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About Friends of Lake Anne

Reston’s Lake Anne is a treasure, and the Friends of Lake Anne are passionate about ensuring it remains a vibrant community hub.

Lake Anne Village Center is the original village center of Reston, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. FOLA promotes education about the historical and architectural significance of the Lake Anne historic district’s public areas, as well as providing financial support for restoration and maintenance of the sculptural, fountain, landscape and architectural elements in the public Plaza.

That’s our official purpose. Most people in the community know us as the people responsible for co-sponsoring amazing events on the Plaza, like  Chalk on the Water, the Roots music festival, and the Reston Market. 

Friends of Lake Anne is a fiscally sponsored CORE Cause through the CORE Foundation, a 501(c)3, EIN #20-5997764 registered to solicit donations in the state of Virginia.  

We rely on donations from our generous donors in order to help us fulfill our mission.