Alerts

**IMPORTANT NOTICES **


05/30/2020: Update regarding Burke Centre Pools:

Thank you for your cooperation and endurance during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The Conservancy Board and Staff members hope everyone is staying well and safe. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue our efforts to reopen the Conservancy’s amenities during this challenging time.

Based on the Governor’s order, pool access will be limited to lap swimming only, with one person allowed per lane during Phase One. Currently, the Conservancy is workIng toward opening two pools despite these limitations, however, there are many unresolved challenges that must be overcome to ensure the health and safety of all visitors. 

As a result, the anticipated June 1st registration start date has been tentatively rescheduled to June 3 to allow the Board and Staff time to meet and discuss the remaining challenges.  We are hopeful that, as a result, we are able to announce the date that a limited Phase One opening can occur.


5/23/2020: Burke Centre Tennis Courts are now open!

5/11/20: YARD WASTE COLLECTION TO RESUME ON MONDAY, MAY 18!
Many thanks to all Burke Centre residents for their patience during the temporary yard waste collection suspension enacted by Patriot Disposal Services as a safety measure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

*A Message from Patriot Disposal Services*

Dear Fairfax County Residential Customers,

Effective Monday, May 18th, Patriot Disposal will resume regular yard waste and bulk/special item collections, with the following limitations:

Yard Waste Collection:

• All yard waste must be placed in paper bags or in a rigid container clearly marked “yard waste.” Yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up.

• Bundles or loose branches placed at the curb will not be picked up.

• Residents are limited to a maximum of 5 bags of yard waste per home per pickup.

• As a reminder, unaccepted materials include tree stumps, food waste, lumber, treated wood, pallets, sawdust, dirt, mulch and sod. Please do not mix any of these materials in with your yard waste.

Bulk and Special Item Collection: (updated by Patriot on 5/12/2020)

All residential customers can now begin scheduling bulk and special item collection with the following limitations:

• Advance notice is required for all items by phone at 703-257-7100 or by email at [email protected]

• There will be a nominal charge of $25.00 and up per item for bulk items such as small furniture and mattresses to cover the additional handling costs that we incur due to COVID-19.

Thank you for your patience throughout this process. If you have any questions concerning this notice, please contact us at (703) 257-7100 or by email at [email protected].

Thank you, Patriot Disposal, Inc.


04/04/2020: Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, all Burke Centre Conservancy facilities and amenities, except trails, will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

This change is in response to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's order to close public access to recreational facilities. Closures include athletic fields, volleyball courts, tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, tot-lots/ playgrounds, Little Free Libraries, and any areas for open recreation. While all parks and amenities are closed, trails will remain open for individual use, but not group use. All social distancing recommendations are in effect.    
 
The health and well-being of our community and staff remain our highest priority. These amenities are not sanitized. By limiting usage of these amenities, we hope to reduce the large crowd gatherings, thus improving the ability to social distance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
 
Visitors who choose to use our trails should adhere to the following guidelines: 
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid congregating in groups.
- Maintain a 6-foot distance between others.
- Avoid touching shared surfaces.
- Take trash with you.
- Do not park illegally.
- Wash hands frequently. 
 
As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, the status of Burke Centre Conservancy amenities will be continuously re-evaluated. We look forward to reopening our amenities as soon as it is safe to do so. Thank you for your cooperation in contributing to the health and well-being of our entire community.  
 
Please refer to our BC BUZZ, Social Media and the Mobile App for updates. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 703-978-2928.


BURKE CENTRE CONSERVANCY OFFICE & COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSED TO VISITORS:

March 18, 2020 – Due to the Global Pandemic caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Conservancy offices are closed to visitors until further notice.

Please contact the Staff by one of the methods below for assistance. If there is urgent business that must be discussed with a Staff member in person, please make an appointment to do so.

If you have a document, ARB application, or a check to submit, you may do so by placing it in the drop box located next to the side entrance to the office building. 

We appreciate your understanding as we do our part in slowing the spread of the Pandemic based upon the advice that is being circulated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County.

The Conservancy will provide updates concerning future developments that may impact this decision as they become available.  The current state of affairs with COVID-19 changes moment by moment and we intend to adapt to those changes for the health and well-being of us all. Please refer to our Web Site, Social Media and the Mobile App for updates. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 703-978-2928.


PHONE:                                  703-978-2928
WEB:                                       http://www.burkecentre.com/
GENERAL EMAIL:                  [email protected]
MOBILE APP:                         Please visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store from your device(s) to download the
                                               App (“Burke Centre Conservancy”) 

SOCIAL MEDIA:         Find us on Facebook by searching Burke Centre Conservancy for information only.  Please note that Social
                                    Media is not continuously monitored, and the Conservancy does not have the resources to engage in dialog
                                    through this medium.

E-NEWSLETTER:       Sign up for the BC BUZZ by sending an email to: [email protected]

STAFF EMAIL:            Click on Contacts at http://www.burkecentre.com/


Also, Burke Centre Conservancy Community Centers are now closed until further notice.

This includes all Burke Centre business meetings and activities, charter group meetings, classes, parties, events, private rentals, etc. unless otherwise noted. The Conservancy staff will be contacting all scheduled community center users with information on the closings, tentative rescheduling and refunds for paid rentals and classes.

Thank you for your continued cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis. Stay healthy and safe!

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Please watch for more notices and updates here, on our web site, and our social media, mobile app, LED signboard, etc. Please feel free to contact the office staff via email [email protected] if you have any questions or input.


HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS:

  • Emergency:   9-1-1

  • Burke Centre Conservancy Office:   703-978-2928

  • Burke Centre Conservancy Emergency After-Hours: 1-866-878-2430

  • Fairfax County Emergency Infoline: 703-817-7771
  • Fairfax County Police NON-Emergency: 703-691-2131

  • Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
  • Trash/Recycling Missed Pickup: 703-368-0500