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The Resource Management Division (RMD) of the Fairfax County Park Authority protects, preserves and interprets Fairfax County's natural resources and cultural heritage.

Sites and activities managed by RMD:

Frying Pan Farm Park

Frying Pan, a working farm, is one of the most popular parks in Fairfax County. The park preserves and interprets a farm of the 1920s through 1950s. There are animals, agricultural equipment, wagon and carousel rides, a country store, and examples of rural community life and a farm landscape.

Green Spring Gardens

Green Spring Gardens is a 31-acre public garden that includes a 1784 Historic House. The park offers 22 themed gardens, a glasshouse, a library, classes, workshops, and a gift shop for enjoyment, education and inspiration.

History/Historic Sites

The Park Authority protects multiple significant historic sites. They include homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, schoolhouses, country stores, a mill and a Civil War battlefield. Several are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cultural Resource Management and Protection is the implementation of archaeology countywide, historic preservation on parkland, and stewardship of archaeological and historic collections.

Nature/Nature Centers

The Fairfax County Park Authority has five nature centers and a RECenter that serves as a gateway to a large, natural area. The nature centers are all located in parks with significant natural areas and offer public programs about nature.

Natural Resource Management and Protection is the protection and restoration of natural areas in the parks. That includes environmental issues, compliance with laws and policies, field inventory, planning and management of parks, and stewardship.


Hundreds of volunteers help the Park Authority identify, protect and interpret the cultural, natural and horticultural resources of Fairfax County. There are innumerable volunteer opportunities in parks.

Stewardship Brochures

Classes at Resource Management Locations

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