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COVID-19 UPDATE: Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:50pm

In this time of increased concern over the COVID-19, the health and safety of our community is our top priority.

📢 ALL programs, events, private rentals, field permits, and pavilion rentals are CANCELLED until further notice.

📢 At this time due to the recommendations of the CDC all of our facilities (Green Acres Community Center, Young at Heart Senior Center, Sherwood Community Center, Old Town Hall, and Historic Blenheim) will be closed until further notice.

📢 Based on CDC guidance, gatherings over 50 people including programs, events, private rentals, and pavilion rentals will be cancelled until further notice.

📢 Parks and Trails will remain open to the public but we do advise that you abide by the CDC recommendations of social distancing and keeping 6ft distance from others if you choose to go. For more information on staying safe while using parks and trails please read this information provided by the National Recreation and Parks Association. 

Staff will be reaching out to participants and renters.

For any specific questions please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at or 703-385-7858. We will be responding to emails as soon as we can.

For more COVID-19 information and updates Citywide, please visit:

Main Parks and Recreation Office

City Hall Suite 123, 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone: 703.385.7858
Fax: 703.246.6321

Green Acres Center

4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030


Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.                          
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.;  Saturday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Phone: 703.273.6090
Fax: 703.293.7111

Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030


Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Phone: 703.385.1695
Fax: 703.273.7312

Offices Closed on Observed Holidays 2019 - 2020

Vision Statement

"Amazing Experiences"

Mission Statement

The City of Fairfax 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 peoples lives and contribute to total development of the individual, family, and the City of Fairfax. We excel to meet the needs of our customers and residents and the needs of the City of Fairfax through activities, special events, cultural arts and parks that are representative of the best practices of our profession.

Inclement Weather Policy

All classes/programs starting before 12 noon are cancelled when Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) close for the day. For classes/programs starting at noon or later, a decision will be made by 10 a.m. that day. In the event that FCPS have a delayed opening, classes will be held as scheduled. Recreation facilities operated by the City will follow City government closures. On weekends, cancellation decisions will be made by 8 a.m. each day and posted on the City’s website. All classes/programs and gym rentals held in FCPS facilities will follow FCPS closings.

Satisfaction Guarantee

The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department continuously strives to provide our customers with high-quality programs, activities, facilities and special events. We are confident you will be happy with our services and we guarantee your satisfaction. This guarantee is based on fulfilling our promise to you. If you are not satisfied, we would appreciate your comments, ideas or suggestions. 

City of Fairfax ADA Policy

The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department will make reasonable accommodations in recreation programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability who meets essential eligibility requirements for that recreation program. The ADA requires that recreation programs offered by City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department be available in the most integrated setting appropriate for each individual.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at