The Fairfax County Park Authority has allocated $4,853,270 of the bond money for use in the Dranesville District. They are authorized to spend $3,204,000 on 29 development projects and $1,649,270 on 14 acquisition projects amounting to 150 acres of land.
The following is the last of three reports on projects and parks in the Dranesville District where the money is scheduled to be spent in thenext five years. Subsequent reports will describe where the money will be spent in the county's other magisterial districts.
SPringhill School Site - $150,000 was set aside to develop a community park on 25 acres of an undeveloped, 60 acre, vacant school site at 8100 Lewinsville Rd. McLean. The Park Authority has a cooperative-use agreement with the Fairfax County School Board to use the land.
A master plan for development already has been adopted. Construction is underway on the first phase of development which includes ballfields, soccer-football fields, parking, landscaping and walkways. The second phase of construnction may consist of tennis courts, a shelter and a play-groung.
Stanton Community Park - $30,000 was set aside for development in 1980 of this undeveloped 12 acre park at Monroe Street and Third Avenue in Herndon. A community block grant of $8,000 was acquired for playground equipment, picnic tables and grills. equipment, picnic tables and grills. These are scheduled to be installed by the Town of Herndon this summer.
A master plan for development already has been approved. It calls for construction of a shelter, parking, natural trails and an additional picnic area.
Sugarland Run Area - $75,000 was set aside for development in 1981 of one or more community parks in Dranes ville, along Sugarland Run, south of Route 7. It has not been decided which parks in that area will work with community groups in the area to dicide where the development should take place. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. Current development ideas include ballfields, tennis and&or basketball courts, a picnic area, Playground, open play areas, trails and parking.
Sugarland Run Trails - $30,000 was set aside to develop a trail route along the Sugarland Run from Herndon to the Folly Lick. Constructions is projected for 1982 in keeping with the adopted Countywide Trails Plan.
Turkey Run Area - $80,000 was set aside to develop a community park on Route 193 in Dranesville. The Park Authority is negotiating with the National Park Service for permission to use 20 acres of land. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. The Park Authority plans to solicit residents' opinions in 1982 on what they would like to see in the park. Current development ideas include athletic fields, tennis and&or basketball court, palygound, picnic and open play area, trails and landscaping.
Tysons-Pimmit Area - $302,000 was allosated to acquire slightly more than six acres for a community park in the Pimmit Hills Area, and $100,000 was set aside for development. The land has been purchased and is adjacent to future Fairfax County Library facilities. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. In 1982, the Park Authority will solicit residents' opinions on how they want the park to used.
Tysons-Spring Hill Road Area - $100,000 was set aside to purchase up to five acres of land in 1981 for a community park in the area of Spring Hill Road, north of Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner, and $10,000 was allocated for future development has been adopted yet. The Park Authority plans to solicit residents' opinions in 1982 on how they want the park to be used. Development ideas currently include open paly, picnic and playground areas and trails.
Westgage Community Park - $80,000 was set aside for development of this 12 1/2-acre park at 7508 Magarity Rd., McLean. The park already has trails, a small parking area, a little league ballfield and an open play area. A master plan for development is scheduled to begin this summer on tennis courts, parking and landscaping.
Wolftrap-Shouse Village Area - $70,000 was set aside to acquire up to five acres of land for a community park on Townlston Road south of Route 7 in Thsons Corner, and $50,000 was set aside for development in 1982. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. The Park Authority plans to survey residents' in 1982 on how they want the park to be used. Current development ideas include ballfields, tennis and/or basketball courtspicnic and playground areas and trails.