The Fairfax County Park Authority has allocated $4,505,760 of the bond money for use in the Providence District. The Park Authority is authorized to spend $3,020,760 on 17 development projects and $1,485,00 on eight acquisition projects amounting to 70 acres of land.
The following is the last of three reports on projects and parks in the Providence District, where the money is scheduled to spent in the next five years. Subsequent reports will describe where the money will be spent in the county's other magisterial districts.
Jefferson Distric Park - $510,000 was set aside for development of this 59-acre park at 7900 Lee Hwy., Falls Church. The park currently has a golf course, and a master plan for development has already been adopted. The first phase of construction has already begun. Development includes reconstruction of the nine-hole executive golf course, a tennis court complex with ieight courts, new parking areas, a new clubhouse, a new maintenance facility, picnic and play areas, shelter building, miniature golf, shuffleboard, a basketball court and an adult plaza area. The Park Authority anticipates that the facilities will be available for this summer.
Mantua Area - $150,000 was allocated to purchase up to 5 acres of land in the Mantua Hills area of Fairfax for a community park. The Park Authority expects to begin identifying a site in 1980. No funds were set aside for development.
Mosby Woods Community Park - $25,000 was set aside for development of this undeveloped 3.5-acre park at 9813 Five Oaks Rd., Fairfax. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. The Park Authority will solicit public opinion on development of the park in 1981. Park Authority development ideas at this point include open play, picnic and playground areas, trails and an outdoor classroom.
Northern Providence Area - $250,000 was allocated to purchase up to 15 acres of land in the Northern Providence are of Fairfax for as many as three community parks. The Park Authority is considering locating the parks near Marshall High School, Belle Forest and Bedford Village communities. The Park Authority will identify the park sites in this year and next. No funds were allocated for development.
Nottoway Park - $400,000 was allocated for development of an 84-acre district park at 9601 Courthouse Road on the fringe of Vienna; $200,000 comes from the Providence District. The Park had been in the Centreville District, and both Centreville and Providence now combine funds and ideas for the park.
The park currently has an entrance road and parking, restroom building, natural area, trails, picnic and playground areas, an open play field, a soccer-football field, a little league field, a softball field, a baseball field and a basketball court. In addition, the historic Hunter House, a late 19th Century home in the park, has recently been restored for community use.
A master plan for use of the park has already been adopted, following the completion of resident surveys and a public hearing. Planned developments include landscaping, tennis courts, food concession building, additional basketball courts, nature trails and outdoor classrooms, additional picnic facilities and parking. Another athletic field area is also scheduled. A contract on the lighted tennis courts/practice area and additional basketball courts and painting was recently awarded, and construction is going on now. Work on other phased developments will probably begin late this year, according to a Park Authority spokesman.
Pine Springs Community Park - $15,000 was aside for development of this 5-acre park at 7603 Willows La., Falls Church. The park already has two tennis courts, walkways and sitting areas. A master plan for development has already been adopted, and work is scheduled to begin in 1980 on additional walks, benches and upgrading of existing park facilities.
Shrevewood Area - $170,000 was allocated to purchase up to five acres of land for a community park east of Shrevewood Elementary School in Falls Church. The Park Authority plans to begin identifying a site soon. No money was set aside for development.
Tyler Community Park - $80,000 was set aside for development of this 5-acre park in the Tyler Park subdivision of Falls Church. The Park already has a ballfield and some playground equipment. public opinion on use of the park will be solicited by the Park Authority this year. The Authority expects to adopt a master plan for development by 1979. The Park Authority's current ideas for development include an open play area, tennis and/or basketball courts, walks, landscaping and picnic areas.
Villa d'Este - $100,000 was allocated for development of this 6.1-acre community park at 3120 Northwood Rd., Fairfax. No master plan for development has been adopted yet. Resident's opinions on use of the park will be solicited by the Park Authority in 1982. The park Authority's current development ideas include tennis courts, an open play area, picnic and playground areas, trails and an adult area.