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An additional public meeting on the Clermont Park Master Plan Revision will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Clermont Elementary School cafeteria. The school is located at 5720 Clermont Drive in Alexandria, VA.
In response to continued community interest and the large volume of comments received on the proposed draft Clermont Park Master Plan Amendment to install athletic field lighting at two of the existing diamond fields that was shared with the community at the public meeting held on July 25, 2019, Supervisor Jeff McKay convened a community task force to look further into the issues and options for future park development. The Fairfax County Park Authority is holding this public information meeting to present an update on the master plan amendment process based on the community task force discussions.
Clermont Park currently provides over 40 acres of playing fields, parking, trails, and forest. The park is in the Lee Supervisory District and is classified as a community park. Existing facilities provide opportunities for park users to practice; exercise; walk their dogs; and enjoy the outdoors. The park’s key assets are its athletic fields, and open space, all of which are popular among surrounding neighbors and the broader community.
Clermont Park’s current master plan has guided the park’s uses and development since it was approved in 1975. Since the original master plan was approved, usage of the park fields has grown as the county has developed. The volume of users has maximized the current capacity of the fields and adding lighting would allow for additional field use while keeping the natural areas of the park intact. A revised draft master plan has been proposed to help Clermont Park continue to evolve to meet the needs and interests of county residents while ensuring protection of the park’s important resources for future generations.
For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a second round of community input meetings and engagement opportunities to encourage public input on alternatives developed to provide enhanced Fairfax Connector bus service in the Franconia and Springfield areas. The service alternatives were developed based on the first round of public input received through community engagement, stakeholder engagement and technical analysis.
After this round of public engagement, FCDOT staff will develop a preferred service plan based on public input received and further technical analysis to provide better access to destinations, improved travel times, increased schedule reliability and more dependable service. The community will have an opportunity to review and comment on the preferred service plan in Spring 2020.
Treat your taste buds to a history lesson at Historic Huntley on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Gather around the campfire for a “Dutch Oven Brunch.”
Enjoy corn pancakes and freshly made butter as you learn about the history of Thanksgiving foodways. Discover why Thanksgiving might not have been celebrated by the Mason family that once called Huntley home.
This program is designed for participants age six to adult.
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the National Park Service will host a meeting to discuss George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) visitors’ recommendations about how to improve safety at key intersections between the City of Alexandria and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. This is the next step in the National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Highway Administration’s ongoing work to improve this section of the GWMP, and it is the first time the NPS will share this information with the public.
The NPS wants additional public input on which options we should pursue. The options include new efforts to:
- Educate parkway visitors about safe travel through the parkway’s historic landscape by hosting educational events.
- Enforce speed limits and address distracted driving through focused policing.
- Engineer improvements including new traffic patterns and additional lighting.
The recommendations NPS will present directly reflect input from the public, transportation stakeholders, community associations and elected officials.
All of the solutions NPS presents will both make the road safer and protect the parkway’s historic character. Some could be implemented with existing funds and others would require NPS to allocate funds to support the work. You can learn more about the study and see a map at go.nps.gov/GWMPSafety.
The NPS wants to know what the public thinks about these alternatives open house or submitting written comments online or by mail.
Fairfax County Department of Transportation staff will give a short presentation with background information on currently planned trails in the area, why two trails were removed from comp plan guidance, and why and where new connections are needed. After Q&A, attendees will get a chance to draw potential alignments of new trail connections on area maps. The maps will show public ROW and gray out all areas that are off limits for new trails, such as Fort Belvoir and Huntley Meadows Park.
Please join Supervisor Storck, his staff and members of the Mount Vernon District Boards Authorities and Commissions for a Holiday Open House. Please consider bringing a new or gently used coat or blanket for the Syrian Coat/Blanket Drive. Enjoy an evening of refreshments, get to know our staff and tour your district office. RSVP email@example.com.