Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Phone Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
703-222-4664 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
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Parktakes Online

Welcome to Parktakes Online.

Spring and Summer Camp Registration Underway.
Summer Class Registration Underway.

Register by May 3 and save $8*

*Early discount does not apply to activities without catalog IDs, events, re-advertised tours, scout programs, camps, camp extended care, per family fees, classes priced $45 or less or class scholarships.

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Outdoor, indoor and virtual class options are available in a wide range of interest areas including:

  • Outdoor and indoor fitness classes
  • Learn to swim group lessons and private lessons
  • Children’s and Adult classes
  • Nature & History programs
  • Sports
  • Scouting
  • Golf lessons
  • Gardening
  • Virtual Classes and Camps – Fitness, nature, music, drama, coding
  • Astronomy


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Welcome and Get Started

Welcome to Parktakes Online

Registering for Fairfax County Park Authority programs through Parktakes online is now even easier with an improved system that offers a new look and feel.

The Park Authority switched to an updated registration system that offers advantages for park customers providing upgraded server support, an improved mobile experience, greater reliability and more access to your account.

To get started, if you have ever registered for a class or had a membership, use the link below recover your account. If not, follow the easy step-by-step directions to create an account.

Click to Login

New Account

When creating an account, please fill out all the required and any optional information you wish to provide on the New Customer page. This includes information such as: name, date of birth, address, phone number and email. The system will automatically remind you to fill in the required fields. When you have completed the required fields, click Create Account, and your new account is created. You are now ready to get started!
Click to Create Account

Having trouble creating your account?
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Have you ever registered for a Parktakes class or had a membership? You may already be in the system! To see if you already have an account with us, select the Log In button in the top right of the website. Follow the on-screen link to Recover Your Account. Then, simply enter your email address in the field. If your email was on file, you will receive a message stating your password has been reset. An email will be sent to you with your randomly generated password.

You can then use your email address and password to log in to your account and verify your information and change your password. If your email is not on file, you will receive a message stating that ‘the email address you entered in the system is not found or is invalid’. Have another email address? Give it a try! If you are not able to reset your password, you will need to make yourself a new account using the steps from the previous section.

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