The Fairfax County Park Authority will begin a master plan revision for Grist Mill Park in the Mount Vernon District. Members of the public are invited to attend a public information meeting on Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Woodley Hills Elementary School cafeteria, located at 8718 Old Mount Vernon Road.
This is a chance to learn the background of the park, its current conditions, and the park master planning process. The agency would like to gather input from residents and park users on what improvements they would like to see in Grist Mill Park, which is located at 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway in Alexandria.
Grist Mill Park currently provides over 75 acres of playing fields, garden plots, off-leash dog area, playground, historic barn, parking, trails, and forest. The park is classified as a district park. Existing facilities provide opportunities for park users to attend programs, camps, concerts, and sporting events; practice; exercise; walk their dogs; garden; picnic; and enjoy the outdoors.
Grist Mill Park’s current master plan has guided the park’s uses and development since it was approved in 2002. Since 2002, visitation to the park has grown as the county has developed.
For more information, visit the Grist Mill Park Master Plan Revision project webpage at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/grist-mill-park-master-plan-revision, or contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.