ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Arlington County Board today approved funds to reconstruct Tuckahoe Park playground. In a separate action, the Board approved funding for eight resident-driven park improvement projects across the County.
“Parks are vital to the health and well-being of our children and our community,” said Arlington County Board Chairman J. Walter Tejada. “Whether the improvements planned are large-scale – like those at Tuckahoe Park – or smaller, but still important improvements that neighborhoods have asked for in their parks – the results are the same: thousands of diverse Arlington kids will continue to have a great time in our parks.”
Tuckahoe Park Renovations
The Board voted unanimously to approve a $733,315 contract (including contingency) with Jeffrey Stack, Inc., to reconstruct the playground for school-age children in Tuckahoe Park, located at 2400 N. Sycamore St., and to make the park more accessible to persons with disabilities. The playground was last renovated in 1994.
The playground design was developed following a community process that involved neighbors and members of the Arlington East Falls Church Civic Association. Improvements will include:
Funding comes from the Park Maintenance Capital Program. To learn more about this project, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item # 17 on the January 26, 2013 Regular County Board Meeting Agenda to read the staff report.
Park Enhancement Grants
The County Board also approved, unanimously, $83,377 for eight Park Enhancement Grant (PEG) projects that were submitted by residents to the Parks and Recreation Commission. PEG grants, funded through Pay-As-You-Go Capital Improvement Program funds, offer up to $15,000 for approved park projects. The approved projects for 2013 include:
To learn more about these projects, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item #19 to read the staff report.
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world - including the Pentagon - Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.