Announcements & Financials


The NOVA Parks Board of Directors will hold a public online meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting will be viewable via live stream on the NOVA Parks YouTube Channel at the following link:

If there is public comment/questions about agenda items, please send those questions to by Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.

The Governor has declared a state of emergency in Virginia for the Coronavirus.  It is impracticable and unsafe for the Authority to assemble in a single location, so the meeting will be held electronically pursuant to the 2020 Appropriation Act.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss or transact the business statutorily required or necessary to continue operations of the Authority and the discharge of its lawful purposes, duties, and responsibilities.

On March 19, 2020, NOVA Parks adopted a policy on electronic participation for Board Meetings that includes section 2.2-3708.2 for States of Emergency.

On April 14, 2020, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors adopted Emergency Uncodified Ordinance to Establish Methods to Assure Continuity in Fairfax County Government and Conduct of Meetings of Boards, Authorities, Commissions, and Regional and Interjurisdictional Public Bodies within Fairfax County Government during the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Emergency.

To minimize exposure to the virus, NOVA Parks is holding the September 17, 2020 Board meeting with remote electronic participation by Board Members.

This meeting addresses emergency matters, and critical functions of NOVA Parks.

Notice of this meeting has been posted. Video of this meeting is being both recorded and livestreamed on YouTube, for public access.


NOVA Parks presents its Comprehesive Annual Financial Report for Year Ending June 30, 2019. 

We are pleased to submit to you the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (the Authority) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, in accordance with the Code of Virginia. The financial statements included in this report conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) as promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Responsibility for the accuracy of the data and the completeness and fairness of the presentation including all disclosures rests with management. To the best of our knowledge and belief, the enclosed data are accurate in all material respects and are reported in a manner that presents fairly the financial position of the governmental activities and businesstype activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the Authority, as of June 30, 2019, and the respective changes in financial position and cash flows, where applicable. All necessary disclosures have been included to enable the reader to gain the maximum understanding of the Authority’s finances. 

Freedom of Information
NOVA Parks (Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority) is a public agency. With reasonable specificity, documents may be requested by the public. Available documents are varied and include minutes of NOVA Parks Board meetings.

More information on the Freedom of Information law in Virginia can be found at:

The FOIA officer for NOVA Parks is Paul Gilbert, Executive Director, or his designee. Requests may be sent to

A public body may charge a reasonable fee, not to exceed its actual cost incurred, in accessing, duplicating, supplying or searching for requested records.

Link to Freedom of Information Advisory Council: