1606 North Quincy Street
Start Date: 3rd Quarter 2015 (Design)
End Date: 4th Quarter 2016 (Design and Engineering)
Start Date: 2nd Quarter 2017 (Construction)
End Date: 1st Quarter 2018 (Projected Construction)
About the Project
Update: An oak tree located in the center of the playground site which died shortly before the start of construction has been transformed into a wonderful carved wood sculpture. The sculpture is a whimsical tree built by animals with shingles and windows. See an Around Arlington segment highlighting the tree sculpture here.
The playground improvements at Oakgrove Park are the second phase in the renovation of the park. In this second phase, the tot lot will be replaced in its existing location to preserve existing trees. The existing picnic shelter will be replaced, and a water fountain and school-age play area in the open area adjacent to the sport field (north of the tot lot) will be installed. Through a community process, which included meetings with both children and adults, new playground equipment was chosen for the tot lot and the new play area for school-age children. In addition to many new trees, bioretention will be installed to provide stormwater management. The first phase of this project was completed in spring 2015, and included accessibility improvements, an entrance feature, and a new field with irrigation. This Neighborhood Conservation project was scoped and approved by the Cherry Dale Civic Association and the NCAC in Fall 2014, and approved by the County Board in Winter 2015.
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About the Process
The Cherrydale Civic Association meeting was held January 27 at the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department. Those in attendance overwhelmingly chose the preferred concepts located in the image gallery and here.
Neighborhood Conservation (NC)