Honoring America's Veterans
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022, veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families receive complimentary admission at the Park Authority's nine Rec Centers and lakefront parks.

Families may participate as well in drop-in fitness classes, use of pools and spas, fitness rooms, gyms, racquetball courts, boat rides, mini-golf, carousels, camping, and train rides. Facilities vary by park location.
It’s the Park Authority’s way of saying “thank you” for service to our country. Please bring your military identification to enjoy this complimentary Rec Center and lakefront park access and/or camping.

Bring your family and have a fun day at one of our great lakefront parks or Rec Centers. Please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/ to find a Rec Center or lakefront park near you!
24 Hours of Giving
This is the United Way of the National Capital Area's 10th Annual Do More 24 Social Media Online Day of Giving. It's the perfect day to help kids in need to enjoy Rec-PAC summer camp!

Here are ways to 'Power YOUR parks' with a thoughtful gift be it today or any day!

  1. Donate Online to FCPF
  2. Give via UW at DoMore24
  3. Write a check
payable to FCPF
(mail to FCPF, Suite 404
12055 Gov't. Center Parkway,
Fairfax, VA 22035

Summer Camp Fun in the Sun!
There are still some openings for the 2022 Summer Day Camps. Click 2022 Spring and Summer Day Camps (fairfaxcounty.gov) for more information.

Each year the Park Foundation collects funds for camp scholarships for our young county neighbors in need. In 2021 donations from generous donors like you helped provide funding so 686 children to attend 3,603 weeks of camp. Please click here to donation to Recreation (REC) for these Pretty Awesome Children (PAC)!
2022 Summer Concerts & Movies
This year the Summer Entertainment Series features more shows at 18 locations, a new global dance and music series Wednesday evenings in Falls Church, and Starlight Cinema drive-in movies in Centreville Saturday evenings in August. With 180 live performances to choose from, there's something for everyone!
There will be local vineyards offering free wine tasting (and sales) at Arrowbrook Centre Park, Grist Mill Park and the Government Center, as well as beer sales and a food truck at Burke Lake Park.

The Workhouse Center concert series will feature local comedians as opening acts on Saturday evenings!

For details regarding each series, go to the Summer Entertainment Series | Park Authority (fairfaxcounty.gov).

If you or your company would like to support the Summer Entertainment Series by becoming a sponsor, please visit Summer Entertainment Series – Fairfax County Park Foundation (fairfaxparkfoundation.org)
47th Sully Antique Car Show
The Sully Antique Car Show returns on Father's Day, June 19, 2022. held from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at the FCPA Sully Historic Site, at 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151.

Treat Dad on his special day! The entire family and many Moms will enjoy the classic vehicles on display! 

Click here for more information.
National Trails Day
The first Saturday in June is National Trails Day. This year on June 4 the staff at Lake Fairfax and Burke Lake Park have National Trails Day activities planned to celebrate or trails and outdoors.

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail
at Prosperity Avenue

Knowing more about your park trails will allow you to better appreciate all 334 miles!

Special appreciation goes out to the many corporate and individual volunteers who clean up and care for Fairfax County parks and trails!
Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is an American holiday that celebrates the June 19, 1865 event that finally released the remaining enslaved people in the U.S. This year the Park Authority is offering the following related programs in 2022:


 
All are welcome to gather and learn more about this special day in America's history.
2022 Bike to Work Day
There is still time to participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20, 2022.

The Park Authority is hosting Pit Stops at Audrey Moore, Oak Marr, South Run and Mt. Vernon Rec Centers.

Fairfax County 4-H Fair & Carnival
The 72nd Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival is back in full swing this year on August 4-7, 2022.

Save the date to bring the whole crew out to the Annual 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Farm Park. This great family event features thrilling rides, delicious carnival fare, and photo ops with the cutest baby animals in Fairfax County.

Sponsorship opportunities with recognition are available through the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Levels and benefits are listed in the
4-H Fair Sponsorship Prospectus! This popular 4-day event attracts more than 32,000 people making it the Fairfax County Park Authority’s most highly attended program!
Check out the New & Improved Hidden Oaks!
Hidden Oaks, FCPA’s first nature center at 7701 Royce Street in Annandale is, at 53 years, getting a stunning makeover. Thanks to ongoing voter support of park bonds, visitors will enjoy a $1.6 million renovation that provides expanded educational space, enhanced outdoor features and fully accessible restrooms.

One of the liveliest features will be the larger outdoor pond, a new home for thousands of frog and salamander eggs. One of the muddiest is the new child-friendly water pump in Nature Playce.

Exciting new exhibits will be unveiled at the grand re-opening on July 16. Transurban and the Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads have funded a 3-D microscope for junior scientists to explore shed snake skins, seashells and other objects of interest.

Transurban’s recent grant will support the Storybook Trails project that leads the way from the Packard Center to the Nature Center.  
Moment of Beauty
"Nesting Season Carolina Wren" by Maew NongMel
as shared on the Huntley Meadows Photography Facebook Page 
Upcoming Events
See MANY more great Spring & Summer FCPA Programs and Events online!
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