Fairfax County Park Authority
Biennial Report: FY2011-FY2012
All too often we don’t take the time to stop and consider the many options we have to recreate in Fairfax County. Surveys tell us that eight out of ten County residents visit a park or recreational facility at least once each year. But when is the last time you grabbed the family, jumped in the car and headed out for a day of fun at your local park? Now is a great time to make that happen. Here’s a personal invitation to visit, and our warmest greetings.
Welcome to your parks!
The Fairfax County Park Authority is a nationally-acclaimed park system that continues to improve, expand and innovate. Let us assure you that the staff members who work for us have a passion about the work they do. While we welcome new young, enthusiastic and talented employees to our park system regularly, we also treasure the know-how and sense of continuity and history that tenured employees bring to the mix as well. We are very proud of the work our staff members do on a daily basis out in the field. Get to know the folks at the park of your choice and you’ll find an individual eager to share information about upcoming programs, or explain the latest capital improvement project, or show you that secret spot in the woods where you can view wildlife.
You may have noticed that we continue to provide exciting new venues and site improvements throughout the system. Customers just love the fitness areas at South Run RECenter. Synthetic turf fields now number in the dozens, and that translates into increased access for field sport players. Equestrians have found new resources at Turner Farm, as have trail lovers at many locations. And if your kids want a playground to romp in, there are great ones to enjoy at places like Clemyjontri Park and the Lee District Family Recreation Area, complete with a free spray park, tree house and Chessie’s Big Backyard.
So please, get to know us. From history to summer camps, visiting Frying Pan Farm, to enjoying breathtaking vistas of the Potomac River from Scotts Run Nature Preserve, there is a little bit of something for everyone. In this report we highlight some of our recent accomplishments. Keep in mind; this is a mere snapshot in time because new programs, places and ways to enjoy the parks in Fairfax County are already on the way!