ALERT: The park will be closed until the end of 2021 while we construct the new Rosslyn Highlands Park+.There are a number of nearby parks with similar amenities. Get news about the new playground here.
Start Date (Planning): 3rd Quarter 2015
End Date (Planning): 1st Quarter 2016
Start Date (Construction): 3rd Quarter 2018
End Date (Construction): 4th Quarter 2021
About the Project
Rosslyn Highlands Park + will be a dynamic park in the heart of Rosslyn. The park is one component of an even bigger project that includes school, residential and office development.
In the fall of 2015, Arlington County worked with the community to develop a conceptual plan for a new Rosslyn Highlands Park and the other public spaces associated with the Western Rosslyn Area Plan (WRAPS).
These spaces include an open space at the NE corner of 18th and Quinn Streets and related spaces.
The RHP+ Coordinated Open Space Plan will guide the future design and construction of the park spaces. Staff appreciates the many contributions made by community members and users of the park. Additional information will be provided when available.
Arlington County is currently developing a conceptual plan and design for the new Rosslyn Highlands Park Playground (located at the corner of 18th Street North and N. Quinn Street within the current Queens Court Apartments site). Please visit the Rosslyn Highlands Park Playground webpage for more details and to review the conceptual design and provide feedback. To review information about the approved Queens Court Apartments site plan, please visit the project webpage.
Due to construction of the New Wilson School and preparation for construction on the Penzance Site, there will be limited ADA Accessible entry to the existing park. The only access to the park will be on the northeast side of the park along 18th St. North. There will be no access from Wilson Blvd. A map showing accessible entrances can be viewed here. There are a number of nearby parks with similar amenities. The park will be closed near the end of Aug. to start construction on the new Rosslyn Highlands Park+. Get news about the new park here.
On February 25, 2017 the Arlington County Board approved a use permit associated with a site plan (SP445-U-16-1) to allow for a public park use (associated with the new Rosslyn Highlands Park) within the “C-O” zoning district. Learn more here.
On September 24, 2016 the Arlington County Board approved the Rosslyn Highlands Park Coordinated Open Spaces Plan. Learn more here.
About the Process
There will be many opportunities for public input, including community workshops, public meetings and online engagement. The full project timeline is displayed in the graphic below.
Three community meetings have been held. Park users, community members and other stakeholders attended and helped develop concept alternatives. See past meeting notes below.
County Board Presentation January 26
Community Open House: December 10
Urban Forestry Commission: November 19
Parks and Recreation Commission: November 17
Community Meeting #1: September 29
Establish park vision and community priorities.
Meeting #1 Agenda
Community Meeting #2: October 20
Consider concept alternatives.
Meeting #2 Agenda
Community Meeting #3: November 9
Refine single concept.
Stay tuned to this project page for ways to participate throughout the planning process.
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