November Ballot Features Park Bond; Learn More About It
On November 6, 2012, voters will have the opportunity to decide on a Park Bond referendum that, if approved, would provide $75 million for Park Capital Improvements. The Fairfax County Park Authority will receive $63 million dollars for improvements while the remaining $12 million dollars will go to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority for improvements.
The 2012 Park Bond, the Fairfax County Park Authority’s twelfth park bond since 1950, is divided into four categories: Land Acquisition and Stewardship, Community Parks and New Facilities, Facility Expansion and Existing Facility Renovation.
Bonds are a primary means of funding capital projects. Like other agencies, the Park Authority faces the challenge of updating aging facilities, expanding existing facilities and development of new facilities. Bonds ensure that current users are not burdened with the full cost of improvements, and allow projects to be completed more quickly while spreading the cost of the projects over an extended period of time.
You can learn all the details of the proposed bond online or you can contact the Park Authority Public Information Office at 703-324-8662. You may also wish to have a presentation made to your community organization, HOA or other civic group. To request a presentation, please send an email to Parkmail.