FCPF Transfers $721,469 for your parks!
Thanks to the generous individuals, corporations and foundations that made it possible for FCPF to support FCPA parks and outreach programs in Fiscal Year 2017.
A ceremonial check from the Park Foundation was presented by Bobbi Longworth, Executive Director, and Steve Thormahlen, Board Chair to FCPA's Kirk Kincannon, Executive Director and Bill Bouie, Park Authority Board Chair at the joint Boards meeting in June.
You help to enrich Fairfax County's 427 beautiful parks!
2017 Summer Entertainment Series Sizzles
While we are well into the summer, there is still time to enjoy the Summer Entertainment Series at your favorite Fairfax County park! Please see concert details on the Park Authority website.
The Park Foundation is proud to partner with these organizations to bring you a wide variety of concerts, performances and movies. Please take a moment to thank the following generous sponsors who invested $172,718 to sponsor this extremely popular Summer Entertainment Series for you and your community!
- Allstate Foundation
- Arts Herndon
- Brandywine Realty Trust
- Christopher Companies
- Cox Communications
- Davis Industries
- Dominion Energy
- Erickson Living
- Fairfax Memorial Park
- Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park
- Friends of Mason District Park
- Interstate Moving I Relocation I Logistics
- Mouthpiece Express Performance Outreach Program (MEPOP)
- Nicole Duffey - K W Duffey
- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC)
- Pohanka Automobile Group
- Pulte Homes
- Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust
- RZ Foundation
- Sheehy Auto Stores
- Transportation Association of Greater Springfield (TAGS)
- Trinity Centre
- Tysons Corner Center
- Virginia Commission for the Arts
- Vulcan Materials
- Westfields Business Owners Association
Whole Foods Market 5% Day raises $20,941
Thanks to all who shopped on Thursday, June 22 at any Fairfax County locations! Whole Foods Market generously shared 5% of their net profits from five of their markets with the Park Foundation. The $20,941 will be used by Frying Pan Farm Park, Hidden Pond Nature Center, and other designated park programs.
Whole Foods Market is also a supporter of the 2017 Take 12 Steps for Family Health Program.
2017 Summer Intern - Thomas Arentz
This summer the park foundation was fortunate to have Thomas Arentz, a rising junior at Christopher Newport University with double major in political science and economics, as our summer intern. (Thomas is 2nd from the right in the Whole Foods Market picture above.)
Because of the large number of contributions made to the Park Foundation, much of his time was spent processing gifts from donors. He also helped to prepare documentation needed for the upcoming annual audit; provided technical support at events, and assisted in designing the fiscal year earnings report.
In addition to gaining an exceptional amount of experience in finance and fundraising, he attended board meetings, the Legacy Circle Reception, a community outreach seminar at a local company, and a budget webinar.
Thomas commented, "My time with the Fairfax County Park Foundation provided me with invaluable experience that will be instrumental in jumpstarting my career". The Park Foundation staff is grateful for his many contributions and wish him continued success as he pursues a future in public administration.
Two Park Authority Board Members Named
2017 Lord and Lady Fairfax
Since 1984 Fairfax County has annually recognized citizens for outstanding volunteer service or heroism through the Lord and Lady Fairfax program. This year, 2 Park Authority Board members were recognized for their service to Fairfax County.
In celebration of Fairfax County's 275th Anniversary, Lord Nicholas Fairfax of Cameron and his wife, Lady Annabella, visited Fairfax to join the festivities which included recognition of the honorary 'Lord and Lady Fairfax' winners.
||Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and Mary Cortina meet Lord Nicholas Fairfax of Cameron.
Mary Cortina was selected as the 2017 Lady Fairfax of the Braddock District. Mary was appointed by Chairman Sharon Bulova to the Fairfax County Park Authority Board and serves as the Vice Chairman. Her passion for the environment was reflected in her eight-year tenure on the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Exception Review Committee. In addition to volunteering in her local neighborhood with the PTA and community events, including the annual Children's Halloween program, Mary previously worked with the county to design the Virginia Railway Express Garage and surrounding trails.
||Lady Annabella Fairfax with Michael Thompson, Jr. and Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity
Michael Thompson, Jr. was selected as the 2017 Lord Fairfax of the Springfield District. Michael is the Springfield District representative to the Park Authority Board and serves as the board Secretary. Michael was elected to the Visit Fairfax board in 2016 and currently serves on the Fairfax County Athletic Council, an advisory board to the Board of Supervisors. He worked with the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services to create a countywide soccer program where professional trainers work with youth from underserved communities.
We thank Mary and Mike for their voluntary contributions to the Park Foundation and for their many years of service to Fairfax County and our wonderful parks!
July has been designated as Parks and Recreation Month. Visit How to Get Your Play On
to see how you can enjoy one of the 427 Fairfax County Parks.
Make plans now to experience the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017!
Contact the Park Foundation by phone 703-324-8581 to request your special solar eclipse glasses by regular mail!
2017 Discovery Trail Map
You still have several weeks before Labor Day to visit eight park locations on the Park Authority's Discovery Trail. Both adults and children are encouraged to pick up a map and discover each park's unique features.
Visit eight sites and receive a prize pack with tickets to more summer fun such as mini golf, camping, RECenter admission and boat, train and carousel rides - a $93 value. Plus, you'll also be entered into a drawing for one of four bicycles donated by Spokes, Etc. and Trek.
Maps are available at any Spokes stores, staffed Park Authority location or
Visit All 6 FCPA Carousels!
The new Chessie's Carousel featuring Chesapeake Bay themed animals is running at Lee District Park. This special carousel is a ride that every child, including individuals with mobility issues, can enjoy!
Experience all six carousels in your Fairfax County parks, ranging from antique refurbished treasures to brand new modern amusements.
Foundation Coordinator Position
We are seeking a fabulous individual with strong Financial, Database and Administration skills to join the Fairfax County Park Foundation team!
This unique position
is full-time with Fairfax County Government benefits.
All applications must be submitted online by 5 pm on Friday, July 21, 2017.
||69th Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA
|August 21 2:42 pm
||Discovery Trail Map Program Ends
Don't miss this Summer of FUN at your parks.
See more that FCPA has to offer online!