Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Park Land Exchange

The National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to review and comment on a proposed land exchange between Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) and the National Park Service. The public is also encouraged to review and comment on three proposed improvement options for Langley Fork Park, which would occur after the land exchange.

Langley Fork Park is a 52-acre park administered by the NPS, but maintained and operated by FCPA since 1980. Langley Oaks Park is an almost 102-acre FCPA park adjacent to NPS land. FCPA is proposing that NPS transfer Langley Fork Park to FCPA. In exchange, the FCPA would convey Langley Oaks Park to the NPS.

The proposed land exchange would facilitate improved recreational programming at Langley Fork Park by constructing additional athletic fields, enhancing existing facilities, providing upgraded parking and creating trails. The exchange would also ensure permanent protection of natural and cultural resources at Langley Fork Park and Langley Oaks Park. The NPS will hold an open house on Tuesday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Franklin Sherman Elementary School, 6633 Brawner Street, McLean.

To comment:

  • Review the documents and submit comments electronically at the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/langleyfork

  • Mail or hand deliver comments to: Superintendent, George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters, Attn: Langley Fork Park Project Environmental Assessment, 700 George Washington Memorial Parkway, McLean, VA 22101.

*Deadline for comments is Friday, May 11, 2018

RSVP Northern Virginia to Host Free Senior Volunteer Orientation

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold a volunteer orientation at Dolley Madison Library, Wednesday, May 2, at 2:30 p.m. The hour-long event is free and open to anyone 55-years-young or better.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is the region’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and older and provides individualized support to seniors seeking service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.

RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings. RSVP offers its members more than 200 volunteer opportunities, many of which are located In Fairfax County, including providing rides, support and meals to older neighbors, assisting local veterans in need and helping prepare the community for disasters.

The Dolley Madison Library is located at 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue in McLean. To sign up for the May 2, orientation, email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki at chubicki@volunteerfairfax.org or call the RSVP Hotline at 703-403-5360.