Join the first community meeting for the Upper Bluemont Park Conceptual Design project on Tues., Oct. 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashlawn Elementary, 5950 8th Rd N, Arlington, VA 22205 in the multi-purpose room. https://projects.arlingtonva.us/projects/upper-bluemont-project/
This Parks Maintenance Capital project will address the tennis courts, tennis court lighting, restroom/storage, shelter, parking lot, adjoining section of Four Mile Run Trail, site furnishings, walkways, ADA improvements, drainage, and landscaping. Funding to construct the project will come from an upcoming Capital Improvement Plan.
The park is located at 601 N Manchester St, Arlington, VA 22203.
In June 2019, the county started reaching out to the community to see how residents use the courts, parking, shelter, etc. at Bluemont Park. We connected with people in our parks, online via the project page, and at the 2019 Arlington County Fair. Here is what they learned: https://arlingtonva.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2019/09/Bluemont-Questionnaire-9-3-19-WITHOUT-Names.pdf
For example: Regarding your experience in visiting Bluemont Park, what is most important to you? The top answer was walking and hiking, followed by nature, paths and trees.
The Oct. 29 meeting will outline the project’s scope of work and schedule, present an analysis of the existing site conditions, and conduct a break-out session in which residents will be able to ask questions and share ideas with the project team. The feedback gathered will be used for the conceptual design phase.
Can't make the meeting? A corresponding online feedback opportunity will be launched after the meeting for those who cannot join us in person.