The community has an opportunity to participate in an important survey that will help inform the Braddock Park master plan revision process and help park planners determine which amenities are desired at this Springfield District park. The survey can be accessed at PublicInput's website, and will be live until Saturday, October 31, 2020.
The Fairfax County Park Authority held a public information meeting on Braddock Park planning last week. For those who could not attend the meeting, a recording can be viewed on YouTube. Public comment on the plan is also being taken via email@example.com through the end of October.
For more information, please visit the Braddock Park Master Plan Revision project webpage, or contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Braddock Park is in the Pohick Planning District and consists of approximately 61 acres. The park is categorized as a District Park which means it may offer a variety of passive and active recreation uses and serves a larger area than a local park. Braddock Park shares a property line with Centreville High School to the south and Twin Lakes Golf Course to the east.
The original goals set forth in the 1981 Park Master Plan were to incorporate both passive and active recreational opportunities while also preserving the natural resources of the site. Today, the park is primarily an athletic facility containing six natural turf softball diamonds, one synthetic turf rectangular field, a batting cage area, and a restroom facility. Elements from the original master plan that were never constructed include a concession stand, volleyball courts, fitness trail, tot lot, and social gathering plaza. Many of the ball fields have reached the end of their life span. Heavy usage, increased soil erosion, and site drainage issues have become ongoing maintenance burdens. The site also includes an undeveloped area where a miniature golf course was previously maintained and operated from 2000 through 2014.
The main objectives for revising the Braddock Park master plan are to find out how the park has met the needs of the community to date and to determine how it could be improved for future users. The park’s success will be measured via input from community engagement and public surveys. Additionally, a strict analysis of the current park’s natural and man-made features will identify potential design opportunities and constraints. Together, this information will better inform the development of the park into a better experience for all.
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