On one of the coolest days in months, Arlingtonians came to the newly-renovated Greenbrier Park to enjoy the end of the summer heat and celebrate the outdoors.
Greenbrier Park, located in North Arlington next to Yorktown High School, was in a constant state of construction for the last 18 months. But on Saturday, the redesigning of the park was finally complete.
Dozens of families, with children of all ages in tow, showed up to play various sports on the multi-use fields. A jumping castle was set up much to the delight of the younger children and the Yorktown band held a practice session on the new football field, made of a high-tech synthetic turf.
Arlington resident Terry Muilenburg brought her son to the celebration. She said that, despite the high cost of the project, she was pleased with how it turned out.
"Considering the taxes we paid [for the park project], it's wonderful to see it being used in a wonderful way," Muilenburg said. "We're making plans to come here for a football game and to use the track."
Muilenburg added that, "It's a pretty big change from when I graduated from [Yorktown] in '74."