Volunteer Projects

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The City is very appreciative to those individuals and organizations that are interested in participating in projects to improve and beautify our parks.  Please contact Michael Ryan, Parks Manager, at  Michael.Ryan@Fairfaxva.gov for more information about any of the following projects. 

  • Building benches and picnic tables (parks and recreation design drawings and cut sheet required)
  • Daniels Run Elementary School player benches Field two
  • Film walking tours of parks, trails or facilities for website and YouTube
  • GPS locating of park assets such as bridge, playgrounds, trash barrels, Mutt Mitt cans, etc.
  • Lay drain pipes under trail and re-mulch trail in Dale Lestina Park and Ted Grefe Park
  • Mile marker posts on trail system (similar to Van Dyck)
  • Mulching planting beds and trees in parks
  • Painting park benches and picnic tables
  • Park clean up
  • Pat Rodio Park dugout benches on Field 2
  • Photo record of all park assets and images linked to website
  • Planting & watering trees in the parks
  • Planting bed beautification
  • Playground mulch spreading
  • Removal of invasive plant material in the parks
  • Re-painting & cleaning park signs and weeding around park signs
  • Re-painting guardrails at Providence Elementary Field 3, Van Dyck, Draper and Stafford Parks
  • Replace Fitness trail pieces at Van Dyck
  • Skate Park repainting
  • Stream/Creek clean up
  • Trail maintenance-general, drainage pipes installed under trails
  • Trail Stabilizer mixed with stone dust on trails

Eagle Scout Projects

Over the past few years we have had several Eagle Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 1887 complete service projects for the Parks & Recreation Department.  In 2015 David Knapp widened the trail at Ashby Pond and also planted flowers and improved the trail experiences.  Alex Shafer built an enclosure for the restrooms at Van Dyck Park.  See photos of the projects below.

 Ashby Pond Trail
2014-09-06 12.50.462014-09-20 14.10.24
2014-09-20 14.13.562014-09-20 14.12.09

 Van Dyck Park
2015-07-18 09.29.05Van Dyck2015-07-18 09.26.30Van Dyck11