The Fairfax County Park Authority has allocated $5,098,505 of the bond money for use in the Centreville District. They are authorized to spend $3,993,505 on 22 development projects, and $1,105,00 on eight land acquisitions totaling 86 acres.
Here is the first of three reports on projects and parks in the Centreville District, where the money is scheduled to be spent in the next five years. Subsequent reports will describe where the money is to be spent in the county's other magisterial districts.
Ashlawn Community Park - $49,505 for development of a 16-acre park at 10230 Dunfries Rd. in Oakton. The park currently, is undeveloped. Early this year, the Fairfax County Park Authority will survey community groups to find out how residents want the land to be used and what facilities they would like there. The Authority expects to have a preliminary master plan on use of the park ready to go to public hearing early this summer.
Until the public survey's is completed and public hearings are held, it is not certain what people can expect to see there. But the park Authority says it could contain typical community park facilities such as an open play area, picnic area, playground area, basketball and/or tennis courts.
Clark's Crossing Park - $200,000 for future development of a 98-acre district park at 9850 Clark's Crossing Rd., on the fringe of Vienna. The park, currently undeveloped, is adjacent to the W&OD Railroad right-of-way, which is owned by the Virginia Electric and Power Company, with pending acquisition by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
The Park Authority will solicit residents' opinions in 1979 on how the park should be developed. Development ideas currently include athletic fields, adult areas, parking tennis and basketball courts, a shelter/concession building and a natural area.
Difficult Run Stream Valley - $140,000 for possible acquistion of up to 23 acres of land in areas of new subdivision development along the Difficult Run Stream Valley, northwest of Vienna. The funds were set aside in case the developers do not provide required donations of adequated parkland to protect the stream valley and its slopes. This is one of 13 stream valleys in the county that the Park Authority has pledged to preserve.
Difficult Run Trails - $42,000 for development of a trail route northwest of Vienna, along the Difficult Run from Vale Road downstream to Lawyer's Road and on to the Dulles Access Highway. The trail development is in accordance with an adopted countywide Trails Plan. Construction probably will begin in 1961.
Eudora Community Park - $60,000 for develotment of a 13-acre community park at 2026 Labrador La., on the fringe of Vienna. It is currently undeveloped.
Surveys already have been sent to community groups to find out how they want the park used and what facilities they would like. The Park Authority is analyzing the surveys now and expects to hold a public hearing on a preliminary master plan early this spring. A master plan for use of park probably will be adopted this summer.
Development ideas currently include an open play area, picnic area, playground area, basketball and/or tennis courts.
Fox Mill District Park - $450,000 for development of a 290-acre district park at 2801 Fox Mill Rd., on the fringe of Reston. The land currently is undeveloped.
Surveys are scheduled to go out to community groups early this year to find out how residents want the land to be held this summer, and a master plan on use of the park probably will be adopted by early this fall, according to the Park Authority.
Development ideas currently include an athletic field currently include an athletic field complex, open play area, picnic and playground areas, trails and landscaping, an adult area with a shelter, benches and game tables, shuffleboard and horseshoes, parking, tennis and basketball courts and a significant area set aside for conservation purposes such as wayside exhibits with interpretive shelters and trails. Development will be in stages.
Freedom Hill Park - $50,000 for development of a seven-acre community and historic park at 8527 Old Court-house Rd., on the fringe of Vienna. The park currently has a partly restored Civil War fort, a parking lot, some trails and some playground wquipment. These developments are new, and the Park Suthority plans to dedicate the recently finished work this spring.
A master plan for development of the park already has been approved. Scheduled development, which will not begin until 1981, includes the continued restoration od the Civil War fort, interpretive exhibits, trails, a playground area and parking.