Alcova Heights Park Renovations – Phase 1 and 2

Location

901 South George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA 22204  View Map

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Status

In Design

Alcova Heights Park Renovations

Update: We have some great news! Per the approved FY2022 CIP, phase 1 and 2 will now be constructed under one contract. Previously, the two phases were going to have separate construction start/end dates. This page has been updated to reflect these changes.

Status

In Design

Phase 1 and 2 Design: Completed 3rd Quarter 2021

Start Date Phase 1 and 2 Construction: 1st Quarter 2022 (Projected)

End Date Phase 1 and 2 Construction: 4th Quarter 2022 (Projected)

Start Date Phase 3 Design and Construction: TBD

About the Project

Phase 1 includes the design and construction of:

  • Replacing the large picnic shelter and site furnishings
  • Improving the popular fire pit area
  • Replacing and improving the site circulation system
  • Replacing the sand volleyball court
  • Providing a new stairway entrance to the park at the north end from S. George Mason Drive
  • Improving the sidewalk and pedestrian crossing at 8th Street S
  • Addressing stormwater management and improving drainage by planting dedicated reforestation and conserved open space areas

Phase 2 includes the design and construction of:

  • Replacing site furnishings
  • Restroom renovation including drinking fountain
  • Replacing and improving the site circulation system
  • Replacing basketball court and lights
  • Providing a new stairway entrance to the park at the south end from S. George Mason Drive
  • Addressing stormwater management and improving drainage by planting dedicated reforestation areas

Phase 3 of the project is to replace the playground, diamond field and pedestrian bridge and address site circulation and stormwater improvements on the east side of Doctors Run.  Phase 3 is currently unfunded and can be considered in an upcoming CIP.

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About the Process

The Department of Parks and Recreation would like to thank everybody who participated in the Public Engagement process of the project.  The DPR team will now prepare the project for permitting and bidding.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Past Meetings

  • An Open House was held during Arlington Palooza on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Staff shared final concept design images and answered questions. Participants shared their impressions of the design and provided feedback on park amenities. An estimated 2,000 people attended the event with 100 people viewing the project drawings and information. See the minutes from the April 13 meeting.
  • Minutes from the Feb. 21 Public Meeting.
  • Minutes form the Sept. 18 and 29 Kickoff meetings.
  • Alcova Heights Park project existing conditions map.

 

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Funding

Phase I: Parks Maintenance Capital Approved
Phase II: Parks Capital Maintenance Approved
Phase III: Parks Capital Maintenance TBD