Planning and Improvements

Fairfax County, Virginia


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12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 204
Fairfax, Virginia

Andrea Dorlester,
Manager of Park Planning

Park Planning

Park Planning

Like the population, the county's park and recreation needs are growing. Park master plans provide the public a way to help determine the best uses for a specific site and to optimize management of the site's resources. We use your input combined with analyses of current trends and future needs identified in the Countywide Parks and Recreational Needs Assessment to help craft a long-range blueprint for use of a park site.

Planning News

Construction Begins on Nottoway Park Field #4 Conversion
Construction will begin on Field #4 in Nottoway Park, located at 9537 Courthouse Road in Vienna, VA. This Fairfax County Park Authority project will reorient and enlarge the existing rectangular field #4 and will create a 360’x 210’ multi-sports field in accordance with park master plan as amended in January 2013. The project also includes installation of a synthetic turf surface on the field. Funding for this $1.7 project was provided for in the voter-approved 2016 Park Bond.

Construction work will begin soon at Burke Lake Park to improve Marina Road from the Burke Lake Information Center to the Burke Lake Road marina parking lot.

The improvements will include widening of gravel shoulders, installation of drainage swales and ditches, and rock lining installation of swales and drainage ditches to better accommodate the existing storm water flows and reduce erosion along the roadway. Once drainage improvements have been made, pavement along this stretch of roadway will be covered with new asphalt. 

Work to install a 120-foot monopine pole and to construct the associated, fenced telecommunications equipment compound within George Washington Park is getting underway.  Network Building and Consulting, on behalf of T-Mobile, has contracted with Stoehr Companies to perform this previously approved telecommunications project.

Construction to Begin on New Wakefield Park Playground
The Wakefield Park playground will close temporarily on March 12, 2018, to make way for new playground equipment.

The Fairfax County Park Authority will soon begin work to renovate park facilities at Backlick Park located at 4516 Backlick Road in Annandale, VA.

The contractors, will be mobilizing on site shortly with active construction activities beginning in March.  This project includes the installation of a new shelter and tables, additional of a connecting accessible trail, installation of new playground equipment and a fitness area, renovation of the tennis court and lighting, repaving and renovation of park trails and the parking area, as well as related site work.

Dead Run Stream Restoration Work to Begin in February

Dead Run Stream Restoration Work to Begin in FebruaryWork to restore Dead Run within McLean Central Park and Dead Run Stream Valley Park between Old Dominion Road and Churchill Road is set to begin shortly.