11th Street Park Renovation

Location

2751 11th St. North, Arlington, VA   View Map

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Status

Complete

The Park is Open! What you will notice:

  • All walkways and lawn areas are open to the community.
  • There is orange fence around planting bed areas to assist in protecting and to allow the landscape to get established. Fence to remain until identified by maintenance.
  • The lighting is installed; and lights are energized and on.
  • The Adirondack chairs are now on site for enjoyment. Pending -- NC pilot project of birdboxes to be installed on site.

 

About the Project

This is a Neighborhood Conservation project spearheaded by the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association. Existing gravel walkways will be replaced in approximately the same location and will be concrete. These walkways will be ADA accessible. Other features include new site furnishings, renovation of the existing lawn areas, additional trees and new native pollinator plantings, signage, natural boulders and path lighting.

The scope for this project was approved at the April 2021 County Board meeting.

Project Goals:

  • Replace existing gravel walkways with concrete, which will be ADA accessible.
  • Add new site furnishings.
  • Renovate existing lawn areas.
  • Add additional trees and pollinator plantings.
  • Add signage, natural boulders and path lighting.

Project Background

The public engagement to rename 11th Street North and North Danville Street Park is completed. The 164 respondents ranked “11th Street Park” as their most preferred park name with “Danville Park” as their second preferred name. On May 24, the Park and Recreation Commission (PRC) reviewed the proposed “11th Street Park” name and heard testimony from representatives of the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association in support of the name. Next, the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee and by the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board will consider “11th Street Park” at their June meetings. On June 28, the Park and Recreation Commission will review their feedback and vote on a park name recommendation for the County Board, who will make the final decision. 

 

About the Process 

Click the drop downs below to explore the details and resources throughout the project process. A graphic timeline of the process can be found here.

Spring 2019 - Feedback on Existing Conditions and Use

Level of Engagement: Involve

  • The first scoping meeting  to discuss the project was held at the site on 11th St. N and N Danville St. on Wed., July 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Click HERE to view the minutes from that meeting.
  • The second scoping meeting to discuss the upcoming public space renovation was held at the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association (CCCA) meeting on Aug. 15, 2019 at 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Courthouse Plaza. Click HERE to view the minutes from that meeting. Other materials presented at that meeting include the existing conditions, the park layout and features and precedent images.
  • The first scoping meeting  to discuss the project was held at the site on 11th St. N and N Danville St. on Wed., July 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Click HERE to view the minutes from that meeting.
  • The scope was unanimously approved at the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association (CCCA) meeting on Nov. 21, 2019.

Fall 2021 - Final Draft Design Feedback

Level of Engagement: Consult

July 15, 2021 - The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the park improvements to the public space at 11St. N and N. Danville Street. View meeting notes and the policy for naming and renaming.

Fall 2021 - County Board Action

Level of Engagement- Communicate

The County Board will consider the construction bid for approval. 

Fall 2021 - Construction Begins

Level of Engagement- Communicate

Spring 2023 - Construction Ends

Level of Engagement- Communicate

 

Funding

Neighborhood Conservation (TBD)