Construction Update: A construction trailer will be arriving at the park at the end of October. Construction stakeout crews will be on-site and construction preparation work will start shortly after. During the first few weeks, the park will remain open to visitors. The park will close a few weeks later when heavy construction begins for the phase one renovations.
3630 27th Street S, Arlington, VA 22206
Start Date (Design) 4th Quarter 2018
End Date (Design) 4th Quarter 2019
Start Date (Construction) 1st Quarter 2020
End Date (Construction) 3rd Quarter 2021 (Projected)
About the Project
The Park Master Plan determined the major elements that would be included in Jennie Dean Park (diamond fields, courts, playgrounds, shelters, restrooms, public art, casual use space etc.), their general location, and provided guidelines for the look and feel of the park. This past year, the County has been working with the community to help work out some of the details for these elements as we develop our final design for the park. In April, we shared some draft concepts for the playgrounds, frontage along Four Mile Run Drive, restrooms, materials and site organization. Based on the input we received, we revised the plans to incorporate as much of that great feedback as possible and presented to the community the revised design in July. Based on feedback we received in July, we tweaked the plans again, and shared the final design in November. On November 16, the County Board approved the construction contract for the project as well as a number of land use actions necessary for us to build the park. More information about the contract and land use items can be found here.
As part of this project, artist Mark Reigelman was selected to develop a site-specific public art work that will be integrated into the park renovations. Visit the Public Art Project Page for more information about the public art process.
About the Process
11/19 – On November 16 the County Board approved the construction contract for the project as well as a number of land use actions necessary for us to build the park. More information about the contract and land use items can be found here.
April 6 & 11, 2019: We shared some options for various elements of the new Jennie Dean Park such as the playgrounds, frontage, restrooms and more. We also shared these options with an online feedback tool.
July 13 & 16, 2019: Based on the input we received in April, we revised the plans to incorporate as much of that great feedback as possible and presented the community the revised design at two open houses and an online feedback tool. The revised design also provided some new information about the shelters, historic interpretation and information about the public artist that had been selected to work on the project.
Sept. 3 & 4, 2019: Artist Mark Reigelman visited town to hold an artist talk and office hours where he met with the community to gain inspiration for his work.
Nov. 21 & 23, 2019: We shared the final design for the Jennie Dean Park renovation project and listened as people shared their final thoughts on the project.
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