Planning and Improvements

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-8702
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 204
Fairfax, Virginia

Andrea Dorlester,
Manager of Park Planning

Park Planning

Park Planning

Like the population, the county's park and recreation needs are diverse and growing. We use community input combined with analyses of trends and needs identified in the Parks Count! Needs Assessment to help craft long-range plans for the entire park system. Park master plans provide the community a way to help determine the best uses, facilities and amenities for a specific park and to optimize management of the park's resources.

Planning News

Stream Restoration Project to Impact Trail Access at Indian Run SVP

Stream Restoration Project to Impact Trail Access at Indian Run SVP

The Fairfax County Park Authority understands that residents love their trails. In fact, recent community surveys found that our robust system of trails through stream valleys, parks and woodlands are among our most popular amenities. However, sometimes construction may close or restrict access to a particular trail section.

Park Authority Begins Implementation of New Strategic Plan; Adopts New Mission and Vision
The Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved a new Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019-2023 on June 27, 2018. The new five-year strategic plan replaces its FY14-FY18 Strategic Plan, which was completed on June 30, 2018.
Heavy and persistent rains have delayed the start of work at Idylwood Park. Vehicle access will now be restricted July 30 – August 5. Thank you for understanding.

The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin renovation work on the Idylwood Park parking lot next month. The park is located at 7715 Virginia Lane in Falls Church, VA. The parking lot will be fully renovated by Southern Asphalt Company, Inc. in order to make it ADA accessible and to provide a dustless asphalt surface.

Lake Fairfax Park Master Plan Revision Public Comment Meeting

Lake Fairfax Park Master Plan Revision Public Comment Meeting

The public is invited to attend a public comment meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7 p.m. at South Lakes High School, Lecture Hall 333 to learn about the draft Lake Fairfax Park Master Plan Revision.

The Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking public comment on its new Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019-2023.

As the Park Authority nears completion of its FY14-FY18 Strategic Plan on June 30, 2018, development of its new five-year strategic plan is underway. The FY19-FY23 Strategic Plan is a key tool to guide agency staff in the implementation of the 2017 Parks and Recreation System Master Plan, and the agency wants input from the public.

Monticello Park Phase I Construction Begins

Monticello Park Phase I Construction BeginsThe Fairfax County Park Authority will begin Phase I construction at Monticello Park located at 5315 Guinea Road in Burke, VA.  The $1.5 million dollar project includes construction of a playground, off-leash dog area, buffer area, multi-use area and trails, as well as supporting infrastructure including storm water management facilities, a parking lot, walkways, utilities, fencing and related site work.