Herndon voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether the town should sell $3.5 milliom in bonds to acquire 150 acres of parkland to develop a new recreation facility.
If the bond issue is approved, the recreation facility will include a municipal golf course and a park complex. It will be located in the north-west portion of the town on land bordered by Crestview Drive, Ferndale Avenue and the town line.
The recreation complex will have 10 tennis courts (five with lights), two basketball and multi-purpose courts, a Little League field, an adult softball field, a soccer and football field, tot lots, bike trails and picnic and parking areas. A 137-acre, 18-hold golf course also is planned.
Town officials said the proposed recreation complex will help eliminate overcrowded conditions at Herndon's park facilities. Herndon currently has eight acres of developed public park to serve its population of 9,500.
Located in northwestern Fairfax County, Herndon is steadily growing in population with predictions that the town will increase to 25,000 people by 1984.
If the bond issue passes, the town will have a remaining bonding capacity of $5 million.
Town residents will vote on the special recreation complex bond issue from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hernodon Intermediate School, 901 Locust st.