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This website is provided for the residents of the Brookfield neighborhood in Chantilly, Virginia. Working in association with the Brookfield Civic Association (BCA), we want to bring you information relevant to your community.

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Town Hall Meeting this Thursday, 7:30pm at Brookfield Elementary

The Friends of Brookfield are holding a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday evening, June 7, at 7:30 PM. Join us in the cafeteria at Brookfield Elementary school. Get to know your neighbors; come talk about neighborhood issues such as improving quality of life, public safety, and increasing your property values.

Guest Speaker: Come hear Master Police Officer (MPO) Sabrina Ruck, Crime Prevention Officer from the Fairfax County Police (Sully Station). She's not just our local police liaison; she grew up in this neighborhood, and her mother was a teacher at the school. She will come to discuss crime statistics and public safety. We will probably also discuss Neighborhood Watch.

Come get involved. Bring your kids if you want them to get an idea of being involved and helping to shape their own community.

Sponsored by the Brookfield Civic Association. All are welcome, and residents can join. Hope to see you at the school on Thursday evening!



Biggest Bike & Hike Ever!

Our 9th annual Bike & Hike event. was held on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. This free event had the biggest turnout ever. What a great opportunity to get out in the sun (and wind) and meet your neighbors.

As usual, we had short bike expeditions and nature hikes along the trails on Frog Branch Creek. Plus, join us for optional group nature hikes in the woods. Is that all? NO WAY! We have loads of fun activities in store for you, including:

  • Games, face painting, and bubbles galore
  • A real, old-fashioned cotton candy machine, served up by Chef David
  • Fresh-grilled hot dogs (thanks to Cathy and Jim)
  • Cookies and snacks
  • Cool bottled water and beverages
  • Meet two Neighborhood Patrol Officers from the Fairfax County Police Department
  • Free bike safety inspection courtesy of A-1 Cycling

Thanks to our two big sponsors: Keough Senior Living and Brookfield Realtor Tricia Amstutz, for their substantial contributions. Another big thanks to Josh from A1-Cycling and face painting artist Deborah Riggan. And, of course, thanks to our friends at the Brookfield Swim Club for letting us use their space.All activities are free.

The Friends of Brookfield thanks our local police officers and the fire engine company that led tours.

Thanks to our two big sponsors: Keough Senior Living and Brookfield Realtor Tricia Amstutz, for their substantial contributions. Another big thanks to Josh from A1-Cycling and face painting artist Deborah Riggan. And, of course, thanks to our friends at the Brookfield Swim Club for letting us use their space.All activities are free.

And thanks to Bonni Epstein for coordinating once again.



Protect your privacy - Free Scam Jam and Shred Fest - April 28th, 2018

Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational Scam Jam.

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Shred truck from 8am to 12pm)
Where: Fairfax County Government Center – Board Auditorium
12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035

The presenters will discuss scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse, and the latest identity theft shams. Light refreshments and lunch will be served. Registration is required. You can register online or by calling 1-877-926-8300.

See PDF flyer.



Operation: Medicine Cabinet Cleanout - April 28th, 2018

Want to safely dispose of unused or expired medications? Concerned about the environment or afraid disposing of your meds will harm others?

Visit any Fairfax County Police Station on Saturday, April 28th from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. to drop off unused or expired medications. Disposal is FREE, convenient, confidential, and safe.

For more details, see the attached PDF.



Great attendance at our second Town Hall meeting

Between 30 and 50 residents of Brookfield, nearby neighbors, and guests attended our Town Hall meeting this past October 26, 2017. The meeting was held in the cafeteria at Brookfield Elementary School from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, and was chock full of open, lively discussion. Topics included intentional community, real estate values, public safety issues, neighborhood events, and outreach to diverse members of our community.

We were lucky enough to host two guest speakers. Our local Crime Prevention Officer, MPO Sabrina Ruck, spoke and answered questions at length about crime (and the relative lack of it) in our neighborhood, and ways to protect yourself and your family; the opioid crisis; neighborhood watch; and useful resources. She invites questions at her email, Sabrina.Ruck@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Afterwards, Senator Jeniffer Wexton of Virginia's 33rd district discussed new legislation, trends, and challenges for our district. Center stage as a discussion of traffic and traffic relief projects and funding. She too discussed the opioid crisis. Other topics included schools (including SOL modernization and alternatives to suspension), the economy, and criminal justice. Attendees had many questions and interesting discussions.

We ended the meeting with elections for the board of directors for the Friends of Brookfield (also known as the Brookfield Civic Association). With the exception of Josh Gayhart, who stepped down, all of last year's directors continue. Local businesswoman and Brookfield resident Tricia Amstutz, a frequent volunteer in past activities, was elected to serve on the board of directors for the first time. The board thanks Josh for his service. (Click here to see the current board.)

If you'd like to join the Friends of Brookfield (Brookfield Civic Association), dues are only $25/year. Write checks to 'Brookfield Civic Association' and send them to BCA, P.O. Box 222582, Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2582.



Successful Stream/Watershed Cleanup

Thanks again to the volunteers who came out on Saturday morning, October 14th, 2017 for our stream/watershed cleanup along Frog Branch Creek.

Despite the construction on the path right behind the Brookfield Swim Club, stalwart volunteers walked the open portion of the path and the stream bed all the way to Stringfellow Road. We collected 6 full bags of trash and 1 bursting bag of recycling items.

Special thanks to Rocky Run student Xavier and his mother for joining us. We also greatly appreciate the cooperation of the Brookfield Swim Club for giving us access to their parking lot for staging and for the use of their trash dumpster. Fairfax County also provided the trash bags, thanks to the efforts of Brookfield resident and project coordinator John Moore.

The Brookfield Civic Association and the Friends of Brookfield coordinate with neighbors once or twice per year to help clean up our neighborhood. Want to volunteer? Contact us at info@brookfieldcivic.org or come to our next General Meeting this October 26th, 7:30pm at Brookfield Elementary.



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Many thanks for those friends of Brookfield who joined us at our fall General Meeting on Thursday, November 17th, 2016.

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We had a good mix of old and new friends, and started a great dialgue about future events to plan, public safety issues, neighborhood trends, and outreach to diverse members of our community. management Many thanks for those friends of Brookfield who joined us at our fall General Meeting on Thursday, November 17th, 2016Come join us at the caefeteria in Brookfield Elementary School next Thursday, November 17th, at 7:30 pm. We will have an informal discussion about upcoming neihborhood events, public safety efforts, and other items of interest to the community. This meeting is expected to run from 7:30pm to about 9:00pm.

Bring a friend, and some fresh ideas about living in Brookfield and how to make it even better.



New flag at the Brookfield wall

Thanks to volunteer Jim Rollins for replacing the American flag at the entrance to our Brookfield community at Route 50 and Lees Corner Road.

Out of respect for Old Glory, we've also ordered a new solar-powered light to illuminate the proud symbol of our nation. We hope to have the replacement spotlight mounted sometime in November or December, 2016.

Photos to come...



Safety tips about carbon monoxide in your home

Thanks to Patricia Sarmiento of PublicHealthcorps.org for the following information volunteer about safety tips related to carbon monoxide.

Did you know that on average, nearly 440 people die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning every year? And that’s just in the United States.

I’ve seen a lot in the news lately about the legal side of CO poisoning, but I wanted to make sure people had access to an even more important aspect: safety and prevention. I put together some resources that I really think could help save some lives.

The dangers of CO poisoning are real, so it’s important to have the facts.



Civic Association Election Results: May 31st, 2016

Elections were held at the General Meeting on May 31st, 2016. The attending current members of Brookfield Civic Association re-elected all remaining 2015-2016 board members, and also elected two new association members to the board of directors: Josh Gayheart and Nancy Johnson.

As per our bylaws, at the conclusion of the General Meeting, the board of directors met briefly to determine offices to be held by board members. Current officer positions are listed on our About page.



Successful Brookfield Bike & Hike!

We had sunshine and a gentle breeze for the 7th annual Brookfield Bike and Hike!  This past April 24th, 2016, over 85 residents turned out for food, activities, and to meet their neighbors. Our photographers have posted many awesome photos in two seperate links. Please visit and “like” our Facebook page to see more pictures.

There are so many folks to thank for volunteering: Dustin, Lauren, Linda, Jake, Kylie, John, Jena, Cody, David, Bob, Kathy, Lu Anna, Wendy, Virginia, Deborah, Mark, Gerry, Kathy, Keith, Emily, Officers Lundquest and Culbertson, Sami, Alina, Tova, Kirstin, Keiran,  Aieda, Bonni, and our very generous sponsors: Tricia Amstutz, a Long & Foster realtor that has lived in Brookfield for over 30 years, Patrick (owner of Keough Senior Living, a senior living home here in Brookfield), Harris Teeter,  A-1 Cycling (especially Colin and Amanda), and Brookfield Swim Club for letting us use their parking lot for this event.




Check out our Facebook page!

The Brookfield Civic Association has a facebook page with tons of information, pictures, and more. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=brookfield%20civic%20association.



Join our Mailing List. Of the 960+ homes in Brookfield, we only have 200 on our email list. To add your name to our list - used only for communication about issues relevant to Brookfield and NOT SOLD OR GIVEN to any other parties - please send us an email.



Help Us Help You. Help us represent you with paid membership to BCA. Annual membership is $25/year and is fully tax-deductible. You can write a check to Brookfield Civic Association and get it to our treasurer, Marcy Johnston, or mail it to BCA, P.O. Box 222582, Chantilly, Virginia 20153-2582.


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