fairfax county park authority: Community Gardens Under The Watchful Eye Of George Washington - 06/17/12 12:36 AM

Though the dairy barn at Grist Mill Park was built in the 1920's by Minnesota Senator Clapp,  the land is part of Union Farm owned by George Washington.  The farm was part of an original land grant in 1657 and passed through a few members of the Washington family until George Washington acquired it 1784.  The farm passed through multiple owners after George Washington's relatives sold it and eventually 78 undeveloped acres were acquired by the Faifax County Park Authority in 1978.
Along with sports field and a dog park, the Park Authority set aside 34 community garden plots.  The … (8 comments)

fairfax county park authority: Join The Birds And The Bees At Green Spring Gardens in Annandale Virginia - 08/30/11 12:56 PM
Has the hustle of Northern Virginia have you dragging?  Look for a place to spend a few minutes hanging out with birds, bees and butterflies?  Then you should wander through the 28 acre Green Spring Gardens in Annandale VA.  The Park is under the management of the Fairfax County Park and is open to the public all year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
The historic house on the property dates back to 1784 and was part of a 540 acre farm originally owned by John Moss.  Over the years the property changed hands and as many larger properties in … (14 comments)

fairfax county park authority: Summer is Almost Here-Check out Fairfax County Park Authority Kids Summer Camps - 05/17/10 10:19 AM
If you live in Fairfax County Virginia you don't have to listen to those words every mom hates to hear during the summer; "I'm bored."   Instead you can enroll you children in one of the summer camp programs offered by the Fairfax County Park Authority.  Whether your children are into water sports, tennis, nature or computers the Fairfax County Park Authority will have program for them to enjoy.
If you are moving to Fairfax County and are looking for a new home give me a call at 703-346-2213 to talk about your housing needs. As a native of the area I … (10 comments)

 
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