213 N Edison St.
Arlington, VA 22203
About the Project
The Arlington Forest Civic Association identified Edison Park as their priority project for Neighborhood Conservation funding. During a robust scoping process in 2017, County staff met with Community members to identify which park improvements were desired and appropriate for the space. Staff developed a concept plan and cost estimate that was approved by the Civic Association Spring, 2017. The approved concept plan for scoping was presented to and approved by the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee during the June 2018 funding round and approved by the County Board in Nov. 2018.
The renovations will replace the existing play area with two play areas for 2-5 year-old and another for 5-12 year-olds. New furnishings and fencing will be installed along with ramps, railings and walls to improve accessibility from the street and to the park trail. Native plants will be added, and storm-water management improved.
Edison Park is a quarter acre park in the Arlington Forest Neighborhood. It features benches, a tot lot and a nature trail connecting the park to the adjoining Lubber Run. The park suffers from run-off from the surrounding neighborhood and is partially in the RPA.
About the Process
At the Feb. 13 community meeting, we heard from the community that you value the trees and open space in the park and want us to enhance the play experience for neighborhood children. Our goal is to support the play experiences while honoring the natural amenities, Resource Protection Area, and open space. Here's a link to the minutes of the Feb. 13 meeting. We’d like your feedback too. Click here to review the draft designs and share your thoughts. Feedback will be collected through Fri., March 29.
The final design for the Edison Park Project will be presented at the Arlington Forest Civic Association Meeting on April 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Barrett Elementary School.
- Minutes for Design Working Group meeting on Feb. 13, 2019.
- Click here to review the draft designs from the working group meeting.
- Minutes from the April 19, 2017 Arlington Forest Civic Association approval vote can be viewed here. See Final Park Scoping Plan here and in the image gallery.
- See minutes from the March 8, 2017 Scoping meeting here. Group Exercise Plans can be viewed here.
- See minutes from the Jan. 25, 2017 scoping meeting here.
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