A powerful partnership has been founded by two statewide non-profits -the Virginia Association for Parks and the Garden Club of Virginia working together with Virginia State Parks – the largest public-private collaboration in the 80 year history of our parks.

With a lead challenge grant of $500,000 committed over five years from the Garden Club of Virginia we expect and encourage more “partners” to join the effort. The working goal is to raise $5 million to ultimately provide new, innovative and engaging exhibits at 13 state parks. They will interpret our state’s cultural and natural history for all ages while promoting a healthy active outdoor lifestyle for our citizens. The project has been endorsed by the Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy.

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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