Upper Bluemont Park Conceptual Design

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Design Process Begins: 2nd Quarter 2019
Design Process Ends: 4th Quarter 2023
Construction Begins: 3rd Quarter 2024
Construction Ends: 4th Quarter 2025 

About the Project

The goal of this Parks Maintenance Capital project is to replace the tennis court complex, lighting, restroom/storage, shelter, parking lot, site circulation, section of Four Mile Run Trail, site furnishing, drainage and landscaping in the Upper Bluemont area, as well as bring the area up to 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Funding to construct the project will come from an upcoming CIP budget.

This project address objectives specified in the Public Spaces Master Plan (PSMP).

This project would take into consideration Bluemont Park’s Resource Protection Area. Click here to learn more about Resource Protection Areas.

About the Process 

Oct. 29, 2018: Project kickoff presentation at Ashlawn Elementary School. View comments from the in-person meeting here and online feedback here.

Summer 2019: Here is what we learned at in-person canvassing at the 2019 Arlington County Fair, as well as parks and tennis courts around the ara.

Nov. 21, 2021: Here is what we learned(PDF, 1MB) at an informal pop-up at the courts.

June 2022: After reviewing comments and speaking with stakeholders in the community, we prepared two conceptual designs for the new Upper Bluemont Tennis Facility. We need your help! Please watch this video outlining the two designs for Upper Bluemont and view flyover videos of design concept 1 and design concept 2 for Upper Bluemont Park. We collected feedback until Aug. 1. Engagement is closed and we will be sharing what we learned in the coming weeks.

August 2022: The second engagement closed in August 2022.  There were preferred elements between both concepts. In concept #1 respondents liked the number of courts, practice courts, and layout.  In concept 2 the conservation/preservation of trees, shade, and layout were expressed as preferences.  Between the two designs, concept 2 was the overall preferred option. That said, the project team is incorporating community input from both designs to create a final draft that will be ready for review in early 2023.   

To share what we learned please review the PowerPoint(PDF, 609KB) and engagement analysis(PDF, 191KB). The raw data from this engagement is available for review here(PDF, 2MB)

March 2023:  Share your input through though this video and engagement form. The PowerPoint of the video slideshow may be viewed here.   This latest engagement was released on March 23, 2023 and closes on April 20, 2023. 



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Conceptual Design Funding: Parks Maintenance Capital

Final Design and Construction Funding: FY 2022 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). 


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