Monday, August 03, 2009

Four Mile Run Park Expansion Meeting

At long last, the Four Mile Run Park expansion kickoff meeting has arrived (See a few past posts: 1, 2, and 3). This Thursday, come out to the properties and get involved with the planning process. The Northern Virginia Regional Commission has done a lot of work creating a vision for Four Mile Run and surrounding areas. Now, you can help form that vision into something real that could be an amazing recreational space for Arlandria and the whole city.

This meeting is a first step, and attendance is important to show the city that this is a priority. We will struggle to get money for this expansion if there doesn't appear to be much energy for this major boon to the neighborhoods of the North End.

Here's the official release:


The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities invites the public to attend an informational meeting, to discuss the upcoming park planning and design process for the open space properties at 4109-4125 Mount Vernon Ave. The informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 6, at 7 pm on site at 4109 Mount Vernon Ave. The site was acquired in January of 2007 as part of the City’s Open Space Program.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and begin a discussion with the community about the park planning process in coordination with the Arlandria Small Area Plan and the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan. For additional information, call Laura Durham, Open Space Coordinator, at 703.838.5095, ext. 350.

It's just a short walk for many of us, so let's show up in force.


Whitney Dubinsky said...

Just spoke to the contact and this event is on Rain or shine.

Nick Partee said...

Thanks for checking. It looks like we'll be dry by then, so hopefully there will be good attendance!

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