Planning and Improvements

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 204
Fairfax, Virginia

Andrea Dorlester,
Manager of Park Planning

Planning and Improvements News

New Online Tool Helps Homeowners Find Borders


Fairfax County residents who live next to parkland now have an online tool that reveals their property borders. The new mapping application was introduced by the Fairfax County Park Authority this month. The app is part of the park system’s effort to let residents know about the damage caused by encroachment, which is unauthorized private use of public parkland.

Chantilly Park Grows with Land Acquisition


The Fairfax County Park Authority’s (FCPA) acreage continues to grow with the acquisition of 7.33 acres of land from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (BOS), which will be combined with 6.13 acres of existing parkland at Chantilly Park.

This acreage in the Sully District was transferred to the Park Authority from the BOS in November 2017. It originally was part of a…

Park Authority Board Approves Park System Master Plan


The Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved it’s first-ever Parks and Recreation System Master Plan at its meeting on December 13, 2017.

With a 10-year time horizon, the Great Parks, Great Communities Parks and Recreation System Master Plan will guide the agency to meet growing and changing community needs. This long-range, comprehensive park system master planning…

Pohick Creek Tributary Restoration Work to Begin at Greentree Village Park


Restoration work on the Pohick Creek Tributary located within Greentree Village Park is set to begin shortly. The Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division and Utility Design & Construction Division have contracted with Environmental Quality Resources, LLC for the work which will start in January 2018. Greentree Village Park is located at 6600 Field Master Drive in…

A Trail Designed with Kids in Mind Opens at Lee District Park


The Family Recreation Area at Lee District Park continues to grow in appeal to families with the addition of Chessie’s Trail – a nature trail dotted with features designed to appeal to children. Start your new year off with a hike on this unique new trail.

Parkland Acquisition Preserves Natural and Cultural Resources


The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has acquired approximately 58 acres of land that will help to preserve natural and cultural resources in the Springfield District. These 58 acres of vacant land are adjacent to an existing historic resource park known as the Confederate Fortifications Historic Site.

Fairfax County Park Acreage Keeps on Growing


Fairfax County’s parkland holdings continue to grow. The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has added 0.7345 acres in the Accotink Stream Valley Park, adjacent to Bear Branch.

This addition to the park network in the Providence District will provide an opportunity for a trail connection from Accotink Stream Valley to Route 50. The Park Authority acquired the land through…

Stream Restoration Work Begins at Turkeycock Run


Stream restoration work scheduled to begin this month at Mason District Park will force closure of some trails in the park.

The project involves the restoration of approximately 1,575 linear feet of Turkeycock Run using natural channel design techniques.The primary goal of this restoration is to stabilize the channel and prevent future erosion and degradation along the…

Lake Fairfax Park Master Planning Process to Start


The Fairfax County Park Authority has started a public planning process that will update the master plan for Lake Fairfax Park. A public meeting will outline current conditions and amenities, explain the process and discuss potential revisions to the existing plan this November.

This 482-acre park is located in Reston, Virginia and is owned and operated by the Park…

Green Spring Gardens' ADA Renovations to Begin


Many of Green Spring Gardens’ pedestrian routes may experience temporary closures as a result of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) retrofits for compliance purposes. Work is expected to begin October 9, 2017 , with project completion targeted for spring 2018. Garden features will remain open, but visitors may need to use alternative routes while work is being…

Turner Farm Draft Master Plan Revision Underway


Members of the community are invited to attend a public comment meeting on Monday, October 30, 2017, outlining the master plan revision for Turner Farm Park in Great Falls, Virginia.

The Fairfax County Park Authority will present a draft revision to the park’s master plan that takes into account three additional parcels added to the park since the previous master plan. The…

Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Improvements to Begin


The Fairfax County Park Authority began improving the surface of the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail last week. The trail will be paved between Braddock Road and Accotink Parkway. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) 2014 Transportation Bond will provide $200,000 for the construction phase of the project and a 2012 Park Bond will provide additional funding in…

Project Set to Improve Sugarland Run Stream Valley Water Quality


The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Authority, has begun work on the Cliveden Street Basketball Court Stormwater Enhancement Project at Sugarland Run Stream Valley Park.

The asphalt court had fallen into disrepair due to frequent flooding and was no longer usable. Crews have recently…

Nottoway Park Stream Restoration Project to Begin


Restoration work on two stormwater outfalls at the northern end of Nottoway Park adjacent to Courthouse Road is set to begin immediately. Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division and Utility Design and Construction Division have contracted with Environmental Quality Resources, LLC for the work which will start early this month.Nottoway Park, a Fairfax County Park Authority…

Great Falls Nike Park Synthetic Turf Field #7 Installation


The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin making improvements to Great Falls Nike Park located at 1089 Utterback Store Road, Great Falls, VA. The project will begin in the next few days and is anticipated to be completed this fall. The Great Falls Soccer Club, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, and Fairfax County Park Authority are providing funding…

Park Authority Seeks Public Input on Drones on Parkland


As unmanned aircraft systems or “drones” have surged in popularity, county parkland has become an in-demand location for this emerging technology. To address that interest, the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) will hold a meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Oak View Elementary School to gather public comment on expanding the use of drones on county…

Work to Begin on Eakin Community Park Picnic Shelter


Work is about to begin on a new picnic shelter at Eakin Community Park in Annandale, Virginia. This shelter project will not only provide a great place for families to recreate and enjoy time outdoors, but also continues the Eakin Family legacy of support for Fairfax County parks.

The project includes the installation of a new 20 by 24-foot shelter with a grill and four…

Transportation Project Closes Oakton Community Park


The Fairfax County Park Authority has closed Oakton Community Park to all visitors effective immediately. Oakton Community Park and all facilities including the playground, parking lot, and historic schoolhouse will be closed through April 2018 due to a transportation improvement project to be built by the Fairfax Utilities Design and Construction Division (UDCD).

The…