No Birthday Parties in the Birthday Party Area

birthday-partyCounty government at its finest.

After receiving 25 million dollars in bonds in 2006, and another 77 million dollars in 2008, the Fairfax County Parks Authority—apparently still unable to fund the creation of attractive, professional signage—put this little gem up in the ice cream shop at Burke Lake Park.

The park, one of the flagship parks of the Fairfax County park system, apparently prohibits holding birthday parties in ‘birthday party areas.’ That’s right. If you’re planning to have a birthday party at Burke Lake Park, be sure not to hold it in areas designated for birthday parties.

I figure that they want you to hold birthday parties in the lake, so the geese can hold their gatherings in the birthday party areas. Makes perfect sense. I’m sure it’s some kind of environmentalist conservation thing.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.