Open House on Proposed Renovations at Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Hidden Oaks Nature Center and Annandale Park will potentially be undergoing several renovation projects soon. With that in mind, the Fairfax County Park Authority invites the public to review and comment on these proposed projects. A public information meeting and open house is slated for Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The open house will be held from 6 until          7 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature Center located at 7701 Royce Street in Annandale, Virginia.

FCPA will highlight current conditions of the park and proposed improvements in our work plan.  There will be a one-hour open house prior to the presentation for the public to review the plans and proposals and ask questions of staff. The agency would like to gather input from residents and park users on the possible relocation of the basketball court and the possible removal of one diamond field from the park.

Annandale Park currently provides over 50 acres of playing fields, parking, trails, and forest.  The park is home to the Hidden Oaks Nature Center.  Existing facilities provide opportunities for park users to exercise; play; picnic; walk their dogs; and enjoy the outdoors. The park’s key assets are its nature center, athletic fields, and open space, all of which are popular among surrounding neighbors and the broader community.

Annandale Park’s current facilities are in need of modernization and improved access. The volume of users at the nature center generates a need for a new and expanded education center, a larger playground and an improved picnic facility to better serve the community. These park facility improvements will help Annandale Park continue to evolve and meet the needs and interests of county residents while ensuring protection of the park’s important resources for future generations.

For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or via Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov .

Web: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-news/2019/z-ir130

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Truman Lewis
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