Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

Park Planning

Fairfax County is home to more than one million residents and more than 23,000 acres of parkland. In 1950, the Fairfax County Park Authority was established with the mission of developing and maintaining the viability of this expansive system of parkland and facilities. Through the provision of quality facilities and services as well as the protection of the county’s cultural and natural resources, the Park Authority seeks to improve the quality of life for the county’s residents today and well into the future. To achieve its long-range objectives, the Park Authority has established a consistent and equitable process for the planning of park property and facilities. A key part of this process includes the development of park master plans, specific to each park and intended to establish a long-range vision towards future park uses and site development.

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Planning News

McLean Central Park
The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin revitalization work at McLean Central Park in early March.
Rec-PAC
The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking creative, high-energy, motivated candidates for full-time seasonal positions in its Rec-PAC summer camp program.
Equity Survey
The survey, offered in nine languages through the county’s community engagement platform Public Input, will be open through Monday, April 1.
Culmore Day
"The Park Authority is firmly committed towards enhancing equity in all aspects of our park system, including access to our first-rate park programs and services," said Fairfax County Park Authority Executive Director Jai Cole.
Mount Gilead
The Fairfax County Park Authority is beginning the evaluation of a new curator application for the Mount Gilead historic property located in the Sully District at 5634 Mount Gilead Road, Centreville.

 

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