08/03/2020: URGENT – Myrtle Oak Court Residents –

Due to a sinkhole that has developed on Myrtle Oak Ct., trash/recycle trucks are unable to travel in that area. The Conservancy’s Facilities & Resources Department has worked with Patriot Disposal to start accepting trash/recycle items on the corner of Myrtle Oak and Spring Oak until further notice. This action is necessary on a temporary basis while repairs are being made to the sinkhole. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!



Dear Conservancy Members,

You may have heard recently about a decision by the Conservancy Board of Trustees to temporarily remove the rims from one of our basketball courts in the Ponds neighborhood. The courts are located off of Windward Drive but are often referred to as the “Mantle Road” courts due to their proximity to that street. These courts were renovated only a few years ago by the Burke Basketball Association (BBA) as a gift to the Conservancy and are considered a premier location for playing basketball within our community.

The Board decision, made at the July 7, 2020 Work Session, was to remove the rims on a temporary basis while they explore solutions to deal with alleged noxious and offensive activity by some users of the court.  The Board had received several reports of loud music, threats against residents, foul language, drug use, drinking, public urination, and littering.  The Fairfax County Police had been called to the courts recently to deal with some of these issues, including a fight that occurred there early one evening.

The Board of Trustees and the Conservancy Staff are exploring solutions to restore the amenity as soon as possible. The Board is trying to find a way to balance the use of the courts with the adjacent neighbors’ right to the peaceful enjoyment of their property. Possible solutions may include new rules on basketball court use such as the hours they may be used, guest policies and signage on site that would state the rules clearly, including the fact that the courts are open for Conservancy members and their guests only, and that trespassers may be prosecuted.

The Board is considering hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting in the near future to hear member comments, consider suggestions, and hopefully find a swift solution that will help to address the neighbors’ concerns while keeping the courts open for play. All of the input being received concerning these courts is helpful to the Board and Staff and is greatly appreciated. The date and time for such a meeting will be published once it has been scheduled.

The next Board meeting is at 7:30 PM on July 21st (via Zoom – link available at on 7/20/20) where this issue will be further discussed. All Burke Centre residents are welcome and encouraged to participate. You will have a chance to speak on this matter if you wish, or you may just listen in if you prefer.

[07/02/2020] FROM PATRIOT DISPOSAL, INC. -- Please be advised, effective immediately, that the bulk item collection procedure has been revised. Burnable items such as mattresses and small furniture will no longer require a minimum pickup fee of $25 per item. Advanced notice, however, is still required. Limits on quantity of items per pickup and typesof items collected still apply, as before.

Thank you for your patience throughout this process. If you have any questions concerning this notice, please contact us at (703) 257-7100 or by email at [email protected].

06/15/2020: Burke Centre Conservancy Basketball Courts & Tot Lots are now open. Please be advised that these areas are not cleaned/disinfected; use is at your own risk. All CDC social distancing recommendations remain in effect.  

Visitors who choose to use Conservancy amenities should adhere to the following guidelines: 

- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid congregating in groups.
- Maintain a 6-foot distance between others.
- Avoid/minimize touching shared surfaces.
- Take trash with you.
- Do not park illegally.
- Wash hands frequently. 
As the Governor's phased re-openings continue throughout the state of VA, the status of Burke Centre Conservancy amenities will be continuously re-evaluated. Thank you for your cooperation in contributing to the health and well-being of our entire community.  


March 18, 2020 – Due to the Global Pandemic caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Conservancy offices are closed to visitors until further notice.

Please contact the Staff by one of the methods below for assistance. If there is urgent business that must be discussed with a Staff member in person, please make an appointment to do so.

If you have a document, ARB application, or a check to submit, you may do so by placing it in the drop box located next to the side entrance to the office building. 

We appreciate your understanding as we do our part in slowing the spread of the Pandemic based upon the advice that is being circulated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County.

The Conservancy will provide updates concerning future developments that may impact this decision as they become available.  The current state of affairs with COVID-19 changes moment by moment and we intend to adapt to those changes for the health and well-being of us all. Please refer to our Web Site, Social Media and the Mobile App for updates. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at 703-978-2928.

PHONE:                                  703-978-2928
GENERAL EMAIL:                  [email protected]
MOBILE APP:                         Please visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store from your device(s) to download the
                                               App (“Burke Centre Conservancy”) 

SOCIAL MEDIA:         Find us on Facebook by searching Burke Centre Conservancy for information only.  Please note that Social
                                    Media is not continuously monitored, and the Conservancy does not have the resources to engage in dialog
                                    through this medium.

E-NEWSLETTER:       Sign up for the BC BUZZ by sending an email to: [email protected]

STAFF EMAIL:            Click on Contacts at

Also, Burke Centre Conservancy Community Centers are now closed until further notice.

This includes all Burke Centre business meetings and activities, charter group meetings, classes, parties, events, private rentals, etc. unless otherwise noted. The Conservancy staff will be contacting all scheduled community center users with information on the closings, tentative rescheduling and refunds for paid rentals and classes.

Thank you for your continued cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis. Stay healthy and safe!


Please watch for more notices and updates here, on our web site, and our social media, mobile app, LED signboard, etc. Please feel free to contact the office staff via email [email protected] if you have any questions or input.


  • Emergency:   9-1-1

  • Burke Centre Conservancy Office:   703-978-2928

  • Burke Centre Conservancy Emergency After-Hours: 1-866-878-2430

  • Fairfax County Emergency Infoline: 703-817-7771
  • Fairfax County Police NON-Emergency: 703-691-2131

  • Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
  • Trash/Recycling Missed Pickup: 703-368-0500