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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax County Parks Add Acreage Near Loisdale Park


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…

Return to the Land of the Dinosaurs in a Puppet Show


Dinosaurs once roamed all the earth, places far and near. How do we know that they were here?

Children can find out through activities and a puppet show at Hidden Oaks Nature Center on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Learn about dinosaurs and pick up some fun fossil facts. There will be two, one-hour programs that day at 1:30 and 3 p.m. This event is designed for…

It’s Happening Once in a Blue Moon at Riverbend Park


January’s a super month to see a supermoon.

If the supermoon on January 1, 2018, caught your eye, plan for some great viewing of the next supermoon in the dark skies at Riverbend Park on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. It will be the third supermoon in a row, and because it’s the second full moon in one month, that also makes it a blue moon. You know… something that…

How Good are Groundhogs at Predicting the Weather?


Can groundhogs really predict the weather? Find out at the Groundhog’s Day Out program at Frying Pan Farm Park on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

You can visit a groundhog burrow, learn cool groundhog facts, play games, make a groundhog friend to take home and enjoy some hot chocolate. This program is designed for family members age two to adult and runs from 2 to…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Flowers, Poetry and Tea


Green Spring Gardens has you covered for Valentine’s Day.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Green Spring is offering a workshop on Victorian flowers. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, explore the sentimental Victorian era in which every flower held a symbolic meaning. From 9:30 to 11 a.m., create a fashionable flower arrangement in this romantic style with the…

You’re Invited to an Animal Pajama Party at Hidden Oaks


Before you kiss your kids goodnight, give them a chance to say goodnight to the animals at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

Children age three to seven are invited to an Animal Pajama Party on three Fridays this winter. Dress the kids up in their PJs and stop by to hear bedtime stories, meet animals and wish goodnight to the snakes, turtles and toads at the nature…

Go Back a Stitch in Time at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park


Experience how sewing was done almost 80 years ago in Sewing the Past… or Sewing the Past for Kids! Learn how to sew on a 1940s hand-cranked sewing machine with historian Mea Clift. During a relaxing morning of sewing and crafting, participants will learn the machine operating basics then make their own decorative quilt square. In the children’s version, participants will make their…

Cub Run RECenter Now Offers Chair Massage, Health Coaching!


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…

Celebrate Chinese New Year and Ring in the Year of the Dog


Celebrate Chinese New Year with traditional games and stories on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

Say good-bye to the Year of the Rooster and welcome in the Year of the Earth Dog. Paint your Chinese zodiac animal, make a craft and participate in our version of the Lion Dance. The program from 2 to 3 p.m. is designed for participants age…

It’s Witch Hazel Time at Green Spring Gardens


Which witch do you like?

Pick a favorite on a visit to Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria.

Green Spring Gardens has nearly 200 witch hazels gracing its landscape. Besides producing a marvelous tour of late winter color from early February into March, witch hazels play an important role in a national program. Green Spring is a part of the American…

You Too Can Make Healthy Strides in 2018


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…

Hop on a Hayride for Winter Fun at Lake Accotink Park


Take a hayride to Accotink Creek along the Cross County Trail on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Spend an evening outdoors with the family on a hayride adventure. Enjoy a campfire, hot dogs and s’mores, too. The Cross County Trail Hayride is designed for family members age two to adult and runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per person.

Hop on a Hayride for Winter Fun at Lake Accotink Park

Explore the Art of the Book in Classes at Historic Huntley


In honor of Huntley residents who loved both books and art, Historic Huntley is offering three classes this winter that delve into different aspects of book making.

The series kicks off on Sunday, January 28, 2018, with a class on calligraphy. Explore the art of beautiful writing with a variety of pens and brushes from 1 to 2 p.m. Calligrapher Mary Teichman calls…

Chill Out with the Kids at the All Things Frozen Tea Party


Sip warm tea while learning about animals that like winter’s chill. Come to the All Things Frozen Tea Party at Hidden Oaks Nature Center on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Join a naturalist as she shares stories about animals such as penguins and polar bears that enjoy winter’s cold, and learn how other cold-weather creatures just manage to cope with the chill. Come dressed as…

Discover your Place in the Universe at Turner Farm


Discover your place in the universe with an astronomy program this winter at the roll-top observatory at Turner Farm.

Observatory Park offers programs geared toward family members age nine to adult. The classroom seminars and nighttime observing sessions focus on a variety of astronomical subjects. Topics may include planets, comets, open clusters, double stars, stellar…

If You Love to Read, Join Healthy Strides Wellness Book Club


Make healthy strides in your own life by joining the Healthy Strides Wellness Book Club! This club is for adults, and meets at different Fairfax County Public Library sites each month. Discussion on the featured books will be led by a Fairfax County Park Authority fitness and wellness expert, on topics of health, fitness, nutrition and wellness. No registration is required to…

Find Out How Slipware Ceramics Got The Name in artiFACTS


Ceramics often stand the test of time and provide clues into the lives of the people who used them. This month, the Fairfax County Park Authority’s artiFACTS series takes a look at a type of ceramic dishes, bowls and mugs known as “slipware.”

The Staffordshire Slipware that can be found in the county’s archaeological collections was widely exported to America through the…

Fight Cabin Fever with an Outdoor Program at Green Spring


Bundle up and head outdoors for a mom and tot program at Green Spring Gardens.

Beat cabin fever this winter by bringing your toddler, age two or three, to the Children’s Discovery Garden on Monday, January 22, 2018. Children can enjoy a variety of sensory materials out in the garden in any kind of weather. Explore at your leisure from 10 to 11 a.m. Check the thermometer…

Whooo’s Lurking in the Woods Near You This Winter


Discover the secret world of owls in a weekend program this winter at Huntley Meadows Park. Join the Family Owl Outing on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Come to the park for a presentation on owls, and then go on a trail hike to hopefully hear or spot one of Huntley’s resident owls. The program runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and is designed for participants age six to adult. The…

Warm Up your Winter with a Cozy Campfire and S’mores


Hidden Pond Nature Center is warming up winter with campfire programs in January, February and March.

Stop by the nature center for Campfire Fridays and enjoy an evening of exploration and s’mores. Each winter campfire will feature different topics, and different parts of the park will be explored. Look and listen for animals and hear stories by the campfire as you roast…

You’re Invited to a Birthday Bash at Sully Historic Site


Richard Bland Lee would have turned 257 this year, and Sully Historic Site is throwing a party in his honor. Celebrate the life of Northern Virginia's first Representative to Congress with a visit to his home on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

During an afternoon house tour at Sully, discover some of the important contributions that Mr. Lee made during his impressive political…

Fee Proposals Available and Public Comment Accepted


The Fairfax County Park Authority will hold its annual public comment meeting on the agency’s proposed fee adjustments. The public is invited to share their perspectives on the proposals with the Park Authority Board either at the meeting, via correspondence or by email. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Room 106 of the Herrity Building located…

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


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…

Learn about Farming from the People Who Know it Best


Agriculture is Virginia’s largest industry, and Frying Pan Farm Park is offering an opportunity this winter to learn about farming from the farmers themselves.

Drawing on interest in the farm-to-table movement, Frying Pan is bringing in local farmers to lead a series of discussions about agriculture in the state. Each session will include a 45-minute presentation by…

Learn about the Elusive Flying Squirrel of Cartoon Fame


Rocky the Flying Squirrel was a cartoon hit, and his real life relatives may be closer than you think.

Join a naturalist at Hidden Oaks Nature Center this winter to learn about the abundant, but rarely seen, flying squirrels that are native to this area. Find out how to determine if you have these adorable “fairy gliders” in your backyard.

In evening programs on…

Star Light, Star Bright, Delve into Astronomy One Night


There are more things in the heavens than you may have dreamt, so learn a little about them at an astronomy program in Fairfax County parks this winter.

Take advantage of winter’s early darkness and do a little stargazing at Observatory Park at Turner Farm. The park hosts an astronomy festival for participants age three to adult on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 4 to 7…

Let a Master Gardener Help You Make the Most of your Garden


While it’s too cold for weeding and planting, boost your gardening knowledge at Green Spring Gardens and get ready for spring.

Green Spring is hosting a series of Garden Talks with Master Gardeners during the winter months of 2018 that will help you make the most of your garden when temperatures start to rise. The Friday afternoon workshops are led by Master Gardeners…

Enjoy Learning for Little Ones at E.C. Lawrence


Though it may be cold, the opportunities for your littlest learners continue at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park through History Tots, Nature Tots and our newest offering, Outdoor Kids. Monthly programs in January, February and March allow your youngest will stay active and explore our winter wonderland. Each program costs $6 in-county or $8 out-of-county.

History Tots is for…

Know Which Holiday Gifts Are Welcome in the Parks


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.

Park Authority Sets Next Workshop For Lake Accotink Park Options


The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking further public comment on plans for Lake Accotink Park. Residents are invited to a meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at North Springfield Elementary School. The school is located at 7602 Heming Court in Springfield. The Park Authority will host a community gathering to gain further public input towards…

Pohick Creek Tributary Restoration Work to Begin at Greentree Village Park


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


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


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…

Winter Offers Outdoor Fun in FCPA Parks


When snow falls, Fairfax parks offer the perfect play area for those wishing to explore the outdoors. The public is invited to make use of trails and parks when sufficient snow has fallen; however, skiers and sledders must furnish their own equipment and engage in these activities at their own risk. Ice skating on ponds and lakes is prohibited for safety reasons. Sledding and skiing…

Discover the World of Bunnies at a Beatrix Potter Tea


Are all bunnies as adventurous as Beatrix Potter’s famous Peter Rabbit?

Learn about bunnies and the famous children’s author at a Beatrix Potter tea. Nibble on cupcakes and sip fruit punch or tea while enjoying stories about Potter’s precocious bunny family. Meet a white tail rabbit and lean what wild bunnies do in the winter. Make a bunny of your own to take…

Care for your Heart and Mind with a Winter Hike & Meditation


Work off those holiday calories with a quick hike in Riverbend Park, and then work on that resolution to de-stress in the New Year. Register for the Winter Wonderland Hike program.

After exploring the wintry beauty of Riverbend with a hike through the park, join in some relaxing meditation exercises to find your inner winter calmness. The program, appropriate for adults,…

Get Expert Gardening Advice in Green Spring’s Winter Lecture Series


You don’t have to be dormant just because your garden is! Come to Green Spring Gardens on Sunday afternoons this winter to get expert advice on how to make your garden thrive when the weather warms up.

Green Spring will again host its popular Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series on Sunday afternoons in January, February and March 2018 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy…

It’s Time to Kick Up Your Heels at Frying Pan Farm Park


You can’t get much more American than bluegrass music on a farm. Make plans to hitch up the team and head to Frying Pan Farm Park this season for Bluegrass Barn, a celebration of some of the best bluegrass music in the mid-Atlantic area.

Tighten up some vocal harmonies and mix them with a fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and upright bass and you’ll be tapping toes and…

Exhibit Case of Colorful Nutcrackers at Sully


See an amazing array of nutcrackers, both old and new, in a colorful case exhibit at Sully Historic Site now through January 8, 2018. This special holiday exhibit is included in a guided tour of the 1794 house.

FCPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes at Bren Mar Park


The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Master Plan for Bren Mar Park. The park’s existing Master Plan was revised in 2013 and the Park Authority is now considering an administrative update that would involve the relocation of a proposed picnic shelter and an area for additional parking. All comments must be received by January 12,…

Be a Star During Winter Break with New Performing Arts Camps


The Fairfax County Park Authority is teaming up with Moonlit Wings Productions to offer two new winter break camps -- “Act Up with Despicable You!” and “Broadway Bound” – for aspiring performers age 7 to 14. These camps will offer theater buffs at all levels a chance to explore original scenes inspired by popular films and classic stories.

IONA Returns to Sully Historic Site for a Holiday Concert


IONA is one of the top-rated pan-Celtic groups in the world, and you can catch one of their high-energy performances this holiday season at Sully Historic Site. On Friday, December 29, 2017, IONA will treat the audience at Sully to its special blend of Scottish fiddling, percussion and vocals.

Hop Over to Riverbend Park for a Beatrix Potter Tea


Keep your kids out of mischief as they listen to Beatrix Potter’s tale about Peter Rabbit and his precocious bunny family. Riverbend Park hosts a Beatrix Potter tea on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

Take a Trail Walk with the Park Authority and Provide Feedback


Members are the public are invited to go on a trail walk with the Fairfax County Park Authority in the Mount Vernon District Park on Friday, December 15, 2017. The Park Authority has been asked to review the Master Plan for the park in conjunction with some planned trail improvements. On the walk, participants will have a chance to observe the existing conditions and activities in the…

Treat Yourself to Candlelight Tours at Historic Sully


Celebrate the holidays with a glimpse into the past at Sully Historic Site. Bring the whole family for a charming, candlelit tour of Sully and enjoy past holiday festivities during “Christmas with the Lees” on Saturday, December 9, 2017, “Christmas on the Homefront” on Saturday, December 16, and “Victorian Candlelight” on Sunday, December 17.

First Hike Fairfax – Healthy Steps for a Happy New Year


Start the year off right by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories. Take a hike – literally – with First Hike Fairfax. On New Year’s Day, the Fairfax County Park Authority is joining with America’s State Parks and Virginia State Parks for First Day Hike Programs that will get you outside on the trails. Last year thousands of people rang in the New Year with hikes…

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


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.

Create a Wreath Designed by Your Whole Family


Bring the whole family together to create a custom wreath for your home this holiday season. Hidden Pond Nature Center is offering a family wreath-making program on Sunday, December 17, 2017 for family members of all ages. Make your own seasonal wreath out of vines decorated with greens, cones, dried flowers and ribbons.

A Stitch in Time: artiFACTS Showcases a Christmas Quilt


Just in time for the holidays, artiFACTS features a quilt this month that was designed as a community Christmas project. Discover the quilt’s links to historic Dranesville Tavern and learn how quilts once stitched a community together in Fairfax County and what the featured quilt tells about those who made it.

You Can Still Celebrate the Holiday Season at Burke Lake Park!


Burke Lake’s family amusements have been transformed into a Winter Wonderland for the holiday season. Spend some time gathered around the fire cooking s’mores or enjoy rides on the Holiday Express or Caroler’s Carousel. Families and children of all ages can enjoy a special holiday festival atmosphere at Burke Lake Park this weekend. Activities include: carousel rides, train rides, arts…

Find Winter Break Camps for Aspiring Actors, Athletes and Millionaires


Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained during winter break and other school holidays? Check out the wide range of camps being offered by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Parks offer close-to-home, affordable options that will appeal to everyone from aspiring actors and athletes to budding entrepreneurs and tech gurus. The Winter Wonderland Camp offers games, arts…

Parkland Acquisition Preserves Natural and Cultural Resources


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.

Stay Up Late for a Peek at the Peak of the Geminids Meteor Shower


The Geminids is known as the king of the meteor showers, and it’s the perfect excuse to stay out late with the folks at Lake Fairfax Park. Lake Fairfax is hosting a Geminids viewing event on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, when the Geminids will peak. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the park by night and take advantage of its dark skies.

Step Back in Time with a Victorian Candlelight Tour at Sully


Experience how Christmas looked and felt in an earlier era with a candlelight tour of Sully Historic Site this holiday season.

Come to the historic property on Sunday, December 17, 2017, to meet Sully’s Santa and take pictures near the old-fashioned sleigh. See a Christmas tree at the house decorated according to an 1885 memory, and make your own tree decoration based on a…

Park Authority Seeks Public Input on Drones on Parkland


As unmanned aircraft systems or “drones” have surged in popularity, county parkland has become an in-demand location for this emerging technology. To address that interest, the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) will hold a meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Oak View Elementary School to gather public comment on expanding the use of drones on county…

Work to Begin on Eakin Community Park Picnic Shelter


Work is about to begin on a new picnic shelter at Eakin Community Park in Annandale, Virginia. This shelter project will not only provide a great place for families to recreate and enjoy time outdoors, but also continues the Eakin Family legacy of support for Fairfax County parks.

The project includes the installation of a new 20 by 24-foot shelter with a grill and four…

Lake Fairfax Park Master Planning Process to Start


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).

The…

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.

New Online Tool Helps Homeowners Find Borders


Fairfax County residents who live next to parkland now have an online tool that reveals their property borders. The new mapping application was introduced by the Fairfax County Park Authority this month. The app is part of the park system’s effort to let residents know about the damage caused by encroachment, which is unauthorized private use of public parkland.

Board of Supervisors Names New Braddock District Rep to FCPA


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors named Kiel Stone to the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Board as the Braddock District Representative. He replaces Anthony J. Vellucci, who resigned earlier this month. The 12-member Park Board has members representing each magisterial district, as well as three at-large members.

Ease Childcare Concerns with Snow Day Camps in the Parks


Leaves are already falling. Can snow be far behind? Plan ahead for unexpected school closures and childcare needs with Snow Day Camps at Fairfax County RECenters.

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…

Fairfax County Park Acreage Keeps on Growing


Fairfax County’s parkland holdings continue to grow. The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has added 0.7345 acres in the Accotink Stream Valley Park, adjacent to Bear Branch.

This addition to the park network in the Providence District will provide an opportunity for a trail connection from Accotink Stream Valley to Route 50. The Park Authority acquired the land through…

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


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


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…

Lake Accotink Park Carousel Closes for Repairs


The carousel at Lake Accotink Park has been closed for the remainder of the 2017 operating season for needed repair work.

Nottoway Park Stream Restoration Project to Begin


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


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…

Park Authority Debuts Innovative Way to See Parks


There is a new way to tour some of your local parks, and it likely will spur you to visit places you’ve never seen. The Fairfax County Park Authority has created a web-based Story Map guide to several of its featured history and nature sites.