Park Authority seeks applications from food trucks

food-vendor-truckA pilot program, started this past summer that brought food trucks to local parks, is expanding due to its popularity and initial success. The Fairfax County Park Authority is now seeking mobile food vendors for a total of 11 parks, an increase of two locations.

These parks include Arrowbrook Park, Baron Cameron Park, Lake Fairfax Park, Mason District Park, Nottoway Park, Oak Marr Park, Pine Ridge Park, Rolling Valley West Park, Wakefield Park, and now Braddock Park and Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.

Mobile food vendors now have an opportunity to provide food services to customers in selected parks. The Park Authority is interested in vendors that can provide quality representation of the county’s cultural diversity with unique and specialty food items. Interested vendors must have a self-contained truck with the ability to provide mobile food vending services. Parks are selected based on their features including athletic fields, multi-use structures, and proximity to businesses.

The application period for 2014 is November 1 through December 1, 2013.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first come, first served basis after the application period closes for any parks that do not receive a permitted vendor.

For more information, Mobile Food Vending online.


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