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Award winning parks,world class festivals, vibrant arts scene and diverse programming. Join us for affordable, comprehensive and amazing experiences

Mission: Fairfax City's Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to developing and maintaining beautiful, safe and environmentally friendly open spaces for the public to use and enjoy. Through affordable, comprehensive and amazing experiences, we build a sense of community, enrich people’s lives and contribute to total development of the individual, family, and Fairfax City. We excel to meet the needs of our customers and residents and the needs of the Fairfax City through activities, special events, cultural arts and parks that are representative of the best practices of our profession.

03/13/2020
City of Fairfax Government

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FAIRFAX CITY MINUTE - March 12, 2020
Find out how to get the latest updates on COVID-19, where to find out about changes to events and activities and more!

03/09/2020
Fairfax County Health Department

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Virginia’s state and local public health leaders provided a status update on the first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) in Virginia. This is the full broadcast including questions and answers.

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Virginia’s state and local public health leaders provided a status update on the first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) in Virginia. This is the full broadcast including questions and answers.

Seen or smelled smoke? Have no fear!The U.S. Forest Service did a controlled burn this weekend.Click below for more deta...
03/09/2020

Seen or smelled smoke? Have no fear!
The U.S. Forest Service did a controlled burn this weekend.
Click below for more details. 💨

UPDATE :: Quantico Fire & Emergency Services is the agency responsible for the controlled burn. More information about the burn can be found on their page.

If you live in the Burke and Fairfax Station areas you might be seeing and smelling smoke throughout your neighborhood. The U.S. Forest Service is doing a controlled burn of approximately 2,000 acres near Quantico. Winds are shifting smoke and ash throughout the county. The burn is expected to last up to two days.

03/04/2020
2020 Election Sticker Contest | City of Fairfax, VA

Did you get a sticker for voting yesterday? Do you think your kid could design a really cool "I Voted" sticker? Well you are in Luck! The City of Fairfax is hosting an Election Sticker contest for the 2020 Presidential Election. Details can be found at https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts/2020-election-sticker-contest

Can't wait to see what the talented students in Fairfax come up with!

All forms or artwork must be received on or before May 15, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted. No entry fee is required to participate in the contest.

ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THAT CLOCK IN THE HALLWAY IS WORTH? COME TO THE APPRAISAL EVENT @ SHERWOOD - SATURDAY, MARCH ...
03/03/2020

ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THAT CLOCK IN THE HALLWAY IS WORTH?

COME TO THE APPRAISAL EVENT @ SHERWOOD - SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST FROM 10AM - 12:30PM

Happy President's Day!  The City of Fairfax Office of the Electoral Board, Office of Register and City of Fairfax Commis...
02/17/2020

Happy President's Day!

The City of Fairfax Office of the Electoral Board, Office of Register and City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts invite all City of Fairfax school aged students to design the next "I voted" and "Future voter" stickers for the November Presidential Election. Official rules and information will be posted on the website on Friday, Feb 21. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Need last minute Valentine’s Day plans? Well you are in luck!  Come to Old Town Hall for a great night of Jazz!  8pm ton...
02/14/2020

Need last minute Valentine’s Day plans? Well you are in luck! Come to Old Town Hall for a great night of Jazz! 8pm tonight. Free and open to the public. You might even get a kiss!

Don't miss our next Mason Arts at Old Town Hall featuring Mason Vocal Arts!
02/10/2020

Don't miss our next Mason Arts at Old Town Hall featuring Mason Vocal Arts!

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY ☀️😎REGISTRATION DATES: Monday, February 10☀️ Who: Returning Campers from 2019, and...
02/07/2020

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY ☀️😎

REGISTRATION DATES:
Monday, February 10
☀️ Who: Returning Campers from 2019, and their siblings
☀️ What Camps: Traditional Day Camps Only (Sunshine Kidz, Providence, Daniels Run, Lanier, and Teen Adventure Camp)

Monday, February 24
☀️ Who: Open to ALL!
☀️What Camps: Traditional Day Camps (Sunshine Kidz, Providence, Daniels Run, Lanier, and Teen Adventure Camp) and all specialty camps

Summer Camp Registration Deatils: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/camp-programs

Summer Camp Brochure: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/home/showdocument?id=14645

Spread the love a little early this year for Valentine's Day on February 8, 2020 by giving back to your community! 👨‍👩‍👧...
02/04/2020

Spread the love a little early this year for Valentine's Day on February 8, 2020 by giving back to your community! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦❤️

Join Kids Give Back, a nonprofit organization, as we spend the morning making Valentine gifts for senior citizens. We'll provide the supplies, you and your family provide the creativity! Everything we make will be donated to Fellowship Square, an independent senior living community in Fairfax County; projects will be appropriate for children ages 3 and up. $15/family

Sign Up Today https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/13372

02/03/2020
Chocolate Lovers Festival Photobooth

Everyone was loving the photobooth at the Liquid Chocolate tent during Chocolate Lovers Festival!

#FFXCHOCFEST

Sponsored by HB Home Services, LLC

Our Liquid Chocolate tent in full effect! Tag yourself! #FFXCHOCFESTSponsored by HB Home Service
02/03/2020

Our Liquid Chocolate tent in full effect! Tag yourself! #FFXCHOCFEST

Sponsored by HB Home Service

Our Liquid Chocolate tent in full effect! Tag yourself! #FFXCHOCFEST

Sponsored by HB Home Service

🍫Today is the last day for Chocolate Lovers Festival! Come by and check out the all the events today. 🍫Open Houses: Fair...
02/02/2020

🍫Today is the last day for Chocolate Lovers Festival! Come by and check out the all the events today. 🍫

Open Houses: Fairfax Museum, Legato School & Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House

Want to buy chocolate? Go to Taste of Chocolate.

Want unique items? Go to the Silent Auction

Want to win a cake? Go to the Cake Walk Tent

Want music? Go to Taste of Spotlight

Find the full event schedule at www.chocolatefestival.net !!

#ffxchocfest

02/01/2020

CHOCOLATE LOVERS FESTIVAL IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!

Events start at 9 AM - 6 PM. For a full event schedule go to www.chocolatefestival.net

Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival

#FFXCHOCFEST

01/31/2020

IS THERE EVEN SUCH A THING AS TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE?

Taste of Chocolate is tomorrow from 10 AM - 5PM in Old Town Square during Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival.

www.chocolatefestival.net for a full event schedule.

#FFXCHOCFEST

TONIGHT IS LIQUID CHOCOLATE.We'll be pouring love, one cup at a time.☕️🥛🍺🥃🍷#ffxchocfest
01/31/2020

TONIGHT IS LIQUID CHOCOLATE.

We'll be pouring love, one cup at a time.

☕️🥛🍺🥃🍷

#ffxchocfest

2019 World Series Champions Washington Nationals RacingPresidents Visit Fairfax City!The Racing Presidents are coming to...
01/31/2020

2019 World Series Champions Washington Nationals Racing
Presidents Visit Fairfax City!

The Racing Presidents are coming to town for Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival! They will be in Old Town Square on Saturday, February 1 from 12 - 2PM for photo ops! 📸

#FFXCHOCFEST

LOVE Sign is here, you know what that means! Everyone get ready 😋📸 #FFXChocFest 🍫Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festiva...
01/30/2020

LOVE Sign is here, you know what that means! Everyone get ready 😋📸 #FFXChocFest 🍫

Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival

01/30/2020

WALK FOR CAKE? I'M IN!

The Cake Walk is a part of our Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival THIS WEEKEND.
HOT 99.5.5 will be bumpin' up the jams for the Calk Walk on Sat and 97.1 WASH-FM will laying down the tracks on Sunday 🎶

Nothing Bundt Cakes will be running the cake walk for 2 hours on Sat and C4 Performing Arts is running it for 2 hours on Sun.

WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS? JOIN US FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER WORK IN THE LIQUID CHOCOLATE TENT FOR SOME CHOC-TAILS AND M...
01/29/2020

WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS?

JOIN US FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER WORK IN THE LIQUID CHOCOLATE TENT FOR SOME CHOC-TAILS AND MORE!

Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival

www.chocolatefestival.net

OF COURSE Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival IS FULL OF ALL THINGS CHOCOLATE 🍫🍫BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IT OFFERS...
01/29/2020

OF COURSE Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival IS FULL OF ALL THINGS CHOCOLATE 🍫🍫

BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IT OFFERS??
Open Houses & Tours: Legato School (pictured below) - is the last of the one-room schoolhouses in Fairfax. They are only open a few times a year and during the Chocolate Lovers Festival is one of them!

Other historic places open during the festival include:
The Ford House, Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House, Fairfax Museum & Visitor Center & Historic Records and Archives 🏦

Come to Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival to get your chocolate fix and then stroll around downtown to learn how this city built its foundation.

For a full event schedule go to www.chocolatefestival.net

Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival starts THIS FRIDAY in the Liquid Chocolate Tent and Silent Auction sneak peek! ...
01/28/2020

Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival starts THIS FRIDAY in the Liquid Chocolate Tent and Silent Auction sneak peek! 🍫

Try a variety of chocolates in liquid form from 6 - 8PM as well as take a peek at what this weekend's silent auction has to offer, this year we have a new "Buy ME Now" option! 💝

Go to www.chocolatefestival.net for a full event schedule list.

#ffxchocfest

Spread the love a little early this year for Valentine's Day on February 8, 2020!Join Kids Give Back, a nonprofit organi...
01/28/2020

Spread the love a little early this year for Valentine's Day on February 8, 2020!

Join Kids Give Back, a nonprofit organization, as we spend the morning making Valentine gifts for senior citizens. We'll provide the supplies, you and your family provide the creativity! Everything we make will be donated to Fellowship Square, an independent senior living community in Fairfax County; projects will be appropriate for children ages 3 and up. $15/family

Sign Up Today https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/13372

01/22/2020

It might be cold outside, but Old Town Hall will be Hot Friday night with the music of Zachary Smith and the Dixie Power Trio. Join us at 8pm!

LAST CALL FOR SCHOOL DAY OFF PROGRAMS! Sign your kids up for a fun program at the Sherwood Center on their school day of...
01/22/2020

LAST CALL FOR SCHOOL DAY OFF PROGRAMS! Sign your kids up for a fun program at the Sherwood Center on their school day off this Monday and Tuesday! 👩‍🍳🧱👨‍🍳

Tiny Chef Cooking Camp: SharksVSUnicorn Dessert Battle
Dates: Jan 27-28
Fee:$150
https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/13442

Lego Camp
Date: Jan 27
Fee: $70 https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/13438

Lego Camp
Date: Jan 28
Fee: $70 https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/13439

Need lunch or dinner plans for Today January 21 or Thursday, January 23? 🍕🥗Grab some food at MOD Pizza on Lee Hwy for th...
01/21/2020

Need lunch or dinner plans for Today January 21 or Thursday, January 23? 🍕🥗

Grab some food at MOD Pizza on Lee Hwy for this great fundraiser, and show them this flyer in support of Sgt. George Moskowitz’s family of the City of Fairfax Police Department.

Whether it’s Nailed It! or The Great British Baking Show, we want you!ENTER in our CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE and be judged dur...
01/15/2020

Whether it’s Nailed It! or The Great British Baking Show, we want you!

ENTER in our CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE and be judged during the weekend of Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival , Jan 31- Feb 2.

Make edible sculptures, pies, cakes, candies, bars and more! Test your skill in all things chocolate during one of the sweetest month of the year 🍫

Amateurs to Professionals can apply by going to www.chocolatefestival.net and clicking on Chocolate Challenge. The deadline this year is Jan.15th so don’t wait and get your application in! 🍰🍪

01/14/2020

Can you believe Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival is only 2 weeks away?! 🍫 💝

We had a great day today at Funday Monday!  City Manager Rob read us a great story about city life!  Thank you Mr. Rob!
01/13/2020

We had a great day today at Funday Monday! City Manager Rob read us a great story about city life! Thank you Mr. Rob!

01/10/2020

TGFJ
T-Thank
G- Goodness
F - For
J - Jazz

Be sure to come to Old Town Hall tonight at 8pm for some fantastic Jazz by the The Hot Lanes.

INCLEMENT WEATHER - 1/8/2020​Sherwood Center - Will be open regular for hours 8:30am-8pm unless otherwise update. All pr...
01/08/2020

INCLEMENT WEATHER - 1/8/2020

Sherwood Center - Will be open regular for hours 8:30am-8pm unless otherwise update. All preschool programs have been cancelled. Please check emails for individual class cancellations.

Green Acres and Young at Heart Senior Center - Both will be open for regular hours. Please check emails for individual class cancellations or call the front desk for any specific questions at 703-273-6090

01/07/2020

Do you ❤️ the Great American Song Book? Then join us Friday at 8pm in Old Town Hall for OTHPS -The Hot Lanes Big Band With Bobby Jasinski.

Green Acres, Green Acres Fitness Center, and the Sherwood Center will all be closing today at 5pm due to inclement weath...
01/07/2020

Green Acres, Green Acres Fitness Center, and the Sherwood Center will all be closing today at 5pm due to inclement weather ❄️

Drive safely! 🚗🚙

Our greatest condolences to Sargent Moskowitz's family, friends and the City of Fairfax Police Department. Sgt Moskowitz...
01/02/2020

Our greatest condolences to Sargent Moskowitz's family, friends and the City of Fairfax Police Department. Sgt Moskowitz was a great friend to our department and a great police officer. He will be sorely missed by all!

If you would like to make a donation to help Stg Moskowitz family the City of Fairfax Police Association has set up this Go Fund Me page for donations

https://www.gofundme.com/f/george-moskowitz-memorial?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

It is with great sadness that we mourn the unexpected loss of Sergeant George Moskowitz. Sgt Moskowitz suffered from a medical emergency while on duty yesterday. Sgt Moskowitz was an 8 year vet with our dept after he retired from a distinguished career with Fairfax County PD.

🥳
01/01/2020

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Happy New Year!

Fairfax City government offices are closed in observance of New Year's Day.

Find more information about city government services holiday schedule on the city website: http://ow.ly/hIHp50xCUkC .

June from Colonial Kettle Corn dropped off another masterpiece for us to try this holiday! AND YES, we’re using this opp...
01/01/2020

June from Colonial Kettle Corn dropped off another masterpiece for us to try this holiday! AND YES, we’re using this opportunity to get ALL THE LOVERS OF BAKING to enter the Chocolate Challenge for the Chocolate Lovers Festival! You BAKE, we JUDGE. Go to www.chocolatefestival.net to apply! 🍫

BINGE WATCHING BAKING SHOWS ON NETFLIX? Well maybe YOU should give it a shot!ENTER in our CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE during the...
12/27/2019

BINGE WATCHING BAKING SHOWS ON NETFLIX?
Well maybe YOU should give it a shot!

ENTER in our CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE during the weekend of Fairfax City's Chocolate Lovers Festival , Jan 31- Feb 2.

Make edible sculptures, pies, cakes, candies, bars and more! Test your skill in all things chocolate during one of the sweetest month of the year 🍫

Amateurs to Professionals can apply by going to www.chocolatefestival.net and clicking on Chocolate Challenge. The deadline this year is Jan.15th so don’t wait and get your application in! 🍰🍪

Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee

Happy Holidays Everyone! From our Parks and Rec family to yours - we hope you having an amazing holiday season!🎄🕎As a re...
12/24/2019

Happy Holidays Everyone! From our Parks and Rec family to yours - we hope you having an amazing holiday season!🎄🕎

As a reminder, all of our facilities will be closed during the following
❄️ Today, December 24, starting 12 NOON (with the exception of private rentals).
❄️ Tomorrow, December 25 ALL DAY.
❄️ Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - ALL DAY

We will maintain normal hours all over days unless otherwise noted 👍

LIGHTING OF THE GIANT MENORAH IS TONIGHT AT City of Fairfax Old Town Square for the 2nd night of Channukah! Come out for...
12/23/2019

LIGHTING OF THE GIANT MENORAH IS TONIGHT AT City of Fairfax Old Town Square for the 2nd night of Channukah! Come out for all the festivities ✨

Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia

DROP YOUR PLANS.... BECAUSE THE SNOW SISTERS ARE AT OUR 3rd Annual Holiday Market TODAY FROM 1 - 3 PM!!Bring the little ...
12/22/2019

DROP YOUR PLANS.... BECAUSE THE SNOW SISTERS ARE AT OUR 3rd Annual Holiday Market TODAY FROM 1 - 3 PM!!

Bring the little ones to meet them, be inspired and ENCHANTED ✨

Afterwards roam our market of artisans for that special gift you couldn't find in the stores 🎁 (market Iis open from 12 - 4PM).

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS OUT!

This event is free and open to the public.
Enchanted Empowerment- Previously Party Princess DMV

LAST DAY OF THE HOLIDAY MARKET IS TODAY FROM 12-4PM! 🎁 Come support these talented local artisans and get your last minu...
12/22/2019

LAST DAY OF THE HOLIDAY MARKET IS TODAY FROM 12-4PM! 🎁 Come support these talented local artisans and get your last minute holiday gifts or maybe something special for yourself 😏

AND A SPECIAL SURPRISE FROM 1-3 PM - The Snow Sisters will be at the market for a meet and greet!
Enchanted Empowerment- Previously Party Princess DMV

This event is free and open to the public

For more information go to our event page 3rd Annual Holiday Market or website at www.fairfaxva.gov

Address

10455 Armstrong St, Ste 123
Fairfax, VA
22030

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 385-7858

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Please take a moment to sign this petition to block the destruction of forest next to Radcliff Park!
I have not seen an advertisement for it, so I wanted to pass it along for anyone looking for something to do this weekend: There is an indoor flea market and craft fair happening at Sherwood Community center this Saturday!! It is from 9am to 2pm. Come and see all the goodies people are bringing - maybe you'll even complete some early Christmas shopping 😁😁
I have not seen an advertisement for it, so I wanted to pass it along for anyone looking for something to do this weekend: There is an indoor flea market and craft fair happening at Sherwood Community center this Saturday!! It is from 9am to 2pm. Come and see all the goodies people are bringing - maybe you'll even complete some early Christmas shopping 😁😁
Huge shout out to the folks at Parks and Rec who booked Kristen and the Noise for Rock the Block on September 27,2019. What a fantastic band! Love to see them again...
SEPT 4, WEDS. GREEN SPRING GARDENS SKETCH CLUB
Why is the splash pad closing for a private wedding, and why is the wedding planner telling us all she is turning off the water at 5 when the generic signs say that the splash pad will close from 5:30-8:15?
I own a tree service and will be working in the area soon. Does anyone know where I can post an ad to hire a CDL driver?
Thank you for keeping the Daniels Run Park paths cleared!
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Join the Fairfax City Young at Heart Senior Center on October 20th for their Annual Flea Market! Come see us at the Stacy C Sherwood Center from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Mommy and Me Dance Fit classes City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation start this Friday, August 31st at 11:00am. Come join the fun with your little ones at the Green Acres Center! Register NOW for the 6 week session! https://apm.activecommunities.com/fairfaxcityrecdept/Activity_Search/mommy-me-dance-fit-a-8-31-10-5/12021 #skymovez #zumba #funwithkids #kidapproved #fitnessforall #skymovez #zumba #funwithkids #kidapproved #fitnessforall #Active #LiveLifeConnected #ParksandRecConnected #FairfaxCity
Come for the produce, stay for the desserts and coffee! From Gina's Kitchen, Caffe Amouri, DC Dills, and more!