Enjoy the company of friends, family and community at any of our festive activities and events throughout the holiday season.
In addition to a robust adapted aquatics program, the Park Authority is offering new and exciting inclusive, accessible programs.
The Fairfax County Park Authority invites you to be a part of our 2024 Farmers Market season.
Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed within approximately two to three weeks.
Swim and dive teams will be using Rec Center pools through February.
The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation are gearing up for another fantastic First Hike Photo Contest set for New Year’s Day 2024.
For years, Santa has made the rounds in our parks, creating cherished moments for families of all ages. Don’t miss out on a fantastic experience at the park with a special appearance by our favorite “jolly old elf.”
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board honored dozens of outstanding volunteers and philanthropists for their service and valuable contributions to parks at the annual Elly Doyle Park Service Awards Ceremony on Nov. 17.
The Turner Farmhouse Foundation will host its annual pancake breakfast and open house on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Children of all ages can find exciting ways to pass the time with the Fairfax County Park Authority’s winter camps.
The Fairfax County Park Authority celebrated the completion of the new Woodlands Stewardship Education Center with a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Nov. 18.
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved matching grant funding in the amount of $13,000 to supplement community contributions toward installing swings at the playground within Gilbert S. McCutcheon Park located in the Mount Vernon District.
Gift cards can help adults and children of all ages and abilities to choose their own adventures from among the thousands of activities and events that the Park Authority offers around Fairfax County.
Whether you are stocking up for golf season or shopping for stocking stuffers, enjoy the lowest prices of the year on golf rounds during the Black Friday Pass Sale from Nov. 18 to Nov. 29.
A dash of sparkle, a pinch of holiday spice and a sprinkle of magic — find this recipe for the perfect holiday in Fairfax County parks this season.
Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF) Board Chair Anita Herrera presented a ceremonial check in the amount of $1,246,585.41 to the Park Authority Board at its Nov. 8 meeting.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has several ways to be in the know when it comes to holiday hours and closure notifications.
The Fairfax County Park Authority, joined by Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay and Braddock District Supervisor James Walkinshaw, celebrated the official opening of Lake Accotink Park’s new playground with families from the surrounding community.
There might be a little more chill in the air, but the harvest is far from over at three of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Farmers Market locations!
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved of a name change for its Oak Marr facilities.
Don’t let the chilly weather keep you out of the pool! The Aqua Flex pass allows you entry to any aquatics fitness class as a drop-in visitor, space permitting.
Experience autumn like never before with the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Thanksgiving programs.
Golf Fairfax is proud to offer special Military Monday discount pricing to express our heartfelt gratitude to the brave men and women who have served and continue to service in the U.S. military.
In celebration of Veterans Day, the Fairfax County Park Authority is extending its gratitude to our U.S. Armed Forces personnel.
The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin resurfacing and painting work at the Eakin Community Park parking lot located at 3401 Prosperity Ave. in Fairfax, Virginia.
The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin resurfacing and painting work at the Eakin Community Park parking lot located at 3401 Prosperity Ave. in Fairfax, Virginia.
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved the award of $20,000 in grant funding to help fund the renovation of a playground at McLean Central Park located within the Dranesville District.
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board received staff's proposed 2024 Fee Schedule at its Oct. 25 meeting.
Dive into the past and experience the thrilling days of the War of 1812 as it comes to life at Colvin Run Historic Site on Sunday, Nov. 5, from noon to 3 p.m.
Scary good times are just around the corner so grab your costume and join these frightfully delightful festivities! Make your Halloween memorable with the Fairfax County Park Authority!
On Sunday, Oct. 15, skateboarders of all skill levels came out to learn new tricks from experienced skaters and put their talents to the test in competition with fellow skaters during an afternoon of fun, music, food and prizes.
Lace up your running shoes and join the Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP) for a wild, fun-filled adventure at the first-annual Beaver Boogie 5K Fun Run/Walk!
Golf Fairfax is partnering with Callaway and the Eisman Golf Academy to offer access to the latest clubs and equipment this fall.
The achievement continues the FCPA's standing as a nationally distinguished park and recreation agency over the last 15 years.
Come celebrate the captivating world of bats, learn about the vital role they play in our ecosystem, understand the threats they face and what you can do to protect them.
The wait is over at Huntley Meadows Park as the Fairfax County Park Authority announces the reopening of the Huntley gift shop!
These tournaments promise to make unforgettable memories on the fairways this holiday season.
Fairfax County and the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) have been recognized with the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council's 2023 Leadership Award for projects at two rec centers that are saving the county energy and money.
Join the Fairfax County Park Authority at this year’s Fall Harvest Festival to be hosted at four participating Farmers Market locations this October!
The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin resurfacing and painting the Clemyjontri parking lot.
Join us for a journey through time with the Archaeology and Collections Branch of the Fairfax County Park Authority.
Jai Cole, executive director of the Fairfax County Park Authority, has been elected as a Fellow into the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.
After significant review, the installation of a central heating, ventilation and air conditioning system will have the most favorable aesthetic impact to the historic schoolhouse.
Two of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s off-leash dog parks were named among the region’s best in a popular vote among readers of Northern Virginia Magazine. The Baron Cameron and South Run dog parks made the list of “10 Best Dog Parks in Northern Virginia 2023” published in the magazine’s October issue, which hit newsstands Sept. 22.
The Baron Cameron dog park is located at 11300…
Looking for a sweet way to kick off your fall season? Look no further than our Cider Making class at Colvin Run Mill!
Join the fun at Skate the Wake on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has prepared for extraordinary eclipse viewings throughout the county.
Get ready for a spine-chilling, fun-filled Halloween season in Fairfax County Parks!
The Park Authority welcomes public comment on the FY 2025 budget proposals and will receive all comments submitted on or before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20.
Celebrate the fall season with Fairfax County Park Authority. As the weather cools and the leaves change color, head outside to enjoy events big and small.
Fall tournament season is officially underway at Golf Fairfax. Take in the fall foliage on the greens with many exciting ways to compete.
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Fairfax County Park Authority Rec Centers will be opening their doors to everyone for free.
The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin work to resurface the racquet and basketball courts at Franconia Park.
The opening marks a significant milestone in the transformation of North Hill from an underutilized parcel to a vibrant residential community.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce that the commencement for National Public Lands Day.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has parents and guardians covered during Teacher Workdays.
At the Sept.13 meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board Budget Committee, staff presented the board with the initial proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025.
The Friends of Lake Accotink Park (FLAP) was selected to receive a $1,000 grant as part of The Starbucks Foundation's Neighborhood Grants program.
The Fairfax County Park Authority and Park Authority Professionals received high honors at the annual conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society.
Mark your calendars because the much-anticipated Fall Garden Festival is returning to Green Spring Gardens.
Explore our recommended top five ways to celebrate Grandparents’ Day on Sept. 10!
Batter up! Get back into the swing of things at Braddock Park Batting Cages.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for North Hill Park.
The Native American Festival brings together tribal members from throughout the Commonwealth.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is set to begin the demolition of three deteriorated residential structures and outbuildings located on the property of Lake Fairfax Park.
The ultimate indoor dog adventure awaits at Frying Pan Farm Park, where tail-wagging excitement knows no bounds!
The Fairfax County Park Authority is set to begin work on the installation of a new playground at Lake Accotink Park.
Travel back in time with a captivating visit to the historic Oak Hill mansion in Annandale.
Golf Fairfax is excited to invite golfers of all ages to Laurel Hill Golf Club for Student Appreciation Day.
Find fitness opportunities that work for you at Fairfax County Park Authority Rec Centers.
Join Fairfax County Park Authority for a howling good time at the annual Dog Daze event at The Water Mine.
The Fairfax County Park Authority, Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn, and the Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park joined to celebrate the official opening of a newly completed bird enclosure to house the farm’s ducks, turkeys and peafowl.
The Fairfax County Park Authority, Supervisor Walter Alcorn and Herndon residents joined to celebrate the official opening of a pedestrian bridge in the section of Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is set to begin work on the addition of swings to the playground at Boyd A. and Charlotte M. Hogge Park located in the Mason District.
Explore your creativity in Fairfax County parks by participating in any of the Park Authority's diverse art classes.
Work on every part of your golf game, while enjoying great food and beverage specials at Burke Lake Golf Center, Oak Marr Golf Center and Twin Lakes Golf Course.
Join in the fun and in giving back to our parks by protecting and preserving the precious resources we have in our community.
Join the Fairfax County Park Authority for a free, family-friendly celebration at Lake Accotink Park on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fall is on the horizon and so are bees, hornets and wasps. As the weather becomes more enjoyable, we spend more time outdoors and increase our chances of encountering these winged insects.
The Fairfax County Park Authority wants trail users to be aware that a trail maintenance and repair project is getting underway.
Fall is knocking on our door and it's time to reserve your fall camping adventure at Burke Lake Park!
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of begonias, graciously presented by the Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society.
The Park Authority is happy to congratulate the contest winners in the National Park and Recreation Month selfie contest.
Pools and spas at four Fairfax County Park Authority Rec Centers will be temporarily closed for regular cleaning and maintenance.
Are you looking for a park near your home? Maybe you're in a new area of the county and looking for a park to visit that's close to where you are in the moment.
The Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Office of environmental and Energy Coordination, celebrated the start of several landmark improvements at the Spring Hill Rec Center.
Golf Fairfax is here to help you celebrate National Golf Month in August! National Golf Month motivates golfers of all ages and abilities to get out their clubs and hit the fairways.
Join the Fairfax County Park Authority's Farmers Markets as we proudly participate in National Farmers Market Week from Aug. 6 to 12.
Join us through September at Walney Visitor Center, located at 5040 Walney Road, for a fascinating journey into history.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is accepting comments and feedback from the community on its draft report, which summarizes the new Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Access (PROSA) Strategy.
Who better to share these dog days of summer with than your favorite, four-legged, furry friend?
Fairfax County's Observatory Park at Turner Farm and the Analemma Society invite you to witness the annual Perseid meteor shower on Saturday, Aug. 12.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from resident curators for the rehabilitation and long-term maintenance of the historic Mount Gilead house at 5634 Mount Gilead Road in Centreville.
The Fairfax County Park Authority, Supervisor Dan Storck and a cadre of community gardeners came together to celebrate the opening of the Laurel Hill Community Gardens in Lorton, Virginia.
In celebration of Family Golf Month, Golf Fairfax is offering great promotions to get the entire family on the fairways!
The Fairfax County Park Authority is encouraging residents to play it safe when it comes to enjoying the outdoors in the summer heat.
The Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination, is pleased to announce their latest energy improvement project at the Spring Hill Rec Center in the Dranesville District.
Get ready for the ultimate farm-fun experience at the 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Farm Park.
Step onto the green this summer and compete in one of Golf Fairfax's Club Championship tournaments.
Enjoy an all-new season of family-friendly entertainment at the Starlight Cinema at Trinity Centre, in Centreville, every Saturday evening in August.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce the official ribbon-cutting for the Laurel Hill Community Garden Plots.
Golf Fairfax is excited to announce a series of exciting and entertaining Junior Golf Tournaments this summer.
Grab your friends and your camera and celebrate National Park and Recreation Month!
Welcome to the Fairfax County Park Authority Latino Conservation Week, a celebration of the community's profound connection to nature and conservation efforts.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has prohibited kite fighting at Fairfax County Parks.
Golf Fairfax is excited to offer year-round options for junior golfers.
Hop on your bike and cycle your way to farm-fresh produce, artisanal products and delectable treats as we celebrate sustainable transportation and vibrant community connections.
Ice cream enthusiasts of all ages can rejoice that July is National Ice Cream Month, but there’s no sweeter way to celebrate than in the park!
The Fairfax County Park Authority is beginning a second round of community engagement from July 7 through Aug. 6.
National Park and Recreation Month, observed during the month of July, was established in 1985 for the purpose of promoting strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Board approved two Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant applications totaling $39,995 to support improvements to Linway Terrace Park and Frying Pan Farm Park.
The Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF) received a $40,000 three-year grant as part of the Society for Ecological Restoration’s (SER) Standards-based Ecological Restoration in Action program to support the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Invasive Management Area (IMA) projects at Lake Accotink Park in Springfield, Virginia.
The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin work on the development of the new Ruckstuhl Park in the Providence District.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for a garden plot rental at Hogge Park, the newest Garden Plot Rental in the Fairfax County Park Authority’s community garden rental program.
The George Washington Rec Center will be temporarily closed from July 24 through Aug. 18, 2023, for planned maintenance and improvements. Fairfax County Park Authority pools experience these kinds of closures every two years to perform a deep system cleaning and necessary maintenance work. The Park Authority is coordinating this needed work…
The Fairfax County Park Authority is extending the nomination period for honoring volunteers who work in our parks and support park programs and events. The new deadline will be extended until Friday, June 30.
The Fairfax County Park Authority invites members of the community and prospective curators to visit the historic house and grounds of Mount Gilead during an open house on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has your solution -- Arts in the Parks! Experience free, fun, family-oriented alternatives to cartoons and video games with performances in parks this summer.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has issued a Request for Interest (RFI) from interested entities to explore the development and operation of a new multi-sport tournament complex in Fairfax County.
The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin construction work on the Lake Fairfax Inline Skate Rink.
Get ready for an explosive lineup of golf tournaments hosted by Golf Fairfax at Fairfax County Park Authority golf courses throughout the month of July.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is looking to take composting at the Farmers Market to a whole new level by recycling 4 tons, or 8,000 pounds, of compost during the month of June.
Enjoy the Cultural Heritage Nights that are part of the Summer Entertainment Series -- Spotlight by Starlight.
Green Spring Gardens is set to come alive with a fusion of nature and music as the Concert in the Garden takes center stage on Wednesday, June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day, July 1 at Lake Fairfax Park! Arrive early, stake out the perfect spot and enjoy a day of fun family activities.
Head to Franconia Rec Center for an upcoming Family Skate and Dance Night.
The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon be undertaking repair and maintenance work at the tennis courts located at Roundtree Park and courts 9 and 10 at Wakefield Park.
The Eisman Golf Academy, located at Laurel Hill Golf Club, is proud to announce the opening of the new high-tech Performance Lab. The new Performance Lab provides a fantastic proving ground for seasoned golfers looking to advance their game and beginners looking to get their start under the tutelage of experienced instructors.
The 2,600-square-foot Performance Lab includes two…
The lineup for the Park Authority Summer Entertainment Series includes a wide array of performances from classical to bluegrass and everything in between. Some series offer wine tasting and sales, as well as food trucks.
Spaces are open for Fairfax County Park Authority’s award-winning summer camps. Register today and give your child or teen the opportunity to take part in unique, hands-on experiences they will remember for a lifetime. Whether it’s refining skills in sports, going on daily adventures, or discovering a new hobby — summer camps have something for everyone to enjoy. All summer camp spaces will…
The Fairfax County Park Authority, joined by Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay and dozens from surrounding communities celebrated National Trails Day in a big way at Lake Accotink Park.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking to fill several seasonal and part-time positions.
Flying a kite may seem like a simple, easy and fun way to spend a breezy day at the park, but the activity does come with strings attached!
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Board voted to approve two Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant Program grants totaling $7,517 to support improvements at the Turner Farm Observatory and Lewinsville Park.
June is National Pollinator Month and the Fairfax County Park Authority is encouraging residents to celebrate and raise awareness about the significant impacts that bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds and even bats have on our surroundings and what we can do to protect them.
Preventing the spread of invasive species is crucial for preserving the health and balance of ecosystems. Invasive species include nonnative plants, animals or microorganisms that are introduced to an ecosystem outside of their natural range.
As communities come together to honor this important milestone in American history, the Park Authority invites members of the community to celebrate and join in a variety of activities on and around Juneteenth that commemorate the past, celebrate the present and look forward to a future of unity and progress.
June is Women’s Golf Month and Fairfax County Park Authority’s courses are celebrating with activities and discounts just for the ladies.
The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin the work of resurfacing the tennis courts at Rutherford Park.
The Park Authority and US9 are partnering to host weeklong camps in June, July and August.
June brings with it an abundance of opportunities to connect with nature and revel in the splendor of the great outdoors.
To show our appreciation for the men and women who have served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces, all active-duty and veteran military personnel are eligible for discounted pricing at all Fairfax County Park Authority Golf Courses on Military Mondays.
May 27 is opening day for a wide variety of entertaining activities for families, friends and entire communities to enjoy at our local parks.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has set an initial series of public meetings to begin the discussion concerning the future of the Mount Gilead property and historic house in the Sully District.
Compete for bragging rights and prizes and socialize with fellow golf lovers!
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve in Great Falls, Virginia, is a fantastic natural resource to be enjoyed by those looking for a quiet place to enjoy a hike, gaze at the waterfall and streams, as well as the shoreline of the Potomac River; and to take in the rich abundance of local fauna, woodland creatures and natural resources. If you are seeking a place to drink alcohol, swim or wade in the water,…
Join the Fairfax County Park Authority to celebrate the official opening of Accotink Creek Crossing on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 3. The day will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m., followed by a packed day of planned trail activities for the whole family! Activities will include:Hike with a Naturalist (9 a.m. and 2 p.m.): Take a hike with a naturalist and…
Volunteer Fairfax and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently honored the achievements of volunteers serving across Fairfax County at an awards ceremony held May 10. Three of the ten Community Champions recognized at the event have been significant contributors to the Fairfax County Park System for many years.
Carl Sell, Franconia District: Carl was named the Lee District…
Discover your new favorite museum with the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) on Thursday, May 18, in honor of International Museum Day.
The FCPA operates several historic house museums, gardens, and nature centers that preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Fairfax County. From the Archaeology Trail at Sully Historic Site to the historic Kidwell Farmhouse at Frying Pan…
The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin construction work on the Laurel Hill Central Green Restroom. With the exception of a small staging area in the parking lot, construction activities are not expected to impact access to the park.
The contractor, Bright Construction Group, will be mobilizing on site during the week of May 21, as weather permits. Project completion is…
National Trails Day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June. The observance commemorates a communitywide commitment to leaving the trails and parks better than when you found them.
Walking, jogging, biking or otherwise spending time along trails offers many benefits for sustained health and well-being. Physical benefits include building stronger muscles and bones,…
Planning your workout routine can be daunting. Jumpstart your path to wellness by hiring a personal trainer.
Did you know that Fairfax County Park Authority employs personal trainers who can support your fitness journey? Whether you are just starting out or need help fine-tuning your routine, the Park Authority’s trainers can offer guidance on the equipment to use, make sure you…
The Fairfax County Park Authority is proud to honor the sacrifice offered by the men and women, and their families, who have given their lives in service to our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces with a free day for military families at Rec Centers and lakefront parks on Memorial Day.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has initiated the work to resurface the athletic courts at Dowden Terrace Park. The courts will be closed from May 8 through July 17 to complete the project.
The Fairfax County Park Authority, joined by Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross and members of the community commemorated the opening of the Boyd A. and Charlotte M. Hogge Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 6.
With an award-winning system of 420 parks, the Fairfax County Park Authority relies on the help of thousands of volunteers to support its programs and initiatives.
During National Water Safety Month, the Fairfax County Park Authority is highlighting a variety of ways we’re working to make aquatics fun and safe for everyone.
Have you ever wondered what opportunities await you at one of Fairfax County Park Authority’s Rec Centers? Visit your local Rec Center during an open house and find out!
Each of the Park Authority’s 10 Farmers Markets now include food scrap disposal sites where customers can dispose of food waste to be composted.
Every summer the Fairfax County Park Authority hires more than 1,000 seasonal employees to provide hundreds of programs, camps, amusements and recreational opportunities for county residents all summer long.
Don’t miss this gold rush — secure discounted season passes for the Water Mine by May 29!
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) received two awards at the 2023 National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards for excellence in government communications.
The Park Authority’s Our Special Harbor spray ground was just named the No. 2 splash pad in the nation in the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.
The Park Authority is looking to fill various positions at sites across Fairfax County.
Check out these fun, family-friendly events coming to a park near you!
This Father’s Day, bring dad over to the Sully Historic Site Car Show to see more than 200 antique cars on display! Don’t miss this fantastic event on Sunday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is hosting the first-ever Family Skate Night at Franconia Rec Center.
The Fairfax County Park Foundation was recently awarded a $34,000 grant from the Environment Fund, a component of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia's Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is gearing up for another fantastic season of the Summer Entertainment Series with more than 180 live performances at 18 locations throughout the county!
Make a difference, benefit your health and have some fun during Bike to Work Day on May 19.
With golf season in full swing, Fairfax County Golf is hosting a variety of tournaments at multiple golf courses throughout the county!
May is Historic Preservation Month and there are many events in Fairfax County to bring awareness to historic places and heritage preservation.
Fairfax County residents receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can now DOUBLE their benefits at five of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s 10 Farmers Markets through a SNAP Matching Program.
The national commemoration of World Migratory Bird Day is set for May 13.
Come out for a fantastic activity-packed day at Colvin Run Mill on May 20, from noon to 3 p.m.
Are you a bug enthusiast? Do you have a passion for creepy-crawly creatures?
Whether you are just starting your journey to health and wellness, looking for motivation to keep your plan going or looking for ways to switch up your fitness routine, a Park Authority Rec Center membership will help you to get on track and achieve your goals!
Fairfax County parks offer a wide range of activities for people of all ages, abilities and interests all year long.
Join the Fairfax County Park Authority and a host of county and community partners to celebrate the diverse culture of the Culmore area!
Try your hand at being a real farmer at Spring Farm Day!
Green Spring Gardens is preparing for its annual Spring Garden Day and Big Plant Sale.
Despite a few early raindrops, the sun broke through the clouds as the Fairfax County Park Authority, Board of Supervisors and hundreds of local little leaguers and their families celebrated the historic opening of the county’s new state-of-the-art baseball/softball sportsplex at Patriot Park North on Saturday, April 15.
You’re not going to want to miss this year’s Skate the Wake at the newly redesigned Wakefield Skate Park!
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking teenagers looking to develop their leadership and communication skills to become Counselors in Training (C.I.T.).
If you are looking for a summer job with a fresh workplace environment, why not take a summer job where your workplace IS the environment?
Explore a thriving wetland sanctuary during Wetlands Awareness Day!
It’s National Poetry Month and Arab American Heritage Month. Celebrate both at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park with the first in a series of Poetry in the Parks events.
Stop wondering what to do on Earth Day! You’re invited to attend Fairfax County’s Earth Day Festival at Sully Historic Site on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The weather is warming and the flowers are in bloom. Volunteer outdoors and enjoy the spring air, while benefitting your community!
Brush off the tents and de-winterize your RV, it’s camping season!
Hidden Pond Nature Center will be hosting a free open house on Sunday, April 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. Come and discover what Hidden Pond has to offer!
It’s a new season and we have lots of fresh and healthy foods waiting for you at our famers market.
Get a feel for the Fairfax County Park Authority’s preschool experience during an upcoming open house at the Spring Hill Rec Center Preschool in McLean.
Calling all horse enthusiasts to the Annual Horse Expo at Frying Pan Farm Park!
With so many things to see and do at Earth Day 2023, you’ll come away with fresh ideas for you and your family to show Mother Nature your love.
Are you ready to create memories this spring? Don’t miss these 10 must-see Park Authority events offering unique family experiences to celebrate the spring season.
Be a part of the celebration on April 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Sully Historic Site!
The Fairfax County Park Authority is committed to reducing invasive plants in our parklands and we need your help!
The Fairfax County Park Authority has expanded its award-winning summer camp program to include multiple offerings at Laurel Hill Elementary School in Lorton, Virginia.
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved the 2023 Fee Adjustment Schedule at its meeting on March 22, 2023.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is overseeing the construction of the Annandale Civic Space, a unique hybrid park project located in downtown Annandale.
Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts Inc. (MORE) recently awarded Fairfax County Park Authority Executive Director Jai Cole with its 2022 Virginia Land Manager of the Year Award.
The incredible roster of summer camps hosted by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has received recognition as one of Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2023 Best Summer Camps.
Lace up your hiking shoes, grab your camera and enjoy the ephemeral wildflowers that bloom in our parks.
Fairfax County’s largest Earth Day celebration is returning to Sully Historic Site on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Celebrate “Healthy People – Healthy Planet” with a day filled with fun, family-friendly games, activities, entertainment, food and more!
Only at Earth Day Fairfax will you be able to see farm animals from Frying Pan Farm Park, participate in a tree clinic, touch-a-truck,…
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved the name change of Franconia District Park to Grove Point Park. The name change serves to distinguish the park from the recently renamed Franconia Park and to connect the new name of the park with surrounding neighborhoods. The 62-acre Grove Point Park includes diamond and rectangular playing fields, garden plots, trails, forested areas…
The Fairfax County Park Authority is now accepting online applications for Summer Rec-PAC scholarships!
Rec-PAC is an affordable, structured six-week summer program for children in grades 1-6 featuring a different theme each week. The program runs from June 26 through Aug. 3. Fees are based on household income, with $120 the maximum amount charged per week. Scholarships are…
The Fairfax County Farmers Markets are seeking musicians to perform at local farmers markets. Musicians and singers are invited to apply online through theMusic at Market website.
The FCPA Farmers Market program provides residents access to locally grown products and creates market opportunities for area farmers and food…
Mother Nature brings the showers, let Green Spring Gardens help with your flowers! With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start preparing for spring planting. Horticulturists and master gardeners at Green Springs Gardens are ready to share tips, tricks, and creative new ideas for your gardens this year. Here’s a small sample of what is available:
Have you ever wanted to be an archer? If so, consider participating in the Fairfax County Park Authority’s spring archery classes at Burke Lake and Lake Fairfax Parks. Choose from among a variety of beginner and intermediate courses. There are also classes to support progress towards merit bade requirements for local scouters.
Class participants will learn the 11 Steps of Archery,…
The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Burke Lake and Oak Marr Golf Centers are proud to partner with Youth on Course and the Virginia State Golf Association to provide juniors ages 6 to 18 with access to life-changing opportunities through golf.
Fairfax County and Youth On Course strive to create inviting, inclusive and accessible golf to help to create the next generation of…
The FCPA is always searching for qualified, enthusiastic and motivated instructors to help our customers take their fitness and wellbeing to the next level.
The weather is warming and the trees are budding. It must mean that spring is on the way!
Spring is in the air, and the Fairfax County Park Authority is providing a wide variety of activities and programs for residents to get outside and enjoy the dawn of a fresh new season with budding blossoms, wildlife and a host of springtime activities.
Join us for a naturalist-guided hike though forested trails in search of all kinds of critters.
Calling all volunteers! Join us for Fairfax County's largest official Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 22 at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly, Virginia.
When the Mount Vernon Rec Center closed for renovation, the Fairfax County Park Authority remained committed to finding opportunities to offer ice skating programs.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is encouraging participation in the annual One Dark Hour event, Saturday, March 25.
Sully Historic Site is pleased to announce the eighth year of the Margaret C. Peck Youth Internship program, sponsored by the Sully Foundation Ltd.
Sully Historic Site is in search of interested college students seeking to expand their work experience in history, education, marketing and/or museum operations.
Join Master Gardeners from Green Spring Gardens and learn new ways to prepare your garden beds for a successful spring planting.
Are you looking for a summer job that matches with your own sense of adventure? Tired of the same old routine? If so, the Fairfax County Park Authority has options right for you!
Looking for a sensory-friendly, fishing activity for the entire family? Lake Fairfax Park is hosting Anglers with Autism on Sunday, April 30 from noon to 3 p.m.
This year’s Healthy Strides 5K/10K race and Kids Dash is set to take place on Saturday, April 29.
Go for the green and save some money with the Golf Fairfax Spring Pass sale happening from March 23 to April 7.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Board voted to approve three Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant Program grants totaling $31,340 to support community-led restoration efforts at three parks and expansion of the batting facility at Chantilly Park.
Every dog has its day! Join us Sunday, March 26 at Grist Mill Park from 1 to 4 p.m., for the Ides of Bark – the ultimate celebration of Fairfax County’s four-footed friends.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is anticipating the start of maintenance work on the Lake Accotink dam by mid-March, weather permitting.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) will soon begin to install a new pedestrian bridge in the section of Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park between Heather Down Drive and Eddyspark Drive.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has the perfect summer job for you.
National Invasive Species Awareness Week offers a perfect opportunity to highlight the outstanding work of Fairfax County volunteers in restoring hundreds of acres of parkland to their natural conditions. The
The Fairfax County Park Authority offers an array of camps that are sure to be a hit.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is excited to offer American Heritage Girls Badge Program in our parks.
The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole offers a wide range of employment opportunities this summer!
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is set to replace the playground equipment at Manchester Lakes Park in the Franconia District.
February is International Recreational Therapy Month! Recreational therapy focuses on helping people with disabilities or illnesses live fully functional and independent lives.
Join us on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, for the 19th annual EcoSavvy Symposium, presented by VCE Green Spring Master Gardeners.
Kids Play Preschool at Franconia Rec Center is gearing up for the 2023-2024 school year!
Visit Green Spring Gardens and see amazing works of art exhibited at both the Horticulture Center and Historic House as part of the Art in the Gardens program.
The Providence Rec Center has unveiled a commemorative banner in honor of Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson (1883 – 1977) for his lifelong dedication to serving the African American community.
Don’t miss out on the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Community Garden Plot Rental Program.
We have entered harvest time, so bundle up by our fire and learn how maple syrup is made.
It’s not too early to start thinking about your spring gardening.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has scheduled a community meeting to discuss the next steps in consideration of the Resident Curator Program at the John C. and Margaret K. White Horticultural Park in Falls Church.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has many activities to usher in the big day of adoration.
Join the Fairfax County Farmers Markets team as a Volunteer Market Manager!
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is looking for dedicated individuals who enjoy working with kids to “lead the PAC” this summer!
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board held its annual election of officers on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.
February is Black History Month. This national observance serves as both a celebration and powerful reminder of the accomplishments, contributions and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history.
Applications are now being accepted from vendors, exhibitors and food vendors who are looking for opportunities to reach thousands of county residents in a single day with a booth at Earth Day Fairfax.
The histories of enslaved people of the late 18th century have, far too often, been overlooked or lost in time.
Children are naturally curious, and the Forest Preschool’s curriculum at Riverbend Park evolves naturally with their interests.
Park Authority campfire programs are filled with hands-on experiences, engaging activities and sweet treats!
Families, friends and neighbors gathered for the first Lunar New Year celebration at Burke Lake Park.
Laurel Hill Golf Club was ranked among the top 20 best golf courses in Virginia according to the annual Golfers' Choice lists generated by the GolfPass community ratings and reviews.
Have your child pack a favorite doll, drink and snack, and visit Sully Historic Site for an All-American Girls story.
With long evenings and clear skies, it is a great time to observe constellations and planets and create lasting family memories at the same time.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole offers a wide range of opportunities to earn some cash this summer!
Come to Green Spring Gardens to explore the sensational world of seeds!
Take a break from the winter weather and get some tropical inspiration with upcoming programs at Green Spring Gardens.
Welcome the winter with a two-session workshop at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site.
Black History Month is more than just a monthlong observance at the Sully Historic Site.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, for the expansion and renovation of the Mount Vernon Rec Center in Alexandria, Virginia, one of the county’s oldest and most popular Rec Centers.
Two of Golf Fairfax’s ranges were recognized as Top 50 Public Ranges by Golf Range Magazine, a publication of the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) and the Professional Golf Association (PGA).
Fairfax County Park Authority Board Chairman Bill Bouie has announced his intention to step down as chairman of the Park Authority Board after 14 years of distinguished leadership of that body.
Have a close encounter with some of the area’s common but curious critters!
Commemorate the Lunar New Year with crafts, games, New Year’s resolutions, traditional snacks, and a discussion about history and culture.
The Fairfax County Park Authority is helping to get young gamers off the couch, out of the house and into the community with the new Esports Club.
Join the Colvin Run Mill Book Club to broaden your horizons through excellent literature, insightful discussions, and fantastic treats.
This year, nearly 300 contestants submitted photos showcasing the sights and scenes they experienced. The results were amazing!
Step confidently into a healthy new year and chart your course to improved health and wellness by creating a routine that works for you and meets your interests.
Join artist and naturalist Avery Gunther and learn new tips and techniques to artistically recreate the beauty of outer space.
Come and see exquisite photos of natural scenes and wildlife contributed by artists and photographers from across the D.C. area at the Green Spring Gardens “Art in the Gardens” exhibits.
Dinos Roar in Puppet Show and Crafts at Hidden Oaks
Learning about the past is a fascinating journey of self-discovery, as the histories of former generations become a part of our own living stories.
Jan. 5, 2023 may be National Bird Day, but it’s not the only time to appreciate the abundance of beauty, color and species of birds that reside in and migrate through Fairfax County.
If you need to break away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, give RV-ing a try at Lake Fairfax!
Registration for Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) summer camps serving children ages 3 to 16 will begin Jan. 10, 2023.
The Fairfax County Park Foundation has received a $20,000 grant to support the removal of invasive plants and replace them with new seedlings at Blake Lane Park in Oakton, Virginia.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has begun work to replace the playground equipment at Glasgow Park.
Learn to identify these owls from other native owls by their calls, markings and behaviors.
The Park Authority reminds you to recycle your tree at the curb and not by dumping it in the woods or on Fairfax County parkland.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has achieved substantial completion on the development of Boyd A. and Charlotte M. Hogge Park in Falls Church.
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has confirmed the reappointments of Michael Gailliot and Kevin Ta as recommended by the Fairfax County Park Foundation (FCPF) Board.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has scheduled its annual community comment meeting on the agency’s proposed fee adjustments.
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved the project scope for the development of Ruckstuhl Park in the Providence District.
If you want to join in the fun of First Hike 2023, consider a sunrise or sunset hike with a naturalist at Burke Lake Park on New Year’s Day!
Join the effort to find hidden treasures in nature through this creative winter-themed video scavenger hunt through the forest behind Cub Run Rec Center.
Parents and guardians will be able to drop off their children for up to two hours while they get in a workout, take a dip in the pool or enjoy any of the center’s diverse programming options.
It’s interesting how much the day-to-day tools, utensils and technologies we use will tell of our day.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is beginning the Vendor Application process for the 2023 farmers market season.
The Mount Vernon Rec Center will close its doors at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, for an extensive renovation and expansion project expected to last two years.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors reappointed three members of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board.
The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will officially open new pickleball courts at two locations on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022.
During the remainder of August, the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center at Huntley Meadows will have modified hours on Monday, Thursday and Fridays.
The Audrey Moore Rec Center, the oldest of nine Fairfax County Park Authority recreational centers, will close its doors from Aug. 27 through Sept. 9, 2022, to address pressing facility maintenance needs, as well as its annual, routine pool whitecoat maintenance.