Donate & Volunteer


NOVA Parks offers many of Northern Virginia’s favorite destinations, and it’s thanks to wonderful donors like you that we’re able to continue to provide the great experiences we’ve come to be known for! Your tax deductible donation will help this park in many ways, both now, and in the future in the form of funds for NOVA Parks, which owns and operates more than 30 parks across Northern Virginia. Make a donation to today and support NOVA Parks tomorrow – 50% of your donation will go directly to the park of your choice, the other 50% going to future projects and land preservation throughout NOVA Parks.

You can also donate directly to NOVA Parks rather than choosing an individual park to support via the NOVA Parks Fund (see below). Above all, we appreciate our guests most of all. Thank you for your support, now and in the future!


Donate In Memory of Jeff Goldstein for Meadowlark Botanical Gardens


Hemlock Grant Photo

Volunteer at NOVA Parks

For further information on volunteer opportunities, please call 703-352-5900.



Local Grants to Support Children Engaging in Nature

The NOVA Parks Outdoor Kids Fund awards grants to elementary schools, park and recreation departments, and nonprofits in Northern Virginia to support outdoor teambuilding, nature education and science education at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park in Clifton, VA and other suitable sites in Northern Virginia, in an effort to help children engage with nature in meaningful ways.



Outdoor Kids Fund

The NOVA Parks Fund

Supporting the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

The NOVA Parks Fund supports the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, helping it procure, develop, maintain and improve regional parks and recreational and historic facilities it owns or acquires, and supports its focus on conservation, preservation and education.



Carlyle Tour


The 1863 Fund is a new endowment set up through the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia to help provide long-term support for the five regional parks with a common history along Rt. 50 from Gilberts Corner to Upperville. These five parks including Gilberts Corner Regional Park, Mt. Zion Historic Park, Aldie Mill Historic Park, Battle of Middleburg/Mt. Defiance Historic Park, and Battle of Upperville/Goose Creek Bridge Historic Park all played a central role in the four days of battle in 1863 that are known as the battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. The success of this endowment can help promote more conservation in the area and assure that these historic sites are well maintained and available to the public for generations to come.



1863 fund logo


Land Donations

In addition to cash donations, the Foundation welcomes the donation of land. Many dedicated people have donated land that can be used for new parklands or sold to raise funds for Parks programs. The land does not have to be in Virginia in order to be sold to benefit the Foundation. These donations are fully tax-deductible. Please contact us today to discuss a land donation to the Foundation.

Planned Giving with NOVA Parks

Enrich the lives of future generations and by entrusting your legacy with NOVA Parks through estate and financial planned giving. Your gift can be tailored to your personal wishes and may benefit a specific park or program or the entire park agency. A planned gift may have tax benefits for you and your heirs and may provide you with income or tax savings during your lifetime.



NOVA Parks care of Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
2940 Hunter Mill Road
Suite 201
Oakton, VA  22124
Phone: 703-879-7640
Fax: 703-879-7644

*All checks must be written out to the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia with Fund noted (ex. "The NOVA Parks Fund") and mailed to the above address.

For further information on volunteer opportunities, please call 703-352-5900.


Can you conquer Climb UPton?

Climb UPton—the largest ropes course in the Mid-Atlantic— is NOW OPEN DAILY! Climb UPton offers 90 different elements and three levels of difficulty.

Waterparks are NOW OPEN DAILY!

Make a splash today at one of five NOVA Parks Waterparks, and enjoy a full day of summer fun! Waterparks open daily at 11 a.m. through August 20.* *Ocean Dunes opens at 10 a.m. on Mondays.