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Mission Statement

To identify, preserve and interpret the cultural, natural, and horticultural resources of Fairfax County and the Fairfax County Park Authority; to encourage the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of these resources by citizens and visitors; to contribute positively to the sense of community and quality of life in Fairfax County, and to provide leadership, both within the Park Authority and in the community, in protecting and maintaining the county's heritage; to maintain museum accreditation and the highest professional standards of steardship and interpretation.


The Fairfax County Park Authority's Resource Managment Division oversees the county's natural and cultural resources including: four nature centers (Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Hidden Pond Nature Center, Huntley Meadows Park and Riverbend Park), two historic properties (Colvin Run Mill and Sully Historic Site), a horticultural park (Green Spring Gardens Park), and a working farm (Frying Pan Park). These facilities are open for enjoyment by the public. Each site offers numerous programs, tours, activities, exhibits which serve to educate patrons about the county's natural and cultural resources.





Average Review 4 reviews

Would you recommend Fairfax County Park Authority?

by Kyle W. (2016-11-27 12:22:56.0)
It was a great experience for me, to interact with my environment like that. I learned about alien species brought from foreign places, and cause disturbances in it's new environments. I learned about few plants, and why we needed to remove them. I would recommend this organization to people I know, because for some I know, it is a great chance for them to get out once in a while. Most of all, I want them to look at nature in a new perspective, and try new things, not just look at say its beautiful.
by Tiffany L. (2016-06-09 18:51:33.0)
Volunteered several days in advance...group lead never showed. We drove an hour and found out there was nobody there. The person in charge contacted us several hours later saying sorry, but there wasn't enough notice for them to show. Would be nice if this were in the description!
by Isabelle C. from North Bethesda, MD (2016-05-19 19:34:37.0)
I went with my mom, and we removed many garlic mustards (a non-native invasive specie). The experience was amazing because we were trying to restore de environment cleaning the area from that garlic mustard.
by Fatima J. from Lorton, VA (2016-02-20 20:12:56.0)
This organization helps the environment and I think thats a very important thing.
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