Baskets, Bunnies and Egg Hunts welcome spring at YOUR parks!
 
Welcome Spring!
After the last few weeks of wind, ice and snow storms that closed schools, it is time to get outside to enjoy Egg Hunts and spring clean-ups in your parks! 

Save the dates for Healthy Strides Community 5K/10K run (limited to the first 500 participants) at Burke Lake Park and Fairfax County's official celebration of Earth and Arbor Day, SpringFest Fairfax 2018 at Sully Historic Site, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Both events are on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

BYOB to Egg Hunts in Your Parks
NOTTOWAY PARK
Bring Your Own Basket (BYOB) and hop on over to the annual  Easter Egg Hunt at Nottoway Park  located at 9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA. on Saturday, March 31, 2018. 

Nottoway Egg Hunt Schedule:
1-2 years old at 10:30 AM
3-4 years old at 11:00 AM
5-6 years old at 11:30 AM
7-9 years old at 12:00 noon.

The Park Foundation is proud to partner with the  Nottoway Park Volunteer Team for this popular annual event that benefits park improvements.  Participants gather eggs and are entered in a drawing for a chance to win exciting prizes.

Walk-in registration will be open from 9:30 AM to 11:45 AM in the picnic shelter. Tickets are $10 per child (cash only). Proceeds will help Nottoway Park improvements.

BURKE LAKE PARK
Another popular annual FCPA spring event is  Baskets & Bunnies at Burke Lake Park located at 3415 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA, on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Baskets and Bunnies includes an egg hunt, carousel, train ride, crafts, games and many other activities.  Proceeds from the event will be used to improve the well-loved amenities  at Burke Lake Park.
     
 
MORE EGG-CITING FCPA & Activities!
See other Egg-cellent Egg Hunts available at your parks this weekend, including Frying Pan Farm Park, Lake Fairfax Park, Clemyjontri Park, Sully Historic Site and Hidden Oaks Nature Center!

Nominate Fairfax County to
Receive a $20K Grant for Earth Month!     
The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation invite you to vote for Fairfax County parks in the National Recreation and Park Association's "Meet Me at the Park" Earth Month Campaign. The locale that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.
 
For the fourth year in a row, the NRPA is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company - including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN - to help fund local park improvement projects across the country through the national "Meet Me at the Park" Earth Month campaign. The city that receives the most nominations during the month of April will receive a $20K grant to improve a local park. From April 1 to April 30, 2018, visit Meet Me at the Park website to nominate Fairfax, Va. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the $20K grant funding. Everyone who submits a nomination will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro Prize Pack.
 
"Fairfax County residents are passionate about their parks," said Park Authority Executive Director Kirk Kincannon. "This contest gives them the opportunity to turn that passion into action and create something really special at one of Fairfax County's 427 parks." 
 
Both promotions (defined below) begin at 12 a.m. ET on April 1, 2018 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2018. No Purchase Necessary to participate. The NRPA Meet Me at the Park Promotion and Voter's Sweepstakes (collectively, "promotions") are open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, who are 18 years of age or older. For complete details and Official Rules for both promotions, visit www.meetmeatthepark.org .
 
NRPA is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org .
 
For more information on nominating Fairfax County, contact the Park Authority Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov .
 
Help Clean Up the 
Potomac Watershed at these Events!

Join Friends of Accotink Creek in partnership with the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Project Clean Stream to remove trash from our waterways.  The Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup will help improve water quality of the Potomac Watershed.  
 
The web site features videos 'Why We Fight' and 'Why We Must Care that explain the importance of water quality and how you can become part of the solution. 
 
The Cub Run Stream Valley Park Volunteer Team welcomes new members to preserve, share and connect. See meetings and clean-up event schedule for Cub Run Stream Valley Park in the Sully District. 

"We are excited to have the community join the effort to help our Fairfax County parks which are vital assets enjoyed by so many residents and visitors." - CRSVP Volunteer Team Lead, Anthony Consumano.
 
Join Friends of Long Branch Stream Valley on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon, for their clean-up event and scavenger hunt!
 
REI Funds New Trail Way-Finding Signs
Thanks to REI's generous $5,000 grant that funded Way-Finding signs for the 41-mile Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail (GCCCT).  
  
The 15 signs identify the current location and safety information.
 
The "Help enrich YOUR Parks!" signs, feature REI's logo as our trail supporter and is mounted below the way-finding sign and will allow trail users the opportunity  to make a donation to the Park Foundation using a QR code. 
 
 The GCCCT provides access to several local trails, including: Great Falls National Park, Washington & Old Dominion Trail, Fairfax County Parkway Trail, Ox Road Sidepath, the future Rolling Road Sidepath, US Bike Route-1, and the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.

The trail is also near Oak Marr RECenter, Audrey Moore RECenters and Lake Accotink Park.

The Park Foundation welcomes donations in any amount to help Trail Building and Care.

The GCCCT has natural surfaces or asphalt and is primarily located in Fairfax County Stream Valleys. 
 Thank you to REI for improving the 41-mile Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail!

Save these Dates 
March 29 through April 18 (space permitting)
Register for Healthy Strides 10K/5K Run & Walk at Burke Lake Park on April 21 before it sells-out!  
Saturday, April 21
Springfest Fairfax 2018 at the Sully Historic Site   
3650 Historic Sully Way 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Saturday, April 21
 Healthy Strides 10K/5K Run & Walk at Burke Lake Park.  Packet pick-up 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM; 10K Event starts at 7:30 AM; 5K Event starts at 7:35 AM. 
 
  See what else Fairfax County Park Authority has to offer online!

Fairfax County Park Foundation |  703-324-8582 | parkfoundation@fairfaxcounty.gov  |

 

www.fairfaxparkfoundation.org  Tax ID # 54-2019179

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