Parks/Rec entities in & near Fairfax

Park & Recreation Agency
Click on first word for link

  • Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA)
  • Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, also known as Nova Parks (NVRPA)
  • Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS)
    –NCS operates Community CentersTeen Centers, and Senior Centers
  • Fairfax County Public Schools has a few recreation classes; and its schools and sports facilities are available for community use
  • Arlington County Parks and Recreation
  • City of Alexandria Parks
  • City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation
  • City of Falls Church Parks
  • Town of Herndon Recreation Dept
  • McLean Community Center (“funded by residents of Greater McLean for their use through a real estate tax surcharge”)
  • Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services
  • Manassas City Parks, Culture & Recreation
  • National Park Service – National Capital Region Parks
  • Prince William County Parks & Recreation
  • Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation
  • Virginia State Parks – Mason Neck State Park


  • River Farm, Alexandria
  • Mount Vernon
  • Winkler Botanical Preserve, Alexandria (no website)
  • Reston Association Parks & Recreation (for Reston residents).  Reston is an association, not a town; we include it for its size — around 60,000 residents.
  • Burke Centre Conservancy (for Burke Centre residents; see Amenities link for open space/recreation); another town-sized association.