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Ossian Hall Park to Open After Extensive Renovations

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Ossian Hall Park, a 22-acre community park in the Braddock District, has been transformed. No longer is the park a place where people were afraid to venture after dark or hesitant to spend time because of old playground equipment, thick, view-obscuring woods, and inaccessible trails. After two construction phases, the addition of new recreational amenities, including a paved plaza area and synthetic turn field, and millions of dollars, the park is welcoming and ready for the public. Officials will gather with members of the community at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010, to officially cut the ribbon and celebrate completion of this community project. Ossian Hall Park is located at 7900 Heritage Drive in Annandale, VA.

Many of the park’s improvements are quite obvious to visitors, such as the new community plaza area, attractive natural stone retaining walls, and new landscaping. Two new playgrounds, two multi-use courts, and a 180-ft x 360-ft synthetic turf field were installed. Overhanging tree limbs were trimmed back to improve visibility and new asphalt trails wind through the wooded park. The parking lot was increased to include 120 spaces.

Features that may go unnoticed by passersby include the Park Authority’s first underground Low Impact Design (LID) Stormwater Facility which uses the latest techniques in LID stormwater treatment. State-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures used throughout the site improve the park’s illumination and make the park safer.

The total cost of the project was $2.8 Million. The project was engineered by Bowman Consulting of Chantilly, VA, and constructed by the general contractor Jeffrey Stack, Inc. of Jersey, VA. Funding for Phase II improvements was included in the 2008 Park Bond Program.

For more information please contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.