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Fairfax County Park Authority News: December 12, 2018

First Hike Fairfax 2019: More Hikes and Photo Contest PrizesStart the new year off right by exploring trails in Fairfax County! The Fairfax County Park Authority’s First Hike Fairfax returns with exp…
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Rooftop Newsletter: Behind the Curtain

by Tom Marullo “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” It’s an iconic line from the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy and her companions discover the true identity of the Wizard and get a glimpse…
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Fairfax County Park Authority News: December 5, 2018

Difficult Run Tributary Stream Restoration to Impact Trail Access The Park Authority’s most popular amenity is trails. Residents love to use local trails for hikes, or running, family outings or a …
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Stephanie Has No Time to Wait - A Message from Meals on Wheels America

Every day, Stephanie gazes out her window. Outside, neighbors chat, children play and cars shuttle families to and fro – life unfolding just beyond her reach. Confined to a wheelchair and unable to …
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Norwegian Holiday Festival and Bazaar 2018

Come out for two days of live music, a huge variety of imported foods (we have nokkelost!), lefse, krumkaker, and vaffler hot off the griddle, sweaters, jewelry, cookbooks, traditional baked goods in…
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Rooftop Newsletter: Every Thursday

Last Thursday would normally have been the day for our blog post to appear in this space but we knew folks would not be sitting in their offices checking their emails. Last Thursday was, as we all kn…
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Fairfax County Park Authority News: November 28, 2018

Straight Pins ***** the Curiosity of County ArchaeologistsRecovering straight pins from an archaeological site is a lot like finding a needle in a haystack. It requires painstaking work, but the disc…
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Fairfax County Park Authority News: November 20, 2018

Park Authority Aquatics Programs Honored for ExcellenceThe Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has been honored with a Best of Aquatics 2018 Programming Award from Aquatics International for excelle…
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Avoid the Shopping Craziness and Opt Outside on Black Friday

Instead of cramming inside a crowded mall on Black Friday, opt outside in a county park. Parks across the county are offering many cost-free ways to keep the kids entertained and help adults work off…
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Enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend at Frying Pan Farm Park

When Turkey Day is done come on out to Frying Pan Farm Park. Meet the new baby lambs and calves, stroll the farmyard, ride on a tractor or horse drawn wagon, enjoy a puppet show, or walk off some of …
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Decorate for the Holidays with a Handmade Wreath

Give your home a special touch this holiday season with a wreath you designed yourself in a park program. There are two ways to get creative on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Green Spring Gardens is offe…
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Northern Virginia Pet Sitting Company Provides Tips For Pet Owners

Paw Pals, a Northern Virginia pet sitting company, recently published a blog post full of Thanksgiving tips for pet owners. People with pets should consider a few extra factors in order to have a res…
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Fairfax County Park Authority News Update: November 9, 2018

Park Authority Wins Three Statewide Awards for ExcellenceThe Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) brought home three awards from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s (VRPS) annual conference in…
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Fairfax County Park Authority News Update: November 7, 2018

New Alcohol Policy in Effect in Fairfax County ParksThe Fairfax County Park Authority has updated its policy on the use of alcoholic beverages in county parks, allowing for expanded alcohol consumpti…
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Rooftop Newsletter: The Power of One

We’ve been fighting senior hunger as an organization for many years. And I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to be involved for about ten of those years. Unfortunately, as I look back, many of tho…
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