Revised North Hill Park Master Plan Approved by Park Authority Board
The revised Park Master Plan was approved by the Park Authority Board on February 24, 2010. Review the Approved North Hill Park Master Plan.
This 33-acre vacant site is planned for two public uses. Approximately 21 acres is planned for a local-serving park. This heavily wooded site will be mostly kept in a forested state with added features such as trails, playground, picnic areas and a dog park. At the main park entrance located at the corner of Dart Drive and Richmond Highway, a visible plaza, courts and parking area will provide a focal point for the park and accessible community gathering and leisure space. The uses will be strategically located to preserve existing healthy mature trees. Connections to adjacent residential communities and the athletic fields at Bryant Alternative High School will enhance these neighboring uses. The future park will become the first public open space along Richmond Highway. The remainder of the site is planned for manufactured homes that will be administered by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
The joint planning process included a series of community meetings where information was provided on the proposed uses and site conditions and public input was provided concerning both the future park and housing community. As part of the planning process, consultant studies were conducted to assess environmental features, natural resources, archaeology and conduct a tree survey. Links to these reports can be found on this webpage. Additional soil analysis and site engineering have been conducted for the portion of the site proposed for manufactured housing to further the site design.
No funding is currently available to implement the park master plan. When funding is allocated, the park planning phase will be complete and will inform future park site design and engineering.
For further information on the park master plan, contact Sandy Stallman, Manager, Park Planning Branch, Planning and Development Division, Fairfax County Park Authority, 703-324-8741 or through Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov. For further information on the housing improvements, please contact Thomas W. Armstrong, Senior Design and Construction Manager, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.