Bluemont Park Field Community Meeting Oct. 5 - Agenda and Reminder

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Sept. 22, 2016

Dear Neighbors and Community Stakeholders,


The Department of Parks and Recreation will be holding a public meeting on October 5, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Ashlawn Elementary School Cafeteria. The meeting will be an opportunity for staff to share information about the Bluemont Park Field project, listen to community concerns and suggestions and share next steps.


Participants are encouraged to show up early and write questions and concerns about the project on white boards located along one side of the room.  Posted questions will be used during a facilitated whole group conversation. 


Community Meeting to Discuss Bluemont Park Field Project



  • Welcome and Introductions
  •  Purpose of Meeting
  •  Review of Bluemont Park Field Project
  •  Facilitated Discussion
  •  Next Steps
  •  Questions and Comments
  •  Wrap-up



On July 16, 2016 the County Board approved an award of contract to renovate an athletic field at Bluemont Park and build a trail connection to Ashlawn Elementary School.  After the award of contract, several individuals and the leadership of the Bluemont and Boulevard Manor Civic Associations and Parks and Recreation Commission expressed concerns about fencing the diamond field and there was concern that a thorough public process had not taken place.


This community discussion will be taking place while the overall project proceeds forward as the preliminary work does not affect the fence. Construction on the project began on Monday September 26, 2016.  Initial stages of construction will include installation of erosion and sediment controls and tree protection measures and do not prevent subsequent consideration regarding potential modifications to the diamond field fence. 


Please share this update with anyone interested in the project.


Lisa Grandle

Park Development Division Chief

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation

2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite #414

Arlington Virginia 22201