Cherry Blossom Festival Events Near Home
Frying Pan Farm Park partnered with Visit Fairfax to join in the National Cherry Blossom
Festival with a nature hike and Japanese tea.

Experience the changes spring brings with a walk through the wooded trail at Frying Pan on April 13, 2019. End your journey at the 1790's Meeting House to enjoy Japanese teas. This free program is part of the official National Cherry Blossom Festival and runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It is open to all ages.

The 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival has events throughout the Washington, D.C. area, including Ikebana Japanese Floral Design workshops at FCPA's  Green Spring Gardens.
Events feature diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Visit National Cherry Blossom Festival for more information.

FCPA Offers 427 Parks

This year spring officially begins on March 20.  

Take some time to visit and explore a Fairfax County Park at different times of the day.

Everyday of the year, between dawn and dusk, county parks offer you something new and exciting to explore.  Remember to use all your senses to fully enjoy the natural and cultural resources your parks have to offer. 

Try clicking of the  park locator feature to find a county park in your neighborhood and then right click on the pin to read about the park's amenities and services.     
Women & Golf  2019

Women golfers have many things in common. They enjoy the outdoors, crave great exercise, thrive on strong social networks, bu ild new friendships, look forward to friendly competition, and play a great family sport. 

Save Thursday, June 13, 2019 for the2nd Annual Women & Golf Celebration to take place at beatiful Twin Lakes Golf Course.  This will commemorate Women's Golf Day, an international event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning skills.

Tee up to sponsor Women and Golf 2019!

Special thanks to the following generous sponsors!
Dominion Wedding Entertainment
National Golf Foundation
Investment Planning Solutions, LLC
Better Billy Bunker
Women on Course
Giggle Golf
Washingtonian Magazine

These partners make this popular event possible!
Fairfax County Park Authority
Fairfax County Park Foundation
Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships
Visit Fairfax
Fairfax Golf for Everyone!
Fairfax County courses offer a variety of driving ranges, indoor golf simulators, putting greens, and practice bunkers.  Women and mixed league play (9 or 18 hole; walking or riding) tournaments and discount saving packages are available.

Golf F airfax offers lessons and golf leagues for skill levels from beginners to experts.  Make G olf Fairfax your one-stop shop for graduations, family reunions, birthdays, weddings, showers, company outings, team building and more.  Banquet rooms and other facilities are available for your event. 

March is the perfect month to take lessons and join a spring and summer league.  

Meet new golf friends, sharpen your game and socialize. Learn more about what Golf Fairfax has to offer by visiting the following links.

 Share Your Park Love Story!
As stated in our last newsletter, the Park Foundation is still looking for your Love Story. With 427 parks and over 23,000 acres, Fairfax County has something for everyone....what is your favorite something?
  • A walk in your favorite park?
  • Celebrate a birthday or special event?
  • Learn to ride your bike?
  • A great day fishing when you caught the big one?
  • A romantic day at a lakefront park?
  • Enjoyed a great bike ride on one of our trails?
The Park Foundation wants to hear your special story.  Please send your story and a picture if you have one, to  We will share your story (first names only; anonymous upon request) with readers in our e-newsletter in a new segment.
**Winning submissions will receive
FREE portable power supply for electronic devices**

Thank you for sharing your experience, we can't wait to hear your stories!  Questions?  Please call 703-324-8582.  

Watershed Cleanup  
The Park Authority and the Nature Conservancy are joining efforts on April 5, 6, 20, and 27, 2019. This year, 1 ,000 volunteers are needed to help us cover 21 parks! This event is ideal for families, service groups, Scouts, and individuals.  This is a perfect opportunity for students requiring community service hours.

Registration is required! Select your location below to open an online registration form.

April 5, 2019
April 6, 2019 April 20, 2019
April 27, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This spring cleaning will remove tires, plastic bottles, cans and other debris from local waterways, preventing trash from reaching the nation's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay.

Thanks to all who volunteer to keep our streams clean.

Calling All Anglers! 

Lake Fairfax is the only Fairfax County Park Authority owned lake that has trout fishing -
rainbow trout,  Not only are rainbow trout delicious, they are also a challenge to catch!
Lake Fairfax needs your help.  Rainbow trout do not reproduce in the lake habitat which results in the lake needing to be restocked with trout. The cost of stocking the lake has increased substantially in the past few years. We need all fishermen who enjoy fishing for rainbow trout to help fund the restocking of trout in Lake Fairfax.
Without receiving donations, it will be impossible to restock the lake, meaning no trout fishing this season. While there are other fish in the lake including bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish, it would not be the same without the rainbow trout!
Please consider donating $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50 or whatever you can afford to keep the trout streaming at Lake Fairfax. It's a great sport that parents want to pass down to their children. And Lake Fairfax is the perfect location to learn as fishing is open all year long at this treasured park! 

Click here to make your secure online donations. In the field titled 'Add special instructions to the seller' add a notation "for trout in Lake Fairfax".
With your help, Lake Fairfax Park will have a great fishing season with a lake filled with trout!
Hop over to an EGGcellent Hunt
Bring your own basket and hunt for candy and eggs filled with treats at the Easter Egg Hunt at Nottoway Park for children ages one to nine. Hunts are scheduled by age from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  See details online!
April is the month for numerous egg hunts to celebrate the arrival of spring in your parks!

Easter Eggstravaganza a Frying Pan Farm Park April 7
Easter Egg Hunt at Clemyjontri
April 20
Easter Egg Hunt at Colvin Run Mill
April 13
Easter Egg Hunt at Sully
April 13 and 14
Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Fairfax Park
April 14
Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Hidden Oaks
April 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21
The Egg Challenge at River Bend
April 20
Baskets & Bunnies at Burke Lake (Family)
April 20
Basket & Bunnies Egg Hunt at Burke Lake
April 20
Egg Hunt at Nottoway Park
April 20
And the beat goes on...
FREE Summer Music and Movies in Fairfax!

The Park Authority's Summer Entertainment Series and Arts in the Parks offer Fairfax
County offer free concerts, performances and movies to Fairfax County adults, children and families throughout the summer beginning in June at 13 different venues.

Check back for summer show times, locations and dates in a future FCPF eNewsletter.

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the Summer Entertainment Series, please see our website
Shaping the Future Together
Join Fairfax County's Strategic Planning 

Take a moment and complete the short survey Your open and frank views are welcome and will impact the decisions made by leaders for years to come.  
Save these Dates  

March 20, 2019

Noon to 2 pm

Healthy Strides Health Fair

at Providence RECenter


April 27, 2019

10 am-4 pm

Springfest Fairfax 2019

at Sully Historic Site featuring

WUSA9 Chief Meteorologist, Topper Shutt 

Donate Now to FCPF to enrich your Fairfax County parks!