A preliminary public hearing to consider revising the plan for development of McLean Central Park will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in the Langley High School auditorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean.
A master plan for development of the 30-acre park at the intersection of Dolley Madison Boulevard and Old Dominion Drive was previously adopted in August 1965. Since then, however, additional land has been acquired and the Fairfax Country Park Authority is considering revising the plan.
As a result of a county bond referendum approved by voters last June, $250,000 was set aside to develop the park. Possible future development could include tennis and/or basketball courts, parking, landscaping, walks, open play, picnic and playground areas, and possibly a swimming pool and/or an amphitheater.
The park currently is an open grassy area with a fountain as a focal point, a small play and picnic area, and walk-ways. It is bounded on the west by the houses fronting on Earnestine and Carol Raye streets and Dead Run Stream Valley Park and bounded on the east by the houses fronting on Ingleside Avenue, the Dolley Madison Library and the McLean Community Center.
Interested persons may look at the adopted master plan at the Fairfax County park Authority Headquarters, 4030 Hummer Rd., Annandale, or at the Dolley Madison Branch Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. Those who wish to present their views at the public hearing should register with Lauren Bisbee at 941-5000, ext, 61.
This preliminary public hearing is being in lieu of questionnaires which are normally distributed to citizens. A second public hearing on the preliminary master plan will he held later if changes are recommended.