Volunteer or Sponsor Earth Day Fairfax!

Save the Date on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to join FCPA, FCPF, and WUSA9 for a fun day at Sully Historic Site packed with entertainment, activities, food vendors, Touch-A-Truck, prizes; get your nature-inspired art; and see the first Wonder Wagon Mobile Nature Center vehicle!

Learn how to care for people and our planet through all that Fairfax County is doing to support environmental sustainability.

As an Earth Day Fairfax sponsor, your organization makes an impact on the health of people in our community and the health of our planet. Event sponsorships are available, starting at $500, for this largest Earth Day celebration in Fairfax County!

Learn how you can Volunteer or Sponsor Earth Day Fairfax!

See the Wonder Wagon in person at Earth Day!

Earth Day Fairfax attendees are welcome to join the much-anticipated celebration of the exciting unveiling of the Wonder Wagon vehicle at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Sully Historic Site. (See above.)

Thereafter, this first Mobile Nature Center will be on display for the remainder of Earth Day Fairfax!

Funds are being accepted by FCPF to support Mobile Nature Center's environmental programming and equity outreach. Donate Today!

Art Sale at Earth Day to Help Parks!

A dedicated FCPA volunteer registered as an Earth Day Fairfax Vendor to host an Art Sale as part of Earth Day Fairfax on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Sully Historic Site! (See above.)

Proceeds will be donated to FCPF to support a paid high school internship with the Natural Resource Department Branch of the Fairfax County Park Authority.

A large variety of art including photographs, paintings, drawings, and decorative art created by local amateur and well-known professional artists will be available.

Two Large panoramas will be sold through a Silent Auction.

Pricing ranges from $10 - $300.

Convenient on-site payment options include Cash, Venmo, and PayPal!

For questions, please email Heidi Allen directly at [email protected].

View the Solar Eclipse in your parks!

Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to view a solar eclipse with the Fairfax County Park Authority. The Park Authority has prepared extraordinary eclipse viewing activities at locations throughout the county on April 8, 2024.

Join us for a safe viewing experience that will include both pre- and post-eclipse activities, games, and demonstrations.

Monday, April 8, 2024 viewing event locations include:

Event admission is $10 per person. Each location will have a limited number of eclipse-viewing glasses, and sun-spotting scopes will be available to view the eclipse thanks to donations from the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Participants are encouraged to bring portable chairs and blankets

Register with FCPA online!

Calling all Horse Lovers!

Saddle Up for Fun at the 2024 Horse Expo at Frying Pan Farm Park on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This event is for everyone – experienced riders, beginners, and anyone who loves horses or hopes to become a rider!

Admission to the Horse Expo is free, pony rides are $10 per rider.

Buy Horse Expo Tickets Here.

Grow a Healthy Community!

The Culmore Community Day returns to the Woodrow Wilson Library on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Join the celebration with hundreds of your neighbors in what has become one of the most anticipated community gatherings of the year. The fun includes children's activities, live music, folklore dancers, animals, giveaways, and more!

Culmore Community Day was created over seventeen years ago as a multicultural celebration by the global communities of Bailey’s Crossroads and Culmore. The event unites the community and celebrates the diversity that makes us strong.

In the spirit of the One Fairfax joint racial and social equity policy, FCPF is pleased to sponsor this annual outreach event made possible by Fairfax County's Park Authority, Public Library, and other partners. Their collective generosity ensures that this engaging event is free to participants!

Gifts to help expand Equity Outreach (like the Mobile Nature Center and Events) are always welcome. Donate Today!

Last 3 STREAM Features!

Only 3 Features remain available for Sponsorship at the Woodlands Stewardship Education Center at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to promote hands-on STREAM (Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art, and Math) Education.

See more about the Archimedes Screw; Bicycle Repair Station, and Antique Mill Stone STREAM features below. These are available on a first-come basis.

While every gift helps and is appreciated, recognition includes:

  • Generous donors of $500 or more will be listed on the FCPF website and included in a future FCPF newsletter.
  • Those giving $1,000 or more will also be inscribed on a permanent plaque to be installed at the Woodlands Stewardship Education Center.
  • Feature sponsorships will be recognized on a plaque in the STREAM educational LOOP.

Sponsor a STREAM Feature or Donate whatever you can Today!

Sponsor the interactive Archimedes Screw in the Educational POD for $10,000!

The surface mount Bicycle Repair Station with a pump is available for $1,500!

Only one Antique Mill Stone remains in need of a special $5,000 sponsor!

From the use of reclaimed materials and solar energy generation to rainwater collection and reuse and wastewater treatment, the Woodlands Stewardship Education Center is an incredible teaching platform for demonstrating technologies and processes!

Watch the Video of the Ceremonial Opening!

See the FCPA website for programs and opportunities to plan your visit!

Sponsor the SOLD OUT Healthy Strides Race!

The Force is with the first 550 early birds who registered before FCPA's Healthy Strides 5K/10K Race SOLD OUT!

Registered racers will enjoy a scenic run on the beautiful grounds of Burke Lake Park on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. This year's theme is May the 4th Be With You!

This Sold Out race is a fantastic opportunity for returning and prospective Sponsors to reach a large active target audience while helping this popular event!

Sponsor the Healthy Strides 2024 Race!

Want more Healthy Strides?

Get involved with FCPA’s wellness program offered throughout the year to make an impact on the health of our community. Try FCPA's Healthy Strides Virtual Community Fitness Classes

Join some of your favorite FCPA Rec Center instructors for live-streamed fitness classes. FCPA is adding new times and formats to the schedule and can now stream with music!

Healthy Strides is excited to offer NEW virtual classes, starting with FITNESS! These classes are LIVE and FREE.

"I am a total fan of the Healthy Strides classes sponsored by the Park Foundation. They are wonderful, and I love them. I love being able to go to my “home office” and take Pilates, Strength Training for Older Adults, Zumba, and the Stretch class." shared Fran M., "So, thank you for this great service – and the instructors do remember to give credit to the Foundation at each class!"

You can join Fran to enjoy FCPF's Healthy Strides Community classes which are FREE. Learn how!

Moment of Beauty

Springtime is a beautiful time to anticipate gorgeous moments

like this black Eastern Tiger Swallowtail photographed on a

Wingstem (verbesina alternifolia) flower at

one of your 420 Fairfax County parks.

Use the Park Amenity Locator to find a picturesque park near you!

Park Amenity Locator | Park Authority (fairfaxcounty.gov)

Find Upcoming Activities!

Register for classes and find MANY other great FCPA Programs and Events online!

Go Green with E-Parktakes!

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