Annandale welcomed a pop-up park on Saturday, June 29, 2019, on what was formerly a bare concrete patch. This innovative approach to providing recreational access in urban landscapes was sponsored by the Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development, Community Revitalization Section and the Fairfax County Park Authority.
The 1,200-square-foot space is part of the county-owned land that is currently leased to a local nonprofit and has been transformed into a temporary community gathering spot with tables and chairs, game tables, landscaping, and an outdoor piano painted by Community Art For Everyone (CAFE) artists. Park patrons enjoyed visits with animals from Hidden Oaks Nature Center, gardening tips from Green Spring, golf tips from Pinecrest Golf, games, and a scavenger hunt and more.
The community gathering space and adjacent parking lot will host flexible, family-friendly pop-up programming about once a month through October 5, 2019. Events include Arts Day on July 27, Fitness & Fun Day on August 24 and Taste of Annandale & Community Day on October 5. The goal is to eventually transform this temporary civic and park space into a permanent, more than half-acre park.
Pictured at the outdoor piano: Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross; left to right in back row are Laura Baker, Revitalization Program Manager, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development, Community Revitalization Section, and Aimee Vosper, Deputy Director/Chief of Business and Development, Fairfax County Park Authority.
For more information, visit the pop-up park’s webpage or contact Laura Baker, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development, Community Revitalization Section, 703-324-9300, TTY 711.
For more information about the Park Authority, visit Parks.
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