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5 Ways To Play It Safe in the Summer Heat at the Park

June 20, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority is encouraging residents to play it safe when it comes to enjoying the outdoors in the summer heat.

A Trail to Equity in Fairfax County Parks

January 25, 2024

"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.

Stay Cool This Summer: New Shades Coming to Monticello Dog Park

May 23, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon install two sun shades with seating at Monticello Dog Park.

Range Renovation Planned for Twin Lakes Golf Course

July 11, 2024

Twin Lakes Golf Course is pleased to announce an upcoming enhancement project that will bring significant improvements to the driving range.

Paving To Begin March 27 on South Run Stream Valley Trail

March 21, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin work on a trail paving initiative along a 550-foot section of the South Run Stream Valley trail system.

Park Authority Launches Equity Survey To Help Improve Park Access

February 15, 2024

The survey, offered in nine languages through the county’s community engagement platform Public Input, will be open through Monday, April 1.

Oakmont Rec Center’s Monthlong Closure Begins Aug. 19

June 13, 2024

The Oakmont Rec Center will be getting spruced up this summer. A number of facility improvement projects are set to start after summer camps come to a close.

New Restrooms To Open at Laurel Hill Central Green June 1

May 23, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority expects to begin athletic court revitalization work at the Franconia District Park on May 28.

Phase 1 of Mount Vernon Woods Park Renovation Beginning in June

May 30, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin Phase 1 of the renovation at Mount Vernon Woods Park.

Park Authority Seeks Input on Mount Gilead Curator Application

January 4, 2024

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.

Park Authority To Hold Community Meeting for Wakefield Tennis, Pickleball Courts

June 6, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority will be hosting a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m., to present a proposal to enhance both pickleball and tennis opportunities at Wakefield Park.

Ground Breaks on New Facility at McNaughton Fields Park

March 14, 2024

The project includes the construction of a permanent facility with restrooms, concessions stand and storage capacity.

McLean Central Park Basketball Court To Receive a Slam Dunk Facelift

April 4, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce renovations to McLean Central Park Basketball Court beginning this week.

Mastenbrook Grant Approved To Fund Diamond Infield Renovation at Parklawn Park

May 30, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved matching funds in the total amount of $12,945 to support the renovation of the diamond infield at Parklawn Park through the Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant Program.

Mastenbrook Grant Approved for Fencing Extension at Pine Ridge Park

June 13, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved matching funds in the total amount of $6,205 to support the extension of the fencing around field 6 at Pine Ridge Park.

Mason District Park Tennis Court Reconstruction To Begin in June

May 9, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority will be making improvements to the existing tennis courts at Mason District Park.

Racquet Court Updates Coming to Kendale Woods Park

May 2, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin work to revert the existing racquet courts at Kendale Woods Park to tennis-only courts.

Hiring For 2024 Summer Rec-PAC Programs Now Open

February 15, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking creative, high-energy, motivated candidates for full-time seasonal positions in its Rec-PAC summer camp program.

Work Begins on Franconia District Park Athletic Courts May 28

May 23, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority expects to begin athletic court revitalization work at the Franconia District Park on May 28.

Work Begins on Franconia District Park Athletic Courts May 28

May 23, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority expects to begin athletic court revitalization work at the Franconia District Park on May 28.

FCPA To Restore Turf Field at Grist Mill Park

June 20, 2024

Work will include resodding the goal and bare areas, as well as aerating the field.

Park Authority Prepares for Court Improvement at South Lakes Drive Park

April 11, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority is dedicated to expanding and improving diverse recreational opportunities for all residents.

Please Pardon Our Dust: Construction at McLean Central Park

February 22, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin revitalization work at McLean Central Park in early March.

Work Begins on Popes Head Park Basketball and Tennis Courts May 10

May 9, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority is expecting to begin revitalization work at the Popes Head Park basketball and tennis courts on Friday, May 10.

ADA Accessible Trails Coming Soon to Jefferson Manor Park

May 30, 2024

The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin work to construct new Americans with Disabilities Act accessible trails at Jefferson Manor Park.

Trail Restoration Work Begins in South Run Stream Valley

December 7, 2023

Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed within approximately two to three weeks.

Sugarland Run Bridge Opens in Time for New School Year

August 24, 2023

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.

A Few Days Remain To Weigh in on New Park Planning Strategy

August 2, 2023

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.

Park Authority Board Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Fees

October 26, 2023

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board received staff's proposed 2024 Fee Schedule at its Oct. 25 meeting.

Rec Center Pools To Close Temporarily for a Deep Cleaning

August 9, 2023

Pools and spas at four Fairfax County Park Authority Rec Centers will be temporarily closed for regular cleaning and maintenance.

New Park Amenity Locator Makes Finding the Right Park Easy

August 2, 2023

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.

Park Authority To Celebrate Official Opening of North Hill Park

September 7, 2023

The Fairfax County Park Authority is pleased to announce the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for North Hill Park.

Park Authority Celebrates Official Opening of North Hill Park

September 21, 2023

The opening marks a significant milestone in the transformation of North Hill from an underutilized parcel to a vibrant residential community.

Meeting Set To Receive Comments on Proposed 2024 Park Fees

November 2, 2023

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.

Grant Funds Awarded for McLean Central Park Playground

October 26, 2023

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.

Park Board Grants Funding To Add Swing Set to McCutcheon Park

November 16, 2023

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.

Mastenbrook Grants Approved To Fund Three Park Improvements

December 14, 2023

The Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant Program encourages public-private ventures that improve Fairfax County parks and park facilities.

Removal of Deteriorated Structures at Lake Fairfax Park To Begin

August 30, 2023

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.

Hogge Park Playground To Close for Swings Installation

August 24, 2023

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.

High School Swim and Dive Teams Return to Rec Centers

December 7, 2023

Swim and dive teams will be using Rec Center pools through February.

Grant Funding Brings Breath of Fresh Air to Historic Schoolhouse

October 5, 2023

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.

Franconia Park Court Resurfacing, Improvements To Begin Early October

September 21, 2023

The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin work to resurface the racquet and basketball courts at Franconia Park.

Eakin Community Park Parking Lot To Close for Replacement

November 2, 2023

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.

Cross County Trail Repairs Get Underway Next Week

August 16, 2023

The Fairfax County Park Authority wants trail users to be aware that a trail maintenance and repair project is getting underway.

Park Authority Seeks Comment on Proposed Budget Priorities

September 28, 2023

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.

Clemyjontri Parking Lot To Close for Resurfacing and Painting

October 5, 2023

The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin resurfacing and painting the Clemyjontri parking lot.

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