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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Fairfax County Park Authority

More pickleball courts sought for McLean

Pickleball’s popularity is picking up, and Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) officials are looking to provide more facilities for the sport in greater McLean. The Park Authority will hold a “virtual” public meeting Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. to present...

Collaborative effort brings more synthetic turf to McLean

The Fairfax County Park Authority, in collaboration with the Board of Supervisors and McLean Youth Soccer Association (MYS), held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 30 to mark the grand opening of new synthetic-turf field at Holladay Field in McLean. Park officials...

Park Authority offers free admission to veterans, active-duty personnel

The Fairfax County Park Authority will join in the national celebration of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 by offering free admission to the county-government recreation centers to those who serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans and...

Park Authority to host forum on Clemyjontri Park master plan

The Fairfax County Park Authority will hold a public-comment meeting Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at Franklin Sherman Elementary School, 6633 Brawner St. in McLean, to gather input on the revised draft master plan for Clemyjontri Park. The master-planning revision...

Grant to support Frying Pan park forest restoration

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved a $20,000 Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant request from the Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park to help fund a forest-restoration project at the park. Frying Pan’s friends group will use the...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony on way for McLean youth field

The Fairfax County Park Authority, along with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) Association, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. to mark the grand opening of Holladay Field in McLean. The...

Supervisors seek ‘dark-sky’ designation for Observatory Park

Fairfax County supervisors on Oct. 5 unanimously approved a resolution supporting the county Park Authority’s proposal to seek “dark-sky” status for the Observatory Park at Turner Farm in Great Falls. The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has nominated the observatory...

Q&A: New Park Authority chief hits ground running

Jai Cole, who on Sept. 14 became the new executive director of Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA), wants to make the park system more accessible and equitable. Cole spent the past 16 years with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning...

Cows will be on the moooove to raise funds for Frying Pan Park

Nine of the cows that call Frying Pan Park in Herndon home are slated to participate in the “NASCOW FundRacer” on Friday, Oct. 22. Fans are invited to look over the cows’ photos and biographies and sponsor the cow they...

Park Authority preps hearing on future of Clemyjontri Park

The Fairfax County Park Authority will hold an Oct. 28 meeting to solicit public input on draft revisions to the master plan for Clemyjontri Park. The meeting is slated for 7 p.m. at Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean. The master-planning-revision...
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