Construction on new inline skating rink at Lake Fairfax begins this month

The plan for a new skate rink at Lake Fairfax Park (via FCPA)

Inline skating may soon become an option at Reston’s Lake Fairfax Park.

The Fairfax County Park Authority is expected to begin building an inline, outdoor skate rink next to the existing skate park this month.

“Site work will include clearing and grading, paved rink surface, a new gravel parking area, LED rink lighting, and supporting infrastructure to include stormwater management facilities,” the FCPA said, noting that construction isn’t expected to affect the park’s operations.

The Washington Capitals donated the inline skating rink, while FCPA will prepare the site and supporting infrastructure. The project is expected to cost the county around $1.9 million, which will be funded through 2020 park bond funds.

The project will wrap up in the spring of 2024.

The park’s current outdoor skate park includes a 15,000-square-foot area with a shark fin, annual pad and gap with ledges and rails. The bowl has three section and an eight-foot radius throughout the facility. It’s currently open from 8 a.m. to 9:20 p.m.