A Moment of Beauty in Your Parks
Great Horned Owls in FCPA's Little Difficult Run Stream Valley Park
Photographed by Corvin Lazar
WHOO's Seeing Double?
Since Earth Day may be celebrated Every day, the Lazar $1 for $1 Challenge Match continues!

It’s easy as 1-2-3 to help the earth by acting locally.

1. Click here to donate and help the future Natural Environment
Your Gift will be DOUBLED by the Lazar Family

2. Share your mailing address with the Park Foundation and receive milkweed seeds to plant, grow and feed those that love to eat milkweed.

3. Help Feed the Monarch Butterflies and invest in the Environment through protection and care of FCPA Natural Resources.
Listen to Student Poetry Showcase Readings!

The Park Foundation is pleased to sponsor the 2021 Student Poetry contest and prizes.

Click here to listen to the winning poems as read by the following inspirational young writers!

Click on 'PDF' to read; Click on 'Video' to listen!
  • James P., a third-grade student at Kent Gardens Elementary School PDF | Video
  • Zahra Quraishi of Ashburn, a first-grade homeschool student PDF | Video
  • Leonardo Rodriguez, a third-grade student at Laurel Ridge Elementary School PDF | Video
  • Alisha Baptista, a fourth-grade student at Bull Run Elementary School PDF | Video
  • Lydia Gibbons, a fifth-grade student at Cherry Run Elementary School PDF | Video
  • DoWon Lee, a fourth-grade student at Oakton Elementary School PDF | Video
  • Katelyn Hubbard, a sixth-grade student at Mosby Woods Elementary School PDF | Video
  • Seonghui Ju, a sixth-grade student at Haycock Elementary School PDF | Video
  • Sumayah Qazzaz of Falls Church, a seventh-grade homeschool student PDF | Video
Water Mine Host Drive-Thru Open Hire for Lifeguards
The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole is hiring more than 150 lifeguards for the upcoming summer. 

Interviews begin May 16 at 10 AM.

For additional information click Here!
Have you seen them yet?
Our quiet neighbors are back!
Click here to learn the fascinating biology, art, and 15 cool facts about the periodical cicadas that have returned to Fairfax County.
Proud to Be United!
Special appreciation is extended to the generous donation of 2,500 surplus masks received from the Health and Human Services and Federal Emergency Management Agency distributed to partner charities through the United Way of the National Capital Area.
Your Parks put these to good use as needed by employees and volunteers who helped make it possible for the much-needed spring and summer programs and camps!
Thanks to all who ‘Show Some Love’ by helping Fairfax County parks through workplace payroll deduction donations via United Way #9400,

Your contributions are greatly appreciated!
FCPA Resident Curator Program
The Resident Curator Program provides the unique opportunity for individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations to secure long-term lease agreements for historic properties in beautiful public park settings.

The watch party for the premiere of the virtual open house video for the Hannah P. Clark Enyedi property, located at 10605 Furnace Road, Lorton, will be held on May 15, 2021, at 10 a.m.

Click here for more information about the resident curator program.
The Park Authority is pleased to host 4 of the 100 pit stops in the Washington, DC region on May 21, 2021, Bike to Work Day.

Free T-shirts will be available for the first 15,000 bicyclists to register.

Still working from home? No problem! Bike to your local "pit stop" for your swag and ride back to your 'home/office'!

Click here for event information and registration details.
For additional information about the FCPA sponsored stops, please contact Stephanie Powers by email at stephanie.powers2@fairfaxcounty.gov .
Supervisor Dan Storck to the right of with his brothers Mick & Tom
From Mount Vernon Supervisor Daniel G. Storck
I am excited to participate in Bike to Work Day again this year! Biking is a great way to get to work, school, run errands and get exercise. As we all work to improve the environment around us and cut our carbon emissions, finding ways to get out of our cars is an excellent way to do just that and gain a greater appreciation for the world around us. Each year I host the Tour de Mount Vernon Community Bike Ride engage our residents to join me on a tour of the Mount Vernon District to experience the many hidden treasures, cultural and environmental resources in our area and enjoy a sense of comradery that cannot be experienced in a single occupancy vehicle. I invite everyone to join me in Bike to Work Day this year and at this year’s Tour de Mount Vernon on Saturday, October 16!
Ride on Saturday, May 15, 2021
Tour de Hunter Mill is this weekend! Supervisor Walter Alcorn looks forward to meeting participants and enjoying a great bike ride. 

Seats may still available for the ride.
As seen on TV - Fairfax Public Access 
We appreciate the community-building service of Fairfax Public Access (FPA) for educating residents about local non-profit organizations. FPA created this slide to share the mission and contact information of the Fairfax County Park Foundation.
FCPA Summer Listings
Online Now!
Registration is Underway for Camps & Summer Classes!

FCPA Camp or Class Questions?
Call 703-222-4664