A UNIQUE AND POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP

A unique and powerful partnership has been formed between two statewide non-profit organizations—Virginia Association for Parks and the Garden Club of Virginia—working together with Virginia State Parks, to raise $5 million in private funding for what is the largest public-private collaboration in the 80-year history of the state park system. 

This 6-year campaign, endorsed by Governor Terry McAuliffe and the First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, will result in a total of 13 state park visitor centers with new, innovative and engaging exhibits that will interpret our state’s cultural and natural history for all ages while promoting a healthy active outdoor lifestyle for our citizens.

Virginia Association For Parks

Recognizing the potential for strengthening volunteer park support organizations in Virginia, the Virginia Association for Parks (VAFP) was launched at a statewide park volunteer training conference held in Fredericksburg in November 1997

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Garden Club of Virginia

The Garden Club of Virginia exists to celebrate the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of nature and to challenge future generations to build on this heritage.

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Virginia State Parks

From Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, there's something for everyone at Virginia State Parks. Whether you're after a relaxing picnic or a two-week vacation, leave life's daily pressures behind and reconnect with nature and your family at a nearby state park.

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