- Nauck Park redesign to serve school-age children
- Virginia Highlands Park updates to include sprayground
- Neighborhood Conservation projects
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Arlington County Board has approved contracts worth more than $700,000 to renovate and upgrade two south Arlington parks, Nauck Park and Virginia Highlands Park, into more accessible, inviting and fun places for children to play.
“Parks have always served as oases in urban environments,” said Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes. “They are places where neighbors gather, and where folks enjoy breaks from often-hectic lives. But most of all, they are great places for kids to do what kids love best – play. These major upgrades to two south Arlington parks will give generations of Arlington kids great places to play.”
New play area for Nauck Park
The Board voted unanimously on Saturday, Sept. 15, to award a $287,032 contract to the Avon Corporation, Inc. for improvements to .6-acre Nauck Park, 2600 19th Street S. The park's restroom will be renovated. New swings, a slide and a spinner bowl will be added to the existing playground, which is designed to serve children aged five to 10. An accessible concrete walkway, benches, bicycle racks and picnic tables will be added, and entrances and signs will be improved. Nauck Park primarily serves the residents of the East Nauck neighborhood. The renovations are expected to be completed this winter.
Virginia Highlands Park
The Board voted 5 to 0 today to award a $520,000 contract to build a new sprayground in this 18.38-acre park, located at 1600 South Hayes Street adjacent to the Aurora Hills library and community center. This will be the County's fourth sprayground, and the second installed in south Arlington. The project also includes an accessible entrance, sidewalk improvements, fencing, an accessible picnic area, benches as well as trash and recycling bins.
The neighborhoods participated in the planning of both renovation projects. The projects are both funded by Neighborhood Conservation Bond funds that were approved by Arlington County residents.
To read the Staff Reports, visit the County website and scroll down to Items No. 20 and 21 on the September 15, 2012 Arlington County Board Regular Meeting Agenda.