Historic Centreville Park Master Plan
Historic Centreville Park Master Planning
New Look for Winter Quarters Site
Sears House Restoration Update
Historic Centreville Park DRAFT Master Plan
Park Design/Use Questionnaire
10/23/07 Public Meeting Presentation¹
Summary of Public Comments
Map of Centreville Fort Sites
and Mount Gilead
02/27/07 Existing Conditions and Missing or Partial Features¹
11/28/06 Public Meeting Presentation¹
11/28/06 Public Meeting Minutes¹
History of Centreville Presentation¹
Using site data and public input received throughout the project a draft Master Plan for Historic Centreville Park has been created. Comments continue to be encouraged and can be sent via e-mail to: Parkmail. A summary of public comments heard and public presentations can be found in the sidebar to the right.
Public Meeting Set
The draft Master Plan was presented for public review at a public input meeting held on September 16, 2008.
The Park Site
Historic Centreville Park is a collection of five land parcels located in the Historic Centreville area. Mount Gilead, the largest parcel at approximately seven acres, draws its name from the most prominent feature within the site, the Mount Gilead house, built circa 1785. The site is owned and maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority. In addition to the historic Mount Gilead house, there are four other sites included in the park that contain a wealth of cultural, natural, and archeological resources that represent the history of Centreville.
The Historic Centreville Master Plan provides a balance between resource protection and interpretation, as well as issues identified by the public related to master planning this park. This process takes into account public access, site assets as well as constraints while evaluating alternatives to determine the best possible option. More information on the Master Plan process can be found by visiting the Park Planning and Development homepage. From this process, the Park Authority has created the draft master plan for Historic Centreville Park.
Comments on the plan will be received by the Park Authority for 30 days after the hearing. The public comment period will close on October 10, 2008 at the close-of-business. All comments must be received by this date in order to be included in the official public record. Comments will be accepted at the meeting or emailed to: Parkmail. Written comments should be directed to Pat Rosend, Project Manager, Planning & Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 406, Fairfax, VA 22035. After all comments have been considered, the plan will be presented to the Park Authority Board for final approval.
For more information contact the Park Authority Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.
The Future Park
Although park planning should be complete in 2008, no determination has been made as to when improvements will be implemented. Current park bond and Work Programs do not include funding for design or construction within Historic Centreville Park. Site design, construction timing, and funding, are determined by the Park Authority Board through adoption of the Capital Improvement Program. In some cases, money proffered from other developments may be available to provide park improvements.
This web site is updated throughout the master planning process.