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Fairfax County Park Authority

Open house set for Turner Farmhouse in Great Falls

The Turner Farmhouse Foundation will host its third annual pancake breakfast and open house on Dec. 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the historic farmhouse, located at 10609 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. The event is open to the...

Arlington parks spokesman moving to Fairfax job

Maybe it’s a case of being called up from the minors to the majors – or perhaps cranks would call it leaping from the frying pan into the fire – but the Arlington County government’s parks spokesman is moving...

Rarely a dull moment for retiring Park Authority spokesman

In 21 years as Fairfax County Park Authority’s public-information officer, Judy Pedersen visited nearly all of the agency’s 420 sites, hosted countless community meetings about park projects and was the media’s go-to person during natural and human-caused crises. “One thing...

McLean festivities to focus on importance of dark skies

The Fairfax County Park Authority is partnering with the McLean Citizens Association, Dark Sky Friends and the Analemma Society to host a celebration of the importance of dark skies. Participants can come to the historic house in Lewinsville Park in...

Construction to start on Turner Farm Park parking

The Fairfax County Park Authority soon will begin construction of the equestrian parking at Turner Farm Park, located at 927 Springvale Road in Great Falls. Contractor mobilization will begin the week of Oct. 17. The project’s scope includes installation of...

Fairfax to mark further expansion of pickleball facilities

The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 15 will officially open new pickleball courts at two locations. The first ceremony, slated for 9 a.m. at George Washington Park in Alexandria, celebrates the addition...

Fairfax officials tout pleasures of autumnal fishing

With fall fishing heating up even as the temperatures begin to cool, anglers in the local area will see a lot of species, such as bass, start to move back up in shallow waters and feed on everything in...

Park Authority to continue ‘Mastenbrook’ grant program

The board of directors of the Fairfax County Park Authority on Sept. 14 allocated funding to continue the Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Grant Program. The allocation of $800,000 from the voter-approved 2020 park bond provides local organizations the ability to continue...

Fairfax seeking volunteers to boost ‘bioblitz’

The Fairfax County Park Authority is taking part in this year’s Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz, and is actively looking for volunteers to participate. Parks for Pollinators is a national campaign focused on raising public awareness of the diversity and importance...

Additional honorees named for park-service awards

The Fairfax County Park Authority has announced that two individuals and an organization will receive special recognition as part of the 2022 Elly Doyle Park Service Awards program. The special honorees include: • Stuart Copan is a volunteer with more than...
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