Board Approves Improvements

Board Approves Improvements

The Arlington County Board on Jan. 21 approved funds to renovate High View Park playground and to support nine other parks projects.

The board unanimously approved a $628,082 contract with Francis Lee Companies, LLC to renovate playground and picnic areas in High View Park , located at 1945 N. Dinwiddie St., and to make the 2.55-acre park more accessible to persons with disabilities.

The improvements design was developed following a community process that involved neighbors from the John M. Langston Civic Association. Improvements will include:

  • An accessible route to the existing amphitheatre.

  • A large play structure for children five to 12 years old with swings, boulder and climbing wall.

  • A sand play area with water spigot, swings and a play structure for younger children.

  • Renovations of the picnic area and gardens.

Funding comes from the Park Maintenance Capital Program.

The board also approved, unanimously, $83,637 for nine Park Enhancement Grant projects that were submitted by residents to the Parks and Recreation Commission . PEG grants, funded through Pay-As-You-Go Capital Improvement Program funds, offer up to $15,000 for approved park projects.