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We welcome you and your comments! The purpose of official Fairfax County social media accounts is to present matters of public interest. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites. We recognize social media is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage our staff reso

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Take a virtual tour of Sully Historic Site: https://bit.ly/3GFbN0f#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty  #ffxparks #nova #norther...
11/27/2021

Take a virtual tour of Sully Historic Site: https://bit.ly/3GFbN0f
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #fairfaxhistory #virginiahistory #sullyhistoricsite #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

Take a virtual tour of Sully Historic Site: https://bit.ly/3GFbN0f
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #fairfaxhistory #virginiahistory #sullyhistoricsite #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

Car break-ins at park facilities are on the rise, and Huntley Meadows Park has been recently targeted. Here are steps yo...
11/26/2021
Leave Valuables at Home as You Enjoy the Richness of Parks

Car break-ins at park facilities are on the rise, and Huntley Meadows Park has been recently targeted. Here are steps you can take to make sure your visits are safe and enjoyable. https://bit.ly/3Dwtnlc

Fairfax County, Virginia - As a growing number of people have been flocking to local parks during the pandemic, some thieves have seen this as an...

Happy Thanksgiving!Here's a camera trap photo of the real thing at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. #fairfaxparks #fairfaxcount...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving!
Here's a camera trap photo of the real thing at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #eclawrence #thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
Here's a camera trap photo of the real thing at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #eclawrence #thanksgiving

Get together with family and friends for the Park Authority’s second-annual virtual Turkey Burn on Friday. Sweat a littl...
11/24/2021
Give Thanks for Fitness at Second Annual Virtual Turkey Burn

Get together with family and friends for the Park Authority’s second-annual virtual Turkey Burn on Friday. Sweat a little, stretch a little and have fun. Here’s how to participate. https://bit.ly/3qMMeon

Fairfax County, Virginia - Get together with family, friends, relatives and workout partners for the Fairfax County Park Authority’s second-annual...

Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends in Fairfax County parks.  Visit a park this weekend. Park land is open. All Rec...
11/24/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends in Fairfax County parks. Visit a park this weekend. Park land is open. All Rec Centers except George Washington will be open on Thanksgiving Day. All nature centers, historic sites, Frying Pan Farm Park, and Green Spring Gardens will be closed.
All Rec Centers and Frying Pan Farm will be open Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. See holiday schedules at https://bit.ly/2snP8nz
🦃#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends in Fairfax County parks. Visit a park this weekend. Park land is open. All Rec Centers except George Washington will be open on Thanksgiving Day. All nature centers, historic sites, Frying Pan Farm Park, and Green Spring Gardens will be closed.
All Rec Centers and Frying Pan Farm will be open Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. See holiday schedules at https://bit.ly/2snP8nz
🦃#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #thanksgiving

Take a virtual tour of Huntley Meadows Park: https://bit.ly/3jXlgGB📷: Jane Gamble #fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty  #ffxpark...
11/24/2021

Take a virtual tour of Huntley Meadows Park: https://bit.ly/3jXlgGB
📷: Jane Gamble
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia
#nature #wildlife #vawildlife #optoutside #virginiaoutdoors #naturalvirginia #huntleymeadows #downywoodpecker

Take a virtual tour of Huntley Meadows Park: https://bit.ly/3jXlgGB
📷: Jane Gamble
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia
#nature #wildlife #vawildlife #optoutside #virginiaoutdoors #naturalvirginia #huntleymeadows #downywoodpecker

🦃🥧🌽 Are you looking for locally grown ingredients this holiday season? Three of the #fairfaxfarmmarkets are open this we...
11/23/2021

🦃🥧🌽 Are you looking for locally grown ingredients this holiday season? Three of the #fairfaxfarmmarkets are open this week.
Wednesday:
🦃 Mount Vernon @ Sherwood Regional Library, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday:
🦃 Reston @ Lake Anne Village Center, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
🦃 Burke @ Burke VRE parking lot, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Follow @fairfaxfarmmarkets on Instagram for market updates.
#shoplocal #supportlocalfarmers #fairfaxparks

🦃🥧🌽 Are you looking for locally grown ingredients this holiday season? Three of the #fairfaxfarmmarkets are open this week.
Wednesday:
🦃 Mount Vernon @ Sherwood Regional Library, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday:
🦃 Reston @ Lake Anne Village Center, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
🦃 Burke @ Burke VRE parking lot, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Follow @fairfaxfarmmarkets on Instagram for market updates.
#shoplocal #supportlocalfarmers #fairfaxparks

Take a virtual tour of Green Spring Gardens: https://bit.ly/3ByK5hO#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #norther...
11/23/2021

Take a virtual tour of Green Spring Gardens: https://bit.ly/3ByK5hO
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #greenspring #greenspringgardens #publicgardens #parks #flowers

Take a virtual tour of Green Spring Gardens: https://bit.ly/3ByK5hO
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #greenspring #greenspringgardens #publicgardens #parks #flowers

11/22/2021
Black Friday Golf Pass Sale!

🏌️‍♂️ Stock up with the last golf pass sale of 2021! Save up to 25% on rounds at six golf courses across Fairfax County.
⛳️ Buy in pro shops from Nov. 20-30. Passes are valid for two years.

Take a virtual tour of the Go Ape course at South Run Rec Center: https://bit.ly/3CzvwMt.#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty  #...
11/22/2021

Take a virtual tour of the Go Ape course at South Run Rec Center: https://bit.ly/3CzvwMt.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #southrun #southrunrec

Take a virtual tour of the Go Ape course at South Run Rec Center: https://bit.ly/3CzvwMt.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #southrun #southrunrec

More than 1,000 residents experiencing homelessness face the risk of hypothermia this winter. Help us ensure that no one...
11/21/2021

More than 1,000 residents experiencing homelessness face the risk of hypothermia this winter. Help us ensure that no one sleeps outside during the winter months. Learn more about the Fairfax County Hypothermia Prevention Program: https://bit.ly/Fairfax-Hypothermia-Program?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

More than 1,000 residents experiencing homelessness face the risk of hypothermia this winter. Help us ensure that no one sleeps outside during the winter months. Learn more about the Fairfax County Hypothermia Prevention Program: https://bit.ly/Fairfax-Hypothermia-Program?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

Take a virtual tour of Colvin Run Mill Historic Site: https://bit.ly/3BKMsOZ#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova...
11/21/2021

Take a virtual tour of Colvin Run Mill Historic Site: https://bit.ly/3BKMsOZ
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #fairfaxhistory #colvinrun #colvinrunmill #colvinrunmillhistoricsite #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #virginiahistory

Take a virtual tour of Colvin Run Mill Historic Site: https://bit.ly/3BKMsOZ
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #fairfaxhistory #colvinrun #colvinrunmill #colvinrunmillhistoricsite #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #virginiahistory

We get a lot of questions about how to identify invasive plants. This one is autumn olive. Learn how to identify invasiv...
11/20/2021

We get a lot of questions about how to identify invasive plants. This one is autumn olive. Learn how to identify invasive plants with this booklet:
https://bit.ly/2RVq2sX
📷: Sara Holtz

We get a lot of questions about how to identify invasive plants. This one is autumn olive. Learn how to identify invasive plants with this booklet:
https://bit.ly/2RVq2sX
📷: Sara Holtz

Ow, right in the eye! A blue-gray gnatcatcher disses a hawk at Huntley Meadows.
11/20/2021

Ow, right in the eye! A blue-gray gnatcatcher disses a hawk at Huntley Meadows.

Ow, right in the eye! A blue-gray gnatcatcher disses a hawk at Huntley Meadows.

Timeline Photos
11/19/2021

Timeline Photos

This is a new bee shelter/house/hotel installed by an Eagle Scout in Lake Accotink Park. Pretty cool. #fairfaxparks #fai...
11/19/2021

This is a new bee shelter/house/hotel installed by an Eagle Scout in Lake Accotink Park. Pretty cool.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #northernvirginia #nova #lakeaccotink #lakeaccotinkpark

This is a new bee shelter/house/hotel installed by an Eagle Scout in Lake Accotink Park. Pretty cool.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #northernvirginia #nova #lakeaccotink #lakeaccotinkpark

Ready for the big reveal? Join us tomorrow for the opening of the new playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Alex...
11/19/2021

Ready for the big reveal? Join us tomorrow for the opening of the new playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Alexandria: Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. https://bit.ly/3n7SHIu

Ready for the big reveal? Join us tomorrow for the opening of the new playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Alexandria: Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. https://bit.ly/3n7SHIu

English ivy, pachysandra, periwinkle, butterfly bush, burning bush, barberry, wisteria. They are all invasive plants. Th...
11/18/2021

English ivy, pachysandra, periwinkle, butterfly bush, burning bush, barberry, wisteria. They are all invasive plants. The Park Authority is spending a lot of time and money removing them from parkland. We need your help to keep them out of parks. Please don't grow or plant them on your property. They spread easily. Here's more information about plants that are invasive in our area: https://bit.ly/2RVq2sX
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #invasiveplants #nova #northernvirginia #burningbush

English ivy, pachysandra, periwinkle, butterfly bush, burning bush, barberry, wisteria. They are all invasive plants. The Park Authority is spending a lot of time and money removing them from parkland. We need your help to keep them out of parks. Please don't grow or plant them on your property. They spread easily. Here's more information about plants that are invasive in our area: https://bit.ly/2RVq2sX
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #invasiveplants #nova #northernvirginia #burningbush

It's always nice to start your morning with yoga.  Heron pose. 📷: David Ochs
11/18/2021

It's always nice to start your morning with yoga. Heron pose.

📷: David Ochs

It's always nice to start your morning with yoga. Heron pose.

📷: David Ochs

Celebrate World Children's Day on Saturday at Hidden Oaks Nature with an indoor/outdoor salute to children. Attend a liv...
11/18/2021
Enjoy an International Celebration for World Children’s Day

Celebrate World Children's Day on Saturday at Hidden Oaks Nature with an indoor/outdoor salute to children. Attend a live reptile presentation in Spanish or English, and enjoy folktales, games, music and crafts from different cultures. https://bit.ly/3HkcSe2

Fairfax County, Virginia - All ages are welcome to register for World Children’s Day set for Sunday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

Timeline Photos
11/17/2021

Timeline Photos

A public thank you to Elly Doyle Award winning Master Gardeners: https://bit.ly/3FyNtMn#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty📷: La...
11/17/2021

A public thank you to Elly Doyle Award winning Master Gardeners: https://bit.ly/3FyNtMn
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty
📷: Laura Strecker

A public thank you to Elly Doyle Award winning Master Gardeners: https://bit.ly/3FyNtMn
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty
📷: Laura Strecker

It's summer year-round in Cub Run Rec Center. https://bit.ly/3iovrlQ#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #cubrun #cubrunrec
11/17/2021

It's summer year-round in Cub Run Rec Center.
https://bit.ly/3iovrlQ
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #cubrun #cubrunrec

It's summer year-round in Cub Run Rec Center.
https://bit.ly/3iovrlQ
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #cubrun #cubrunrec

Feel the magic of the season on a mile-long drive featuring thousands of twinkling lights and live farm animals when Hol...
11/16/2021
Ride Through a Holiday Light Show at Frying Pan Farm Park

Feel the magic of the season on a mile-long drive featuring thousands of twinkling lights and live farm animals when Holiday Lights on the Farm returns to Frying Pan Farm Park this month. Buy tickets early as this event sold out last year. https://bit.ly/3c4nAak

Fairfax County, Virginia - Feel the magic of the season on a mile-long drive featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive decorations and live...

Try something different. Extension Master Gardeners talk cacti and succulents on Friday at 1:30 p.m.  Lend an ear, and l...
11/16/2021

Try something different. Extension Master Gardeners talk cacti and succulents on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Lend an ear, and learn how easy these plants are to grow. The cost is $12. Details at
https://bit.ly/30xjMMG
📷: Laura Strecker

Try something different. Extension Master Gardeners talk cacti and succulents on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Lend an ear, and learn how easy these plants are to grow. The cost is $12. Details at
https://bit.ly/30xjMMG
📷: Laura Strecker

Get into the holiday spirit. Getaway to The Gardenfest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond. Make the...
11/15/2021

Get into the holiday spirit. Getaway to The Gardenfest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond. Make the trip through Green Spring Gardens on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Details at https://bit.ly/3FhCYfX

Get into the holiday spirit. Getaway to The Gardenfest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond. Make the trip through Green Spring Gardens on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Details at https://bit.ly/3FhCYfX

On Nov. 20,  head to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to celebrate World Children's Day with an indoor/outdoor salute to childr...
11/15/2021
Enjoy an International Celebration for World Children’s Day

On Nov. 20, head to Hidden Oaks Nature Center to celebrate World Children's Day with an indoor/outdoor salute to children. Attend a live reptile presentation in Spanish or English and enjoy folktales, games, music and crafts from different cultures. https://bit.ly/3HkcSe2

Fairfax County, Virginia - All ages are welcome to register for World Children’s Day set for Sunday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

Awwwww. Thank you, Waples Mill second graders, for your very nice note after your visit to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.#fai...
11/15/2021

Awwwww. Thank you, Waples Mill second graders, for your very nice note after your visit to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #fcps #OurFCPS #fairfaxcountypublicschools
https://bit.ly/2IIB2TN

Awwwww. Thank you, Waples Mill second graders, for your very nice note after your visit to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #fcps #OurFCPS #fairfaxcountypublicschools
https://bit.ly/2IIB2TN

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... flying squirrel? Head to Hidden Oaks Nature Center on Sunday, Nov. 28 to learn abou...
11/15/2021
See Flying Squirrels Gliding into Hidden Oaks

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... flying squirrel? Head to Hidden Oaks Nature Center on Sunday, Nov. 28 to learn about these elusive animals... and maybe see them gliding between the trees.
https://bit.ly/3wNTZeP

Fairfax County, Virginia - Join a naturalist at Hidden Oaks Nature Center in looking for flying squirrels.

Looking for a new place to walk with fresh views of the outdoors?  One place we suggest is Huntsman Lake. There is no lo...
11/14/2021

Looking for a new place to walk with fresh views of the outdoors? One place we suggest is Huntsman Lake. There is no loop trail around the entire lake, but there are plenty of paved trails in the area. There's street parking on the north side of the lake, but the best place to start may be at Dorothy Lane Park on the south side of the lake. Nice hiking, lots of lake views, and some wildlife.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #huntsmanlake
📷: David Ochs

Looking for a new place to walk with fresh views of the outdoors? One place we suggest is Huntsman Lake. There is no loop trail around the entire lake, but there are plenty of paved trails in the area. There's street parking on the north side of the lake, but the best place to start may be at Dorothy Lane Park on the south side of the lake. Nice hiking, lots of lake views, and some wildlife.
#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #huntsmanlake
📷: David Ochs

Fairfax County is facing an invasion from a dangerous pest and the tree it likes to call home.  Be on the lookout for th...
11/14/2021
Be on the Lookout for the Spotted Lanternfly and Tree of Heaven

Fairfax County is facing an invasion from a dangerous pest and the tree it likes to call home. Be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) and the invasive Ailanthus altissima, also known as tree of heaven. https://bit.ly/31MlMRk

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County is facing an invasion from a dangerous pest and the tree it likes to call home.

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Take a virtual tour of Sully Historic Site: https://bit.ly/3GFbN0f #fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #fairfaxhistory #virginiahistory #sullyhistoricsite #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces
Car break-ins at park facilities are on the rise, and Huntley Meadows Park has been recently targeted. Here are steps you can take to make sure your visits are safe and enjoyable. https://bit.ly/3Dwtnlc
Here's an idea. https://bit.ly/33DPMeN #fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty
Happy Thanksgiving! Here's a camera trap photo of the real thing at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. #fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #eclawrence #thanksgiving
Get together with family and friends for the Park Authority’s second-annual virtual Turkey Burn on Friday. Sweat a little, stretch a little and have fun. Here’s how to participate. https://bit.ly/3qMMeon
Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends in Fairfax County parks. Visit a park this weekend. Park land is open. All Rec Centers except George Washington will be open on Thanksgiving Day. All nature centers, historic sites, Frying Pan Farm Park, and Green Spring Gardens will be closed. All Rec Centers and Frying Pan Farm will be open Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. See holiday schedules at https://bit.ly/2snP8nz 🦃#fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #thanksgiving
Take a virtual tour of Huntley Meadows Park: https://bit.ly/3jXlgGB 📷: Jane Gamble #fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #nature #wildlife #vawildlife #optoutside #virginiaoutdoors #naturalvirginia #huntleymeadows #downywoodpecker
🦃🥧🌽 Are you looking for locally grown ingredients this holiday season? Three of the #fairfaxfarmmarkets are open this week. Wednesday: 🦃 Mount Vernon @ Sherwood Regional Library, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday: 🦃 Reston @ Lake Anne Village Center, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 🦃 Burke @ Burke VRE parking lot, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Follow @fairfaxfarmmarkets on Instagram for market updates. #shoplocal #supportlocalfarmers #fairfaxparks
Take a virtual tour of Green Spring Gardens: https://bit.ly/3ByK5hO #fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #greenspring #greenspringgardens #publicgardens #parks #flowers
🏌️‍♂️ Stock up with the last golf pass sale of 2021! Save up to 25% on rounds at six golf courses across Fairfax County. ⛳️ Buy in pro shops from Nov. 20-30. Passes are valid for two years.
Take a virtual tour of the Go Ape course at South Run Rec Center: https://bit.ly/3CzvwMt. #fairfaxparks #fairfaxcounty #ffxparks #nova #northernvirginia #virginia #visitfairfax #fairfaxva #virginiaisforlovers #explorevirginia #southrun #southrunrec
More than 1,000 residents experiencing homelessness face the risk of hypothermia this winter. Help us ensure that no one sleeps outside during the winter months. Learn more about the Fairfax County Hypothermia Prevention Program: https://bit.ly/Fairfax-Hypothermia-Program?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social