A sincere THANK YOU is extended to all Veterans for defending and serving our county. 

The Park Foundation and generous individual donors are pleased to cover the RECenter admission fees for all active duty, veterans and family members on Monday, November 11, 2019.    


Heart of Gold Award


Congratulations to Harrison A. Glasgow, long-time board member of Friends of Huntley Meadows Park; founder of the FCPA Federation of Friends Groups; Fairfax County Park Foundation Board Officer; and U.S. ARMY Veteran!


Harry was awarded the 2019 Wildlife Hero Award by the Prince William Conservation Alliance in October.


This award honors Harry's lifelong work and leadership protecting wild spaces in Northern Virginia through tours, talks and service on local boards and commissions.


Fairfax County parks have benefitted significantly thanks to this veteran's dedication and passion for the natural world.  He serves as an example to many through his work as a valued volunteer.


See how you can make a difference at your parks.  Become a Friend and Volunteer!

Birds & Birdies 6K at Pinecrest Golf Course

Have you ever wanted to experience the majestic scenery of a golf course but aren't a golfer? If you enjoy running here is your chance!

Enjoy a crisp 6K run along the scenic path of Pinecrest Golf Course at the inaugural Birds & Birdies 6K walk/run, on Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Pinecrest is home to a variety of native bird species as well as native plants and flowers, making this a one-of-a-kind, must do event! The race is professionally timed and includes a race t-shirt, goody bag and medals for all finishers.

After the run, enjoy the recently renovated indoor golf studio for the award presentation, food and drink specials.  Don't miss the opportunity to take a swing at the TrackMan 4 Golf simulator in The Valis Family Golf Learning Center.

The course is certified by Audubon International for its efforts to protect the environment. Pinecrest is also recognized by Monarchs in the Rough as a certified butterfly habitat for dedication to maintaining pollinator plants.

Don't miss this opportunity to take in the cool weather and experience the beautiful course and habitat. Turkeys aren't the only birds in town this November!  

Register for Birds & Birdies today!  Pinecrest Golf Course is located at 6600 Little River Turnpike Alexandria, VA and is operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Healthy Strides 2020

The Park Authorty has just released details for the ninth annual  Healthy Strides 10K/5K race to be held on May 2, 2020.   

Check out the new tot sizes to our shirt selection for our Lil' Striders.  Also, don't forget that now we offer team registrations, so recruit your friends and family and create some shared memories!

Save these Dates
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Honoring America's Veterans
at all 9 FCPA RECenters

Monday, November 11, 2019
 Pinecrest Golf Course   
6600 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria VA   

Saturday, November 16, 2019
 10:30 a.m.