Hartland Green (Merrilee) Park Master Plan
Hartland Green Park (Merrilee Park) Master Plan
Park Authority Board Approves Master Plan for Hartland Green Park
On January 25, the Fairfax County Park Authority Board voted to rename Merrilee Park to Hartland Green Park and approve the Hartland Green Park Master Plan. The vision for this park was developed with input from the community to identify the most desirable uses that would be appropriate for this site. Although the site is small (just over one acre), the plan provides elements to serve a very diverse community. Features include an open lawn area, half-size basketball court, picnic area, rain garden, playground, and skateable art. A variety of trails provide access to the site features as well as options for joggers, youngsters on trikes, or neighbors just taking a stroll.
The Park Authority Board’s approval of the master plan also endorsed approval of the official park name, Hartland Green Park. Community input on the park’s name was sought as part of the planning process. “Hartland” denotes the park location on Hartland Drive, eliminating some previous confusion as “Merrilee Park” was not located on Merrilee Drive. The term “Green” is not only reflective of the open character of the site but represents the sense of community in the area as a community green.
With the master planning process complete, the Park Authority will move forward to seek a determination from the Fairfax County Planning Commission that the park is in conformance with the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan as well as to identify funding sources for future park development. The Park Authority extends its appreciation to those who took the time to share their vision for Hartland Green Park, helping to shape a resource for the future.
Although the public comment period is now closed, please feel free to contact Gayle Hooper, Project Manager, Park Planning Branch, Planning and Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority, 703-324-8725 or through Parkmail with any questions related to the planning of Merrilee Park.