An $18,000 sponsorship from Express Lanes operator Transurban supported a summer program benefitting 2,000 area children from Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks), Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation, Vice Chair of the Arlington County Board Katie Cristol and Transurban – the Virginia Department of Transportation’s partner on the 395 Express Lanes project, joined area children on Thursday, Aug. 10 at Upton Hill Regional Park to celebrate the Outdoor Kids Fund which was supported by Transurban this summer. In addition to a day at the waterpark at the end of camp, the children learn about water safety, and many of them get to experience hands-on environmental education. The two main waterparks used for the program are Great Waves at Cameron Run Regional Park in Alexandria, and Ocean Dunes at Upton Regional Park in Arlington.
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