Restrooms of the Fairfax City Parks To Be Kept Open By City Jobs Program

Where all businesses are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, locked restrooms, due to closures of libraries and other public places, have only made the matters worse. But this problem has been solved locally thanks to a partnership between Fairfax City and The Lamb Center. The Lamb Center is daytime, a drop-in shelter serving the homeless. Under the already-existing City Jobs program, some 20 homeless men and women from The Lamb Center are paid to do a variety of tasks for Fairfax City’s Parks and Recreation Department. Via this innovative initiative, these workers clean and beautify city parks and other outdoor spaces for the public’s enjoyment.

Fairfax City Mayor David Meyer speaks to the City Jobs crew at Stafford Park

According to Fairfax Connection, “So – recognizing the increased vulnerability of its homeless citizens during the COVID-19 crisis – Fairfax City looked to City Jobs and The Lamb Center for a solution. As a result, the City made a special agreement to reopen its Stafford Park restrooms, weekdays, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and weekends, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. In exchange, a City Jobs employee cleans and maintains these restrooms at no charge to the City. Calling them a “very welcome refuge,” Lamb Center Board Chairman Tara Ruszkowski said, “The Stafford restrooms provide homeless residents sleeping in tents around the area a much-needed place to wash up, charge a phone and start the day on a good note.”

As per Fairfax Connection, “Fairfax Mayor David Meyer is also pleased. “The City Jobs program has proven immensely successful for our community,” he said. “We have the opportunity to keep our parks in excellent condition because of the fine work of the Lamb Center crews. This is so important now. With so many citizens trying to be safe but needing to go outside, many more residents are visiting our parks – and we’re able to keep them clean and well-maintained.”

Properties in Fairfax County

$2,299,000: 9107 Dara Ln

9107 Dara Ln

Beds: 4 / Baths: 6 full, 2 half baths / Living Area: 6,263 sqft

Welcome home to this beautiful estate in desirable Great Falls. A two-story foyer with a double...

Read more...

$2,375,000: 1132 Marion Ave

1132 Marion Ave

Beds: 6 / Baths: 6 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 6,836 sqft

Welcome to this TO BE BUILT custom home by popular M-R Custom Homes with over 6,800 finished...

Read more...

$599,999: 5207 Columbia Rd

5207 Columbia Rd

Beds: 4 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 2,575 sqft

Lovely 4 bedroom, 2 baths expanded split level with a two-car attached garage. Over 2500 sqft of...

Read more...

$634,900: 5266 Ballycastle Cir

5266 Ballycastle Cir

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full, 2 half baths / Living Area: 2,237 sqft

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME! An amenity-rich and affordable HOA in highly sought after Kingstowne...

Read more...

$735,000: 8011 Daffodil Ct

8011 Daffodil Ct

Beds: 4 / Baths: 2 full, 2 half baths / Living Area: 2,498 sqft

Welcome Home! 8011 Daffodil Court is located in the sought-after community of Rolling Forest! ...

Read more...

$1,935,000: 1201 Marion Ave

1201 Marion Ave

Beds: 6 / Baths: 5 full, 2 half baths / Living Area: 6,685 sqft

MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION!! Great, close-in McLean location! Superb walkout level lot. Charming hand...

Read more...

$448,000: 8002 Martha Washington St

8002 Martha Washington St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,248 sqft

MOVE IN READY BEAUTIFUL 1248 SQUARE FOOT HOUSE ON NICE , PRIVATE FULLY FENCED FLAT BACKYARD,...

Read more...

$355,000: 2726 Gallows Rd #813

2726 Gallows Rd #813

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 726 sqft

2 ASSIGNED PARKING SPACES NEXT TO THE ELEVATOR!! OUTSTANDING, SUPER SUNNY UNIT WITH BREATHTAKING...

Read more...

Fairfax, Fairfax County, , , ,

Maryam

View posts by Maryam
Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.