3011 7th St N., Arlington, VA 22201
Start Date (Design) 4th Quarter 2017
End Date (Design) 4th Quarter 2018 (Projected)
Start Date (Construction) 3rd Quarter 2019 (Projected)
End Date (Construction) 12nd Quarter 2020 (Projected)
About the Project
The project includes design and reconstruction of the basketball court, playground, athletic field, picnic shelter, site circulation, site furnishings, fencing, drainage, and landscaping.
About the Process
An informational meeting took place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to learn more about the proposed design for Henry Clay Park. Staff shared the anticipated timeline for the construction phases. After this meeting, a few changes were made to the layout, based upon feedback:
- Moved the drinking fountain closer to its existing location.
- Rotated the ADA ramp to provide greater visibility between the playground areas.
- Increased seating at playground areas.
- Fencing around playground planters will not be greater than 30” in height.
A Concept Design Kick-off meeting was held on Wednesday February 28, 2018. Staff shared information about the project schedule, online feedback solicited, existing site characteristics, and floated two design concepts. Key things heard from attendees:
- Improve the field turf and associated soil issues at the bare areas
- Climbing structures that many children can use at once are highly desired
- Swings are highly desired in the playground
- A drinking fountain is preferable over having sand in the 2-5 yr. age playground
- Available seating throughout the park is important
- Maple trees on the west side of the park are beloved by the neighborhood
- Open field should be kept unprogrammed
Presentation materials are available for viewing here
The community was invited to share their feedback and experiences around Henry Clay Park online in January 2018. The information collected was used to help develop the project.
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