The Fairfax County Park Authority has allocated $5,497,785 of the bond money for use in the Springfield District. Park officials are authorized to spend $4,514,785 on 31 development projects and $983,000 on 10 acquistion projects amounting to 112 acres of land.
The following is the last of four reports on projects and parks in the Springfield District, where the money is scheduled to be spent in the next five years. Previous reports have described where the money will be spent in the other county magisterial districts.
Rolling Wood School Site - $50,000 was set aside to develop this vacant 14-acre school site on Chancellor Way in West Springfield. The Park Authority is using the land through a cooperative-use agreement. A master plan for development already has been adopted. Using previous bond money and the $50,000 from the June 1977 referendum, construction already has begun on trails, a basketball court, a playground area, open play area, picnic and grill facilities and two tennis courts. These are expected to be completed this summer.
Saratoga Park/School - $100,000 was set aside to develop a 10-acre community park adjacent to a 14-acre vacant school site on North Umberland Road in West Springfield. No master plan for use of the park has been adopted yet. The Park Authority plans to solicit residents' opinions this July on how they want the park to be used. A public hearing probably will be held next spring. Current development ideas include ballfields, open play, picnic and playground areas, basketball and/or tennis courts, trails, landscaping, parking, an adult area and a shelter/restroom.
South Run District Park - $300,000 was set aside to develop this 182-acre park near Pohick and Lee Chapel roads in Springfields. The park currently has three temporary soccer football fields. No master plan for development has been adopted. The Park Authority has solicited residents' opinions on how the park should be used, and a preliminary master plan is now being drawn up. That plan is expected to be presented to the Park Authority in mid-July. A public hearing on the development is expected to be held this fall. Park Authority development ideas now include a swimming pool, athletic fields, open play, [WORD ILLEGIBLE] and playground areas, basketball and/or tennis courts, trails, landscaping, parking, an adult area and a shelter/restroom.
Twin Lakes Golf Course - $225,000 was set aside for development of this 455-acre 18-hole golf course at 6100 Clifton Rd., Clifton. A master plan for development already has been adopted. Construction is scheduled to begin in 1980 on a lighted driving range, additional parking and support facilities.
West Ox Road Park - $100,000 was set aside for development of this 30-acre park at 4650 West Ox Rd., Centreville. The park currently hasan access road, parking area, restroom facilities, a soccer-football field, a softball field and a baseball field. A master plan for development already has been adopted. The plan calls for additional athletic fields, playground and winter sports area, parking and landscaping.Construction is scheduled to begin in 1979.