A community park that Fairfax County has owned since 2006 will finally be getting amenities to serve residents.
Construction is expected to begin soon on the Boyd A. and Charlotte M. Hogge Park in Glencarlyn, the Fairfax County Park Authority announced yesterday (Thursday).
“FCPA is excited for this new community park in the system and plan to schedule a ribbon cutting next spring,” Park Authority spokesperson Judy Pedersen wrote in an email.
Funded by park bonds, the project will bring $2 million in upgrades to add pickleball courts, a half basketball court, a play area, a pavilion, and more to the undeveloped park (3139 Glen Carlyn Road).
“The contractor, Bright Construction Group, will be mobilizing on site shortly with active construction activities towards the end of March,” county staff also said in the announcement.
The Fairfax County Park Authority has noted for over a decade that the area lacks recreational amenities for residents, and a 2011 master plan projected the issue to worsen.
The county purchased the property from Charlotte Hogge, who lived at a home there for nearly 50 years. She died in 2007.
After evaluating the home’s structure and noting concerns of asbestos, lead-based paints and other issues, the county demolished the home in 2009 to make way for a broader user of park facilities.
“We believe these amenities reflect community wishes while keeping in mind the budget limitations we always face,” Pederson wrote.
The 6-acre park is slated to be completed in early 2023.
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