Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

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Publications, Plans and Budget

The Park Authority publishes a variety of reports, documentation, and plans that update residents and visitors on the agency's goals and accomplishments and engage them in discussions on future plans.

Governing Documents

Plans

Budget

In the months leading up to February 2023 when the County Executive releases his proposed FY 2024 budget, county departments and authorities will be working through the baseline assumptions and putting together requests for additional support. These requests will first be compiled and reviewed by internal staff for possible inclusion in the County Executive’s Proposed Budget package, which will then be considered by the Board of Supervisors.

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board (PAB) is responsible for the development and implementation of annual budgets for the Park Authority Revenue and Operating Fund as well as the Park Improvement Fund. The County’s General Fund, which is primarily sustained by tax dollars, supports about 35% of the Park Authority’s operations related to parks, playgrounds, trails, athletic fields, and other non-revenue-supported sites. The Park Authority Board does not govern the General Fund, but does review and endorse the budget proposals submitted for inclusion in the County Executive’s Proposed Budget.

Since the Park Authority Board is a public entity, the deliberations on what is to be submitted are open to the public and present an opportunity for interested parties to provide comment and to have their voices heard while the PAB considers the final package to be endorsed. The schedule for PAB budget deliberations is as follows:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Presentation of the Draft Department General Fund Budget Priorities to the PAB Budget Committee

Friday, September 23, 2022

  • Release of Draft PAB General Fund Budget Priorities for Board consideration
  • Public comment on the priorities is welcome and can be provided at Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

  • PAB Budget Committee debates budget priorities and considers public comments
  • PAB votes to endorse Final General Fund Budget priorities to be submitted in County Executive’s Proposed Budget

Once these priorities are submitted, public input then shifts to the County’s Budget Process. The Park Authority initiatives that are included in the overall Proposed FY 2024 Budget will be released to the public in February, 2023.

Budget Documents

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