Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Poetry Contest

Game On! 2019 Fairfax Parks Poetry Contest

Fairfax Parks 2019 Poetry Contest: Game On!

The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation invite students in grades K-8 to enter our 2019 Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month in April. This year’s theme is Game On!  We want to hear how parks fill our community (and you!) with fun, joy and excitement! So lace up your sneakers, explore Fairfax County Park Authority parks and then use your words to tell us how you get in the game with Fairfax Parks.  Entries due March 14, 2019 (4 p.m.). Poems should be one page (single-sided); student’s full name and grade should appear on the poem. Six lucky winners will be invited to read their poem at a poetry showcase during SpringFest at Sully Historic Site on April 27, 2019. Winners will also receive a $50 Fairfax County Park Authority gift card to continue exploring Fairfax parks all year long. All participants will be recognized with a certificate and publication of their poem on the Park Authority’s website.

Poetry Contest Flyer

Poetry Contest Rules & Guidelines

Enter Today!

Submit poems online or by mail/hand delivery.  All entries must be received by March 14, 2019 (4 p.m.). 



The Fairfax Parks poetry contest is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Parks Foundation.

Fairfax County Park Authority and Fairfax County Park Foundation logos

For more info, contact or call 703-324-8700.