The Fairfax County Park Authority Board has approved of a name change for its Oak Marr facilities. Oak Park, Rec Center and Golf Center will now be called Oakmont Park, Rec Center and Golf Center respectively. The elimination of “Marr” from the name of these park facilities follows the county’s pattern of moving away from names and titles that glorify the Confederacy.
Oak Marr was named in commemoration of John Quincy Marr. Marr was the first Confederate soldier killed in combat by a Union soldier in the Civil War during the Battle of Fairfax Courthouse. In 1904, the Daughters of the Confederacy erected a monument at the courthouse to commemorate his death. In 2020, the monument was removed.
The Park Authority is in the process of changing all references in documentation, signage and on the Park Authority website where appropriate.
Oakmont Park, Rec Center and Golf Center are co-located at 3200 Jermantown Road in Oakton. For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.