Planning and Improvements

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-8702
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 204
Fairfax, Virginia

Andrea Dorlester,
Manager of Park Planning

Park Planning

Park Planning

Like the population, the county's park and recreation needs are diverse and growing. We use community input combined with analyses of trends and needs identified in the Parks Count! Needs Assessment to help craft long-range plans for the entire park system. Park master plans provide the community a way to help determine the best uses, facilities and amenities for a specific park and to optimize management of the park's resources.

Planning News

Difficult Run Tributary Stream Restoration to Impact Trail Access

Difficult Run Tributary Stream Restoration to Impact Trail Access

The Park Authority’s most popular amenity is trails. Residents love to use local trails for hikes, or running, family outings or a walk with the dog. However, despite their popularity, sometimes we need to close or restrict access to a trail for construction or maintenance activities.

Sugarland Run Stream Valley Trail Work to Start

Sugarland Run Stream Valley Trail Work to Start

The Sugarland Run Stream Valley Maintenance Project is about to begin.

Trail Improvements Begin in Accotink Stream Valley Park on GCCCT

Trail Improvements Begin in Accotink Stream Valley Park on GCCCT

The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin construction to improve the surface of the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail between King Arthur Road and Woodburn Road during November 2018. The trail will be re-paved between King Arthur Road and Woodburn Road. Funding for design and construction of this $412,700 project is provided through voter-approved Park Bonds.

Maintenance to Begin on Trail in Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park

Maintenance to Begin on Trail in Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park

The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin maintenance work on a trail in Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park in Herndon, Virginia in September.

Stream Restoration Project to Impact Trail Access at Indian Run SVP

Stream Restoration Project to Impact Trail Access at Indian Run SVP

The Fairfax County Park Authority understands that residents love their trails. In fact, recent community surveys found that our robust system of trails through stream valleys, parks and woodlands are among our most popular amenities. However, sometimes construction may close or restrict access to a particular trail section.