreation System Master Plan will guide the agency to meet growing and changing community needs. This long-range, comprehensive park system master planning…

Know Which Holiday Gifts Are Welcome in the Parks

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Fairfax County households are overflowing with new toys and other gifts at this time of year. While it is fun to head outside to try them out, it’s important to know the rules before bringing holiday gifts into the parks.

Pohick Creek Tributary Restoration Work to Begin at Greentree Village Park

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Restoration work on the Pohick Creek Tributary located within Greentree Village Park is set to begin shortly. The Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division and Utility Design & Construction Division have contracted with Environmental Quality Resources, LLC for the work which will start in January 2018. Greentree Village Park is located at 6600 Field Master Drive in…

Park Authority Publishes FY 2017 Strategic Plan and Annual Report

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The Fairfax County Park Authority has published the FY 2017 Strategic Plan and Annual Report. This document celebrates “A Place in Time” as Fairfax County concludes its celebration of the 275th anniversary of Fairfax County. The park system report notes a host of memorable events, vital accomplishments and progress on many fronts.

Inside this report, Park Authority Board…

Fairfax County Park Board Approves Three Mastenbrook Grants

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The Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved three sports-related Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant Program requests at its meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Board members approved a grant of $20,000 for the Great Falls Lacrosse Association. Funding will be used to install a practice wall adjacent to Field #4 at Great Falls Nike Park, which…

A Trail Designed with Kids in Mind Opens at Lee District Park

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The Family Recreation Area at Lee District Park continues to grow in appeal to families with the addition of Chessie’s Trail – a nature trail dotted with features designed to appeal to children. Start your new year off with a hike on this unique new trail.

Parkland Acquisition Preserves Natural and Cultural Resources

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The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has acquired approximately 58 acres of land that will help to preserve natural and cultural resources in the Springfield District. These 58 acres of vacant land are adjacent to an existing historic resource park known as the Confederate Fortifications Historic Site.

Lake Fairfax Park Master Planning Process to Start

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The Fairfax County Park Authority has started a public planning process that will update the master plan for Lake Fairfax Park. A public meeting will outline current conditions and amenities, explain the process and discuss potential revisions to the existing plan this November.

This 482-acre park is located in Reston, Virginia and is owned and operated by the Park…

Transportation Project Closes Oakton Community Park


The Fairfax County Park Authority has closed Oakton Community Park to all visitors effective immediately. Oakton Community Park and all facilities including the playground, parking lot, and historic schoolhouse will be closed through April 2018 due to a transportation improvement project to be built by the Fairfax Utilities Design and Construction Division (UDCD).

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Calendar Set for 2018 Fairfax County Park Authority Board Meetings


The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has published its 2018 meeting schedule. The Park Authority Board is a 12-member board appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to set policy and establish strategic policy and direction for the Park Authority. The Park Board holds public meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Holmes Run Stream Valley Trail Closing to Allow Sanitary Sewer Repair Project


Starting the week of October 23, 2017 a short section of Holmes Run Stream Valley Trail will close to allow completion of an emergency sanitary sewer repair project. Depending on the level of repairs required, an approximately 1,500-foot section of trail could be closed for up to a year.

The trail follows Holmes Run from the outfall of Lake Barcroft south to Cameron Run…

Stream Restoration Work Begins at Turkeycock Run


Stream restoration work scheduled to begin this month at Mason District Park will force closure of some trails in the park.

The project involves the restoration of approximately 1,575 linear feet of Turkeycock Run using natural channel design techniques.The primary goal of this restoration is to stabilize the channel and prevent future erosion and degradation along the…

Green Spring Gardens' ADA Renovations to Begin

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Many of Green Spring Gardens’ pedestrian routes may experience temporary closures as a result of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) retrofits for compliance purposes. Work is expected to begin October 9, 2017 , with project completion targeted for spring 2018. Garden features will remain open, but visitors may need to use alternative routes while work is being…

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Improvements to Begin

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The Fairfax County Park Authority began improving the surface of the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail last week. The trail will be paved between Braddock Road and Accotink Parkway. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) 2014 Transportation Bond will provide $200,000 for the construction phase of the project and a 2012 Park Bond will provide additional funding in…

Nottoway Park Stream Restoration Project to Begin

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Restoration work on two stormwater outfalls at the northern end of Nottoway Park adjacent to Courthouse Road is set to begin immediately. Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division and Utility Design and Construction Division have contracted with Environmental Quality Resources, LLC for the work which will start early this month.Nottoway Park, a Fairfax County Park Authority…

Great Falls Nike Park Synthetic Turf Field #7 Installation

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The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin making improvements to Great Falls Nike Park located at 1089 Utterback Store Road, Great Falls, VA. The project will begin in the next few days and is anticipated to be completed this fall. The Great Falls Soccer Club, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, and Fairfax County Park Authority are providing funding…