Introducing Ted Grefe Park

Introducing Ted Grefe Park

City dedicates 2-acre park to the memory of a longtime city resident.

A small wooded area in the southeastern portion of the city is now a passive city park. City officials gathered at the park, at 9980 Mosby Road, Saturday, June 2, for a small ceremony honoring the man it is named after.

Ted Grefe lived in the city for 41 years, serving on both the City Council and the Board of Zoning Appeals. He was president of the Fairfax Rotary, a charter member of the Jubilaires singing group and an avid outdoorsman, according to the city resolution to name Ted Grefe Park.

The 2-acre park will be left in a natural state, said Mike McCarty, the city’s parks and recreation director. New plantings, an internal trail and a sitting area are possible additions to the park in the future, said McCarty. The park is one of the sites recently purchased by the city as open space.

Grefe’s children, Duston Grefe and Carolyn Chappell, his granddaughter, DeAnn Boehm, and his grandchildren, Kevin and Brian Boehm, all attended the ceremony in his honor.

— Lauren Glendenning