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.
In the months leading up to February 2024 when the County Executive releases his proposed FY 2025 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 13, 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Final Budget Proposal released to PAB, incorporating Board and Public Comment
Wednesday, October 25
Once these priorities are submitted, public input then shifts to the County’s Budget Process. The Fairfax County Executive is expected to release the proposed FY 2025 budget at a February meeting of the Board of Supervisors. For up-to-date information on the Fairfax County budget process, please visit the Management and Budget website.