The Fairfax County 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 second 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.

Lincolnia South Area - $125,000 was set aside to acquire up to eight acres of land for a community park south of Route 236 in Lincolnia and $70,00 was set aside for development. The Park Authority will begin identifying a site in 1980. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. The Park Authority plans to begin soliciting residents' opinions in 1981 on how they want the park to be used. Current development ideas include ballfields, playground, open play and picnic areas, tennis and/or basketball courts, trails and parking.

Manassas Gap Area - $100,000 was set aside to acquire three acres of land for community park use in the Manassas Gap area of Annandale and $25,000 was set aside for development.

A decision has not been made yet on whether the new land should become an addition to the present three-acre Manassas Gap park or should be a separate community park. The park Authority will be working with park advisory committee members from the community to come to a final decision.

No master plan for develpopment has been adopted yet. After the land is acquired, the Park Authority will solicit residents' opinions on how the park should be used. That will probably take place in 1982. Development ideas currently include open play, picnic and playground areas, a basketball court and trails.

Masonville Area - $100,000 was set aside to buy up to five acres of land in the Masonville subdivision of Annadale for a community park and $50,000 was set aside for development. The Park Authority is now in the process of identifying a site. No master plan has been adopted for development. In 1979, the Park Authority plans to solicit residents' ideas on how the park should be used. Development ideas currently include walks, playground and picnic areas, basketball and/or tennis courts and landscaping.

Mason District Park - $370,000 was set aside to develop this 125-acre park at 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. The park has an entrance road, parking, two soccer-football fields, one baseball field, a softball field, two basketball courts, two shuffleboard courts, an adult plaza area, two playground areas, a restroom-concession building, a maintenance facility, six tennis courts, a physical fitness trail for jogging, trails and a natural area.

A master plan for development has been adopted. The first phase of new development, scheduled to begin late this year, includes additional picnic areas, trails, additional wayside exhibits, an interpretive trail and a senior citizen area with seating and possibly board games around a small pond. The rest of the development will begin in 1979, 1980 and 1981. That development includes additional tennis courts, playground areas, an amphitheter, parking and a shelter-restroom.

Munson Hill Community Park - $175,000 was set aside to acquire two more acres of land for this 2.2-acre undeveloped park at 6027 Munson Hill Rd., Falls Church, and $130,000 was allocated for development. The Park Authority is currently identifying a site for puchase. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. In 1979, the Park Authority plans to solicit residents' opinions on how they want the park to be used. Development ideas currently include ballfields, playground, open play and picnic areas, tennis and/or basketball courts, trails, parking, landscaping and an adult area.

North West Area Bailey's Crossroads - $200,000 was set aside to purchase up to three acres of land in the Glencarlyn Road area of Baileys Crossroads for a community park and $50,000 was set aside for development. The Park Authority will begin looking for a site in 1980. No master plan for 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 includes walks, playground and picnic area, basketball and/or tennis courts and landscaping.