The Park Authority has allocated $4,540,175 of the bond money for use in the Mason District. The Authority is authorized to spend $2,232,000 on 21 development projects and $2,308,175 on 13 acquisition projects amounting to more than 77 acres of land.
The following is the first of three reports on projects and parks in the Mason District where the money is scheduled to be spent in the next five years. Subsequent reports will describe where the money will be spent in the county's other magisterial districts.
Annandale Community Park - $225,000 was set aside for development in this 38-acre Park at 4030 Hummer Rd., Annandale. The park has parking, baseball-softball fields, soccer-football fields, a picnic area, shelter-restroom, playground, basketball courts, trails, horseshoe pits, interpretive trails and the Hidden Oaks Nature Center. A master plan for development of the park has been adopted. Construction is expected to begin in early 1979 on expansion of the nature center to include a small auditorium-multipurpose room, and storage and office space. Additional parking trails and an adult area will be added in phased construction.
Bren Mar Park - $110,000 was set aside to develop this 16-acre park at 6324 Edsall Rd., Alexandria.The park has a baseball-softball field, parking, and a picnic area. A master plan for development of the park has been adopted. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring on improved parking, a playground area, a basketball court, an open play area, a picnic area and trails. In late 1979 or early 1980, work will begin on tennis courts, landscaping and a shelter.
Dowden Terrace Community Park - $100,000 was set aside for development in this 8.5-acrea park at 5616 Bradley Blvd. in Fairfax County. The park has a parking area, picnic area, small playground, basketball court, two tennis courts, a baseball-softball field and a soccer-football field. A master plan for development of the park has been adopted. Work is scheduled to begin in 1979 on a ballfield, playground area, shelter-restroom, landscaping, walks and a winter sports area with a sledding hill.
Glasgow Community Park - $50,000 was set aside to develop this 3-acre park on the Fairfax Parkway in the Parklawn subdivision. The park now is used as a site for garden plots. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. The Park Authority plans to colicit residents' opinions this spring on how they want the park to be used. Development ideas include walks, a playground and picnic area, basketball and/or tennis courts and landscaping.
Glasgow Planning Sector - $175,000 was set aside to acquire up to 10 acres of land for a community park east of Columbia Pike in the Bailey's Crossroads-Parklawn area, and $55,000 was allocated for development. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. The Park Authority plans to begin soliciting residents' opinions in 1982 on how they want the park to be used. Development ideas include ballfields, a playground, open play and picnic areas, tennis and/or basketball courts, trails and parking.
Green Spring Farm Historic Park - $644,000 was set aside for further development of this 20-acre park at 4601 Green Spring Rd., Annandale.The park has trails, sitting benches, a small parking area, a natural conservation area and the historic farm house, which dates back to 1760. The house has been restored for community use and is the home of the Fairfax County Council of the Arts. It has a garden plot for community use.
A master plan for development was adopted recently. The Park Authority solicited residents' views on how the park should be used, and public hearings were held. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 1979 on natural areas, gardens, an arboretum, horticultural center, green houses, parking and upgrading of some buildings on the site in a phased schedule of construction.
Lincolnia North Area - $200,000 was allocated to acquire up to 10 acres of land for a community park south of Lincolnia Road in Lincolnia, and $165,000 was set aside for development. The Park Authority will begin identifying a site this spring. No master plan for development of the park has been adopted yet. The Park Authority plans to solicit residents' opinions in 1980 on how they want the park to be used. Development ideas include ballfields, playground, open play and pinic areas, tennis and/or basketball courts, trails, parking, landscaping and an adult area.