3630 27th Street S, Arlington, VA 22206
Start Date (Design) 4th Quarter 2018
End Date (Design) 4th Quarter 2019 (Projected)
Start Date (Construction) 1st Quarter, 2020 (Projected)
End Date (Construction) TBD
About the Project
UPDATE – Spring 2019 Invasive Plant Treatment Information: Arlington County contractors will be treating Lesser Celandine and other target invasive plant species along Four Mile Run in Jennie Dean Park. Depending on weather conditions, treatment is expected to begin during the week of Monday, March 18. The areas treated with herbicide will have signs posted to notify park users. Questions? Contact Sarah Archer at 703-228-1862.
On April 7 and 11, 2019 there will be public feedback sessions on designs for the new Jennie Dean Park. Check the Public Engagement section below for details.
On Sept. 22, 2018, the Arlington County Board adopted the Four Mile Run Valley (4MRV) Park Master Plan (PMP) and Design Guidelines. The plan includes a comprehensive master plan for Jennie Dean Park and Shirlington Park, with short and mid-term recommendations for maintaining and improving Shirlington Dog Park.
A two-phase plan for Jennie Dean Park, named for Jennie Serepta Dean, founder of the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth, will replace all existing park elements and reconfigure them.
Several new parcels will be incorporated into the park to create a strong frontage along South Four Mile Run Drive. The first phase of the redesign and construction will accommodate all the existing park features in its redeveloped arrangement, except for a second lighted tennis court (to be built during the second phase). The first phase is funded in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
For more information about the history of the 4MRV Park Master Plan and Area Plan click here.
About the Process
Based on the Park Master Plan and feedback from the community, we have put together some options for various elements of the new Jennie Dean Park such as the playgrounds, frontage, restrooms and more. We’d like your feedback on what we have so far.
Shirlington Library, Campbell Room
4200 Campbell Ave
Charles Drew Community Center, Cafeteria
3500 23rd Street South
Can't find a babysitter? No worries! We have activities to keep the little ones occupied while the adults review the design plans.
Interested in receiving reminders for the meeting? We'll send you periodic reminders and an RSVP confirmation that can be added to your calendar if you let us know you're coming via Eventbrite. Prior registration is not required to participate in this event.
Can’t make it? We'll be hosting this session twice. You are welcome to attend either session. After the meetings, you can check this page to see where we are and share your feedback online.
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