Happy Mother's Day to moms everywhere including this sow with her 5 piglets
at Frying Pan Farm Park!

Your Shopping Matters

As you prepare for Mother's Day on May 13, shop for Mom using Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the Park Foundation.

Click here to log in and then enter Fairfax County Park Foundation as your nonprofit organization of choice.  Throughout the year, remember to use Amazon Smile for all your business and personal purchases. It is an easy way for you and Amazon to work together to give back to the Park Foundation. 
May 12 Spring Farm Day at Frying Pan Park

Watch sheep shearing and antique farm equipment demonstrations, participate in hands-on farm activities such as cow and goat milking, enjoy crafts and games, and meet baby farm animals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Preregistration online is $7. Walk in registration is $8 at the door.
For additional information Download the Spring Farm Day Flier .
Do More 24

You may have heard the expression, "From those to whom much is given, much is expected?"   If you are in a position to help others in need, the United Way of the National Capital Area has a 24-hour opportunity for you to share with nonprofit organizations in the District, Maryland, and Virginia region. 

Beginning at noon on Thursday, May 17, 2018, you can be part of Do More 24, the largest 24-hour online fundraiser managed by the United Way. With over 700 participating nonprofit organizations to select from, you are encouraged to contribute to the Fairfax County Park Foundation. We will use your online contribution where the need is the greatest. 
The Park Foundation received donations of $21,000 from the 2017 United Way and Combined Federal Campaigns. We are fortunate to have the United Way organize and promote the Do More 24 campaign in the local media.  On May 17, please take a brief moment to support the Park Foundation.   

Reflections of Earth Day 2018 in Fairfax
Here are a few of the many acts on of kindness that took place on April 21. The importance of Earth Day and Arbor Day are relevant every day of life. 
  • Thank you, Susan Laume, Tia and Laurel Hill Park Volunteer Team members for a successful Earth Day Clean-Up! Fifteen volunteers, one child, and four dogs picked up 29 bags of trash and several larger, un-baggable items. A few unusual items include: one Nike sneaker, a lamp cover, and glass bottles; most frequent were plastic bottles and bags.
  • Thanks to Charles "Topper" Shutt, Chief Meteorologist at WUSA Channel 9 in Washington, DC  for serving as the master of ceremonies for Springfest on April 21 at the Sully Historic Site. The 5,000 participants at the Earth Day Arbor Day festival were encouraged "Take Action' to protect the environment.
Honoring America's Veterans
Honoring America's Veterans is a special Fairfax County Park Authority program to express appreciation to the Fairfax County residents who serve or
have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. On both Veterans' Day and Memorial Day, veterans, active duty military personnel and their families receive complimentary admission at the Park Authority's nine RECenters as well as participation in drop-in fitness classes, use of pools and spas, fitness rooms, gyms and racquetball courts at FCPA's nine recreational facilities.
This special outreach program is the Park Authority's way of saying "Thank you" for service to our county. It is made possible through generous contributions from John Marshall Bank and by donations that honor the life of Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith.  This new donation continues to extend his legacy which includes the   
Spring Clean Your Garage
Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, boat, motor-home or other vehicle to the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Not only will you get rid of an unwanted vehicle without the hassle and expense of trying to sell it, you'll get a tax deduction and the pleasure of supporting our beautiful parks.

Donating is fast and easy and vehicle pick-up is free. We accept cars, trucks, boats and motor homes - even if not in operating condition.

Click here to fill out the online form to donate your vehicle.  The process is easy, secure and used by many other Park Foundation supporters.  If you have any questions call Bobbi Longworth, our Executive Director at (703) 324-8581. 
FREE Women & Golf event at Laurel Hill

Join the fun at the inaugural Women & Golf Celebration at Laurel Hill Golf Club on Wednesday, June 13 from 4:00-8:00pm.

Enjoy FREE Golf Clinics for all levels; complimentary food and beverages; Cool Prizes and SWAG bags; network with FCPA's seven golf course experts highlighting offerings to women and girl golfers throughout Northern Virginia.

Be inspired by special Guest Speaker, Donna Hoffman, President of Women on Course! See Women & Golf Sponsor Request Letter, Event Flyer, and Sponsorship Benefits!

Park Authority Newsletters

In addition to this newsletter published by the Park Foundation, the Park Authority issues a wide variety of newsletters related to natural and cultural resources, photography, farmer's markets, healthy living, summer concerts and other topics. 

Click Here to subscribe to any or all of the free newsletters to learn more about your county parks and how your tax dollars are being used.    
Save the Dates

Friday, May 11, 2018 
 Discovery Trail Program Begins
Saturday, June 2, 2018 2:00 p.m.
National Trails Day Ceremonial Opening of Chessie's BIG Backyard Trail at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Franconia, VA
 Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Women and Golf Celebration at Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8701 Laurel Crest Dr., Lorton, VA
Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Ceremonial Opening of Picnic Celebration Area, Trackless Train and other Improvements at Clemyjontri Park 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 
  See what else Fairfax County Park Authority has to offer online!

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