Enjoy every visit in YOUR Fairfax County Parks!
Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park 
Here's just one of the many happy visitors last weekend at the Burke Lake Park's Winter Wonderland!  Bring your camera, visit with Santa, and enjoy some hot chocolate at Burke Lake Park's Winter Wonderland on December 9 and 10 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

 Enjoy a train ride on the Holiday Express, take a spin on the Carolers Carousel, experience the Snowman's Wagon Ride, play Gingerbread Man Golf, or warm yourself by the fire and cook s'mores as you usher in your holidays.

Park Foundation volunteers will be providing giveaways and accepting voluntary donations at a location near Santa to help build a new birthday party picnic shelter in the childthis much-loved park.

Giving Thanks for #Giving Tuesday
Generous donors contributed $2,100 on #Giving Tuesday 2017. 

The Park Foundation used Facebook, Twitter, and a special e-mail newsletter to remind everyone about the many benefits provided by Fairfax County Park Authority. 
Park Foundation volunteers and staff shared photographs and messages about the need to support county parks with their friends and followers. Thanks to all who contributed and shared stories of favorite memories.

Honor a Special Friend or Family Member
For the person who seems to have everything or is difficult to surprise, consider making a donation to the Park Foundation in honor of a special friend or family member.
You can celebrate a special occasion or remember the life of a friend or loved one.
  1. Contribute $50 or more in their honor to the Fairfax County Park Foundation.
  2. Provide the name and address of the individual(s) to be notified.
  3. Indicate whether the gift is made in their honor or memory.
The Park Foundation will mail this beautiful card (featuring Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls, Virginia) to share that a commemorative gift was donated.

Contributions made to the Park Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Thank you for investing in YOUR parks, a key element to Fairfax County's high quality of life!  
Half-Marathon for the Holidays

Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Holiday Half Marathon  on December 10 at 9 a.m. at Wakefield Park. 

The run will showcase beautiful Wakefield and Lake Accotink parks and the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail. 
Runners can expect a premium experience starting with pre-race entertainment, a winter and holiday themed decorated course, scoring and awards, and an incredible post-race celebration including the awards ceremony, post-race buffet, and vendor expo.  
The run is presented by Metro Run & Walk which will share a portion of the proceeds to help parks through the Park Foundation.
Many Ways to Make Your Year End Gift

Many of you received our annual report in the mail highlighting the accomplishments of the Park Foundation during 2017. Through all the seasons of the year, your contributions have helped your county park programs and activities. More information about the Park Foundation can be obtained from the annual outside independent audit

Please help us meet our goal of reaching $1 million by donating whatever you can to the Park Foundation for your favorite park or program. 

-  appreciated common stock and  
-  individual retirement accounts if you are over age 70 1/2.

Please make your generous gift before December 31 to ensure that your donation
is tax-deductible as allowed by law in 2017.  Call Bobbi Longworth, FCPF Executive Director at 703- 324-8581 with any questions.

Request your 2018 Healthy Strides Calendar

It's time that the Fairfax County Park Authority welcomes a new year by publishing a 2018 Healthy Strides - 12 Steps for a Healthier You calendar with health tips for each month. 
Copies will be available at Fairfax County RECentersLibraries, Senior and Community Centers, and offices of your Chairman or District Supervisor.  
Park Foundation staff will be happy to mail a 2018 calendar. Just call us at 703-324-8582.  This is our way of expressing our appreciation to you with sincere wishes for a healthy and joyous New Year!
 from the Board, Staff and Volunteers of the Fairfax County Park Foundation!

MORE Winter FUN at YOUR Parks

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