Park Authority

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12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

Department Resources

Park Authority Board Approves Fee Adjustments Effective Jan. 1

Park NewsThe Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved the proposed adjustments to the 2024 Park Authority Fee Schedule at its Dec. 13 meeting. All fee adjustments are scheduled to take effect on Jan.1, 2024.

The Fairfax County Park Authority is primarily funded through a combination of General Fund appropriations (tax dollars) and fee-based services. User fees, allocated to the Park Authority’s Revenue and Operating Fund, represent approximately 60% of the agency’s overall operating budget. The Park Authority Board considers fee adjustments on an annual basis, with the goal of minimizing user impact, while safeguarding the financial stability of park programs and services. The consideration process includes a public comment period on proposed changes and consideration of suggestions and feedback from the community. Adjustments include changes in the following areas:

  • Greens Fees
  • Driving Range Fees 
  • Laurel Hill Golf Course Annual Memberships
  • Rec Center General Admission
  • Weekend and Holiday Leisure Pool Admissions (Cub Run Rec Center)
  • Rec Center Indoor Swimming Pool Base Rates
  • Rec Center Discount Fast Pass Fee
  • Water Mine Single and Group Admissions
  • Water Mine Picnic Area, Shade Structure, Funbrella Rentals.
  • Picnic Facility and Amphitheater Rentals (Lake Accotink, Mason District and Franconia Parks)
  • Commercial Photography Reservations
  • Park Amusements

A detailed list of fee changes and an analysis of all considerations leading to the fee adjustment proposal is available in the 2024 Fee Adjustment Proposal website. The Park Authority Fee Schedule will be updated to reflect these changes when they go into effect on Jan. 1.

For more information, please contact the Park Authority Public Information Office at or by calling 703-246-5092.

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