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Judith Pedersen,
Public Information Officer

Community Celebrates New Hidden Pond Playground & Shelter

New Hidden Pond Playground & Shelter

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, park leaders, staff, volunteers and community members gathered at Hidden Pond Nature Center to celebrate the new playground and picnic shelter. The new nature-themed playground features several structures to accommodate play for ages 2 to 12, including swings for all ages. A pre-fabricated multi-use shelter was erected at the site of the old playground. This shaded area expands picnic facilities at the site. The project also includes site improvements to meet ADA standards and improve accessibility.

Pictured in the photo, from left to right (in front): Cindy Walsh, Director, Park Authority Resource Management Division; Isabel Villarroel, Project Manager, Park Authority; Aimee Vosper, Deputy Director/Chief of Business Development, Park Authority; Mike Thompson, Springfield Rep, Park Authority Board; Senator Dave Marsden, Virginia’s 37th District; Bill McCabe, Office of Supervisor Pat Herrity, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Springfield Rep; Mike McCaffrey, Manager, Hidden Pond Nature Center; Gary Schankmen, community member; Mary Olien, Site Operations Manager, Park Authority; Michelle Alexander, Visitor Services Manager, Hidden Pond Nature Center; pictured along with Hidden Pond volunteers, staff and visitors on hand to celebrate the new playground structure.

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