Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Jai Cole,
Executive Director

Sully Woodlands Stewardship Education Facility Breaks Ground

On Jan. 24, 2022, the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) in collaboration with other partners broke ground on the new Sully Woodlands Stewardship Education Center at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Community leaders and project staff gathered to throw a symbolic shovel of dirt to commemorate the occasion.

The Park Authority is developing this sustainable facility with the support of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Park Foundation, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Friends, community members, private and corporate donors, and voter-approved park bond dollars. The state-of-the-art interpretive center will host educational programming, offer rental spaces and serve as a gateway to the greater Sully Woodlands. A public ribbon-cutting and opening celebration will take place upon project completion in early 2023.

For more information on the Sully Woodlands Stewardship Education Center, visit the project webpage.


Pictured from left to right: Sajan Pokharel, Engineer, Fairfax County Stormwater Planning; Mary Olien, Operations Branch Manager, Park Authority Resource Management Division; Margaret Thaxton, Development Director, Fairfax County Park Foundation; Jennifer Grinnell, President, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Friends; Bobbi Longworth, Executive Director, Fairfax County Park Foundation; Tim Hackman, Dranesville District Representative, Park Authority Board; Ken Quincy, Providence District Representative, Park Authority Board; Paul Shirey, Project Management Branch Manager, Park Authority Planning & Development; Supervisor Kathy Smith, Sully District Representative, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; Cindy Walsh, Park Services Division Director, Park Authority; Jai Cole, Executive Director, Park Authority; Aimee Vosper, Deputy Director/COO/CBD, Park Authority; John Shafer, Park Manager, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park; Sara Baldwin, Deputy Director, Park Authority; Eric Inman, Project Manager, Park Authority Planning & Development; Andy Miller, Building Branch Manager, Park Authority Planning & Development; Craig Carinci, Stormwater Planning Director, Fairfax County Department of Public Works; Jeremiah Huth, Architect, Quinn Evans; Katie Slattery, Principal, Quinn Evans; Richard Hillringhouse, Project Executive, Cooper Building Services; Kellum Maxey, Project Manager, Cooper Construction; and Heather Lynch, Project Manager, Park Authority Planning & Development.

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